Tag Archives: NHL

Byfuglien: The Big Problem?

7th
Jan. × ’14

Gary Lawless and other have decided that the Winnipeg Jets most recognizable defenseman, an All Star, Stanley Cup champion, and Olympian is just not good enough. When you compare him to some of the defenseman who make a similar amount of money, you can see where some complaints about his defensive struggles can creep in. […]


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If I Told You In September…

2nd
Jan. × ’14

This is a feature that will run about every two weeks with improbable stats and situations in the National Hockey League.   Players: Dion Phanuef at a staggering .956 would have the highest on ice sv% of any NHL defenseman with 30 or more games played. that after leading the Ducks in scoring in the […]


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Stephen Weiss: Future Buyout?

17th
Dec. × ’13

This summer the Florida Panthers an Stephen Weiss parted company. The 30 year old Toronto native had played 654 regular season games as a member of the Sunrise squad.  In all those seasons he only saw the playoffs once. When that time came to an end, he left for what many pencil in as a […]


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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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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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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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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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Opening Week Games To Watch

1st
Oct. × ’13

October 1: The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens will get the headlines, but if you want the best game of the night, it isn’t this one. It isn’t The Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers, it is the Washington Capitals taking on the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, you’ve got a banner raising, the return of […]


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5 NHL Expansion Issues

23rd
Sep. × ’13

The expansion of the NHL is is as inevitable as some back office hack coming up with a rule change like the jersey tuck penalty to justify their salary. Seattle is the new sexy but it is hardly the only city that might do right by a franchise. The first question is where would teams […]


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