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 ·
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 ·
The Heart of Hockey and Postponing the Party

The Heart of Hockey and Postponing the Party

For a sport that is founded on passion and energy, there will always be a flaw in statistics until they find a way to measure heart.

by · June 8, 2012 · 1 comment ·
Is Time Ticking on the Sharks’ Stanley Cup Run?

Is Time Ticking on the Sharks’ Stanley Cup Run?

After being eliminated in the 2011-2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the St. Louis Blues, the San Jose Sharks and their fans might be wondering if time is on the team’s side when it comes to making a run for Lord Stanley’s Cup. For the last several years, it has seemed […]

by · June 3, 2012 · 6 comments ·
Vezina, Norris, and Conn Smythe Walk Into a Bar…

Vezina, Norris, and Conn Smythe Walk Into a Bar…

Defense wins championships. That was probably the first hockey cliché I ever learned. Actually, it was probably the first sports cliché I learned from my Dad—years before I even knew I’d fall in love with hockey.

by · June 1, 2012 · 0 comments ·
The 10 Best Contracts in the NHL

The 10 Best Contracts in the NHL

Before the NHL lockout of 2004-05, the second contract acted as a bridge between a player’s rookie/entry level contract (ELC) and a large pay day. The second contract now serves a different purpose, thanks primarily to two factors – the 2005 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and Kevin Lowe’s 2007 summer […]

by · May 31, 2012 · 9 comments ·
The Hockey Gods Must Be Crazy: Jeff Carter, Puck Luck, and the Predator Way

The Hockey Gods Must Be Crazy: Jeff Carter, Puck Luck, and the Predator Way

Penner to Carter to Penner on the series winning-goal, the very goal the Nashville Predators couldn’t score, against the goaltender they couldn’t beat.

by · May 30, 2012 · 1 comment ·
American Made: Thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final and Team USA

American Made: Thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final and Team USA

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 […]

by · May 29, 2012 · 2 comments ·