A Playoff Wish List

April 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ten things we’d like to see during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Constant camera shots of a seething Columbus coach John Tortorella as his Blue Jackets are swept out of the first round without winning a game. No camera shots of P.K. Subban. Ever. Even […]

It’s Started. Right on Schedule.

April 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Three things happen every April. On the first day of the month, people prank each other. A few days later, Mother Nature sends out one last winter blast. And of course, cowardly NHL referees abandon the rule book and start to make it up on […]

The NHL’s Flawed Playoff Format

March 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

The current NHL playoff format is just plain stupid. Someone (Gee, I wonder who?) decided that “rivalries” were the key to huge playoff audiences. Which means we will see the same small group of teams facing each other in the early rounds year after year. […]

Simmons The Troublemaker Strikes Again

March 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

As you know, Sun Media’s Steve Simmons has made a career out of creating nonsense. Just recently, while covering the winter Olympics, he wrote a column mocking mixed-curling because it was some kind of new, made-up sport. As if those guys skiing down steep hills, […]

Babcock’s Power Play

March 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

It was interesting to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins’ power play in action last night. All the big boys on the ice at the same time. Crosby, Malkin, Kessel etc. Is it any wonder they are the top ranked power play in the NHL. And then […]

World Junior Fans Disguised As Empty Seats

December 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Why is attendance at this year’s World Junior championship so pathetic you ask? Simple. It’s called greed. When the goal is to gouge and make money so that participating nations like Canada and the U.S.A. can hire bloated staffs of hockey groupies posing as executives […]

Why Canadian Juniors Don’t Win Gold Anymore

December 23, 2017 // 1 Comment

Once again, it seems, Canada’s World Junior team is being over-coached, over-analyzed, and top-heavy with management idiots that try and get cute with stupid decisions that almost always blow up in their faces. The Canadians had an exhibition game available on TSN tonight, so I […]

Playing Nylander on the Right, Is Wrong

December 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Because it’s Christmas time, and I’m in the mood for giving, I’ve decided to give Mike “The Ego” Babcock some free advice that, if adopted, will improve his current situation in a significant measurable way. No, no, no, don’t thank me. The pleasure is all […]

Morgan Rielly a #1 Defenceman? Hardly.

December 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s hard not to like Maple Leafs’ defenceman Morgan Rielly. As a person. But when the Toronto Star runs an online article suggesting that Rielly is inching his way towards status as a true #1 defenceman, this writer says: Not a chance in hell. Unlike […]

Vegas. So Weird.

November 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

In past years, most NHL expansion teams tried like hell to win, and could only lose. The Las Vegas, oops,  the Vegas “We’re Not the London” Knights – having acquired one-kabillion draft picks during the past summer – were hoping like hell to lose and […]

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