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Why Limiting Contract Term Is A Bad Idea

Why Limiting Contract Term Is A Bad Idea

If parity is the foremost concern of the NHL, it should take a page from its MLB counterparts.

by · August 23, 2012 · 0 comments ·
Big Market Success Should Be Determinative

Big Market Success Should Be Determinative

Will Gary Bettman ride his best players through these negotiations or will he let the lesser organizations bring him down?

by · August 17, 2012 · 0 comments ·
Who Needs The Olympics?

Who Needs The Olympics?

Is it time to forget the Olympics and bring back the World Cup in hockey?

by · August 2, 2012 · 1 comment ·
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 ·
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 ·
Organizational Success Since the Lockout

Organizational Success Since the Lockout

Many people debate what the best barometer is for team success.  Is it playoff appearances? Is it playoff series victories? Is it Stanley Cup victories? That is up for debate; but for the purposes of this article, let’s create a simple scale to identify organizational success.  Particularly, let’s use the […]

by · July 5, 2012 · 0 comments ·
Who is Responsible for Building the Vancouver Canucks?

Who is Responsible for Building the Vancouver Canucks?

The Canucks have become a force in the Western Conference, but who is responsible for the roster that was iced in this year’s playoffs?

by · June 21, 2012 · 2 comments ·
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Limiting Your Options

If the same fans who wanted a French speaking coach are complaining about the hire of Michel Therrien, maybe they have done this, in part, to themselves.

by · June 8, 2012 · 2 comments ·