Archive for July, 2012

John Tavares' game has evolved since the 2009-2010 season, but there is no reason to believe the center will stop trying to improve. (valorfaerie/Flickr)

The Evolution of John Tavares

“If there is somebody in my life who I know hates losing the most, it would have to be Johnny, He brings a great leadership quality on and off the ice . . . Sometimes it’s hard to believe he’s 21. Being on his line, we know how much he [...]

by · July 31, 2012 · 2 comments ·
How the Phoenix Coyotes Are Winning an Unfair Game

How the Phoenix Coyotes Are Winning an Unfair Game

An inside look at how the Phoenix Coyotes are not only competing, but consistently winning under league ownership.

by · July 30, 2012 · 9 comments ·
Proposing a Luxury Tax for the Next Collective Bargaining Agreement

Proposing a Luxury Tax for the Next Collective Bargaining Agreement

There are countless issues being negotiated between the National Hockey League (NHL) owners and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA).  Many fans took personal offense to the first offer set forth by the owners to the NHLPA.  The offer was, without a doubt, extreme in many respects.  At the [...]

by · July 26, 2012 · 3 comments ·
Transfiguration in Columbus As Nash Ventures East

Transfiguration in Columbus As Nash Ventures East

In the sixteen hours or so since the Rick Nash trade to the New York Rangers was announced, the hockey tongues have been wagging uncontrollably, with the vast majority offering exalted views as to the “winner’ and “loser” in the deal.  Not surprisingly, those views largely coincide with previously held [...]

by · July 24, 2012 · 2 comments ·
So Players Can Control Trades Now?

So Players Can Control Trades Now?

Is there any copacetic scenario where Rick Nash returns to Columbus and everyone lives happily ever after? Of course not. This is a trade demand.

by · July 21, 2012 · 1 comment ·
Relating to Wayne Gretzky: Hockey and Parkinson’s Disease

Relating to Wayne Gretzky: Hockey and Parkinson’s Disease

In April 2012, word hit that Walter Gretzky had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. For once, I could relate to The Great One.

by · July 20, 2012 · 1 comment ·
The Benefits of Signing Martin Brodeur to a Two-Year Contract

The Benefits of Signing Martin Brodeur to a Two-Year Contract

When free agency began in early July one of the most compelling storylines was the possibility that Martin Brodeur would end his career in a uniform other than that of the New Jersey Devils.  As a hockey fan, never mind a Devils fan, it was truly unfathomable. Word leaked that [...]

by · July 19, 2012 · 1 comment ·
Is Trading For Shea Weber Worth It?

Is Trading For Shea Weber Worth It?

Has the premium on franchise defensemen reached the point where the “winning” team will necessarily sacrifice too much long-term value?

by · July 18, 2012 · 0 comments ·