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Washington Capitals Need to Change Their Attitude, Starting at the Top

January 26th, 2013
When the 2013 NHL season schedule was released, it was clear that teams were going to be involved in a sprint toward the playoffs. There would be no ramp up time, no easing into the season, no correcting for mistakes. With each team cramming 48 games in 99 days, there won’t ...

NHL Free Agency: Why All Eyes Will Be on Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin

January 19th, 2013
The 2013 class of NHL free agents isn’t particularly loaded with big name players in the prime of their career. No one will say that Alexander Semin, Jarome Iginla, Corey Perry and Ryan Getzalf are scrubs, but if you’re looking for a player that is going to set the market ...

NHL Lockout 2012: Next 3 Days May Decide If We Have a 2013 NHL Season

December 31st, 2012
The NHL and NHLPA will meet on Monday to try and work out a deal that will allow a partial 2013 NHL season to be saved, according to CBS New York. The pressure is on to get something done, and quickly, as the NHLPA still has that disclaimer of interest ...

NHL Lockout 2012: 4 Key Clauses in the NHL’s Latest Offer

December 29th, 2012
The holiday cold war between the NHL and the NHLPA thawed a bit on Friday when it was revealed that the NHL had put together a new offer for the NHLPA to consider. Somewhat surprisingly, the deal moved a bit toward the NHLPA side of things.That's not to say that ...

KHL Boss Takes Jabs at Bickering Sides in Ongoing NHL Lockout

December 25th, 2012
Had the NHL been active, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day would have been without a single NHL game, but as we all know, the NHL is not active, and as such, Boxing Day will be without a single NHL game as well.  December 26 would have featured 12 NHL games, ...

Some of the Strangest Hockey Superstitions

December 22nd, 2012
The majority of us have some type of quirk, some odd belief that if we don’t do something exactly the same in our daily lives that something bad will occur.  For most of us, friends or our significant others can laugh off these odd superstitions and they are never known ...

NHL Milestones That Can Be Reached If There’s a 2013 Season

December 21st, 2012
It looks like the line has been drawn in the sand regarding a 2013 NHL season and that line seems to be January 15. With the recent announcement that all games up to, and including those scheduled for January 14, have been scrapped, it appears that the next time the ...

NHL Lockout: Why Latest Wrangling Between NHL and NHLPA Could Be a Good Thing

December 15th, 2012
If things weren’t real enough for you in the battle between the NHL and the NHLPA, the two sides decided to kick things up a notch on Friday.  According to TSN.com (via the Associated Press), the NHLPA executive board has floated the idea of allowing the players to vote on ...

NHL Lockout: Don Cherry Is Right, It’s Time to Put This to a Secret Ballot Vote

December 11th, 2012
Don Cherry is like the bitter old man that holds court in the local bar, sitting on the corner stool reminiscing about the “good old days.” His never-ending caustic commentary runs on an endless loop that leaves those around him nodding their heads in agreement in the silent hope that ...

NHL Lockout: Players and Owners to Resume Talks on Wednesday; Is There Hope?

December 4th, 2012
Sometimes it feels good to be wrong.  I openly scoffed at NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s proposal that the NHL players meet with a group of NHL owners without Bettman or NHLPA head Donald Fehr in the room.  My thinking was that the owners would look to divide the players and ...