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

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 · 2 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
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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 […]

Puck Yeah! Another Great Hockey Song

Puck Yeah! Another Great Hockey Song

Whether it be Stompin Tom or Nickleback’s cover of Elton John’s Saturday Night’s Alright – we all love our hockey songs. Take a moment and enjoy Puck Yeah! (hint – don’t miss the ending).

by · April 3, 2014 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
How Smooth is Your Pour?

How Smooth is Your Pour?

What a wonderful modern world we live in. From the electric Zamboni to the escalator, our world is made easier with constant strides in technology. The brains that keep pushing […]

by · March 19, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Bobby Farnham: The Life of an Energy Guy

Bobby Farnham: The Life of an Energy Guy

A guest post by Ken Maguire. Boston drivers are notoriously obnoxious. They’re always speeding and hurling profanities. But they usually get to their destination, even if they lose style points. That’s […]

Halak has been linked to the Capitals in trade reports but a deal shouldn't be made(Icon SMI)

THW Trade Tracker: Halak for Miller

Ryan Miller traded for Jaroslav Halak and Chris Stewart February 28, 2014 Buffalo Sabres acquire F Chris Stewart, G Jaroslav Halak, F William Carrier, 1st round pick (2015)  and a 3rd […]

The Hottest Selling Olympic Hockey T-Shirt

The Hottest Selling Olympic Hockey T-Shirt

There’s nothing better in sports than watching the top players compete at the highest level. What we witnessed on Saturday morning as TJ Oshie vaulted into super-stardom, was a perfect example of […]

by · February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, Olympics