Monthly Archives: November 2013

Playoff Picture: Who Stays In?

27th
Nov. × ’13

It November 27th, one day before Thanksgiving in the United States of America and that’s about the time 80% or more of the playoff picture shakes out. Which teams will stay in the picture? Which are locks? Who’s most vulnerable to an injury or two that takes them out of the playoff picture? Let’s take […]


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On The Hot Seat: Coaches

25th
Nov. × ’13

An NHL coaching job is nothing if not a reminder that all things are temporary. The Philadelphia Flyers made a coaching change, and improved. The Florida Panthers who are a lesser talent made a coaching change and they too improved.  There are teams struggling now, some because of talent, others because of execution.  And while […]


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Evander Kane On The Move?

23rd
Nov. × ’13

The rumors surrounding Evander Kane have been higher hip waders for two plus years. There’s his supposed off ice issues. There’s the rift that is said to exist between he and management and or coaches. There’s the fact that fans in 29 cities not named Winnipeg that are home to NHL franchises would love to […]


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Shoot the Shootout

22nd
Nov. × ’13

The shootout is one of the “innovations” in hockey that just doesn’t work. Like the glowing puck it was a nice idea as long as you ignore every fundamental and secondary thing wrong with it. Those faults are legion. It is time to put the shootout in the history books. Here’s the plan: The first […]


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If I Told You In September…

21st
Nov. × ’13

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League.   Players: that Roberto Luongo and Marc-Andre Fleury would not only have more starts than Craig Anderson but better stats too. that Tim Thomas would have more games played than Tomas Vokoun, Cam Ward […]


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The End To The Concussion Discussion

20th
Nov. × ’13

The biggest single factor in dealing with concussions is that most, if not all of the techniques in use in sports are subjective. This means each time someone is sent for evaluation there is a high risk of something going wrong. The person administering the test could be incompetent. The person taking the test could […]


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Canadiens Need One Thing

11th
Nov. × ’13

The Montreal Canadiens are only lacking one thing to keep them from being a top team in the NHL. They have a goaltender in Carey Price who is more than doing his part. A .929 sv% is more than many teams can hope for from their starter. Doing it in 15 of 18 games, which […]


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What We Know: Western Confernce

8th
Nov. × ’13

The Western Conference has run over the east so far this year. The odd thing is how concentrated the losses are, so many of the east’s teams are in complete disarray while most of the weakest of the western teams are either over performing or have finally started to turn the corner on rebuilds that […]


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Yep They Said It: Got Beef? Rich Clune on Justin Bourne

7th
Nov. × ’13

This feature runs when someone we all know says something interesting, usually it is by accident.   Rich Clune, who is largely a secret outside the Predators home arena took exception to Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) critique of his teammate. Clune’s defense of teammate was a bit wordier than a similar on ice response might have […]


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