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.
Author Archive: Jeff Little
Fan of hockey at all levels, with focus on the Blue Jackets, Miami RedHawks and the business side of the game. I try to bring a rational, even-handed analysis to my writing, wtih just a touch of snark. I use my legal background to bring some more insight on the business side. Love family, travel, hockey, golf and curling.
A popular historical precept holds that the seeds of a war are sown in the peace that ends the last conflict. The onerous terms of the Treaty of Versailles signed at the end of World War I contributed in large part to the emergence of World War II, and the partitions of territory in the [...]
Hope is one of those humanity-defining characteristics that has long inspired writers, poets, philosophers and other observers of the human condition to wax eloquently as to its meaning.
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 opinions, and the facts, risks [...]
We are not yet a full week into that annual rite of carnage known as NHL Free Agency, and already the emotions have taken hold over reason, and comments ranging from the simply terse to the outright venomous are spewing from loyalists of involved (and uninvolved) teams. Slightly more measured expressions of angst are emanating [...]
The victory parade is over, the NHL Awards have been distributed, and even the most loquacious pundits are starting to run out of words with which to re-hash the 2011-2012 NHL Season. So, now the work begins again in earnest. For the Los Angeles Kings, while brief diversions will be permitted to schedule days with [...]
With the Los Angeles Kings celebrating their Stanley Cup victory . . . The Quest begins anew. Attention turns squarely to the 2012 Entry Draft, and the anticipation that surrounds the selections, the surrounding trades and the impact those moves will have on the futures of the individual clubs. For the 29 clubs not drinking [...]
In just over two weeks, NHL General Managers will attempt to convert the massive amounts of time, effort and money their organizations have spent on scouting, evaluating and courting the best of the current prospect pool into lucrative reality at the NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh. The prospects themselves will be hanging on each pick, looking [...]
As the calendar slips from May to June, Columbus Blue Jackets fans are likely facing what was unthinkable less than a year ago – the impending trade of team captain Rick Nash. Simultaneously, New Jersey Devils followers are relishing their involvement in the Stanley Cup Finals, due in large part to the efforts of Ilya [...]