Wrigley Field, Decked Out for the Winter Classic

NHL Right in Scheduling More Outdoor Games

In what many are classifying as a case of Gary Bettman attempting to kill the golden goose, the NHL has reportedly decided to go ahead with a plan to add […]

by · April 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Winter Classic
Randy Carlyle made a mistake by re-igniting Montreal's interest in Habs/Leafs rivalry. (John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Things Lost, Things Delayed – Maple Leafs Edition

There’s some hope the NHL lockout, now about two months old, will end and there may even be a 60-70 game regular season commencing by December. There’s interest, if not […]

by · November 12, 2012 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs, Winter Classic
Breaking: NHL Reportedly Willing  To Absorb Portion Of “Make Whole” Provision

Breaking: NHL Reportedly Willing To Absorb Portion Of “Make Whole” Provision

TSN’s Darren Dreger recently Tweeted that “NHL advised PA it will absorb share of Make Whole provision. This is a considerable concession”. This is a significant change of tune for […]

The logo and paint is now on the Winter Classic rink (JJohnson/THW)

Winter Classic Cancelled. Is The 2012-13 Season Doomed?

Even with the NHL and NHLPA rumored to be discussing a possible return to the negotiation table, it is too late for the NHL to avoid the cancellation of the […]

Michigan's "Big House" will play host to the 2013 Winter Classic played between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo courtesy of The University of Michigan)

Empty Big House: NHL Cancels 2013 Winter Classic

The lockout continues to pour the negative on hockey fans all around the globe as the NHL was forced to cancel its annual Winter Classic event for 2013.

by · November 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Winter Classic
The current state of construction for the Winter Classic rink (JJohnson/THW)

Reasons Why the Minnesota Wild Deserve a Winter Classic

With all the talk about the 2013 Redwings/Maple Leafs Winter Classic likely being scrapped, I felt it would be appropriate to keep moving forward and look to the future. A […]

Wrigley Field, Decked Out for the Winter Classic

Can the NHL Please Cancel the Winter Classic?

One of the common themes surrounding the current NHL lockout has been the abject stupidity of putting a hold on a sport that is generating record revenues every year. One […]

by · October 31, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, News/Commentary, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winter Classic
The Kings and Rangers played in an outdoor game in 1991

Nashville Should Host the Next Winter Classic

While everyone is talking Collective Bargaining Agreement, I thought it might be fun to go against the grain and talk about the next Winter Classic. We all know that this […]

(Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Red Wings Alumni Roster Continues To Grow, Still Missing Big Names

On Thursday afternoon the Detroit Red Wings announced some noteworthy additions to their 2012 Sirius XM Hockeytown Winter Festival Alumni Showdown lineup with the aid of a highlight package that […]

Are Outdoor Games All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

Are Outdoor Games All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

  A week ago it was announced that Soldier Field (home of the Chicago Bears) will host two hockey games on February 13, 2013. The double header will feature Notre […]

Sidney Crosby is one of many Team Canada hopefuls high on talent, but low on international ice experience. (VancityAllie/Flickr)

Ryan Miller’s Worst Nightmare: Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby has proven to be Ryan Miller’s kryptonite over the years, and last night’s loss to the Penguins was just one more chapter…

Nicklas Lidstrom (Icon SMI)

Will Nicklas Lidstrom Postpone Retirement To Play In The Winter Classic?

With the National Hockey League announcing today that the 2013 Winter Classic will be hosted by the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium, speculation has begun as to whether or […]