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The Last Days of Summer: Caps Return to Camp, Prepare for Preseason

The Last Days of Summer: Caps Return to Camp, Prepare for Preseason

As the temperature drops in Washington, and the need for jackets (or two-toned lavender track pants if you are Alex Semin) becomes apparent, Capitals training camp opened up again Saturday. […]

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

Nashville Predators’ Touching Tribute to Wade Belak

Pavel Datsyuk made hockey headlines this week for wearing #24 throughout training camp to honor the untimely passing of his friend Ruslan Salei. But the Nashville Predators are wearing new […]

by · September 18, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Elsewhere on the Web, Nashville Predators
The Triple Threat: Not-So-Obvious Calder Candidates (Part 2)

The Triple Threat: Not-So-Obvious Calder Candidates (Part 2)

Earlier in the week, we looked at three potential Calder Trophy candidates for the upcoming season.  In the first part of the Not-so-obvious Calder Candidates, Zac Dalpe (Hurricanes), Brendan Smith […]

New NHL Social Media Guidance Shouldn’t Be a Problem for Preds

New NHL Social Media Guidance Shouldn’t Be a Problem for Preds

The National Hockey League has released a new social media policy for players and teams, effectively putting teams in blackout mode on game day. ESPN.com (!) has the skinny on […]

by · September 15, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, Nashville Predators, The Business of Hockey
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.