In a sport as grueling and demanding as hockey there are certain traits that all successful teams share. Looking beyond the obvious, and required, luxuries of possessing star-level talent and […]
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The game of hockey, much like life, is in a constant state of flux. It moves along with rapidity rarely rivaled in sports, and as such, a stabilizing force is […]
The title “middle man” is rarely, if ever, viewed as a desirable one. Fancier monikers utilized might be “broker” or “intermediary”, but really, that’s simply sugar-coating the fact that the […]
Every spring, the main goal of National Hockey League players is to win the Stanley Cup. However, when that dream finishes for the year some of the best players no […]
You can call it many things, an aberration, an outlier, or quite simply a missed opportunity leading to a lost season. Whatever label you want to place upon the Anaheim […]
The Anaheim Ducks will miss the playoffs in what might be Teemu Selanne’s last season in the NHL. “It’s pretty sad that we’re not making the post-season, but there’s a […]
Every month, The Fantasy Five-Hole takes a look at some of the most relevant fantasy question on poolies mind. With only 10 or 11 games remaining per team in the regular […]
When their team underperforms for a season, fans get upset with the organization. When their team underperforms for several seasons, they own it. A good example is the firing of […]
This year’s trade deadline has just wrapped up, and it was quite the snooze-fest from the Ducks camp in terms of player movement. The “twitterverse” was by no means crashing […]
Painting a Picture with Shooting Percentages Shooting percentage is often a key determinant when evaluating a player’s production or lack thereof. It is often overlooked, as in fantasy leagues, one […]
I have a love/hate relationship with the NHL Trade Deadline. As a fan of the game, it’s exciting to see players move to different teams to help win a city a championship. After the deadline, most NHL teams are set for the home stretch of the season leading up to the playoffs. You know who is going to be a contender and you know who is going to be looking forward to game number 82.
Tonight the Columbus Blue Jackets dropped a 5-3 decision to the Anaheim Ducks at the Nationwide Arena. It was their 16th home loss in the 2011-12 season and 35th loss […]