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NHL Season Just Getting Started
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Published On: Thu, Nov 13
With all we've seen happen so far this year, it's hard to believe that the NHL season is only a month old.
We've seen a lot of rising young stars give familiar franchises new faces, and we've already seen some teams overcome incredible adversity ...
Betting tips on the NHL
Published On: Mon, Nov 04
It’s still pretty early days in the NHL season, with barely a month of the season played, which makes it quite hard to predict which teams will win the various conferences – or indeed the Stanley Cup – from the point of view of NHL betting. Of course p...
Will New Devils Owner Translate into Success in 2013-14?
Published On: Fri, Aug 16
Will New Devils Owner Translate into Success in 2013-14?
By Parker Jones
The New Jersey Devils certainly left their fans feeling unfulfilled last season. Coming off a surprise Stanley Cup run in 2011-12, the Devils failed to even q...
hbo's '24/7 caps-pens' deserves an emmy award
Published On: Sun, Jan 09
In the Twitter age, it is a rarity to witness something as special and emotionally riveting as HBO's recent four-part reality series "24/7 Penguins-Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic." The series that Caps owner Ted Leonsis calls "landmark televi...
russia stuns canada at world junior championships
Published On: Tue, Jan 04
Russia beat Canada 5-3 tonight to win the World Junior Championship Gold Medal at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. In coming back from a three goal deficit in the third period, Russia stunned the Canucks and their red-clad fans, who came in the thousan...
nhl makes right call moving winter classic to prime time
Published On: Thu, Dec 30
The NHL has decided to move the Winter Classic from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday because of consistent weather forecasting calling for rain showers in the Pittsburgh area throughout the morning and afternoon hours. The rain is supposed to stop around 6...
in case you missed last night's debut of hbo's '24/7 caps-pens'
Published On: Wed, Dec 15
I'm one of the millions of unfortunate souls who missed last night's premiere of HBO reality series "24/7 Caps/Pens: Road to the Winter Classic." Of course, seeing Ryan Getzlaf's big toothy grin after scoring the overtime goal for Anaheim to send W...
darren pang's gaffe reveals hockey's racial divide
Published On: Tue, Dec 07
Darren Pang is one of the most respected hockey analysts in the NHL. But his Freudian slip on TSN (thanks to the GetReal Hockey blog for catching this) when talking about the benching of Montreal Canadians defenseman P.K. Subban, who happens to be blac...
heinz field rockin' the red?
Published On: Mon, Dec 06
Today, the NHL unveiled an artist rendering of what Heinz Field will supposedly look like at 1 p.m. on New Years Day, when the Washington Capitals face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the annual Winter Classic. Now, I expect there to be a lo...
nhl again shows tech savvy with gamecenter live on mobile
Published On: Sun, Nov 28
Image Credit: NHL.com The National Hockey League is as tech-savvy as any professional sports organization in the world. This is evident in the NHL's latest promotional campaign for its popular NHL GameCenter Live Internet subscription package. ...
preview of hbo's '24/7 caps-pens'
Published On: Sun, Nov 21
In case you missed it last Saturday night, here is the 12-minute preview of the upcoming HBO reality series "24/7 Caps-Pens: Road to the NHL Winter Classic." Blog Credit: http://www.sportsfanlive.com/hockeystop/entry/preview_o
nhl shakes up all-star game
Published On: Mon, Nov 15
Credit: Grant Burke at http://www.grantburkeart.com Perhaps the NHL should change its name to the Dynamic Hockey League. While Major League Baseball made the mistake of placing too much weight on its All-Star Game by having it decide home field ...
southeast is scary good
Published On: Sat, Oct 30
The NHL's Southeast Division until as recently as last season was considered the weakest division in hockey. Except for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals, the Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning, Atlanta Thrashers and Florida Pant...
mayo clinic: stop head hits
Published On: Wed, Oct 20
The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center held a summit in Rochester, Minnesota this week titled "Ice Hockey Summit: Action on Concussion." The event was bound to garner media attention given the recent crackdown by both the NFL and NHL on hits to the hea...
nhl drops puck thursday
Published On: Wed, Oct 06
(Picture credit: Lake Fong, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) The temperature is dropping outside and that means it's heating up inside NHL arenas across North America. On Thursday the 2010-2011 season kicks off with festivities at Yonge-Dundas Square --...
caps unveil winter classic uniform
Published On: Sat, Oct 02
The Washington Capitals unveiled their Winter Classic uniforms on Saturday at their fan convention, which was held for the first time in downtown D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center just a few blocks from the Verizon Center. The Caps ...
nba gets stern with ted leonsis
Published On: Wed, Sep 29
Washington Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is perhaps the model for how to turn around the fortunes of a franchise through the draft and brilliant marketing. The jovial Greek American from Brooklyn went from humble origins to becoming a senior A...
hbo aims lens at caps-pens
Published On: Wed, Sep 22
Multiple sources have reported this morning that Home Box Office network is bringing "Hard Knocks" to the National Hockey League with "24/7 Penguins/Capitals Road to the Winter Classic" -- an in-depth reality series in the weeks leading up to the highl...
what's in your wallet? ovechkin and mcnabb!
Published On: Sat, Sep 18
I was watching the Redskins game today and during a commercial break was surprised to see a Capital One Bank commercial with Skins QB Donovan McNabb and Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin. It is one of the cheesiest ads I've ever seen, but hey, at least...
burning questions heading into camp: goalies, booth's status and unsigned rfas
Published On: Sun, Sep 12
Training camps open around the NHL later this week and some burning questions come to mind. Among them has to be one about David Booth, the Florida Panthers star winger who was limited to 28 games last season after suffering a pair of concussions....
pierre lebrun blog returns: offseason highlights, early predictions
Published On: Tue, Sep 07
Fully recharged, your humble hockey hack is back at work after an enriching summer vacation. I would like to thank the NHL, the NHL Players' Association, the New Jersey Devils and agent Jay Grossman for dutifully wrapping up the Ilya Kovalchuk sag...
caps hold summer skate session for fans
Published On: Sun, Aug 29
After a roller coaster season for Washington Capitals fans, including the franchise's first President's Trophy followed by an epic flameout against the eighth-seeded Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs -- the new season couldn't come ...
nhl tests new rules, fans win
Published On: Fri, Aug 20
Brendan Shanahan is shunning the hockey purists and that is a good thing for the future of the National Hockey League. The NHL's new VP of hockey and business affairs wrapped up the league's first Research, Development and Orientation Camp on Thursd...
hockey masks behind home plate
Published On: Sun, Aug 01
Tonight I was watching the Dodgers-Giants game on ESPN and I noticed something strange -- San Francisco's catcher appeared to be wearing a hockey goalie mask. Could Antti Niemi have given up on the Blackhawks paying him after arbitration and become...
is ovechkin still king of capital?
Published On: Sun, Jul 18
Since moving back to Washington, D.C. this summer I've noticed something different in the air. No, it's not the stifling heat and humidity creating a natural sauna every time I step outside. Nor is it the pollen making me sneeze every five minutes. ...