The following is an editorial which I wrote for my writing class in school, since it has to do with hockey, and my teacher told me to publish it, where better to post it, but the site! Most of it is things you know, but its my view on why Canada deserves another team! Enjoy.
Hockey; It’s Canada’s Game
Adam Reid argues why Canada deserves a seventh hockey team
Go anywhere in the world and ask the question, “What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Canada?” and the reply you will get more often than not will be hockey. Now, if you ask the same question about the United States, chances are hockey will not be your response. Just a simple question, but...
Is the Central Division the best division? – For awhile most people thought the Atlantic was the best division in the NHL. For three consecutive seasons they had four teams who made the playoffs, the only division recently to accomplish that. They just missed out on sending four again last season. They have also sent the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup representative three seasons in a row. However the Central Division has also sent the Western Conference Stanley Cup representative the past three seasons as well. (Whenever you feel like playing hockey other divisions, let us know.) This season the Central Division is outperforming the Atlantic by far. If the playoffs started today, the ...
As part of their biannual meeting, the NHL's general managers always come up with some ridiculous rule changes, as well as some realistic ones.
Here's what we know so far:
The idea of an NFL-like "coach's challenge" has been officially shelfed by the GMs. Dale Tallon, current Panthers GM, called the instant replay challenge system "a dead issue." More here from the NHL's official website.
NHL analyst Darren Dreger recently tweeted about the NHL's plans to completely revamp the format of the All-Star game. One possible change includes designating two “captains” and having them pick their team, ala 6th grade kickball. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, NHL VP Brendan Sha...
The Complete Hockey Dictionary
Author: Andrew Podnieks
Published by: Fenn Publishing Company Ltd.
Did you ever wonder what an "Oilman" was? Did you know that the Winnipeg Victorias were Stanley Cup Champions in 1896, 1901, and 1902? I bet you never knew that Collaring was a type of penalty, similar to holding, from the 19th Century. How about sorrel-topped (red-headed) or baffle-play (fast deke)?
The prolific writer Andrew Podnieks adds another selection to the hockey book library by compiling the definitions of the game of hockey. In the introduction, Podnieks states that "...a few words or phrases may have slipped through the cracks;". I must say t...
Various news outlets reported today that Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller will not be in the lineup when his team takes on the Boston Bruins tonight.
Miller was ruled out due to the oh-so-common "lower body injury." According to Coach Lindy Ruff, the USA-Olympian does not have a groin injury and is listed as day-to-day.
In his place will most likely be Patrick Lalime, who gave up four goals in both of his two starts this season. Jhones Enroth was called up from the team's AHL affiliate and will suit up for tonight's game as well.
While it doesn't appear that Miller's injury is too serious (just yet), the Sabres aren't taking any chances.
Furthermore, Miller is the latest...
You signed him for how long, for how much? – Any fans ultimate dream job is to be the GM of his or her favorite team. If I was ever a GM one thing I would never do is give anybody a contract longer than five years. There's too many things that could happen in even that short amount of time that the thought of giving a longer one makes no sense even if the player is a franchise talent. Some things that could go wrong include the player getting injured, no longer producing, not fitting in with a new system or teammates, not performing well in the postseason or the team just wants to rebuild. Certain players are not motivated to perform at the same level once they receive their mega deals...
*You're beginning to regret the free agent signing you made in the summer and it's game 1 of 82 in year 1 of 15.
*You're 1 of 30 teams that would trade one of your players (goaltender) for the player mentioned above.
*Fans have noticed that the team sucks, and you're in Florida.
*Your team couldn't score a goal if the other team played without a goaltender, or worse, they started Vesa Toskala.
*You acquire a top player for a draft pick and four weeks later another team acquires the same player for free via waivers....wait wrong league.
*That goalie who carried you into the playoffs and almost carried his country to a Gold Medal, yeah he called, he's taking this season off.
With every team in the NHL having played about 10 games each, I feel it is time for me to step in and unjustly review the performance of players who were (or weren't... hello Tim Thomas) expected to perform in this brand new NHL season. Let's start with the...
Seen here wanting nothing to do with that big orange ball, Stamkos has been an absolute dynamo for the high-scoring Tampa Lightning so far this season with a ridiculous 2 points per game scoring average. Barry Melrose still says he is not ready to play in the NHL and somehow still has his job at ESPN even though Pierre Lebrun and Scott Burnside have better haircuts.
With a goals agains...
So how about those southern teams? – I wrote this about a year ago.
“NHL teams losing money – First Phoenix and now Columbus. The Coyotes troubles are well documented and despite the NHL’s best efforts the Coyotes really should really leave Phoenix. However don’t tell that to Commissioner Gary Bettman he doesn’t want to hear it. Now it is being reported that the Columbus Blue Jackets are losing on average 12 million a year.
Phoenix is dead last in attendance this year and has lost about 30 million in some seasons. Of course with team ownership up in the air many fans don’t want to invest money into a team that may not be there. The Coyotes were also near ...