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Steve has been a writer for 20 years, and has covered the NHL, NCAA, and amateur hockey for the likes of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the Boston Herald, and New England Hockey Journal. Follow me on twitter @stevekendallthw

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Recent Articles by Steve

Thomas protest is as American as it gets

Thomas protest is as American as it gets

“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. […]

by · January 25, 2012 · 3 comments · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary
Elliott was the Blues' biggest surprise two seasons ago (Icon SMI)

Midseason NHL Awards

The NHL just passed its midway point, and a number of candidates have emerged for each of the major NHL awards. It should be an interesting second half, as teams […]

by · January 20, 2012 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
Bruins-Canucks and Red Wings-Blackhawks a contrast in styles

Bruins-Canucks and Red Wings-Blackhawks a contrast in styles

This weekend’s NHL slate was like a Charles Dickens novel – it was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. One game showcased the preeminent aspects […]

10 Ways To Make Hockey Better in 2012

10 Ways To Make Hockey Better in 2012

Hand out real suspensions/Get players to respect one another: Concussions continue to plague the NHL…

by · January 2, 2012 · 4 comments · News/Commentary, Top 10 Lists
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Hockey’s Top Five of 2011

(Part 2 of a two-part series) On Tuesday, we examined five events that saddened the hockey world. Today, we will look at the five best moments of 2011. Thankfully for […]

by · December 29, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary
Derek Boogaard (Wikimedia Commons)

Hockey’s Five Mournful Moments of 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, it provides a time for hockey fans to reflect. In the first of a two-part series, The Hockey Writers’ Steve Kendall will examine the […]

by · December 27, 2011 · 1 comment · News/Commentary
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Book Review: Adam Proteau’s Fighting the Good Fight Shoud be Mandatory Reading

Factual evidence, persuasive arguments, and straight-forward ideas have forced me to rethink what hockey actually is versus what it should/could be.

by · December 16, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books, News/Commentary
Milan Lucic (Wendy Bullard/ Flikr.)

Lucic hit another in line of cheap shots; deserves suspension

There has been a lot of discussion regarding Milan Lucic’s open-ice check of Ryan Miller during Saturday night’s Buffalo-Boston game, won by the Bruins, 6-2. In my opinion, anyone who […]

Chris Pronger has leadership experience, but he's not interested in stealing the captaincy from Mike Richards. (Neat1325@/Flickr)

Could Flyers-Lightning Fiasco be the Beginning of the End for the Trap?

The Philadelphia Flyers’ decision to not move the puck up ice once the Tampa Bay Lightning were set up in their 1-3-1 trap during Wednesday night’s game was not the […]

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The Bruins Need a Shake-Up: Trade Lucic

The world of sports is definitely a place where the “what have you done for me lately” mentality exists. Case in point: the Boston Bruins may have won the Stanley […]

Baseball fans have seen this look before - in Toronto, for example.

Sunday Notes: Welcome Back, Winnipeg!

The best moment of the NHL season so far was not Phil Kessel’s hat trick, Philadelphia’s great start, or the Bruins’ wonderful Stanley Cup banner raising ceremony. The best moment […]

by · October 9, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Winnipeg Jets
Thomas celebrated with his family and his hardware after finishing the series having allowed 8 goals in 7 games (Photo by Andrew Knoll).

10 Key Players to the Bruins Season

The Boston Bruins open up their defense of their Stanley Cup on Thursday night, and there is no question that they are the hunted this season, and will have a […]