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Calgary Flames Forward Jarome Iginla Has Silenced Critics for Now

March 3rd, 2011
Calgary Flames forward Jarome Iginla has silenced his critics for the time being. We don’t have to think back too far to remember all of the chatter about Iggy at the beginning of the 2011 season. Remember some of these lead ins: “Iginla doesn’t have what it takes anymore,” Iggy can’t pop,” ...

Anaheim Ducks Rookie Defenseman Cam Fowler Proves He Is a Top Draft Choice

February 14th, 2011
Cam Fowler has endured a lot for a kid that was drafted into the NHL at 18-years-old. To most, it is a distant memory: the scene on draft day when he was passed over repeatedly after every scout who had an opinion ranked him first to third overall in the 2010 ...

NHL Anaheim Ducks Are Being Investigated For Racial Bias

February 7th, 2011
As hard as it is to believe in 2011, anti-Semitic charges have been leveled at the NHL Anaheim Ducks organization by former prospect Jason Bailey, who played college hockey at Michigan. ESPN.com, NHL Fanhouse and Sports Illustrated have all reported on the allegations.  ESPN also reported on an NHL investigation citing ...

Atlanta Thrashers Rumors of Sale May Be Disrupting Team

February 2nd, 2011
Could the answer to the Atlanta Thrashers horrible slide have to do with the lingering rumors of the team’s sale? It is not inconceivable that rampant talk involving the team’s financial woes combined with all the stories suggesting the team may move to either Winnipeg or Quebec have resulted in a ...

Atlanta Thrashers: Can They Reverse Course Before It’s Too Late?

January 26th, 2011
After a rousing first half of the season where stubborn hockey pundits and scribes were reluctant to acknowledge that the Atlanta Thrashers were for real several finally started to come around. Then a funny thing happened at the beginning of the second half. The Thrashers went into an all too ...

The NHL, Like The Nation, Has Made Great Progress Like MLK Dreamed

January 17th, 2011
Our nation will again celebrate the Martin Luther King holiday. If he were alive, Reverend King would probably be proud of America’s progress. Hockey is no exception. Despite problems that remain, there is no denying that significant improvement has been achieved. The racial intolerance that forced Willie O’Ree to be locked in a ...

Dustin Byfuglien and Tobias Enstrom Are Selected For the 2011 NHL All-Star Team

January 11th, 2011
It should come as no surprise to anyone, especially Atlanta Thrashers fans, that Dustin Byfuglien and Tobias Enstrom were selected to the 2011 NHL All-Star squad. The NHL recently published the official roster and the two talented defensemen were on the list. Both Atlanta players are having exceptional seasons at the ...

NHL Brother Act: Chris and Anthony Stewart Are Earning Notice

December 13th, 2010
Hockey seems to be a family affair with Anthony Stewart of the Atlanta Thrashers and Chris Stewart of the Colorado Avalanche. Both brothers are slowly but surely starting to earn respect around the NHL. Considered a poor addition to the Atlanta Thrashers by a number of critics on the blogosphere initially, Anthony ...

Atlanta Thrasher Dustin Byfuglien Has Silenced Critics With His Defense

November 29th, 2010
Dustin Byfuglien is gaining a growing legion of followers in Atlanta and with good reason. Byfuglien and the new and improved Thrashers team is jelling and recently has made life difficult for a lot of top-tier teams. Byfuglien scored a goal and three assists as the Thrashers won their fifth straight game.The ...

Detroit Red Wings: Nicklas Lidstrom Could Win Seventh Norris This Season

November 22nd, 2010
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom may be close to achieving another milestone in his amazing hockey career. If Lidstrom continues to play at his current level and, barring no major injuries, Lidstrom could win his seventh Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman. Such a milestone would finally place ...