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B.D. Gallof
B.D. Gallof is a published writer and sports blogger. He runs a well-known NHL blog site called Hockey Independent.

B.D. has been blogging about hockey for over 4 years, and credentialed by the NHL. He has been written, mentioned or cited in Sports Illustrated's website,, the NY Times Slapshots blog, Yahoo, Deadspin, the Faceoff Hockey radio show,Sports Business Journal and many more.

B.D. has been called the Andy Kaufman of bloggers, having committed a few harmless stunts, including posing as Hunter S. Thompson on Google+, ending up in a article. A NHL "pizza crawl" satire made international news when NBC Chicago and MSNBC ran it as regular news item. It is now cited as a bad journalism sample by for their failure to factcheck.

He is also well-versed in the sartorial uses of Adobe Photoshop, winning several photoshop competitions over the years.

Drop BD a line at and visit his site...often.

Entries by B.D. Gallof

10 Years and Still Gone

(2) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 5:20 PM


"You can't change the past but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future"
- Anonymous quote on a tea bag label

I recall an old college buddy's candid observations of 10 years ago. He spoke of the...

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One Year Ago, No Different Than Today: A Political Observation

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2010 | 12:04 PM


A year ago, Democrats from Long Island flooded Penn Station like panhandlers. Heading them was Tom Suozzi, the deposed Nassau County Executive who stood front and center of "too little, too late" and

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IDIOTS DELIGHT: Russian Paper Accuses Canadians of Doping & The Canada Paper That Takes It Seriously

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 4:17 PM

If you want to see the end of journalism...start here.

All it takes is a English failed musician who lives and writes for the Russian Pravda. He has a long history of anti-American and anti-Israel invective. He...

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Alexander Ovechkin Channels Sean Penn?

(3) Comments | Posted February 28, 2010 | 11:15 PM

Let it be said rather plainly. I think Alexander Ovechkin is the best NHL player bar none right now. I am not alone in this assessment.

But, his behavior from dodging the sports press in Vancouver, to

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The Hockey Gold Medal Game Heard Around the World

(28) Comments | Posted February 28, 2010 | 10:55 PM

When you are on your train, bus or plane this morning... take a look at the knuckles of the guy or gal next to you. Are they a bit white and worn out? If so, they might have been...

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Eurotrash Analysis: Mike Milbury's Comments Override Canada's Huge Olympic Win

(9) Comments | Posted February 25, 2010 | 9:02 AM

"I was shocked that it was this one-sided. And I was really disappointed that these guys came with their euro-trash game. It was just. No heart, no guts, no nothing there to back it up. I mean Alex Ovechkin was an average player tonight. I know they're going to bounce...

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US Hockey Win Was No Miracle, Just Hard Work and Clutch Goaltending

(7) Comments | Posted February 22, 2010 | 8:56 AM


Some who do not have much hockey acumen, like some of the MSNBC announcers...where last night's game was buried as NBC went with pairs figure skating coveting the female audience over responsible sports coverage...will paint the US win over Canada as some...

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iYawn: Apple, Media and Fans Miss Boat

(11) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 10:37 AM


Last week something happened...

It wasn't just the introduction of the iPad. Steve Jobs presenting a new product that was energized by countless rumors for months was merely the foil.

Was it the tech loving and consuming masses who salivated over a...

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Catch A Tiger By His . . .

(6) Comments | Posted December 2, 2009 | 1:45 PM

Society at large loves a big juicy story. They especially love one chock fill of flavor like one of those Freshen' Up chewing gums. The Tiger Woods car crash rings a gong of humanity almost American Beauty-style.

We will never quite know what happened in what were clearly a...

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A Tale Of Two Parties: The Politics Behind the NY Islanders' Venue

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2009 | 1:44 PM


It was the best of days; it was the worst of days. Ok, it was just the worst of days had you been a NY Islanders fan the last 15 years. From ownership woes, to a General Manager who traded all...

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Hockey "In These Times"

(3) Comments | Posted November 11, 2009 | 11:36 AM

"(Blogs) are the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective.”
-    The Fake Steve Jobs, Daniel Lyons, when writing for Forbes in 2005

“Because time after time, blogs are simply beating the shit out of the newspapers. They’re the ones...

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Remember, Remember The 3rd Of November

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2009 | 8:24 AM



It was the 3rd of November that showed not that a nation was not so much on the bandwagon anymore. So, was the Right making a comeback? The fact that the Republican party still sits in a schism between Conservatives...

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How The East Was Lost: Tom Suozzi & Democrats Lose Long Island

(7) Comments | Posted November 4, 2009 | 12:24 PM

Per everything but absentee ballots, Thomas Suozzi, the Democrat two-term Nassau County Executive, has a 237 vote lead over Republican opponent Ed Mangano. The problem is that there are reportedly almost 12,000 absentee ballots. Those ballots might put Mangano over the edge, which might lead to a recount. However many...

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Watch Long Island For the New Right Wing Groundswell

(1) Comments | Posted November 3, 2009 | 8:57 AM

Don't discount Rush Limbaugh's act of channeling Network's Howard Beale


There is usually a good two years when there is a noticeable snap back from a certain lean Left or Right by a nation at-large. When Barack Obama won, a...

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NHLPA: So What Is the Rumpus and Why is It Important?

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2009 | 8:07 AM

In a large woods of tall trees, another poor soul is on his knees, crying for his life. A dark figure stands in the killing posture, poised.

No, this isn't the Coen Brothers gem of a movie, Miller's Crossing. This is what has been happening to...

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