It’s Time to Defy Gary Bettman

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Greedy Gary Bettman won’t let NHL players participate in next year’s Olympics because he couldn’t extort any new money from the governing bodies for his NHL owners or any new concessions from the player’s association. Oh sure, he suggests the compressed schedule would be a problem […]

Don Cherry’s Double Standard

April 3, 2017 // 1 Comment

Don Cherry showed his “national bias” once again during his weekly Coach’s Corner segment, this past Saturday, when he went after Maple Leafs’ rookie defenceman Nikita Zaitsev. See the video here.   Cherry was outraged that Toronto management was working on a long-term contract extension with […]

Zero Tolerance Needed

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Every time an NHL player gets suspended for a questionable hit from behind, supporters of the banished player love to put the blame on the puck carrier instead. What nonsense. How much brain power does it take to abide by a simple approach that says […]

Offside Reviews are Offside

March 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Not so long ago, back in 2013, there was a flagrant offside call, or should I say non-call, involving Avalanche speedster Matt Duchene. See the video here. Had that blown call not happened, video review of offside plays would most likely not be with us in […]

We Love Overtime

March 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

Turn on the sports radio station of your choice, and wait. Sooner or later someone will start whining about the NHL’s overtime and shootout situation. “It’s a gimmick,” they complain. While the shootout may be a gimmick that has lost of bit of lustre – […]

Babcock Butchers Overtime

February 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Did you know Mike Babcock is a coaching genius? That’s what they (and he) will tell you. Fair enough. Then go ahead and explain the Babcock approach to overtime. If the Maple Leafs miss the playoffs this year, the primary reason will be their horrible […]

A (Hockey) World Gone Crazy?

February 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Let’s see…….. All of a sudden, Carey Price can’t stop a beach ball. An NHL defenceman, Brent Burns, is challenging for the overall points-scoring lead. The Toronto Maple Leafs are more than respectable. One of the NHL’s fiercest rivalries sees a Boston coach hop on […]

How To Fix the NHL Trade Deadline

February 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

The NHL trade deadline sucks. The reason why is simple: The always dreaded, always boring salary cap. Even if two teams can agree on a stunning blockbuster swap, they usually can’t match up salaries in a way that makes the trade doable in the end. To […]

The NHL’s Horse-Shit Ice

February 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

NFL teams play their games on a pristine playing field. NBA teams play their games on pristine courts. Major League Baseball teams play their games on pristine diamonds. Elite soccer league’s around the world play their games on pitch’s that look like well manicured golf […]

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