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NHL: ROI Should Be “Center” Of Attention For Dan Bylsma, Pens

February 25th, 2010
Famed American investing wunderkind Warren Edward Buffett once said, "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get."   In the salary cap world of the NHL, this sentiment rings very true, especially for a team like the Pittsburgh Penguins.   With more than a third of the Penguins cap space tied up ...

Montreal Canadiens Say, “Come On Down for the Halak Showcase Showdown”

January 3rd, 2010
During his cameo in Adam Sandler's laugher Happy Gilmore , Bob Barker, the charismatic former host of one of TV’s most popular game shows, The Price Is Right , quipped, "You know what's driving me crazy? You not getting the ball in the hole!"   Well, I imagine the Montreal Canadiens goaltending ...

New Year, New Look: NHLers in Need Of a Makeover in 2010

December 29th, 2009
A style maven I’m not. A fashionista, far from it. A metro, think again. Nevertheless, while I may never be mistaken for the late Mr. Blackwell, the notoriously famous fashion critic well-known for his worst-dressed lists, I think my testosterone fuelled veins are more than capable of calling a spade ...

10 Reasons Sidney Crosby Should Captain Team Canada

December 12th, 2009
Let me start off by saying I'm a huge fan of No. 87. He's a unique talent who brings an almost unmatched level of enthusiasm, excitement, and talent to the game of hockey, not to mention the Pittsburgh Penguins and the NHL. Now, with that disclaimer out of the way, I ...

2010 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team: Who Shouldn’t Make the Cut

November 24th, 2009
If you’re a hockey fan, you’ve probably read a story or two about the upcoming Olympic Games and the NHL players expected to compete for their respective countries.  If you’re a Canadian hockey fan, you’ve probably read ten times that amount.   Over the last year, countless stories have been written about who ...

Hey Mr. Wilson, Show Us Less Poise, More Passion

November 20th, 2009
  Watching the Leafs fall to the Carolina Hurricanes last night was painful. Gut-wrenching.  Agonizing.  Excruciating.  Okay, I think you get my point.   However, more disturbing than watching Brian Burke’s foot soldiers blow an early three-goal lead and allowing the tying goal with only seconds remaining on the clock, was the indifferent ...

Why the Maple Leafs Should Go After “Straight-Jacketed” Nikita Filatov

November 17th, 2009
As someone who isn’t shy about making bold hockey moves, Brian Burke should be programming Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson’s phone number into his speed dial setting today.   Why now you ask? Well, with the Jacket’s head coach Ken Hitchcock at odds with GM Howson on the playing time and ...