As an assortment of skaters throughout the league struggle to find offensive chemistry, one of the more interesting narratives of the shortened schedule has become the role of backup netminders and the surprises that have already emerged between the pipes.
The lockout is in the rear view. That's official. That's a fact. Done. Finee. Kaput. You can bet your Tuuka Rask on it.
Now that the deal is done, I refuse to look in the rear view mirror. I refuse to judge the owners or the players or try to decide if there was a winner or loser in this mess.
Super Bowl 47 is set for Sunday February 3rd in New Orleans: San Francisco is an early five point favorite over Baltimore. Hockey season is underway and A library in Australia is moving all Lance Armstrong books to the fiction section.
Fixing this brand can be as easy as recognizing the problem, addressing it, and reconnecting with your talent pool. Just like the NHL, you need to get back into the game even if you've taken a hit.
The NFL has it right. 12 teams make the playoffs. But for those other 20 teams it feels as if the sky is falling. For some reason in the other sports, the consequences for not making the playoffs don't seem quite as harsh.
In a way, the NHL conflict is a classic union dispute: the owners make their fortunes off the backs of the players. It's the scale of the thing that upsets me. And in the end they risk losing it all because they alienate the good will of the working class folks who fill the seats.
The NHL has announced the cancellation of games until mid-December and the January 21 All-Star Game. What major sport cancels its All-Star game or pulls itself out of arenas and off the air for months?
Baseball's general managers have begun meeting in Indian Wells, Calif. Expanded use of instant replay may be a topic for discussion.
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Approximately 2 percent of voters have still not been able to make up their minds if they should vote for Mitt Romney on November 6. I know why!
As the deadline for a full NHL season passes, I wonder: how could welet this happen to the game we love again? Here's my plea for both stubborn sides to think outside the box, which is not only possible, but essential to saving their future.
As Thursday's deadline came and went, both the NHL and NHLPA now find themselves further down a road neither wanted to tread, one that seems more and more likely headed to a cancelled season.
The Detroit Tigers are heading to the World Series after sweeping the Yankees four straight games, 8-1 the final score yesterday.
OK, people in Canada care. Hockey fans care. I care. But is there a critical mass up in arms about the lockout? Not even close. Players can see that too.