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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
The Burkes supporting the You Can Play project

Will Michael Sam’s Announcement Affect Hockey?

On 23 February 2013 professional soccer player Robbie Rodgers wrote on his blog, I’m a soccer player, I’m Christian, and I’m gay. On 6 May 2013 professional basketball player Jason […]

by · February 11, 2014 · 4 comments · News/Commentary
Marian Gaborik: The Blue Jackets Best Rental Option

Marian Gaborik: The Blue Jackets Best Rental Option

The NHL has reached the Olympic break and the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves three points out of a guaranteed playoff berth in the Metropolitan Division and one point shy […]

Letang has not been allowed to join the rush as often this season (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Kris Letang Stroke Could Be Season Ending

According to my research, Kris Letang’s stroke could be season ending. This is much longer than the six weeks predicted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in a press release on Friday. During his time off, Letang […]

by · February 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Injury Report, Pittsburgh Penguins
Mikhail Grabovski (Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

Who Should the Washington Capitals Re-Sign?

Times are tough for the Washington Capitals as they scratch and crawl for a shot at the NHL playoffs. Most of their top players have been locked up long-term for […]

SPC Johnny Laursen carries the American flag on the ice in Cincinnati during intermission.

On and Off Ice Heroes: The USA Warriors

“I was born in Hartford, Wisconsin in October of 1980. I graduated high school in Berlin, WI in 1999. About 2 months before graduation I went to an army recruiter […]

Buchnevich has the offensive skill like Patrick Kane. (Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

In Loving Memory: Athletes and Death Adjustment

  Since the start of 2014, two NHL players have endured significant losses in their personal lives. In just the past four weeks, Detroit forward Tomas Tatar lost his father, […]

by · February 4, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
The winners of the Frozen CUp are greeted by Chase's parents.

The St. Louis Frozen Cup: Hockey Gives Back to Autism

There’s something brewing in the air in the St. Louis area, and it’s not just more hype about the St. Louis Blues amazing season so far (which has been great […]

by · February 4, 2014 · 2 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
Ben Lovejoy couldn't find a permanent spot in the Penguins' lineup (Icon SMI)

Ben Lovejoy, the NHL’s Most Improved Player

I’m glad the NHL doesn’t have a ‘Most Improved Player’ award. Unlike the other ‘Big Four’ North American pro sports leagues, the NHL hasn’t followed suit with the MLB, NBA, […]

by · February 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks, News/Commentary
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Hockey 101: What is Offside?

The offside rule in hockey is meant to keep forwards honest.  You cannot just hang out with the opposing goaltender and wait for your team to feed you the puck. […]

by · February 2, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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January’s Three Up, Three Down: The Boston Bruins

The Bruins got off to a rocky start in January, losing two of three games on a west coast trip, leaving many to question Boston’s ability to compete against elite […]

by · January 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary
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Fashion Police a No-Show at NHL Stadium Series Games

Normally, “fashion” wouldn’t be a term used in relation to hockey. Not with a straight face anyway. The 2014 Stadium Series, however, has somehow managed to create the need to […]

by · January 30, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary