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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Toronto Hockey Fans Help Out with U.S. Anthem When Mic Cuts Out [Video]

No matter where you are, the national anthem is a big deal.

It seems that the U.S.' national anthem is even a big deal in Canada. That's right, even in Canada!

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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored Post]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Is This Weatherman Peeing on Live TV? [Video]

Mistakes happen when you record the news live.

Most of the time it's no big deal, but sometimes something glorious happens.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Hockey Coach Flips Out On Reporter In Post Game Interview [Video]

Hockey is an intense sport.

Post-game hockey interviews with coaches can be even more intense, as proven by Paul Fixter, head coach of the Ontario Hockey League's Sudbury Wolves.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Really Likes to Dance [Video]

Hockey fans are a special breed.

Near or far, they always seem to bring out the quirks when in an arena.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Ice Skating Anthem Singer Fails Miserably During Performance [Video]

There's a reason why singers who sing the national anthem don't do so on ice skates while skating around a hockey rink.

This is that reason.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Russian Hockey Player Gives American Stick to the Head [Video]

During a women's hockey game that involved U.S. and Russian teams, it seemed like one Russian woman was super pissed about something.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Fire Dan Bylsma As Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins fired head coach Dan Bylsma, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford announced today.

A Grand Haven native, Bylsma had coached the Penguins for five-plus seasons, compiling a record of 252-117-32 and leading the team to the Stanley Cup title in 2009.

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Grand Rapids Griffins
Grand Rapids Griffins
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Is What Happens When You Stop a Hockey Puck with Your Teeth

Besides being a co-host on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," Eric Zane's other gig is as the public address announcer for the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Wednesday night, the Griffs were at home, taking on the Iowa Wild.

Late in the first period, the Griffins' Mitch Callahan was in front of the net and took a puck to the face off a teammate's stick.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: NHL Player Hits the Ice With Bladeless Skates [Video]

When Mike Cammalleri of the NHL's Calgary Flames took to the ice before Saturday's game, he was probably hoping to make a highlight reel.

However, it was probably not for this reason.

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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Canadian Man is So Much More Manly Than You [Video]

Canadians are a different breed.

While the rest of us are freezing to death during these long winter months, it's business as usual for Canadians.

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