1. 2009-10 Season Begins...

    and I missed the boat.Sorry. Yeah, I know. What kind of a hockey blogger/podcaster forgets that kind of thing right? Don't blame me. Blame all of my friends who thought it was a great idea to get married in October! (...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 5 years ago 23 reads 0 comments

  2. Post Game 5: Hockey Week in Review

    From Hockeyweek.blogspot.com:We apologize for the quality and appearance of this show. It looks, well, I'm not going to say it. This may be one of the scrapiest shows we've ever done next to last year's post game done in John's apartment in Erie, PA...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about 5 years ago 19 reads 0 comments

  3. Penguins-Red Wings, Game Five: Somebody Will Take the Lead

    Don't you love obvious headlines? They make me smile.My HP notebook is currently on life support. Apparently the wireless drivers in some HP notebooks are known to suddenly disappear...

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  4. Red Wings-Penguins: Game Three to Pittsburgh

    So, there you have it. The Penguins are using home ice to their advantage, and from what I've seen, this series is possibly far from done! I did say that the Red Wings would have this in six ...

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  5. After 2 periods of play...

    A nice physical game played by both sides, but like I've always said, the smarter defense and body playing game belongs to the Western Conference. No matter what team we're talking about, the Western Conference has always had a more physical dynamic...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about 5 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  6. After One Period of Play...

    If you're not doing so already, follow me on Twitter. (http://twitter.com/NHLhockeyrant)After one period of play in Game three...Quite a different series if this continues. The home-ice factor seems to make a difference in some regard...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about 5 years ago 27 reads 0 comments

  7. Stanley Cup Finals 2009: The Fast-Food Version

    This year's Stanley Cup Final is going to be remembered as the Fast Food Stanley Cup Finals. It's going to be hot (teams are still sweating from their last series played), fast (possibly ...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about 5 years ago 34 reads 0 comments

  8. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Previously on The Rant...

    The following took place before the second round:Picks:(1) Boston vs. (6) Carolina: Carolina in 6 games(2) Washington vs. (4) Pittsburgh: Washington in 7 games (2) Detroit vs. (8) Anaheim: Detroit in 7 games(3) Vancouver vs...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about 5 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  9. Red Wings-Blue Jackets: Tears for Columbus

    Emotion. A word that encompasses everything that makes us human by presence. For all of those present at Nationwide Arena this evening, emotion was the driving force behind the relentless push by the Columbus Blue Jackets to remain in the playoffs...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about 5 years ago 43 reads 0 comments

  10. It Is 'Do-or-Die' for Maxim Afinogenov In Contract Year

    Numbers are fun to look at. Whether or not they mean anything is questionable. When looking at players who come into the last couple years of their contracts with the Sabres, namely those with ...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 6 years ago 864 reads 15 comments

  11. One Down, Four More to Go: The Habs Drop Out of the Swede-Stakes

    Matt Sundin will not play for the Montreal Canadiens. Yes, it is true. This comes at the hands of a deal that has landed Robert Lang, from the Chicago Blackhawks, into a Habs sweater at the cost of a Montreal second-round pick in 2010's draft...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 6 years ago 747 reads 15 comments

  12. Show 65: Week's Highlighted News

    Training camp is coming! Woo! Can't wait. A co-worker advised against me publicly releasing my predictions for the regular season this early, which I agreed with him on, considering we have plenty ...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 6 years ago 270 reads 4 comments

  13. Does Mats Sundin Deserve the Favre Treatment?

    So who deserves more attention right now? Brett Favre or Mats Sundin? It is apparent that the spotlight of all sports combined, Favre is the front and center character that everyone is sitting on the edge of their seat waiting for...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 6 years ago 757 reads 1 comments

  14. Scotty Bowman: Rebirth of a Rivalry?

    Scotty Bowman accepted a position as Senior Adviser to Hockey Operations with the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday. This comes some time after the rumors swirled about a possibility that he would join the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 6 years ago 409 reads 3 comments

  15. Buffalo Sabres: Is Extending Miller the Answer?

    The biggest signing since the dust settled from the July 1st free agency deadline would have to be Ryan Miller. Though his contract wasn't set to expire until next year, the Sabres re-signed Miller to a five-year contract extension worth $31...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 6 years ago 624 reads 0 comments

  16. Chicago Blackhawks Name Scotty Bowman as Senior Adviser

    Today it was announced that Scotty Bowman accepted a position as Senior Adviser to Hockey Operations with the Chicago Blackhawks. This comes some time after the rumors swirled over a possibility that he would join the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 6 years ago 432 reads 6 comments

  17. Winter Classic, Part Deuce: Gone with the Windy City?

    I'm going to flat-out say it—I am disappointed in the league's decision to have this game in Chicago.I know, I know, there's a lot of young talent on the Blackhawks, and the Red Wings ...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 6 years ago 239 reads 1 comments

  18. Two Months Later...

    Sorry about the delay here, folks. Some major chances were made in my life, but guess what? I'm BAAAAAACCCCKKKKKK!!!Coming to you now from WASHINGTON, DC! No, this does not mean I'm going to convert to being a Capitals fan...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 7 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  19. Playoff Time: Your Rant Man is Ready to ROLL!

    Well, the regular season is finished, and what a finish it was. Some teams delivered at the very last minute, and some couldn't pull through. Washington in, Carolina out. Vancouver out, Nashville in...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about over 6 years ago 357 reads 0 comments

  20. NHL Playoff Race: Who'll Grab the Last Spots in the East?

    No, I don't have a crystal ball, but I want to know before the anticipation kills me. Three games to go for most teams, and this one is reminding me of last year's run for the teams vying for the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about over 6 years ago 938 reads 2 comments

  21. What Sidney Crosby's Injury Means for the Penguins

    The Kid is hurt. The world stood still when Sidney Crosby got up and limped off his injury right to the dressing room...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about over 6 years ago 1,609 reads 1 comments

  22. Buffalo Sabres: Time for a Change at the Top

    I've been quite the staunch supporter of the Buffalo Sabres, but lately I'm beginning to take a step back and analyze why I've supported the organization...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about over 6 years ago 654 reads 4 comments

  23. Pacific Woes for Sabres: West (Side) Coast Story and a Duck Tale too

    This is for my Sabres followers. I figure I could fill you in on what I think of dropping a game to both the Ducks and Kings...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about over 6 years ago 893 reads 3 comments

  24. Response to a Response: Ducks' Cup Hangover Blog Post

    This blog post is relevant to everyone in regards to blogging. This is in response to the outcry against my position on the post I published on four sites about the Ducks' Cup Hangover potential...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 7 years ago 1,139 reads 1 comments

  25. Beware the Cup Hangover: Anaheim Ducks Struggle Early

    After five games, the Anaheim Ducks are 1-3-1—not what you'd expect from the defending champs.Yes, the team failed to retain Dustin Penner, and Teemu Selanne and Scott Neidermayer ...

    David Stearns Written by David Stearns about almost 7 years ago 1,264 reads 3 comments