Tag Archive: Hockey

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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Aug 07

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Fans of college football were in shock when they found out former Auburn player Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a car crash. Now after almost a month and a half, details are starting to emerge from that forgettable night. According to Al.com, the driver of the car was legally drunk as well as Lutzenkirchen at the …

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Jul 22

The Sports Bank.net: Jaws coming to life off Cape Cod, Summer of sharks II

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2001 was deemed summer of sharks; at least according to Time magazine. I know, younger readers are like “what’s a magazine?” There were four or five shark attacks that year which got a lot of press. That’s still very very low, and the percentage of sharks that have been know to attack man is miniscule. …

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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 20

10 Friday Questions 6/20

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1. What is the last thing you made with your own two hands 2. If someone hands you $100 bill what’s the first thing you spend it on? 3. What’s your favorite John Candy movie? 4. Approx how many times do you post on FB or Twitter per week? 5. Should pot be legalized? 6. …

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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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Jun 13

“The Stack” 6-13-14

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The Stack was late in posting the full blog yesterday, so my apologies. You can read it here. It’s time to close out the week. There are a few things to talk about today (most notably the Spurs dominating game four win) so let’s get right to it and see what made “the stack” for …

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