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We talk pucks and objects of that kind. We yell, complain, and analyze in the language of hockey fandom. Gretzky can do no wrong.

Rick Beneteaua month ago
A Life Touched by Hockey
I am what you could call athletically challenged. You know, I was the kid who was always picked last for scrimmage football, schoolyard baseball and road hockey. But even though I never played on any ...
Marjorie Roden2 months ago
The Power of TLC
As this piece is being written, there are still a lot of questions pertaining to the roster for the 2019-2020 edition of the Winnipeg Jets. By writing this piece, the writer is by no means diminishing...
CB Media3 months ago
When the Bruins Came to Belfast
With the Boston Bruins in China as part of Bruins global, it gave us the chance to look back at other times the NHL has traveled outside of North America. Such as when, in 2010, six NHL teams played i...
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Brian Anonymous4 months ago
Maybe the Senators Were Right About Trading Away Their Top Players
The Ottawa Senators have been the butt of all jokes lately. We've seen them in the news for the 2018 season and with good reason. Recently, the ridicule has gone so far as to reach a Simpsons episode ...
Jordan Grandmond4 months ago
2019 Stanley Cup Finals
2019 Stanley Cup Finals: What teams will make it through? There are eight teams left, but only one can win that trophy, so here is a list of teams still in the running: Boston Bruins Star Players: Pat...
Kristyna Reedon4 months ago
Full-Time Fake Fan
I love hockey. From the time I was about eight or so, I would occasionally watch games with my dad (if they were before my bedtime). I was born into a Habs-loving family in the center of a Maple Leaf-...
DJ Grand5 months ago
The Thug Mentality
There’s a rot that exists inside the culture of hockey that is a top-down type of disease. This malady can be easily understood as the Thug Mentality. It starts with the likes of Don Cherry, currently...
Timothy Kohut7 months ago
The 10 Best Hockey Movies Based on True Stories
Sports movies, in general, have the inherent ability to instill something in its viewers that many films are unable to organically inculcate—the feeling of hope. Most sports films have (roughly) the s...
Joe Kramer7 months ago
The Seven Habits of Highly Mediocre (Hockey Players)
I was recently going through my leadership/professional development binder—a compilation of my own scribbles and thoughts from my time at West Point, and my brief stint as an army officer. In addition...
Joe Kramer8 months ago
Shoot, Move, and Communicate
"What is the sound of artillery? BOOM BOOM! "Raining down on the enemy, BOOM BOOM! "Shoot, move, and communicate!" BOOM BOOM! The above three lines form part of a popular Army running cadence, complet...
Connor Brighton8 months ago
10 Must Read Hockey Books for NHL Fans
For those people who were not raised in a sports-oriented household, the fanatic culture that surrounds sports like professional hockey may seem chaotic and silly. Yet for people like me who grew up i...
Connor Brighton9 months ago
The 10 Best Hockey Helmets to Prevent Concussions
There are approximately 80 concussions per year in the NHL. Hockey players run a relatively high risk of concussions and serious brain injury, which is why it's important to try on an array of hockey ...
Nicola P. Young9 months ago
The Best Hockey Sticks for Defensemen
No two hockey players are the same; and indeed, no two positions or skills require the same strengths. Were this the case, all hockey players would use the same stick. Rather, finding the best stick f...
Vaden Chandler9 months ago
NHL Tough: The Inspiring Story of Brian Boyle
On Monday, November 5, 2018, an NHL player scored a hat-trick for the New Jersey Devils in their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Devils would later go on to beat the Penguins by a score of 5...
Amber Van Wort9 months ago
The Good Old Hockey Game: A Love Story
How One Girl Fell Face-First into Full-On Fandom
Marjorie Roden9 months ago
Game #10: Winnipeg Jets vs Toronto Maple Leafs
With a huge signing in the off-season of Jonathan Tavares to the Toronto Maple Leafs, some people in the hockey world are touting the team as early cup contenders. However, just as many, after seeing ...
Marjorie Roden9 months ago
Game #9: Winnipeg Jets vs St. Louis Blues
During a season where some of the bigger scorers on the team have been keeping quiet on the scoresheet, it is hugely refreshing to see other players step up. Certainly, players less known for their sc...
Marjorie Roden9 months ago
A Sidenote Story
As a freelance writer, keeping one's self organized is huge. Especially so when one is in the middle of moving from one home to another. So though notes have been taken for several of the games since ...