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 […]

Someone Should Slew Foot Gary Bettman

February 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

The NHL has a Department of Player Safety. It is an absolute friggin joke. Think not? Then explain how super-weasel Brad Marchand got away with not one, but two slew foot attacks, within a one-week period. The two most gutless, cowardly acts in sports are […]

NHL All-Star Game Upgrades

January 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Clearly, the NHL is struggling to find new gimmicks to keep the almost-annual All-Star game somewhat relevant. Gary “Chuckles” Bettman has opted to end most of the crazy props and zany tricks in favour of a more serious approach. If the NHL wants to avoid […]

Auston Matthews Thrives In Spite of Mike Babcock

January 23, 2017 // 3 Comments

Mike Babcock is most likely a very good hockey coach. But his growing reputation as the “best coach in hockey” is surely open to debate. Many Babcock lovers point to his excellent results behind the Team Canada bench. After all, his national teams have regularly […]

Video Review Reductions

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

NHL fans have been clamouring for fewer and/or shorter video reviews this season. And for once, the NHL is listening. To make sure they get the original call right more often, the league has opted to add more referees. Starting next Monday, all NHL games […]

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