Puck Daddy

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Date registered: May 18, 2011
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Latest posts

  1. Puck Daddy: Homophobic kiss-cam joke sparks outrage in U.K. hockey league — March 6, 2017
  2. Puck Daddy: Las Vegas NHL owner leaked fake nicknames, including Sand Knights — September 4, 2016
  3. Puck Daddy: Ray Shero not looking to add ‘rental players’ to surprising Devils — December 14, 2015
  4. Puck Daddy: Dean Lombardi calls out Team USA leadership — November 10, 2015
  5. Puck Daddy: Lord Stanley commandeers own float in Chicago Pride Parade — June 29, 2015

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  1. Puck Daddy: Seven other things the NFL should totally steal from the NHL — 1 comment
  2. Puck Daddy: Flyers sign Vinny Lecavalier to 5-year deal — 1 comment
  3. What We Learned: End of Vancouver goalie absurdity; NHL Draft winners, losers — 1 comment
  4. Puck Daddy: Five reasons the Philadelphia Flyers went from disaster to contender — 1 comment
  5. Puck Daddy: Fantasy Hockey: Why Dustin Byfuglien is a stud, Henrik Sedin is a dud — 1 comment

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Jun 22

Puck Daddy: Puck Daddy’s 10 can’t-miss dates of the 2014-15 NHL season


The 2014-15 NHL schedule is here, a mere nine days after the Los Angeles Kings were crowned Stanley Cup champions for the second time in three seasons. Now road trips can be planned out and money set aside in our budgets for those games we just have to get to.* There are always certain dates …

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Jun 15

Puck Daddy: The LA Kings are not a dynasty

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The hockey world loves a good story. For evidence, one need look no further than Justin Williams, Mr. Conn Smythe himself, who took home the award not so much because he was truly the Kings’ most valuable player in these NHL playoffs — I think we can all agree LA would have suffered much, much …

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May 29

Puck Daddy: Rangers look to put Game 5, Canadiens behind them in Game 6


NEW YORK — In hockey, it’s often said goalies should have short memories after bad games.*Hours before their second attempt to eliminate the Montreal Canadiens and advance to the Stanley Cup Final, the New York Rangers chose to make like goalies, and forget Game 5 as a team. They weren’t looking back 48 hours to …

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May 22

Puck Daddy: Jaroslav Halak signs, draft pick retained, Islanders had no alternatives


The New York Islanders made two decisions on Thursday with their typical brand of questionable logic and lack of alternatives. The first was to retain their pick – No. 5 overall – in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft this June. They had the option of flipping that pick to the Buffalo Sabres to complete the …

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Apr 15

Puck Daddy: Flyers give Andrew MacDonald 6-year, $30 million deal


The Philadelphia Flyers apparently liked what they saw out of defenseman Andrew MacDonald after they acquired him from the New York Islanders. With unrestricted free agency looming, they cut him a 6-year, $30-million deal to remain on the Philly blue line. From the Flyers: MacDonald was acquired by the Flyers around this year’s trade deadline …

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Apr 10

Puck Daddy: NHL Three Stars: Bobrovsky sends Jackets to playoffs; what a Maroon

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No. 1 Star: Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets Officer Bob made 33 saves, including 17 in the third period, to back-stop the Blue Jackets to their first playoff appearance since 2009 and a 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars ? a rescheduled game from March 10 when Rich Peverley fell ill. No. 2 Star: Patrick …

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Feb 21

Puck Daddy: How Canada humbled Team USA’s offensive machine in Olympic win

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 14 - United States v Canada

The meeting between the U.S. and Canada in the Sochi Olympic semifinals was a meeting between the tournament’s best offensive and defensive teams. As the saying goes: Defense wins championships. Offense, it seems, plays for bronze. The Canadians played a puck possession game, didn’t allow the Americans to establish anything in the offensive zone and …

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Feb 16

Puck Daddy: 5 things we learned from U.S. win over Slovenia

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 9 - Slovenia v United States

The United States defeated Slovenia 5-1 on Sunday and have won Group A. Here are five things we learned: • The Kessels are enjoying Sochi. Phil and Amanda have been wreaking havoc on opposing goaltenders in the men’s and women’s tournaments. With a hat trick against Slovenia Phil has seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) …

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Dec 15

Puck Daddy: NHL suspends Jets’ Anthony Peluso 3 games for boarding Alex Goligoski


Unlike the Shawn Thornton decision, the NHL suspending Winnipeg Jets forward Anthony Peluso three games comes with less outrage from both sides of the situation. That’s because for Brendan Shanahan and the Department of Player Safety, the end result was a lay-up. Here’s Patrick Burke explaining the DoPS’s decision: The puck was long gone from …

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Nov 24

Puck Daddy: Five reasons the Philadelphia Flyers went from disaster to contender

Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

It was just three games, but it might as well have been 30 with the way the Philadelphia Flyers had performed. The start of the 2013-14 NHL season was a large enough sample for management to feel comfortable firing coach Peter Laviolette, who had also supervised “one of the worst training camps I’ve ever seen” …

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