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Calgary Flames: Brent Sutter Needs to Be Fired Immediately

December 21st, 2010
Yes, it's Christmas. Yes, his brother is his boss. But how much longer must Calgary Flames fans wait before Brent Sutter gets the axe from what has to be, without question, the most underachieving team in the NHL? How many more losses must Flames fans endure, one after another, to teams like Minnesota and Columbus—teams that, on ...

2010 Winter Olympics: Canada Vs USA For the Gold and What To Expect

February 27th, 2010
In the back of your mind, you've known this matchup was coming since Team USA shocked Canada last Sunday in the preliminaries, haven't you? Since then, Team USA has steamrolled two more opponents by a combined score of 8-1. Meanwhile, Canada, bolstered by a switch at goaltender following its humiliating shootout squeaker against the Swiss and its ...

2010 Winter Olympics: Team USA Faces a Dangerous Opponent in Finland

February 26th, 2010
This is where the real games begin. No more Norway. No more Swiss. No more three freebie goals courtesy of Martin Brodeur miscues. Make no mistake, the USA faces a very tough test against Finland on Friday. Finland were narrow runners-up in both the last Olympics and the last World Cup of Hockey. Sweden, the team that ...

2010 Winter Olympics: Time for Canada to Pass the Torch From Brodeur to Luongo

February 21st, 2010
Well, now it seems awfully clear. If the Canadian men's hockey team wants to win the gold at the Vancouver Olympics, it  should put the local star between the pipes where he belongs—without further ado. Roberto Luongo, in the tourney opener, did what Vancouver fans and anyone else who has watched him the last several years expected: He pitched a ...

Olympics Hockey: What Should the Nicknames Be for the 12 Men’s Hockey Teams?

February 20th, 2010
Here in the United States (and Canada), we're used to nicknames for sports teams. The Penguins, the Raiders, the Yankees, the Celtics. Yes, we usually root for our hometown team and for what our city stands for. But our favorite sports teams just wouldn't be the same without that added flavor of ...

Assessing Team USA’s Chances at Olympic Hockey Gold

February 16th, 2010
It has been 30 years since the Miracle On Ice. Since then a lot has changed. The Cold War ended, hockey players from behind the Iron Curtain have come to America and earned millions playing for NHL teams, and Team USA is no longer the hockey underdog it was in 1980. So, what are the chances this incarnation of ...

What Should the Pittsburgh Penguins Do at The Trade Deadline?

February 15th, 2010
Ray Shero is not afraid to make a move or two to try to put his team over the top. Last year, Shero traded for Bill Guerin and the Pittsburgh Penguins went on to win the Stanley Cup, making the gamble worthwhile. This year, after a strong start, the Penguins have been playing mediocre hockey ...