“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 [...]
Archive for July, 2012
An inside look at how the Phoenix Coyotes are not only competing, but consistently winning under league ownership.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
In April 2012, word hit that Walter Gretzky had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. For once, I could relate to The Great One.
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 [...]
Has the premium on franchise defensemen reached the point where the “winning” team will necessarily sacrifice too much long-term value?