• Posts Tagged: NHL

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    The NHL Meat Market… times two

    As we discussed last week, the spending season is here for NHL General Managers. The first trip to the market came last Friday-Saturday (June 27 and 2...
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    It’s time for NHL GM’s to play Fantasy Hockey and Go Shopping

    It’s here. That ten day period where NHL teams have to decide who to keep, who to cut loose, who to draft and then who to sign with those millio...
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    The Highs and (Mostly) Lows of Sports Fandom

    by Ryan Isley With all due respect to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, they were wrong when they said mamas shouldn’t let their babies grow up to ...
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    The NHL Has Become a 12-Month Season

    Thankfully, the “playing“ part of the never-ending hockey season is now over. Last Friday night in the season’s 93rd playoff game, the LA Kings ...
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    Is Mario Lemieux really a Ringmaster?

    A few weeks ago I wrote about the circus coming to Pittsburgh. Well it seems it has come back… or maybe never left. On Friday the Penguins annou...
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    How a Tragedy can Turn a Season Around

    In my column “Pocket Picking in the Big Apple”, I was very critical of Martin St. Louis because of the manner in which he handled his trade reque...
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    Detroit Red Wings 2014 Off-Season pt. 3

    Part one was a rundown of how the past season turned out, and the beginning of the problem identification phase. Part two elaborated on those problems...
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    Ryan Miller and the St. Louis Blues, did either win?

    Every year, the time up to and including the NHL trade deadline in March is closely followed by fans, players and executives.  Each of those groups w...
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    Henrik Lundqvist Earning his Crown for New York Rangers

    by Ryan Isley Mariam-Webster recently added 150 new words to their dictionary. Yet, they need to go back to the drawing board because they still have ...
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    The Circus Arrives in Pittsburgh

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the coaching carousel in the NHL.  I mentioned that if the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t have a long playoff run o...
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    Detroit Red Wings 2014 Off-Season Pt. 2

    In Detroit Red Wings 2014 Off-Season Part 1,  I revealed some of the Detroit Red Wings current weaknesses entering the 2013-14 off-season. Now in par...
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    The Future and the Past at the Air Canada Centre… are they one and the same thing?

    Last week we looked at the coaching situations in the NHL.  This week, one of those vacancies was filled and one of the vacancies I fully expected wa...
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    Detroit Red Wings 2014 Off-Season Pt. 1

    The good news coming out of the Detroit Red Wings 2013-14 season is they made the playoffs, which extended their playoff appearance streak to twenty t...
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    Let the Coaching Carousel Begin

    It is inevitable that it will happen every year, in every sport no matter.  Managers/Head Coaches change.  Sometimes it is by choice of the Head Coa...
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    Nathan MacKinnon: Youth is being served

    This past week saw the start of the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoff season.  To many hockey fans, it is when the real hockey season starts.  Many North ...