hockey

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

Marjorie Roden9 months ago
A Picture Can Tell 1000 Words, Part 2
A few more shots from the ones taken during the public training camp skates at the Winnipeg Jets' annual Fan Fest held at the Bell MTS Iceplex just off the perimeter in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After getti...
Shandi Pace9 months ago
Finally Home: John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs heading into the 2018-19 season looked terrifying enough already. They have a trio of talented, young stars that can only get better, a new general manager that embraces change...
Marjorie Roden9 months ago
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
A few shots from Saturday September 15th at the Winnipeg Jets training camp. That day was the “Fan Fest Day” which meant that all of the training camp drills were taking place in front of a rather sub...
Matthew Maratea9 months ago
The Hockey Drought Is Almost Over
Hockey lasts from September to June. After the Stanley Cup is awarded, the season awards, NHL draft, and free agency all take place in late June and through July. That leaves us with August. If there ...
Lizz Darcya year ago
A Look at the Inaugural Season of the Las Vegas Golden Knights
On a Thursday night in early June 2018, the Vegas Golden Knights were defeated in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals by the Washington Capitals after Lars Eller of the Capitals scored the game-winning g...
Marjorie Rodena year ago
The Bullies Are "Crushed"
Sports in general is supposed to teach people—children especially growing up—about the idea of fair play. And we are assured, as children, that if we play a nice clean game, no matter what, the adults...
Marjorie Rodena year ago
"Why Yes, I Was in 'Mr. Hockey'!!!"
Five years ago, I had what could only be called an epic experience working on the CBC made for television movie Mr. Hockey, which looked at the year Gordie Howe decided to come out of retirement and p...
Marjorie Rodena year ago
The Making of an Epic Remake
During the third round of the NHL playoffs, after game two, a number of Jets fans were feeling rather glum about the loss. I had been working with Winnipeg Harvest, dressed up as the Tiger Lily Fairy,...
Marjorie Rodena year ago
A Delayed Story: March 27, 2018
WRITER'S NOTE: I submitted this for another paper, but as there wasn't room for it, it was not used. As people have been asking me what I did write up for this particular NHL hockey game, I felt I mig...
Dominic Berninga year ago
Vegas Is in the Cup! Oh, and So Are the Capitals
These are the two teams the league (or most of it, at least) did not think were going to make it to the finals this season when the playoffs started. A lot happened in ways that helped Vegas make it a...
Dominic Berninga year ago
A Vegas Cup? It Seems Quite Possible
Something strange has been happening in the beautiful world of hockey. And no, I don’t mean the Capitals actually winning in the first round of the playoffs. I mean the expansion team who has a horrib...
Jesse Kinneya year ago
Best First Overall Picks in NHL History
Whenever you're taken first in the NHL draft, a lot of expectations are attached to you. First overall picks are generally tasked with saving a franchise and becoming the centerpiece of a rebuilding m...
Jesse Kinneya year ago
Best NHL Goalies of All Time
It is almost impossible to win the Stanley Cup without an all-star goaltender, especially in today's NHL. Regardless of how many chances you create or goals you score, it is all for naught if you can'...
Charlie Garcia a year ago
Aleksandr Ovetchkine, Killin’ It Since the Beginning
Saturday, April 28, 2018 As a big hockey fan, more specifically a Washington Capitals’ fan, I followed Aleksandr Ovetchkine’s career and I have been completely amazed year after year. Born in Moscow o...
Jesse Kinneya year ago
Best NHL Defensemen of All Time
We are blessed as hockey fans to have so much skill in the NHL today. Every team has a star and most have a few, leading to some of the most exciting and electric hockey in NHL history. In the past, t...
Jesse Kinneya year ago
Best NHL Draft Steals
We all know the dynamos that went early in the first round in NHL entry drafts throughout history. Bonafide superstars that changed the game forever with names that include Mario Lemieux, Mike Modano,...
Jesse Kinneya year ago
The Most Lopsided NHL Trades in History
When fans of hockey hear about a seismic NHL trade, where superstars and future superstars are dealt, they hope their team, if involved, came out on top. At the very least, they hope their team wasn't...
Jesse Kinneya year ago
10 Best Teams to Ever Win the Stanley Cup
There is nothing better in sport than the Stanley Cup playoffs. It is the most intense playoff format, leads to the best moments, and has some of the best traditions. A few examples include Detroit an...