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Zach Parise’s Loyalty to the Minnesota Wild a Rare, Refreshing Quality

July 7th, 2012
"We were born with a stick and a pair of skates, on the ice we cut our teeth, We took our knocks in the penalty box, our mother was the referee. This sport was here before we came, it will be here when were gone,The game’s in our blood and ...

Parise, Suter Are Franchise-Defining Signings for the Minnesota Wild

July 7th, 2012
July 4, 2012 will forever be a turning point in the history of the Minnesota Wild NHL franchise. A state that affectionately billed themselves “The State of Hockey” upon their return to the league in 2000 has a decades long history of dominance and player development at all levels of ...

Phoenix Coyotes Saga: Goldwater Institute Involvement Could Result in Relocation

March 1st, 2011
After visiting the forums on CoyotesCorner.net, a fan site for the "Desert Dogs" (no, I didn't know such sites existed either), there was a thread about the latest developments in the case that never ends. One bold Coyotes fan wrote under the thread "Update, ball in GWI's court:" "If GWI was ...

Gary Bettman, NHL Use Bully Tactics To Keep Phoenix Coyotes from Move

December 15th, 2010
October 11, 2009—that's the day news broke that Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume and others were interested in possibly reviving the NHL in Quebec, and ever since that day I, along with very few other B/R writers, have followed their attempts to do just that through monthly articles. Yesterday's news out ...

Edmonton Oilers Moving To Quebec City Not The Right Way to Re-Join NHL

December 4th, 2010
As reported last week by various Canadian Media outlets including TSN.CA and the Toronto Sun, depending on which side you believe, the Edmonton Oilers either met with Quebec City officials to share ideas on building a new arena in each city, or, as some have speculated, use the existing Oilers ...

Phoenix Coyotes Have 30 Days Before the NHL’s Self Imposed Deadline

December 1st, 2010
December 31st. We've all heard about the NHL's supposed self-imposed deadline to keep the financially-strapped Phoenix Coyotes in the desert, a place where they don't belong and never did. The problem: do you actually believe them? I don't. I've figured all along, this was a hypothetical deadline to scare an owner (Matthew Hulsizer ...

Why Are the Minnesota Wild Winning? Clutterbuck, Burns, Madden and Cullen

November 20th, 2010
The Minnesota Wild, the state's seemingly only competitive team this year (I mean, let's be honest, who actually didn't expect the Twins to not break our hearts like they do every October) is off to an expected solid start at 10-6-2 and third place in the Northwest division. Expected start? Yes, ...

Minnesota Timberwolves Must Find Way to Retain Kevin Love and Michael Beasley

November 14th, 2010
Finally, the Minnesota Timberwolves led off SportsCenter the last two days by doing something positive, and something all Timberwolves fans can be proud of, instead of the usual embarrassment. Kevin Love not only had the NBA's 1st 30-30 game in 28 years, since Hall of Famer Moses Malone did it before ...

Thug LeBron James at It Again with His Childish, Elitist Grudges

October 30th, 2010
Call him what you want, a band wagoner, a loser, a whiner (no, that's not a typo for "winner"), but I just don't like LeBron James or the way the NBA forces himself upon us, the fans and the media. Let's look at the facts: In high school, the kid was dubbed ...

NBA 2010-11: Postseason Awards and Predictions

October 23rd, 2010
Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Celtics (53-29) Re-signed Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Added an aging Shaquille O'Neal and Jermiane O'Neal. Didn't really lose anyone of significance. Just another year older (and wiser?).  I'm not as high on them as I've been in years past, but they should have a mild playoff ...