Bruce Hollingdrake | @thehockeywriter

Former bar owner, used bookshop owner and serial entrepreneur who started building websites in 1995. Founded The Hockey Writers in Jan. of 2009.

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Recent Articles by Bruce

Becoming Your Dad? We’ve Got You Covered

Becoming Your Dad? We’ve Got You Covered

During the summer there’s obviously a slow down in hockey news, so we explore the offbeat a little more. Here’s a neat ad that was shared with me recently – […]

by · July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Brodeur Preparing for the Unknown

  There aren’t many things that Martin Brodeur hasn’t done during his illustrious career, but the 21-season veteran is now preparing to enter the free agency for the first time […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending
(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

With 2 Overtime Games, NHL Final is Tough to Call

The first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals saw overtime winners scored by Justin Williams and Dustin Brown, the latter of which took place in a double overtime. The games […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Site News: New Team Pages

Site News: New Team Pages

We recently updated all of our Team Pages. They can be accessed via the main menu bar, under NHL Teams, or if you see a team name highlighted within a […]

by · May 27, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
(Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Blackhawks Rising

We are down to the business end of the NHL, the Playoffs, and it already looks like the Stanley Cup is staying in Chicago. The Chicago Blackhawks, although tied 2-2 […]

The NHL: Nuts Out of Whack

The NHL: Nuts Out of Whack

The NHL apparently thinks that grabbing your family jewels is much worse than whacking the boys with a stick. What do you think, did the NHL get it backwards or […]

by · April 19, 2014 · 3 comments · News/Commentary
The Blues have critics no matter what the situation (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

St. Louis Blues Lead Playoff Teams With Secondary Market Tickets Below Face Value

    As the Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway, the price of playoff tickets in rising across the league on the secondary market. The average playoff ticket for each team […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Jake Virtanen (Photo by Brad Watson)

Maple Leafs Editorial – Draft Lottery and Shanahan Presser

By James Tanner Last night the draft lottery was held and the Florida Panthers won. This means they moved up from second to first. The Leafs will pick eighth, and […]

Clarkson & Friends: Leafs Summer Plans

Clarkson & Friends: Leafs Summer Plans

By Alex Kozovski   As teams gear up for the playoffs, the Maple Leafs have packed up theirs after missing the postseason for the eighth time in nine seasons. On […]

Who Should the Leafs Target in the 2014 Draft?

Who Should the Leafs Target in the 2014 Draft?

Tim Leiweke is a proactive man. It’s clear the president and CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment already has his sights set on next season.

Longevity and Retirement in Sport

Longevity and Retirement in Sport

Editor’s Note: While the following post discusses rugby, I felt that the parallels with hockey were uncanny. The players union needs to spend more of its resources on post playing […]

by · April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
(Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports)

P.K. Subban’s Contract Negotiations

  When P.K. Subban signed his bridge contract most figured he’d stroll into an open vault for his next one. Over the past few months his value seems to have […]