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A mustachioed walking cannon with superfluous wheels? Hockey fans enjoy funny mascots and clever tweets.  Credit: By Michael Miller (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

5 of the Best NHL-Related Tweets You’ve Ever Seen

For a game replete with big, fast, tough players with questionable dental plans, hockey is a pretty funny sport in many ways. After all, not only are there goofy mascots, […]

by · November 30, 2014 · 4 comments · Humor, Top 10 Lists
Miller started his short stint with the Blues 8-0-1 (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

THW Live Fantasy Hockey League: Nearing Playoffs

It really is the season for fantasy hockey playoffs. Most leagues start this week with the rest taking place next week. For the next three plus weeks (or less if […]

by · March 19, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy
Hey, we are back for another fantasy hockey edition of He Said/She Said! This week the unthinkable happens! (File Photo)

Rachel And Chris: Fantasy Hockey Bizzaro World?

Welcome to the show that never ends. Come inside! Come inside! It is hard to believe fantasy hockey fans but we are only a couple weeks away from the “Olympic […]

by · January 29, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy
Hey, we are back for another fantasy hockey edition of He Said/She Said! This week the unthinkable happens! (File Photo)

Fantasy Hockey He Said/She Said: Meeting!

Any fantasy hockey expert will tell you that the hardest opponent to face is not the unknown but it is another expert. This week on “He Said/She Said”, the two […]

by · January 21, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy
Hey, we are back for another fantasy hockey edition of He Said/She Said! This week the unthinkable happens! (File Photo)

Fantasy Hockey 101: The Women Strike Back!

Our “Women In Hockey” series returns on The Hockey Writers. This segment of the series will at times have a more “He said / she said” concept to it but this […]

by · January 6, 2014 · 1 comment · Fantasy
Dion Phaneuf (Icon SMI)

Why Do NHL Players Have a Problem With Dion Phaneuf?

To be fair to ESPN, it’s a dynamite idea. Get 30 NHL players off the record and ask them to anonymously pass judgement on their profession and peers. Some juicy […]

by · October 7, 2013 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs
Stephen A. Smith suggested that Miami's winning streak is more impressive than Chicago's point streak.

The Chicago Blackhawks, Miami Heat and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith

NHL ice hockey somehow made its way onto a Sportscenter discussion on Monday when ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith was asked to compare the winning streak of the NBA’s Miami […]

by · March 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks
NBC’s Roenick Calls Out ESPN Clown Stephen A. Smith

NBC’s Roenick Calls Out ESPN Clown Stephen A. Smith

On March 4, Stephen A. Smith did what he does for a living, which is to flail about some controversial subject at a loud enough volume to drown out the […]

by · March 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, News/Commentary
Dropping the Gloves by Barry Melrose

Book Review: Dropping the Gloves

Dropping the Gloves: Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey.  By Barry Melrose, with Roger Vaughan.  (2012, Toronto: Fenn/M&S. Hardcover. Pp. 240. $27.99 US / $29.99 CAN. ISBN 978-0-7710-5694-9.) […]

by · January 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Dallas Stars Ice Girls (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Five Ways The NHL Can Bring Back Fans

    For once, finally, during this whole god-awful mess, it seems as if the senseless and embarrassing work stoppage is coming to an end.  We can say this because […]

by · December 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · All-Star Weekend, Detroit Red Wings, News/Commentary
As the NHL Lockout Looms, Will Mainstream Media Give Up on Hockey?

As the NHL Lockout Looms, Will Mainstream Media Give Up on Hockey?

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: one of the four major sports in the United States is on the verge of a lockout. Yes, if a deal is not […]

by · September 14, 2012 · 10 comments · Hockey Media, News/Commentary
What the Leafs won't be doing this summer? Playing hockey. (Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)

ESPN The Magazine names The Toronto Maple Leafs the worst team

According to ESPN The Magazine, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the worst sports team in North America. For the last ten years, ESPN Magazine has released its Ultimate Standings, a […]

by · September 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs