Category Archives: Series: Various

Series posts. Any series intended to last longer than a week, but not be a regular feature.

Score More Part Four: Home Ice Advantage

12th
Sep. × ’13

With the time without hockey drawing to a close, this is the perfect time for perhaps the most radical change to increase scoring. In the past each NHL rink was unique, different sizes, different angles, and board heights that varied widely. Unfortunately those days are no more, and you an hardly tell where a game […]


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Score More Part 3: Size And Weight

24th
Jul. × ’13

  One of the numerous ways casual observers and mental lightweights have decided is the perfect way to make the scoring easier in the NHL is to reduce the size and protectiveness of goalie equipment. Given all the safety concerns in professional sports, this just seems like a train-wreck waiting to happen. Today’s idea is […]


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Score More Part 2: Stick To It

9th
Jul. × ’13

Despite my frequently disparaging remarks about cerntain other major sports, hockey isn’t the only sport I like. Football (the real stuff, not the hands free nonsense) has major appeal for me. The water polo is actually pretty interestin when the Olympic roll around, and rugby either in seven man or larger teams is always worth […]


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Season Stories: Going Concern On the Right

24th
Apr. × ’12

Back in October I highlighted three players, all aging, all right wings, all stand up guys as players to watch. Of the three, two are still playing. Jarome Iginla, perhaps the best known of the three has been deprived of the post season again. If Daniel Alfredsson plays his last game in the NHL in […]


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Season Story: Tim Thomas

28th
Mar. × ’12

Tim Thomas has had an interesting season. He opened the season playing behind a team with five players who were showing up skating in front of him. He played well through that. In October he had a less than modest .929 sv%, and then he got better. In November and December his numbers were off […]


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Getting Hammered For Nail: NHL Trade Deadline Fallout

2nd
Mar. × ’12

This is the fourth installment of the dive for the first overall pick. Earlier editions can be found at three, two and one. Ain’t no dive like a Montreal dive ’cause a Montreal dive don’t stop The Montreal Canadiens were perhaps the most successful divers around the deadline. They kicked the party off weeks early […]


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Calder Watch: Rookies vs Eric Staal

16th
Feb. × ’12

Last time we checked in on the Carolina Hurricanes captain he was a very mediocre 11-25-36. As one of the highest plaid players in  the NHL, that’s not what the team or his fans are expecting of him. Since then he’s had 6 games with a 5-3-8 line. He’s also rocketed from a league worst […]


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Calder Watch Rookies Vs Eric Staal

26th
Jan. × ’12

Eric Staal has a current stat line of 11-25-36 with a league worst -23, his next nearest teammate Char Larose is a mere -16, probably not what ownership hoped to invest its money in for the season. Forwards: Even with time off due to injury, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins still leads NHL rookies in scoring. The Oilers […]


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Getting Hammered For Nail: The Deadline Looms

23rd
Jan. × ’12

One can always count on the run up to the trade deadline to ratchet the cranks spewing rumors into high gear. Some of the teams who will no doubt be sitting squarely atop the sprockets and wearing down the tonfas* of the mills as we get ever closer to deadline day. Who’s at the bottom […]


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