The rink. The old barn. The icebox. Hockey rinks have come a long way from the days of chicken-wire cages and wooden stands. The hockey fan now has state-of-the-art seats, a wide array of fancy and healthy food selections, craft beers and all the amenities such as WiFi and other […]
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The lockout is just about over with a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on the verge of ratification. And with this new CBA, we have compliance buyouts in order to get those big-market teams under the cap and some of those terrible contracts off the books. If you aren’t familiar with how […]
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 […]
“If there is somebody in my life who I know hates losing the most, it would have to be Johnny, He brings a great leadership quality on and off the ice . . . Sometimes it’s hard to believe he’s 21. Being on his line, we know how much he […]
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 […]
In today’s world of social media and widely available information, the dynamic for many professional sports franchises has drastically changed. Such a phenomenon has obviously made its way to the sport of hockey as NHL coaches and General Managers are now expected to be the faces of their respective franchises […]
Improving through the draft can have its pitfall — and the Islanders have certainly had their fair share of hits and misses since 2006 — but the fan base must be wondering when the rebuild will finally be complete.