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Is Eliminating Shootouts the Answer?

This Summer, the National Hockey League has been looking at ways to improve the game. From moving the faceoff circles to eliminating shootouts, NHL officials have targeted a few ideas that could be beneficial to the entire league. After the NHL lockout, the shootout came into effect and many fans were excited about it, as expected. The shootout was something rarely seen in real-life, and with the number of superstars around the NHL, it sounded like a promising idea. Now, five years later, the idea has not panned out as hoped. The shootout has even cost the New York Rangers to miss the playoffs, and allowed the Philadelphia Flyers to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. The shootout’s i...

Atlantic Division Preview

New Jersey- The Devils made some great moves in the offseason to already improve a team that finished 2nd in the Eastern Conference last season. The Devils added Anton Volchenkov and former Sabre Henrik Tallinder. Along with those two big defenseman, the Devils also acquired Johan Hedberg, who will backup Martin Brodeur, and Jason Arnott, who is now in his second stint with the club. The Devils remain a dangerous team with Brodeur in net, even though he is past his prime. Brodeur is still one of the best in the league at 38 years old. Zach Parise is the new star in New Jersey as he put up 82 points last season. The Devils have good veteran experience with players like Patrik Elias, Brian ...

Southeast Division Preview

With training camp right around the bend in another month, I decided to do a division by divisionpreview and what to expect from each team this season. Here is the Southeast Division outlook: Washington: Look for the Capitals to dominate the weak Southeast division again this year. Alexander Ovechkin and the high powered offense of the Caps is still there and will continue to own the South East, and perhaps the Conference. Washington didn’t make many off season moves as they remained relatively quiet after being knocked out in the first round by the Montreal Canadiens. The defense for the Capitals is sub-par and the Goaltending is less than average which may cost them again this seas...

Hockey Totems Revealed

To make a long story short, for those who have not seen the summer blockbuster Inception (which I highly recommend you do), a totem is an object that separates reality from dream. The totem distinguishes reality from dream because it takes on different characteristics in a dream state. Therefore, if the owner of the totem knows their totem well enough, they should be able to distinguish dream from reality just by looking at it or holding it. We've seen the different totems used by the characters in the movie, but how about some of the never before seen totems in the hockey world? Not everyone is strong enough to distinguish between dream and reality though. For example, Brian Burke ...

2009-10 NHL Season Video Recap

Recap the 2009-2010 NHL season set to Saosin's Finding Home.