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My ancient Uncle Mort claims only fuzzy memories of Texas’ first hockey games. He said something about chipmunks competing on 50-pound ice blocks, or something equally absurd. Suffice it to say that the sport has fully arrived. When 86,000 fans showed up at Dallas’ Cotton Bowl for the “hockey classic” featuring the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators, he was “goggle-eyed.” His voice cracking, skin crawling and lips quivering, he noted that the “classic” drew the second largest crowd in National Hockey League history in a facility previously known only for football. Further, it was scheduled smack in the middle of the nation’s ...

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