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The Big Bad Shark Returns: Torres Back in Lineup

For the last nine months, the closest Raffi Torres has come to a meaningful NHL game is the press box. His 2013 season ended on a suspension that kept him […]

by · February 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Injury Report, San Jose Sharks
The Olympics' best players come from the NHL (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Olympic Injuries Impact Playoff Races

With all the concern over Olympic injuries, many were questioning whether the NHL should send its players to Pyeongyang for the 2018 games. While that’s still up for debate – […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Injury Report, Olympics
With mountains, lakes, forests and money, about the only thing Seattle doesn't have is the NHL and NBA - yet. Credit: Spmenic, at Wikimedia Commons.

Seattle NHL Expansion Announcement Could Happen ‘Within Weeks’

With respect to sports and in the wake of the Seattle Seahawks’ dominating Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos, Seattle is now, as former ESPN anchor Dan Patrick is […]

by · February 22, 2014 · 7 comments · News/Commentary, NHL Rumors
Dustin Jeffrey has been claimed on waivers in his career. (Icon SMI)

NHL Waiver Wire Primer

The waiver wire is one of the most crucial aspects of player personnel management and the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement. Waivers are also one of the most misunderstood parts […]

by · February 22, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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The Olympic Effect

Is there an Olympic Effect on NHL players? There’s been much debate about having NHL players participate in the Olympics.  Obviously, shutting down the National Hockey League for nearly a […]

by · February 20, 2014 · 2 comments · News/Commentary, Olympics
Draven & Jason Arnott after a game at Rexall Place in Edmonton (Photo courtesy of Draven Arnott)

Q & A with Draven Arnott

Imagine for a minute that your father is an NHL player. Now imagine he’s also a Stanley Cup champion — his name is etched on the legendary trophy forever. Oh […]

by · February 20, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Islanders fans certainly weren't pleased when seeing this image on their computer or TV screens during the 2014 Olympics, but could Tavares' injury benefit the Islanders somehow?

What John Tavares’ Injury Means for Canada and Islanders

The news none of us wanted to hear is a reality- John Tavares, Islander captain and team Canada star, is out for the rest of the Olympics. Newsday’s Athur Staple […]

The Hottest Selling Olympic Hockey T-Shirt

The Hottest Selling Olympic Hockey T-Shirt

There’s nothing better in sports than watching the top players compete at the highest level. What we witnessed on Saturday morning as TJ Oshie vaulted into super-stardom, was a perfect example of […]

by · February 18, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, Olympics
Terry Koharski (Ross Bonander/THW)

The NHL Must Change This Rule

The Olympics have been fantastic for hockey so far; Saturday’s tilt between USA and Russia drew the largest television audience of any event ever shown on NBC Sports Network. Throngs […]

by · February 17, 2014 · 7 comments · News/Commentary
Ken Dryden Weighs in On Language Issue that Plagues Habs

Ken Dryden Weighs in On Language Issue that Plagues Habs

“It’s always a story in Montreal. It’s a fact of life. Language enriches the city, and language at times is a challenge. And so how do you deal with it? […]

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Hockey 101: Team Rosters

The roster of each NHL team is carefully calculated.  A head coach needs a great balance of his shooters and his playmakers up front.  Then he needs to find a […]

by · February 14, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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Blues Stanley Cup Run, An Uphill Battle

The St. Louis Blues are currently in 1st place in the tough Central Division, and 2nd overall in the Western Conference behind the high octane Anaheim Ducks.  The Notes team seems […]

by · February 11, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues