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The NHL’s Most Exciting Month Is June

June 24th, 2010
For most people, hockey and June don’t go together. Hockey is a winter sport, a game that is played before heading inside for hot chocolate to warm frozen bodies. At least, that’s what normal, non-NHL fans think. For the NHL and all the fans, June is a month of ...

Jaroslav Halak Traded to St. Louis Blues

June 17th, 2010
While picking between Cary Price and Jaroslav Halak would seem like an easy decision after the team’s Cinderella playoff run, the Canadiens pulled a surprise by trading Halak to the St. Louis Blues for two young players. Halak was an important part of the Canadiens’ defense when it came to beating ...

Keeping New Fans Interested In Hockey During the Off Season

June 14th, 2010
The Olympics are infamous for bringing a big buzz to the headline sports in the two week event.  This year, hockey enjoyed the dividends from being one of the biggest events on national television in both the U.S. and Canada in February.  Combined with a new marketing plan from the NHL, ...

Chris Pronger: True Villian or Just Someone We Love To Hate?

June 4th, 2010
He’s stolen pucks and insulted the Blackhawks many times over, but is Chris Pronger really the villain of the playoffs or is he just messing with everyone? Pronger obviously loves to play with the media, often giving reporters frustrating answers to their questions (or giving them a question for their question).  ...

Stanley Cup 2010: Mental Games Rampant in the Finals

June 2nd, 2010
Half the fun of sports is watching the mind games athletes play with each other.  For instance, when warming up before Game Two of the finals, the Blackhawks were taunting Dan Carcillo and Chris Pronger.  Both are known for their tempers. It seemed that the mission of the Blackhawks during ...

Winning and Losing Is Not Only on One Player

May 29th, 2010
Over the past two weeks, I’ve read countless of articles placing blame for the Penguins loss to the Canadiens.  But all those articles never talk about the team as a collective whole falling apart; they always focus on one player.  First and foremost, hockey is a team sport.  One player ...

NHL Player To Watch: P. K. Subban

May 25th, 2010
A month ago, P.K Subban was watching the Canadiens play in the NHL playoffs on TV. He was suiting up for the Canadiens’ AHL team in the Calder Cup Playoffs for every game and hoping to make it back to pro ice.  Nonetheless, he never dreamed he would be ...

Big Mistake May Have Cost Montreal Canadiens Critical Win in Game 5

May 24th, 2010
Only a minute into the game, it looked like the Habs were ready to fight for their lives as they scored their first goal.  But it didn’t take them long to fight a little too hard. The Canadiens’ Jaroslav Halak was a bit too aggressive when trying to keep the Flyers ...

Does the NHL Salary Cap Hurt Teams?

May 23rd, 2010
In the coming months, players will be moved around to different teams as they accept the best deals possible.  But how much does the salary cap dictate where these free agents will go? In theory, the salary cap is a great idea.  It keeps one team from signing a ...

Why An Original Six Stanley Cup Final Is More Than Possible

May 22nd, 2010
Chicago is almost guaranteed to make it to the Stanley Cup final.  I say almost because we’ve seen a team come back from a 3-0 series deficit already during the playoffs. If the Sharks don’t figure out a way to turn up their game going into Sunday and fight with ...