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October 2017

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OCTOBER 2017 2017-18 NHL Preview 37 PLAY / PRACTICE ON ANY SURFACE PROTECT YOUR HOCKEY STICK STICKHANDLE, PASS & SHOOT CONTOURS TO YOUR CURVE BUILD STRENGTH & SPEED USE CODE "USAM" FOR $5 OFF AS FEATURED ON HOCKEYWRAPAROUND.COM This Chicago-themed bar brings the Second City to the Valley of the Sun. With Chicago decorations, food and drink flown in directly from Chicago and plenty of local team jerseys at the bar, this has become a place for Blackhawks fans to gather for games. Hundreds of fans pack Half Moon for big-time Blackhawks games. After each Chicago goal, the bar blares the Blackhawks' signature goal song, "Chelsea Dagger." "I think it's as much watching the game with fans from back home as it is watching the game," said Clay Moizo, restaurant co-owner said. "This place lets them feel like they're back home." As Moizo said, having that camaraderie with fellow fans is something people crave. Fans like Daniel Gustak. "Sports are the one thing that ties you back home," Gustak said. "If I want to feel at home, I just head to Lodo's." P C R A I G A N D E R S O N Ottawa Senators The pressure placed on Craig Anderson's shoulders during the Ottawa Senators playoff run paled in comparison with dealing with his wife, Nicholle's cancer during the season. But the Park Ridge, Ill., native handled both stressful situations with class and courage to earn the Masterton Award. After leading the Senators to within one game of the Stanley Cup finals, Anderson knows all eyes will be on him this season. J A K E G U E N T Z E L Pittsburgh Penguins After scoring 16 goals in 40 regular season games, the Omaha, Neb., native almost eclipsed that mark in the playoffs playing on a line with Sidney Crosby. His 13 markers propelled the Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cups.

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