Post Tagged with: "faceoffs"

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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
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The Face-Off: Through the Eyes & Mind of an NHL Player (Part 3)

For the finale of this three-part series, The Hockey Writers talked with a veteran of over 1,000 NHL games: 35-year-old center Dainius Zubrus of the New Jersey Devils. Last season […]

by · August 22, 2013 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils, News/Commentary
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The Face-Off: Through the Eyes & Mind of an NHL Player (Part 2)

For part two of this three-part series about taking an NHL face-off, The Hockey Writers talked with 28-year-old center Travis Zajac of the New Jersey Devils, a veteran of 471 […]

by · August 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils, News/Commentary
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The Face-Off: Through the Eyes & Mind of an NHL Player (Part 1)

We all know that in hockey it’s a lot easier to be successful when you have the puck rather than when you don’t have it; I know, I’m captain obvious. […]

by · August 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils, News/Commentary
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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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The Death of the Hurry Up Face-off

  A few years ago, the NHL made a number of minor rule changes in an attempt to speed up the game.  Perhaps the most direct attempt at reducing the […]

by · February 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
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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
Drop the Puck!

Drop the Puck!

The manor in which NHL linesman handle face-off encroachment puzzles me.  I have watched this closely throughout the regular season and now the playoffs.  What I do not understand is, […]

by · May 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
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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