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: James Neveau
James started out for The Hockey Writers covering the Atlanta Thrashers in 2009, and has also covered the Chicago Blackhawks, served as NHL Correspondent, and is now a Managing Editor and the site's NHL Central Blogger. He also writes for The Golf Writers.
Ever since the NHL lockout began in September, fans have been clamoring for their favorite sport to return to the ice. Twitter posts bemoaning the lack of hockey being played have become as commonplace as those whining about excessive political ads during this brutal election season, and this hunger for any positive news on the [...]
There have been a lot of ideas floated about for fans to voice displeasure with an NHL lockout, but are any of them effective in expediting CBA talks?
As the month of July wears on, attention surrounding the NHL has changed from being exclusively concerned with player movement in free agency and the trade market to more general anxieties. These include the wrangling over the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which is already looking to be an area of much chagrin and disagreement, but [...]
“Whether it’s a lower pressure environment or a place to cement a legacy of their own, places like Carolina, Dallas, and Minnesota have to be given kudos for making themselves into attractive destinations to these types of players. In an age where big media markets hold all the power in terms of attracting a national [...]
Whenever NHL free agency kicks into high gear in July, there are always a select group of teams who seem to be rumored to have their wallets open. Whether it’s an Original Six team like the Rangers or the Red Wings, a team with perennial championship aspirations like the Penguins or Flyers, or even a [...]
Once the final horn sounds of the final game of the Stanley Cup Finals, the off-ice festivities that mark the NHL offseason begin in earnest. They start with trade rumors percolating through various places like TSN and Yahoo Sports, advance on to the hubbub surrounding the NHL Entry Draft and the trades that come along [...]
Recently, Tim Thomas has been criticized and praised for his views and decision to skip this season. Jim Neveau has some thoughts on both.
If you were to ask pretty much any hockey expert or fan who the best countries are in the world when it comes to level of hockey talent, you are going to get a couple of fairly standard answers. Most folks would agree that Canada and Russia are probably the two most-talent laden nations, and [...]