Monthly Archives: October 2013

Revisionist Marketing

30th
Oct. × ’13

  Last season, much against the wishes of the Pittsburgh Penguins, their fans and everyone interested in a longer series, the Boston Bruins swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in the eastern conference finals. Everyone knows this. The number of goals scored by the Penguins in four games wasn’t impressive for one game. And yet the NHL’s […]


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Calder Watch: Rookies Vs. Teemu Selanne

30th
Oct. × ’13

This feature will run approximately every two weeks each season comparing a well known player to leagues newest crop of rising stars. NHL rookies are making the biggest adjustment to their play, and their awareness of the game since they got their first stick and puck. Making the jump sometimes takes more than one try. […]


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Sochi Olympic Watch: Players On The Rise

27th
Oct. × ’13

The Olympics are growing closer and closer as the NHL season is finally escaping the early season mire. Some teams are still playing at a level that no one predicted, others are about where the consensus pegged them. At this time of year it is easier to get a handle on where players will be […]


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Top 10 Reasons For John Scott’s Hit on Loui Eriksson

25th
Oct. × ’13

10: Loui Eriksson‘s well known fighting overawed him. 9: He was reading the instructions on his forearm that say “stick is for shooting the round black thing”. 8: It was a ploy to get the press to talk about anything other than how bad the team is. 7: It was a career ambition of John […]


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Open Letter To Terry Pegula

24th
Oct. × ’13

Mr. Pegula, As a fan of the greatest sport on earth, and someone who went through a long period of bad hockey in my home town, I was delighted to see you buy the Buffalo Sabres. Your enthusiasm, your liquid wealth, and most of all your open nature had many of us convinced the dark […]


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If I Told You in September…

19th
Oct. × ’13

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League.   Teams: The Philadelphia Flyers would be the first team to fire their head coach promoting Peter Laviolette to customer and banishing him from the land of misfit toys. The Colorado Avalanche would not […]


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Dear NHLNetwork, A Thank You Letter

16th
Oct. × ’13

Dear NHLNetwork, This letter is to express my thanks. As a hockey fan, a lover of history and someone who greatly appreciates high quality execution, I am glad I was able to watch two documentaries yesterday. Long time readers here will know I’m not easily impressed. I expected last nights efforts to disappoint. I really […]


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Miller Time Is Up

14th
Oct. × ’13

Ryan Miller has been the main stay of the Buffalo Sabres for years. He emerged out of the shadow of Domnik Hasek to win his own Vezina trophy, attend the All Star festivities, and even play an Olympic tournament that was one for the ages. For a few years it looked as if he would […]


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Oh Those Goalies

13th
Oct. × ’13

If there is a more pressure packed position in any team sport than hockey goalie, I’ve never heard of the sport. Not only are they the last line of defense, they are often relied upon to coordinate the skaters in front of them, and provide a catalyst to kickstart the offense. At this time of […]


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