1. Bob Clarke Continues Philadelphia Flyers Legacy in Front Office

    Check out my blog here! If we could all accomplish a fraction of what Bob Clarke did in his career, I’m sure we would all be content with our lives...

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  2. NHL: What Kind Of Useless Rules Are These?

    Some rules are made to be broken. Some are made to be ridiculed. So, in light of the recent General Manager meetings in Florida, where the NHL Rulebook is subjected to its yearly scrutiny, let’s bring the rulebook out once more...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 4 years ago 467 reads 9 comments

  3. NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

    * - Division leader 1. *Washington Capitals – 103 It’s tough to find a weak spot in the Capitals’ game. With a 14-game win streak, this team is not slowing down...

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  4. A Bleacher Report Farewell

    I have been writing for Bleacher Report for a year-and-a-half now, with over 415 articles written, 230,000 article reads and more stats that I can spew out, like I’ve been doing ever since I started writing...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 5 years ago 830 reads 27 comments

  5. NHL 2009-10 Preview: Atlantic Division

    Philadelphia Flyers Plus: 1. Offensive Depth: Despite losing Mike Knuble and Joffrey Lupul, the Flyers gained a full season (hopefully) of Danny Briere and Claude Giroux...

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  6. NHL 2009-10 Preview: Southeast Division

    Washington Capitals Plus: 1. Semyon Varlamov: The young goalie who had his coming out party in the ’09 postseason will be starting in net for the first time in the regular season...

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  7. NHL 2009-10 Preview: Northeast Division

    Boston Bruins Plus: 1. Offensive Depth: With impact players on their first, second, and third lines, the B’s are one of the deepest offensive teams in the league...

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  8. NHL 2009-10 Preview: Central Division

    Chicago Blackhawks Plus 1. Offseason moves: By signing Marian Hossa and being able to keep Versteeg and the rest of the RFA's (despite the horrible screw ups of the team), the ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 5 years ago 473 reads 15 comments

  9. NHL 2009-10 Preview: Northwest Division

    Calgary Flames Plus: 1. Coaching: Although I still think it is a really a-hole move by Brent Sutter to leave New Jersey in the midst of a contract to coach Calgary, brother Darryl could not have chosen a better candidate...

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  10. NHL 2009-10 Preview: Pacific Division

    Anaheim Ducks Plus: 1. Grit mixed with talent: The Ducks are still the same basic team they were when they won the Cup in 2007, minus a few guys, and Getzlaf and Perry are much better now...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 5 years ago 573 reads 3 comments

  11. NHL 2009-2010 Season Previews: Introduction

    Welcome to the Alan Bass 2009-10 NHL Season Preview! Well, the preview of the preview. You get the point. Let’s get down to business! Here is how the previews will be formatted: Team Name Plus: 1...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 5 years ago 1,729 reads 12 comments

  12. Roberto Luongo's New Contract Proves That CBA Has Failed

    Recently, The Hockey News, TSN, the NHL and the Vancouver Canucks announced that superstar goaltender and Canucks captain Roberto Luongo has signed a 12-year extension to play the remainder of his days in Vancouver...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 5 years ago 1,009 reads 22 comments

  13. Why Sidney Crosby Still Has a Lot To Learn To Be Considered “Great”

    “The Next One” has finally won his Stanley Cup and, at just 21 years old, is the youngest captain in NHL history to do so...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 5 years ago 1,245 reads 97 comments

  14. Philadelphia Flyers' Goaltending: 2009-10 Season Preview

    The Basics Goaltenders: Ray Emery, Brian Boucher Key Departures: Martin Biron, Antero Niittymaki Key Acquisitions: Ray Emery, Brian Boucher Up-and-Coming: Johan Backlund Everybody get on the bandwagon! In 2006-07, Ray Emery was 33-16-6 with a 2...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 100 reads 27 comments

  15. Philadelphia Flyers' Defense: 2009-10 Season Preview

    Chris Pronger—Braydon Coburn Kimmo Timonen—Matt Carle Ryan Parent—Ole-Kristian Tollefsen Key Departures: Luca Sbisa, Andrew Alberts Key Acquisitions: Chris ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 428 reads 3 comments

  16. Philadelphia Flyers' 2009-10 Season Preview: Forwards

    Welcome to this three-part series on the Philadelphia Flyers' 2009-10 season preview! First up: forwards! Possible line combinations: Simon Gagne-Claude Giroux-Danny Briere Scott Hartnell-Mike ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 81 reads 6 comments

  17. Frozen in Time: Hockey's Greatest Calls

    1. “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” Al Michaels, 1980 Olympics This call is the top call on the list of NHL play-by-play calls for many reasons...

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  18. Jeremiah Masoli: Heisman Dark Horse Pick from a College Football Nobody

    Before I start, let me explain myself. I am not a college football buff. I am an NHL writer who loves to watch college football. I do not know many specifics about players and their skills...

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  19. NHL: Best Calls in History No. 1-6

    1. “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” Al Michaels, 1980 Olympics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGACsSW4Iqw This call is the top call on the list of NHL play-by-play calls for many reasons...

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  20. NHL Trivia: Final Results

    Congratulations to everyone who participated in NHL Trivia this summer! Here are the answers to the final section: 1. (4 points) J Ross Robertson- Intermediate champion of the OHA until 1991 2...

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  21. NHL: Best Calls in History No. 7-10

    7. “Bobby Orr, behind the net to Sanderson to Orr! Bobby Orr! Scores! And the Boston Bruins have won the Stanley Cup!” Game 4, May 10, 1970, Bruins vs. Blues http://www...

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  22. NHL Trivia Part Six: Name That Trophy

    Welcome to the final part of trivia! Here are the answers from last time: 1. (4 points) Whose Hall of Fame induction speech was this quote from: “Nobody will become a champion without effort”? Patrick Roy 2...

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  23. NHL Trivia Pt. Five: Stanley Cup and More

    Here are the answers for part four! Part five is the second-to-last part of trivia, so make it count! 1. Billy Smith 2. Darren Pang 3. Gilles Gratton 4. Gordie Howe 5. Jacques Plante 6...

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  24. NHL Southeast Division: Offseason Grades

    Washington Capitals Departures: Brent Johnson, G; Donald Brashear, RW; Sergei Fedorov, C; Acquisitions: Mike Knuble, RW; Brendan Morrison, C; Boyd Gordon, RW; Upcoming draftees: Karl ...

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  25. NHL Trivia Pt. 4: Name That Equipment

    Great job to everyone thus far in NHL trivia! Here are the answers and results for last week. I apologize in advance for number eight, but there was a mistake I made in it, so it does not count...

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