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Canadian Tire is Canadian Hockey

I was recently invited to a Canadian Tire press conference announcing their new five-year partnership with the NHL to become the League's Official Sporting Goods Retailer of the NHL in Canada. While I was...

Leafs in the hunt for “Norwegian Hobbit”

After tonight's snoozer, let's move on to a bigger and better subject. Some of you may have watched a surprising Norway side battle Switzerland to the bitter end for a quarterfinal birth in their final...

Hit to Head Rule

The NHL has finally done something right this decade. Hits to the Head will now officially be punished in the league, which offers up the option of suspending players more frequently should the violent...

Canada vs. USA

Canadians vs. Americans. Patrick Kane vs. Jonathan Toews. Ryan Miller vs. Martin Brodeur. The battle of North America. A game that will have the highest total viewers than any other game for probably years...

On Defense: Mike Green

The most important person involved in the Mike Green snub from the Canadian Olympic team is perhaps the defenseman himself. Reasoning used by the Canadian contingent isn’t likely similar to that of the general public,...

Check My Brain

No truer words ring out to the ears of the throng of fans and particularly management of the Leafs victory over the current GM's former organization. And it took Alice in Chains to create them. Cali,...

Pronger Traded? Draft Dealing Commences

According to Andy Strickland the first draft-related move of this (almost) off-season has transpired.  Chris Pronger has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings for "a package including Jack Johnson and the 5th overall...

2009 Playoffs: A Sign of Changing Times

Phew. Finally a chance to catch our breath after what was perhaps the best 2nd round of playoff hockey ever played. We were treated to three 7 game series, 9 overtime periods, and an...

Master of the Universe

(Insert He-Man theme here) Mats Sundin, the legendary Leaf, or Duck, or Ranger, or Canadien, or whoever. Mats Sundin, the greatest player to ever lace them up for the blue and white. Mats Sundin, practically...

International Flavor in the NHL

With the imposition of the salary cap taking some clout away from the financial Super Powers (or so they say), the "new" NHL focuses upon the importance of successful drafting and a constant flow of young players on cheap, entry-level contracts. With scouts now being dispatched to all corners of the globe, it's getting to be quite a small world. The boundaries of the Hockey Community are ever-growing, and we're starting to find ourselves with a neat little global village forming in the NHL. Aside from the G8 (Canada, United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia) which comprise nearly 90% of all players' nationalities, we are also privileged to enjoy the best of what...
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