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Long Contracts Are Making A Mockery of the NHL Salary Cap

July 20th, 2010
The New Jersey Devils have just made history by signing Ilya Kovalchuk to the longest contract in NHL history. The 17-year deal beats Rick DiPietro's 15-year deal signed in 2006, and dwarfs Marian Hossa's 12-year deals signed before the 09-10 season, and the long contracts recently signed by Henrik Zetterberg and Mike ...

LeBron James’ Legacy Lost In Cleveland

July 9th, 2010
LeBron James worked very hard to build a legacy that would last a very long time in the NBA. He has been a big part of the community he grew up in, and had an opportunity to step into super stardom, and leave a legacy that Cleveland ...

2010 Team Canada Preview Part One: The Captain

December 7th, 2009
There are a lot of players looking for a spot on this year's Olympic roster, but only 23 will be going to Vancouver. Steve Yzerman will have his hands full making the decision, but whoever he decides to take should be one that can contend for the Gold. The most important ...

Will Miikka Kiprusoff’s Olympic Dreams Hurt Calgary Flames’ Playoff Chances?

December 3rd, 2009
The Calgary Flames are flying high right now, riding the success of their big two, Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff. The team has been winning pretty much all season long, but the recent games have Iggy and Kipper playing as well as anyone in the game. As we have seen in the ...

Early Vezina Trophy Candidates

December 2nd, 2009
The NHL season is a long and arduous one, so starting the season well doesn't guarantee you anything. It does however give you a better shot at it than the rest that started slowly. There are many goalies who will be in the running, and come the end of the ...

Flames Backup McElhinney’s Career Saved By Flu Bug

November 13th, 2009
Curtis McElhinney got a chance last week that could have been an opportunity not unlike one Jeff Garcia got when Steve Young went down in San Francisco with the NFL's 49ers. Young Went down and Garcia did a job that ended up moving him from a possible career back-up to ...