The Next Wave:  Not-so-obvious Calder Candidates

The Next Wave: Not-so-obvious Calder Candidates

With the state of the new NHL salary cap there appears to be more emphasis on providing franchise draft picks with the opportunity to play sooner and more often.  Every […]

Uh, theses kitties have claws. . .

Nashville Predators Ticket News A Mixed Bag

I admit: I really, really hate when someone from another NHL city knocks the Nashville Predators for their spotty record on paid attendance. The conclusion is always, “TRASHVILLE ISN’T A HOCKEY […]

Top 10 Things to Look Forward to in the Nashville Predators 2011-2012 Season

Top 10 Things to Look Forward to in the Nashville Predators 2011-2012 Season

Greetings, THW readers! I’m pleased to be joining the slate of contributors here, bringing you insightful and (hopefully) funny takes on one of the NHL’s whipping boys — my boys […]

The Wade Belak file and problems with full “indisclosure”

The Wade Belak file and problems with full “indisclosure”

  Belak’s death now subject to a whole new blight By Terrance Gavan The people deserve the truth. Unfortunately, we are at the whim of the petty bourgeois bureaucrats who […]

by · September 5, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Elsewhere on the Web, Nashville Predators, NHL Rumors, Toronto Maple Leafs
Wade Belak  1975-2011    (Photo courtesy of the Nashville Predators)

Wade Belak, Rick Rypien, and Mental Illness: Sometimes You Lose the War…

By James Phieffer – Special to TheHockeyWriters.com I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Wade Belak. I didn’t know him, but when I heard he had taken […]

Wade Belak  1975-2011    (Photo courtesy of the Nashville Predators)

Wade Belak death inspires review

Former Toronto Maple Leaf Wade Belak hanged himself, according to a report today from the Associated Press. A source close to the case shared this information on the condition that […]

Wade Belak’s suicide won’t be the last – time to outlaw fighting in the NHL

Wade Belak’s suicide won’t be the last – time to outlaw fighting in the NHL

Toronto Sun reporting that enforcer Belak’s death was a suicide – *AP reports Belak hung himself By Terrance Gavan Wade Belak died today. And it’s a sad, sad day for […]

Wade Belak  1975-2011    (Photo courtesy of the Nashville Predators)

Walking in the Shadow of the Funny Man: Wade Belak 1976 – 2011

Here’s what you need to know about Wade Belak:

As scary and dangerous as he could be on the ice, Wade Belak could be completely done in by a five-year-old staring across the table at him during a player meet and greet at the Nashville Zoo.  Same goes for the kids he encountered at  Monroe Carell, Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt or anywhere else he might be recognised.

Former Maple Leafs Enforcer Wade Belak Found Dead

Former Maple Leafs Enforcer Wade Belak Found Dead

Wade Belak, who played 14 seasons in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, was found dead in a Toronto condominium on Wednesday, according to the Calgary Sun.

Mark Dekanich Brings Top AHL Goaltending Experience to Columbus

Mark Dekanich Brings Top AHL Goaltending Experience to Columbus

Working behind the likes of goaltenders Pekka Rinne and Anders Lindback, there really isn’t a clear cut answer as to what the future holds for a third string goaltender in […]

by · August 23, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators
Y’all Ready for Some…Hockey?

Y’all Ready for Some…Hockey?

  In a region where football has replaced cotton as king, a Yankee sport continues to grow.  For the past three years the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (SECHC) has been […]

The dodecahedron, all twenty vertices of it!  (courtesy wikipedia.org)

The Power of Twenty

If you want twenty ounces of coffee, barristas at Starbucks will hand you a cup bearing the pidgin Italian moniker, Venti . Want to dial Egypt? Hit two-oh for their international dial code. In sports, twenty has graced the backs of a number of Hall of Famers, causing ten MLB teams, two NFL teams, the Portland Trailblazers and the Los Angeles Kings*** to retire the number. In other corners of the NHL, one name is associated with the number twenty: Suter.