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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 ·
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 ·
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The Death of the Puck-Handling Goalie

Frustration had mounted. As Henrik Lundqvist made a mad dash to the bench, the pressure was now on his teammates to get the puck in deep and generate a scoring opportunity. The New York Rangers found themselves down 3-1 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. And with 1:34 […]

by · May 26, 2012 · 0 comments ·
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Goaltending the Difference in 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

There’s an old tenet about post-season baseball that says, “Good pitching trumps good hitting”. Even though hockey is a completely different sport from baseball, it might not be too farfetched to say that good goaltending has shut down good offense in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. If one were to […]

by · May 16, 2012 · 1 comment ·