March 2016

The NHL Will “Sort Of” Suspend Duncan Keith

March 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

The dudes on the radio that are paid to talk about hockey all day long are suggesting that the NHL considers a one game suspension during the playoffs to be the equivalent of two regular season games. Therefore, if Chicago’s Duncan “Zorro” Keith was to be […]

More Hockey-isms

March 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

I had a chance to watch the Vancouver Canucks on television last night, which is rare what with their west coast time zone etc. And there I see Canuck rookie Jake Virtanen. Every time they mentioned his name I got flashbacks to his pathetic, selfish, […]

Quebec City Getting Shafted?

March 21, 2016 // 1 Comment

Where there is smoke, there is fire. Nothing official has been announced, but it seems more than a wee bit odd that all kinds of stories are suggesting that Las Vegas will be awarded a new NHL franchise, while Quebec City won’t. Which is so […]

NHL GM’s Pretend To Work

March 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Every year at this time, the NHL General Managers retreat to some posh resort to pretend they are working. They spend about 1% of their time doing so, and then head to the links or fishing boats for some R&R. They tweak rules that they […]

The NHL Lands Another Blow

March 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

As a rule, despite its obvious importance, we find the concussion issue in hockey to be a rather boring one. But yesterday’s story written by Rick Westhead of TSN, here, is worth reviewing. Former NHLer Steve Ludzik is withdrawing from the lawsuit that former NHL […]

Edmonton Again? Never.

March 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

So much debate these days about tanking in the NHL, which is fancy talk for deliberately trying to lose. In some cases – witness last year’s Buffalo Sabres or this year’s Toronto Maple Leafs – there can be no doubt that these season-long roster teardowns are […]

The NHL Needs Mark Cuban

March 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

The outspoken owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, has lashed out again. This time on Twitter, when he wrote: “Only in the NBA does no one know what a flagrant foul is. Officials. Players. Management. No one. It’s ridiculous” Cuban has already been […]

Canada Doesn’t Need P.K. Subban

March 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

It says here, that P.K. Subban will not be playing for Canada in the upcoming Gary’s World Cup of Hockey event. And here’s why: There’s a big difference between being flashy and being effective. He’s a narcissistic showboat, more interested in executing high risk moves […]

Welcome to “Gary’s World Cup”

March 3, 2016 // 3 Comments

Gary Bettman didn’t like the idea of those powerful Olympic guys taking his players away in the middle of the regular season, forcing him and his band of rich merry men (a.k.a. team owners) to shut their operations down for two weeks. This was especially […]