Mark Malinowski

Mark 'Scoop' Malnowski is a New Jersey-based journalist and author who has contributed his "Getting To Know" features to thn.com since 2008. He has been creating "Biofile" features since 1992 (thebiofile.com) and is the co-creator and contributor to tennis-prose.com. 'Scoop has also published three books: “Heavyweight Armageddon! The Tyson-Lewis Championship Battle” (2008), “Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew” (2011) and "Facing Federer" (2013).

Getting To Know: Brenden Morrow

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Brenden Morrow featured

Status: Tampa Bay Lightning left wing.

Ht: 6-foot-0 Wt: 205 pounds

DOB: January 16, 1979 In: Carlyle, Sask.

First Hockey Memory: “I think probably losing. I think we lost the game. Someone that’s a competitive guy, it probably drove me to get better and play better. I think we lost that first game. And it’s probably something I won’t ever forget.” Read more

Getting To Know: Glen Sharpley

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Glen Sharpley (Steve Babineau/Getty Images)

Status: NHL center for Minnesota and Chicago from 1976-1982.

Ht: 6-foot Wt: 190

DOB: September 6, 1956 In: York, Ont.

First Hockey Memory: “Wow…goes way back…probably sitting around with the family watching Leafs games at 8:10. 8:10…that’s when they started when we were kids, it never started at 8 it was 8:10. We had a black and white TV. I remember learning how to skate. But I have no recollection of the first time playing out on the ice.” Read more

Getting To Know: Matt Read

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Matt Read of the Philadelphia Flyers

Status: Philadelphia Flyers right wing.

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 185

DOB: June 14, 1986 In: Ilderton, Ontario

First Hockey Memory: “I remember seeing pictures of playing hockey in the basement or out in the street, when you’re two or three playing with your brother. I have a picture on my cellphone from that and it’s something I’d say is my earliest time of playing hockey.”
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