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Hockey 101: The Faceoff

Our complete Hockey 101 series In baseball, there is the bland first pitch of the game.  The NBA features the oft-forgotten tip.  The NFL flips a coin to determine who […]

by · March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
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5 More Hockey Thoughts and Oddities

By Nathan Currier @nathancurrier This is the second installment of a series that I hope to regularly publish throughout the season. We all love the game of hockey and seemingly fail […]

by · November 8, 2013 · 1 comment · News/Commentary, Top 10 Lists
The Canucks are on the ropes again (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Canucks Swept: What Went Wrong?

Like an old, sick dog who tries valiantly to hang on as its life is coming to a close, so too did the Canucks extend their life last night, all […]

by · May 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Vancouver Canucks
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Matt Stajan leads rag-tag group of Calgary Flames centers

Last season, the Calgary Flames had quite a few problems. Chief among them was Matt Stajan and, arguably, all he represented. He had a fat $3.5 million cap hit, played […]

by · February 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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Ask Shinny: Faceoff Ejections, Rink Logos, and Why Teams Move

by Shinny Baggataway Happy Monday to everyone who is on Fall break or enjoying a day of school!   By the way, thanks to all of you who sent in […]

by · October 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Humor
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Ryane Clowe Plays Puck From Bench: Cheating or Gamesmanship?

Was Ryane Clowe’s move cheating or just another example of the gamesmanship that occurs on and off the ice every night in the NHL?

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The Boston Bruins Draw Blood with Faceoff Prowess

Two-fifths of the way through the 2011-12 season and it’s hard to spot a weakness on the defending champion Boston Bruins. The B’s lead the league in offense, defense; and […]

by · December 24, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Chris Higgins might have bounced around quite a bit, but he has settled in quite nicely with the Vancouver Canucks this season.

Higgins proving his worth in Malhotra’s absence

Christopher Higgins, originally brought onto the Vancouver Canucks for fourth line depth, has not only solidified an everyday spot on the roster, but also cracked the second line in the […]

by · March 28, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Vancouver Canucks
Sidney Crosby is the kind of player that puts people in the seats.

The Secret Behind Crosby’s Faceoff Move

By Mike Colligan A few weeks ago we took a look at how Sidney Crosby, in his sixth NHL season, was finally moving into the legendary realm of Mario Lemieux.  […]

by · December 22, 2010 · 1 comment · Injury Report, Pittsburgh Penguins
Kirk Maltby and Jiri Hudler clown around during Detroit's practice on Friday. (JULIAN H. GONZALEZ/DFP)

The Finger Pointing Begins: Columbus Accuses Detroit of Cheating During Faceoffs

Ever since the inception of the NHL playoffs there have been players and coaches who for one reason or another resort to spewing verbal diarrhea to any reporter brave enough […]

by · April 18, 2009 · 7 comments · Detroit Red Wings