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Hockey 101: Too Many Men

  This post is part of our series Hockey 101 – geared towards newer fans. The majority of hockey games are played five on five (excluding goalies). The Too Many Men penalty is […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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Does Your City Deserve an NHL Team?

Whether it’s in the near or distant future, NHL expansion is not a matter of “if,” but “when.” Now that that is established, the real inquiry is, which cities are […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 3 comments · News/Commentary
While some NHL players dream of tee times on the local greens Ovi has other ideas about how he'll spend his summer. (Roland Peschetz/Flickr)

Are Russian Hockey Players Unfairly Criticized ?

The NHL has undergone many changes since it’s creation, from expansion to curved sticks to goalie masks and beyond. But one of the most major alterations that really changed the […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 9 comments · News/Commentary
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3 Huge Problems With Reports of NHL Expansion

Over the past 24 hours, the NHL community has been sent into a frenzy with reports that Gary Bettman is looking to expand the NHL. The first report says that […]

by · August 27, 2014 · 3 comments · News/Commentary
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Are Doug Wilson & Todd McLellan Endangered Sharks?

Offseason From H. E. Double Hockey Sticks Whether it be fans, players, coaches, or media, almost everyone agrees that both Sharks GM Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan are […]

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Tape2Tape: Will the NHL Ever See a Maximum Contract?

In 2014-15, the NHL set it’s salary cap at $69-million – but any hockey fan already has that number engrained in their head. Instead, there’s a larger question – not […]

by · August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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Investor Victor Coleman Behind Latest NHL-to-Seattle Efforts

After nearly derailing just a few short months ago, Seattle’s roller coaster ride toward obtaining an NHL franchise appears to be back on track. Reportedly, a local heavyweight investor is […]

by · August 26, 2014 · 1 comment · News/Commentary, NHL Rumors
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Let’s Light the Lamp: Increasing NHL’s Razzle Dazzle

Goal Scoring in Decline When the NHL locked out for the second time during commissioner Gary Bettman’s tenure back in 2004, increasing goal scoring was a headliner on the to […]

Damien Brunner high-fives a young fan through the glass at an open practice for season ticket holders (Photo by June Glinowiecki Toth)

NHL Fans & NHL Players: A Special Bond

Without its fans, the NHL would be nothing, I think we can all agree on that; its the fans who buy the tickets, watch the games, buy the merchandise, click […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 4 comments · News/Commentary
Garth Snow and Charles Wang have taken the Islanders through a slow and steady rebuilding process over the last several years.

How a Billionaire’s Mistress Changed the Islanders’ Destiny

Just a few years ago a gathering of NHL owners could be confused for a Bond villain reunion. Leading these Old Mustache Pete’s you had “Dollar” Bill Wirtz who choked the Chicago […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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6 St. Louis Blues on the Hot Seat

There’s no doubt that the St. Louis Blues are preparing for one of their most exciting seasons in the club’s 47 year history. From new jerseys, great off-season personnel moves, […]

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NHL Suffers as No Superstar Has Emerged

The NHL hasn’t had a superstar since Wayne Gretzky – Lack of one is limiting the league’s reach.

by · August 22, 2014 · 32 comments · Hockey Media, News/Commentary