Category Archive: NHL

Mar 18

Jeff Pearlman: My life as a college newspaper editor

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I didn’t play lacrosse and I had no muscles. So why was I cocky enough to pose like this? Last night, while jumping around the information superhighway, I realized that The Review, my college newspaper, has most of its archives online. I proceeded to spend the next, oh, two hours digging in. The experience brought …

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Dec 30

Puck Daddy: The 10 greatest hockey fights of 2014 (Puck Daddy Year in Review)

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10.*Damir Ryspayev vs Alexander Svitov Barys Astana at Ak Bars Kazan, Nov 24, 2014 Long bout from Russia. Now they’re fighting exchange rates.* 9.*Nik Amundrud vs Jake Morrissey Saskatoon Blades at Kelowna Rockets, Dec 3, 2014 Mandatory goalie fight. 8.*Jake Marchment vs Joshua Chapman Belleville Bulls at Sarnia Sting, Oct 24, 2014 http://forums.sportsjabber.net/sjforums/showthread.php?t=152265  

Dec 30

The Sports Bank.net: 2015 Winter Classic pits storied franchise vs league’s best scorer

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The 2015 Winter Classic will be hosted by the nation’s capital as the Washington Capitals face off against the Chicago Blackhawks. The New Year’s Day marquee game will be the first hosted in Washington D.C. It will be the second appearance for each team. Chicago also hosted a Stadium Series game last season. The Winter …

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Dec 08

Paul MacLean fired by Ottawa Senators for things that aren’t his fault

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Paul MacLean has been fired by the Ottawa Senators after four seasons, two of which were playoff years and two of which were frustrating messes thanks to jettisoned talent, average goaltending and penny pinching ownership.* So if it sounds like we’re saying “don’t blame Paul MacLean for the Ottawa Senators’ problems,” that’s because that’s what …

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Oct 21

NHL Basement Clubs

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Everybody looks towards the top of the NHL, but with the Western Conference’s near dominion of the league – the past four Stanley Cups have been won by the Chicago Blackhawks and the LA Kings, both of whom compete in the Western Conference – things have become stale.   Although it is early days, you …

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Jul 05

Puck Daddy: Wayne Gretzky to own NHL Seattle franchise? Agent denies report

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Wayne Gretzky is going to get back into the NHL in some capacity, and one expects it’s going to be in a grandiose way. He’s not the guy who hands out an award he invented in Vegas every June; he’s the guy who runs the team that contends for the Stanley Cup that month. At …

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Jun 28

Puck Daddy: Winners and Losers of the 2014 NHL Draft

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PHILADELPHIA – The 2014 NHL Draft ended with a whimper, as trade activity involving roster players was handcuffed once again by the salary cap. The James Neal trade between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators was the lone blockbuster; the biggest other news was made over what didn’t happen.* Here’s a look at some of …

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Jun 24

Puck Daddy: How Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks won GM of the Year

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Bob Murray was named the 2014 NHL General Manager of the Year after voting*”conducted among the 30 Club General Managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the regular season.” (Note: voting was actually extended through Round 2 of the playoffs.) The Anaheim Ducks GM beat out Dean …

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Jun 22

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

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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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