#TBT Sports Blog: Former NHL Embalmer Alf Pike

My latest Throw Back Thursday sports blog post takes a look back into the NHL at former New York Rangers’ player Al Pike.

Most hockey fans who did not know Alfred Pike would think he was just a goon or on the ice because of his creepy nickname.

The New York Ranger was called The Embalmer.

During the off-season, this NHL player worked as a licensed mortician preparing the dead for burial.

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Boo Hoo! NHL New York Rangers

Boo hoo! Cry me a river, New York Rangers.

I just heard the radio reports, read all the sports sites and watched ESPN Sports Center.

Sure, I know your legs were heavier than usual last night as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat you 3 – 0 to take a 2 – 1 series lead.

However, I really don’t care if you played five games in seven nights. Nor am I interested in listening to your moaning about fatigue or speculating about your team’s recent scheduling snafu. Move out of Madison Square Garden if you can’t use your home ice on the nights you prefer.

Wow! You worked five times in seven days. How tough must that be?

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