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 [...]
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In the sixteen hours or so since the Rick Nash trade to the New York Rangers was announced, the hockey tongues have been wagging uncontrollably, with the vast majority offering exalted views as to the “winner’ and “loser” in the deal. Not surprisingly, those views largely coincide with previously held [...]
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 [...]
No one could have ever thought that a 9th round, 205th pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft would accomplish so much in the best hockey league in the world and change the Rangers’ franchise for the better.
If the Rangers had defeated their cross-river rival Devils in round three, it would have resulted in the 8 year reunion of Tortorella and Sutter coaching in the Stanley Cup final—albeit coaching different teams.
While most coverage of John Tortorella’s antics has been negative, the reality is that is lack of cooperation is a blessing for scribes.