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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.

DJ Grand8 days 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 Kohut2 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 Kramer2 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 Kramer3 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 Brighton3 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 Brighton4 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. Young4 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 Chandler4 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 Wort4 months ago
The Good Old Hockey Game: A Love Story
How One Girl Fell Face-First into Full-On Fandom
Marjorie Roden4 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 Roden4 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 Roden4 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 ...
Chris Smalley5 months ago
How to Watch NHL Games
The NHL has been around for over 101 years. A lot has changed over the years! Back in 1917, when the NHL started, there were only four teams in the league. It wasn't very popular, and they were all Ca...
Marjorie Roden5 months ago
Game #8: Winnipeg Jets vs Arizona Coyotes
After submitting the story from the previous game, somehow or other, the 3 game point scoring streak of Nikolaj Ehlers was accidentally left out of the story’s game end notes. Apologies to Mr. Ehlers ...
Marjorie Roden5 months ago
Game #7: Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks
October 18th saw the Jets come head to head with a red-hot team in the form of the Vancouver Canucks, who had won their previous three games. However, the Jets were having none of that, especially aft...
Marjorie Roden5 months ago
Game #6: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
In spite of having one of the strongest opening periods seen in Bell MTS Place by the Winnipeg Jets in a while, a sudden flurry of goals from the Edmonton Oilers in the third period squelched the home...
Olexander Kolynycz5 months ago
Does Being Young Have an Advantage in Coaching?
It’s probably the question I think most about when I am around my teams. I fully believe it has its positives and negatives. Being the youngest coach not only in the Webster organization but even in t...
Marjorie Roden5 months ago
Game #5: Winnipeg Jets vs Carolina Hurricanes
Is it possible that the Winnipeg Jets may be able to smash some conventions with the 2019 NHL awards and have two players up as nominees for the same award? Certainly, this question most likely went t...