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Post All-Star Game Wrap Up 2016

Post All-Star Game Wrap Up 2016

A photo posted by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Jan 31, 2016 at 5:26pm PST It’s been over a decade since I last watched an All-Star game but the hoopla around John Scott piqued my interest enough to turn on the game (I just get the skills competition). What can I say, on a lazy Sunday afternoon with nothing else to do, having the game in the background proved to be entertaining. That’s just it, the entertainment value of the game…

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Calgary Flames Shine at Awards Ceremony NHL 2015

Calgary Flames Shine at Awards Ceremony NHL 2015

With four, the Calgary Flames organization had the most nominees in this year’s NHL Awards ceremony. They took home two. First off a rant. NHL awards are a sham. West had won 5 of the last 6 cups, yet the east still wins 3/4 of the awards. For example, Karlsson winning the Norris. He played about 35 seconds on the penalty kill all year and started something like only 20% of his shifts in the defensive zone. Bias? I think…

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Chicago Blackhawks Win 2014-15 Stanley Cup

Chicago Blackhawks Win 2014-15 Stanley Cup

Congrats. And those TV ratings make Gary proud. The highest views in 18 years. Thank Chicago for that. Top reason why/how? Awesome. But not that the Hawks won; but at least it was the Bolts. Until next season!

Another rant on the stupidity of the Arizona Coyotes

Another rant on the stupidity of the Arizona Coyotes

Guest post by Rev. K. The City Council of Glendale will hold a meeting to decide the future, again, of the local hockey franchise. Why on earth does the NHL want to continue plugging away at this beleaguered and failed organization? The Phoenix Coyotes are once again in the news, so it’s once again time for my usual rant. My position has not changed. Phoenix is, and has always been, a terrible, terrible business decision. A Former Glendale City Council…

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2012-2013 NHL Saved – Short Season Arrives

2012-2013 NHL Saved – Short Season Arrives

The waiting finally ended much to the delight of hardcore fans, owners, players, and probably the most thankful, all the people who work in the service industry who’ve taken a hit with the absence of hockey. It’s true, in a country that claims the game, no NHL leaves the land a bit quiet, almost too quiet. The NHL didn’t win any friends with this work stoppage. Perhaps not fresh in the minds of fans, but certainly within memory, the notion…

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November Games Cancelled

November Games Cancelled

Surprising nobody, NHL games for the entire month of November has been cancelled. The rumor is December we’ll see hockey. Most notable events around December Winter Classic where tons of money is thought to be changing hands. THe issue I have with that is it’s merely one event that only benefits a handful of teams. Yes, the league itself will get a big boost in ratings and attention, but the league as a whole doesn’t necessarily see that benefit. So…

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NHL Lockout

NHL Lockout

No hockey. Hooray :( But unlike TSN and their 6 hours of coverage of nothing in particular, we’re going to shut off the lights. No point covering the worse professional sports league when it comes to work stoppages.