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Has the Brutality of the NHL Forced League Officials to Revamp Player Safety?

March 12th, 2011
One sporting ideal that all casual fans adore is the rugged, barbaric nature of sports. Oftentimes, football is compared to the great roman battles at the ancient coliseum. Hockey is certainly relevant in this analogy. If you forgot, two men, or in many cases, group-fighting is allowed. If anything, the risk ...

Has the Public Anointed LeBron James a “King” while he’s Still a Prince?

June 25th, 2010
I know LeBron James has a catchy nickname, “King James,” and now ESPN is running a segment called “Courting the King,” following a city-by-city breakdown of his potential courtship in free agency. But what exactly makes LeBron James a “king?" In the state of Ohio, and especially in the ...

The Tradition-Rich NHL Could Teach NBA Arena’s About Presentation

June 4th, 2010
As a die-hard sports fan, my eyes have been glued to the television for the entire playoffs—not just for basketball, but both the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League, and every second has been exciting. That was until a feeling of letdown or disappointment came across my mind. Sitting back ...

Philadelphia Flyers Silence the Montreal Canadiens with a 3-1 Series Lead

May 22nd, 2010
As the clock wound down in the third period, the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec was dead silent, just the way the Philadelphia Flyers envisioned. There was a complete turnaround from the third game, to the fourth since the Flyers found a way to become even healthier with the return of ...

NHL Playoffs: Two Storybook Journeys, but Only One Can Live the Dream

May 20th, 2010
The Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens are two of the most storied franchises in the National Hockey League. The "Broad Street Bullies" as they are dubbed, have used brute force and high intensity as their mainstay since the 1970’s, and throughout the years that style has not deteriorated. Bone ...