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the devil in the details

The New Jersey Devils inked a precident setting deal to sign All-Star forward Ilya Kovalchuck today. Is your head spinning at just that thought? One of the least offensively minded teams in the history of hockey just signed one of … Continue reading

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a call for less blood on the ice

Ice hockey is played on a low friction surface and the rules are designed to allow for the inevidable bumping, grinding that results in some emotional pushing and shoving and retaliatory hits. Heck, I am all for fighting in hockey … Continue reading

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forty for failing: midseason NHL EC recap

It might be a new year on the calendar but it’s only mid-year for the National Hockey League. Thus far, it is a pretty big year for story lines with records and players falling like there’s no tomorrow and triumphs … Continue reading

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Quarter season: hipchecking the quarterboards

Everyone likes to have some kind of mile marker. It’s a way to gauge the direction one is headed, success or failure is tantamount in getting the analysis of direction right. In the national hockey league, that’s the quarter season … Continue reading

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Blood on the Ice, the NHL pre-season Preview

Ah, the smell of ice in autumn. Ah, the stain of red against that translucent surface. The swoosh of a stop, the ping of the puck off the goalpost, crunch of bodies flailing against the boards and the sound of … Continue reading

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Handicapping the Caps

I am getting somewhat impatient regarding the impending beginning of hockey season. Not that I am ready to give up baseball yet, as the stretch run is going to make for some great story lines, but with pre-season football getting … Continue reading

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NHLs Winter unClassic

The worst kept secret in hockey was finally made official this week. The third annual NHL Winter Classic will be held at Fenway Park between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. Does anyone else feel a little underwhelmed by … Continue reading

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