1. NCAA Football: What I Learned From Notre Dame-Michigan

    Note: Allow me to set the record straight: I do not have a favorite school. I enjoy seeing certain schools have success, but never do I cheer for a specific football program to succeed...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 2,381 reads 41 comments

  2. NHL Backchecking: Little-Known Canadien Terry Harper Big Part of Team's Cup Runs

    The Montreal Canadiens won four Stanley Cups in five seasons from 1965-69. Every hockey fan knows the big names on those teams: Jean Beliveau, Yvan Cournoyer, Henri Richard, Serge Savard, and others...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 435 reads 1 comments

  3. Florida Football: What I Learned From Gators vs. Miami (Ohio) Game

    After watching the University of Florida secure their home field advantage and squeak out a victory against the University of Miami (Ohio), there were some positives and negatives coming out from each sideline...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 1,451 reads 31 comments

  4. USC-Hawaii: What I Learned

    After watching the University of Southern California take over Aloha Stadium and bring back its first win in its season opener, USC and Hawaii each had the positives and negatives that each team has...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 1,868 reads 6 comments

  5. NHL Backchecking: Dave Feamster Flips NHL Career for Pizza Profits

    “What do you do in life? You learn to tie your shoes, then you play hockey.”-Dave Feamster Dave Feamster sums up his life with that simple, yet brilliant quote. The youngest of five boys, Feamster grew up in Detroit living and breathing hockey

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 922 reads 3 comments

  6. NHL Prospect Watch: Los Angeles Kings Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff

    Jonathan Bernier has been tagged by every media outlet in Los Angeles as the Kings’ future franchise goaltender...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 489 reads 1 comments

  7. NHL Prospect Watch: Nashville Predators' Taylor Beck

    The Nashville Predators have a history of successfully developing their draft picks into bonafide NHL players. More than half of their current roster consists of players drafted by the organization, including Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, and David Legwand...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 411 reads 0 comments

  8. NHL Prospect Watch: Montreal Canadiens Goaltender Cedrick Desjardins

    As a goaltender, you can easily get down on yourself, especially when you’re undrafted after backstopping a Sidney Crosby-led Rimouski Oceanic team to the brink of a Memorial Cup...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 531 reads 1 comments

  9. NHL: Top Eight Young Guns in 2010-11

    I’m a prospect geek. There, I said it.With NHL.com doing its annual 30-in-30 team previews and every other media outlet preparing for another glorious hockey season, I always ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 11,353 reads 37 comments

  10. NHL Prospect Watch: Detroit Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist

    When the Detroit Red Wings announce a late-round draft pick, everyone in the hockey world turns their head. After all, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg were drafted in the sixth and seventh rounds...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 1,444 reads 11 comments

  11. NHL Backchecking: Bill Baker Continues Gold Medal Work on Patients

    Bill Baker is often known for his game-tying goal against Sweden in the opening game of the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 1,556 reads 0 comments

  12. NFL: The Five Things a Casual Fan is Looking Forward to in 2010

    I’ll be honest right from the start—I’m a hockey fan and a hockey writer. I’ve written one non-hockey article in my life, about former University of Oregon quarterback ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 1,532 reads 8 comments

  13. NHL 2010: Five Teams in the East That Will Challenge Philadelphia

    Since the 2005 NHL lockout, there have only been two teams that appeared in the Stanley Cup Final two consecutive years: the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2008 and 2009...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 4,477 reads 41 comments

  14. NHL Prospect Watch: Arturs Kulda

    Latvia is hardly a hockey factory. In fact, only eight players from Latvia have ever suited up for more than 50 NHL games and only Sandis Ozolinsh and Arturs Irbe come anywhere near the realm of household name...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 259 reads 1 comments

  15. Former NHL Player Al Secord Heads For the Sky

    Imagine a former NHL player who use to fly down the wing, flying through the sky guiding a commercial jet. A man, who 25 years ago used his intuition to make the right play on the ice, now makes crucial decisions in the air...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 2,491 reads 0 comments

  16. Backchecking: Bob Clarke Continues Legacy in Front Office

    If we could all accomplish just a fraction of what Bob Clarke did in his career, I’m sure we would all be content with our lives...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 1,096 reads 3 comments

  17. O2 Sports Agency: More Than Just A Business

    At the end of June, right before the NHL Entry Draft, I wrote a story about Eustace King, agent for O2K Worldwide Management Group...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 5 years ago 727 reads 1 comments

  18. Blueliner Keith Yandle Becoming Oasis in the Desert for Phoenix Coyotes

    With all the financial and legal problems going on in the desert, there hasn’t been too much to gloat about off the ice in Phoenix. But on the ice, it’s a time to look towards the future...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 220 reads 2 comments

  19. The Best and Worst NHL Draft Picks of the Last 10 Years

    From 1998 to 2007, the NHL held 10 Entry Drafts, selecting over 2,000 players. Of course, not all of those players made it to the NHL, and very few of those draft picks ever made huge impacts on an NHL team...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 6,360 reads 12 comments

  20. Nashville Predator Colin Wilson Ready to Take Bite Out of NHL

    With the introduction of the salary cap, teams have been forced to ice young, cheap talent in order to squeeze higher-paid veterans onto rosters. In fact, 11 first round picks from the 2008 draft saw NHL ice time last season...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 268 reads 2 comments

  21. Isles Look for Net Gains with Top 2009 Goalie Draft Pick Mikko Koskinen

    Drafting a high-ranked goalie early on draft day can be a high risk/high reward situation. On the one hand, you could end up with the next Roberto Luongo or Marc-Andre Fleury...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 527 reads 1 comments

  22. Philadelphia Flyers: Six Questions Still Facing the Team

    Original posting at http://gmbass.wordpress.com. The offseason for any sport is often a time filled with a mixture of emotions – exciting for the teams that performed well the previous ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 4,512 reads 0 comments

  23. NHL: Drafting Goalies a Precarious Task

    Every NHL draft year, numerous questions arise regarding the young talent and how they are ranked. Some wonder why Player A is expected to go so high when he only had 10 points while ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 633 reads 2 comments

  24. Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Camp: Day One Review

    As over 30 young prospects came to the Philadelphia Flyers’ Prospect Camp at the Flyers Skate Zone on Wednesday, careers were started and paths to the NHL were cleared...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 1,931 reads 2 comments

  25. Mike Richards: How Does He Match Up Against Former Flyers Captains?

    One of the most important leadership roles in sports is being your team’s captain. Fans, teammates, coaches and other captains look to you to make the right decisions both on and off the field...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 1,503 reads 23 comments