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Top 10 Players Likely to Receive a Compliance Buyout

Top 10 Players Likely to Receive a Compliance Buyout

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 [...]

by · January 8, 2013 · 0 comments ·
Problem Athletes, Not a Problem in Hockey

Problem Athletes, Not a Problem in Hockey

How do problem athletes challenge their individual organizations? Does the NHL have this problem or does an unstated moral code preclude such actions? Alexander Monaghan delves into these topics.

by · August 30, 2012 · 0 comments ·
Defining Consistency In a Hockey Player

Defining Consistency In a Hockey Player

How can we directly define consistency? The lovely people at Merriam Webster would define the word as “harmony of conduct or practice with profession”. However, we would be remiss to think consistency is so simply defined; especially in sports terms. As it relates to hockey, we as fans want our [...]

by · July 11, 2012 · 0 comments ·
One-Goal Games: Puck Luck, Variance & Regression?

One-Goal Games: Puck Luck, Variance & Regression?

Hockey fans, tell me if this sounds familiar: Your team fought until their knuckles bled. They scraped, clawed, and mauled over their opponents in the dying minutes. Deep in your heart you thought they could come back, that they were still in the game, but when the final horn went [...]

by · June 30, 2012 · 1 comment ·
Taking a Goalie in the First Round: Is the Risk Worth the Potential Reward?

Taking a Goalie in the First Round: Is the Risk Worth the Potential Reward?

On Friday, there will be buzz. Who will go number one? Will the Edmonton Oilers trade their number one pick and draft a defenseman? How many blue-chip d-men will go in the top 10? When will the first Canadian forward be drafted? Who will teams reach for? Who will fall? [...]

by · June 21, 2012 · 0 comments ·
Teemu Forever & The Dearth of Finnish Superstars

Teemu Forever & The Dearth of Finnish Superstars

Back in May, the Anaheim Ducks were aggressive and re-signed their second line center Saku Koivu. The 16-year veteran signed his third pact in four seasons with the Ducks mainly because they wanted him. A former captain of the historic Montreal Canadiens, Koivu certainly boasts loyalty as one of his [...]

by · June 16, 2012 · 3 comments ·
Justin Schultz and The Art of Controlling Your Own Destiny

Justin Schultz and The Art of Controlling Your Own Destiny

July 1st could not come any sooner for defenseman Justin Schultz. He’s about to hit the jackpot. No, Schultz won’t be making any more than the maximum salary allotted to rookies, nor will he receive any higher salary than any good prospect. He will, however, control his destiny. Back on [...]

by · June 2, 2012 · 5 comments ·
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The Death of the Puck-Handling Goalie

Frustration had mounted. As Henrik Lundqvist made a mad dash to the bench, the pressure was now on his teammates to get the puck in deep and generate a scoring opportunity. The New York Rangers found themselves down 3-1 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. And with 1:34 [...]

by · May 26, 2012 · 0 comments ·