The dog days of summer are here, but that won’t stop the Overtime writing crew to share their thoughts on the NHL in this roundtable discussion.
Neurologists describe a concussion as a neurometabolic cascade. I hear that term and I fall into a dream of psychedelic waterfalls, of fireflies twinkling at twilight, of a seascape speckled by the starry-eyed blinking of the moonlight. All that could not be further from reality. Sure, sometimes people ‘see stars’ when concussed. Other times they black out. [...]
This is a guest post by Brian Lutz You have been told that hockey doesn’t matter in today’s sporting landscape. You’ve heard about the shrinking TV audiences and the half-empty arenas; you’ve seen hockey slowly phased out of the highlight shows and the sports pages. In the National Sports Discussion, hockey is the imposter [...]
The 2013 season is going to be a lot of fun to follow. With a shortened 48 game schedule, luck and randomness will play a larger role compared with a typical 82 game season. And from a fantasy hockey perspective, making predictions and projections is even more difficult, because players across the league spent the lockout doing such a wide variety of things.
The lockout is just about over with a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on the verge of ratification. And with this new CBA, we have compliance buyouts in order to get those big-market teams under the cap and some of those terrible contracts off the books. If you aren’t familiar with how a compliance buyout works, then [...]
In the hockey world, Theo Fleury is known as one of the top scorers during the 1990s. A point-per-game player during 15 NHL seasons, the 5-6 right wing captured a Stanley Cup with the Calgary Flames in 1989 and an Olympic Gold Medal representing Canada in the 2002 Winter Olympics. That would be an impressive [...]
On December 25th, children all over the world will scurry from their bedrooms in the wee hours of the morning to see what Santa Claus has left them while they slept so soundly. For many people such as myself, our Christmas mornings were ripe with toys, clothes and of course video games. It is in [...]
Few stock characters are as openly ridiculed or garner less sympathy than the adult male neck-deep in the sad trappings of a midlife crisis, despite the fact that such crises are gender-blind. The midlife crisis has been bunked, debunked, rebunked and bunked again. Even I’ve gotten into the act. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, [...]
In Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power, and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball, sports journalist Howard Bryant notes that when Marvin Miller headed the baseball players union, the public was often sympathetic to his side. In taking on the owners, the former chief economist of the Steelworkers Union was “dismantling a historically [...]