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.
Neurologists describe a concussion as a neurometabolic cascade. I hear that term and I fall into a dream of psychedelic waterfalls, of fireflies twinkling at twilight, of a seascape speckled by the starry-eyed blinking of the moonlight. All that could not be further from reality. Sure, sometimes people ‘see stars’ when concussed. Other times they black out. [...]
Today we bring it back, the wildly acclaimed “Hockey Apocalypse”. Thanks so much to Buddy Oakes because without him this idea never even gets off the ground. As promised thanks to Buddy and I….here are parts 1 and 2 in their entirety with an addendum. Enjoy this gem from the 2009/2010 season. The following [...]
The ocean is such a wide expanse. If anyone has ever stood out at the edge of a very long pier and just stared awhile, one would see just how far the color blue goes. There are so many metaphors as to how this relates to hockey. However, eight years ago the hockey world and [...]
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 [...]
The San Jose Sharks have been one of the NHL’s most successful franchises over the past decade. They have been first or second in the Pacific Division in nine of the past 10 seasons. They have advanced to the Conference Final three times. However, they have been unable to make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final. The Sharks are not as strong as they once were – their forward depth, in particular, is much shallower than it was a few seasons ago.
A HOCKEY PROPHET In 1965– before league expansion and before the WHA, at a time when Clarence Campbell was still scoffing at the prospect of a league pool greater than six– Montreal Canadiens President J. David Molson got eerily prophetic for Sports Illustrated: Twenty or so years from now I can see two six-team leagues [...]
The impending NHL lockout could be a blessing in disguise for several NHL teams. However, the Los Angeles Kings are not one of them. Although they played hockey well into the month of June, the Kings would likely lose out from any missed hockey in 2012-13. Why? Read on to find out.