Joe Thornton is one of the most disrespected players in the National Hockey League. Amidst a player contingent consisting of mean, disrespectful, reckless, or overvalued hockey players, Jumbo Joe stands […]
Tyler Kerdman Born and Raised in Toronto, I am a die-hard Maple Leafs' fan. Hockey's been a part of my life since birth, and it's my ultimate passion. A contributor at Dobberhockey, I started writing for "The Hockey Writers" in February of 2012. "The Week that Was" will be released on a weekly basis. I can be reached on twitter @T_Kerdman
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HOT 1. Toewsing the Senators Jonathan Toews is not an offensive juggernaut. He likely will never lead the league in goals, or even points. Coming into Tuesday’s game against the […]
Another week has passed, and yet again the best and worst of the National Hockey League have been put on display. A goaltender’s goal, a star player, and some sweet […]
Another week has passed in the NHL, which means that it is time for another edition of “Hot and Not”. This week features the hottest team in the NHL, a […]
Time flies during the NHL season for all those that follow the action-packed season. Seasons pass quickly and the offseason feels like it lasts an eternity. But there is nothing […]
In less than two weeks, the 2013-14 NHL season will once again begin. The divisions have been shifted and players have switched jerseys, but come October the puck will drop […]
In most instances, National Hockey League scouts and others who evaluate draft-eligible players have to try and find the players that will not be the best at age 18, but […]
It took one weekend for Mike Gillis and the Vancouver Canucks to alter the plans for their entire franchise. In April of 2012, following a decision to input Cory Schneider […]
In some situations, fighting fire with fire is a viable strategy. When playing the Boston Bruins, this option will end up in second-degree burns. Amidst the third round of the […]
Playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs can either be a breeze or a challenge, all contingent on what expectations have been set. For a player like Mark Fraser, wearing the […]
Don’t look now, but the laughing stock of the league in August has become the feel-good story of 2013.
The Columbus Blue Jackets, who sported a 29-46-7 record last season (good for last in the NHL) were belittled in the offseason for sporting “an AHL roster”. Their forward lines and defensive pairings lacked depth and star power. The goaltending tandem was deemed inexperienced and incredibly inconsistent. Most notably, now-former Columbus general manager Scott Howson was seen by everybody as a serious liability, with the potential to sign off on trades that could only be seen as laughable.
When the National Hockey League implemented the shootout back in 2005, it seemed as if there was unanimous support for an exhilarating and refreshing way to end ties. That sentiment […]