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Could the NHL start the season without their referees?

In some overlooked but breaking news, The Hockey Newsis reporting that only two weeks before the NHL is scheduled to begin playing preseason games, the league has yet to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with their referees, with their last agreement having expired this past August 31st. Talks are ongoing between the two sides, which may indicate that a new agreement could be reached in time to start the preseason, however THN is reporting that the NHL has contacted the ECHL to inquire whether they would be interested in loaning their referees to temp for the jobs while the two sides iron out a contract. One minor league official told The Hockey News that he "think(s) it ...

Quick Predictions for 2010-11 Season

My predictions will be quick and may or may not be accurate. Northeast Division 1: Toronto – IN with 104 points 2: Montreal – IN with 100 points 3: Boston – IN with 98 points 4: Buffalo – IN with 93 points 5: Ottawa – OUT with 73 points Atlantic Division 1: Pittsburgh – IN with 100 points 2: New Jersey – IN with 97 points 3: Philadelphia – OUT but barely with 92 points 4: NY Rangers – OUT with 76 points 5: NY Islanders – OUT with 76 points Southeast Division 1: Washington – IN with 103 points 2: Tampa Bay – IN with 94 points 3: Carolina – OUT with 90 points 4: Atlanta – OUT with 82 points 5: Florida – OUT with 81 points Central Divis...

Flashback: Hockey Hall of Fame Inducts Denis Savard

In this flashback to November 13, 2000, Denis Savard, along with Joe Mullen and Walter Bush Jr., are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Below is a clip from SportsDesk (later renamed SportsCentre) about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF0_znUsTZw

Some of my more popular YouTube posts so far

While I’m working on some articles before the upcoming NHL season gets set to roll, I’m going to share with you some of the more popular YouTube videos (at least 1,000 hits each) I’ve posted at http://www.youtube.com/user/temphockey PK Subban’s post-game interview on Hockey Night in Canada on May 6, 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqBUNhk2y8g How the Philadelphia Flyers won the Stanley Cup on May 27, 1975 -- Hockey Night in Canada feed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYfvJWNFPLU Steve Smith’s grave error on April 30, 1986 -- Hockey Night in Canada feed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmuXdR77xSY The Boston Bruins get called for Too Many Men on May 10, 1979 --...

Philadelphia vs. Buffalo (May 27, 1975) (Video)

Newly posted, it’s called “How the Flyers Won the Stanley Cup”, and it was originally played on May 27, 1975. The call is by Danny Gallivan and Dick Irvin. I also have a copy in my collection whereby Gene Hart and Don Earle did the call for WTAF Channel 29 in Philadelphia (now going by the call letters WTXF FOX 29). First, the CBC feed... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYfvJWNFPLU And now, the Philly feed... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UChhUqVMPhM

Quick Classic: Buffalo at Boston -- April 24, 1983

I want to share with you a couple of classic NHL clips you might remember seeing. These two videos are from the Adams Division Finals of 1983, which featured the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres. The series ended up going to seven games, with the deciding game being played at the historic Boston Garden. The date was April 24. The man who called the goals you will hear in these two videos was the late Fred Cusick, and these games were originally broadcast on WSBK-TV Channel 38 in Boston. The first video is my own posting, the highlights from TV38 airing on Hockey Night in Canada, where Game 1 of the Campbell Conference Final was ongoing between Chicago and Edmonton; the second was poste...