1. Dallas Stars May Pull a Muscle in Home Stretch

    It’s hard to determine what’s going on with the Dallas Stars as the regular season draws to a close. All we can be sure of is that, with just over a dozen games left, they’re a good five wins out of a playoff invitation...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about almost 5 years ago 169 reads 3 comments

  2. NHL And The Olympics: We'll Miss It When It's Gone

    Once the NHL “leaves” the Winter Olympics, which it almost certainly will after Vancouver 2010, the gold medal in men’s hockey will mean about as much to most North American fans as who won the KHL championship last year...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about almost 5 years ago 212 reads 2 comments

  3. There's a Scapegoat In Dallas: And He Wears No. 35

    It’s a little disappointing to learn that an NHL organization as good as the Dallas Stars could be so guilty of oversimplification. To the hockey neophyte, any regular losing streak has to be the fault of the goaltender...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about almost 5 years ago 269 reads 5 comments

  4. Anyone Smell A Comeback For The NHL?

    While the GMs discuss more ways they can trick up the game, (in hopes of saving Bettman’s bacon?) we are perhaps provoked to ask, “Where is this increase in the fan base they keep ...

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  5. Team Canada Early Picks Seem Myopic

    If one was to believe the pundits after the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team orientation camp in August, they would accept that “no definite decisions” were made based on the ...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about 5 years ago 251 reads 2 comments

  6. Nominal Moves by Nieuwendyk Raise Questions on Tippett Dismissal

    One can certainly understand the logic in limiting the amount of transactions the Dallas Stars would execute in the offseason prior to the 2009-10 campaign, but it does raise an interesting question regarding the firing of former head coach Dave Tippett..

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about over 5 years ago 267 reads 8 comments

  7. Pros Score On Olympic Stage

    With orientation camps for the Canadian and US Men’s 2010 Olympic ice hockey teams taking place in August, excitement for hockey has experienced a little late summer boost. And that’s always a good thing...

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  8. Dallas Stars: 08/09 Season Threatens to Burn Out Early

    The marketing slogan for the Dallas Stars’ 2008/2009 seasons was something like: Our Team. Our Time...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about almost 6 years ago 181 reads 3 comments

  9. MRI Reveals Source of Marian Gaborik's Propensity for Injuries

    A recent MRI by part-time Minnesota Wild medical consultant Dr. Arthur Wrightess has revealed one of the possible reasons why star forward Marian Gaborik is constantly besieged with injuries every season...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about almost 7 years ago 607 reads 3 comments

  10. The Hockey News: Who Cares About Canada?

    Ken Campbell of the Hockey News posted a diatribe criticizing Montreal Canadiens president Pierre Boivin when he, as Campbell put it, “carped” about the sagging Canadian dollar. “…it was pretty pathetic” wrote Campbell..

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about 6 years ago 134 reads 6 comments

  11. Five "Burning" Questions for NHL 2008-09 (Humor)

    A lot of sports pundits are presenting what they call their “Burning Questions” for this year’s NHL season...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about over 6 years ago 417 reads 2 comments

  12. The Wave: Bees Do It! Why Can't We?

    According to LiveScience Staff Writer Clara Moskowitz, and a new scientific study, bees actually do the wave! Apparently, giant honeybees are known to flip their bellies up en masse to create ...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about over 6 years ago 371 reads 4 comments

  13. Radulov Counts His Blessings in the Russian League (Humor)

    Predator-defecting forward Alexander Radulov is breathing a sigh of relief now that he has opted to play for a Russian team in their newly formed league...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about over 6 years ago 461 reads 1 comments

  14. Mats Sundin Still Entertaining Offers, Besmirches Canucks

    I pity the Vancouver Canucks. Though I hold no allegiance to the team, I do appreciate the efforts of any franchise that makes a genuine attempt to improve...

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  15. You Can Lead A Horse to Water, But You Can't Make Him Care For Silly Human Goals

    As Dan Gelston, AP sports writer noted, “Big Brown’s Triple Crown bid is finished. So is his undefeated career record...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about over 6 years ago 587 reads 5 comments

  16. Thank you, Tiger Woods: The NHL Needed a Wake-Up Call

    You know, even though I partially think Tiger Woods was kidding when he smirked, "...I don't think anyone watches hockey anymore...", I'm actually glad he said it...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about over 6 years ago 1,463 reads 10 comments

  17. "Leafing The Old Ways Behind" or "Two Heads Are Better Than One"

    The Toronto Maple Leafs’ search for a new General Manager continued today despite the recent announcement by Doug Armstrong that he would be helping out in St. Lou-eey...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about over 6 years ago 522 reads 3 comments

  18. Olympic Hopefuls Outraged by Stolen Techniques

    “Part of the secret to impressing the judges at an Olympic competition is an element of innovation and newness in the dive,” remarked USA Diving coach John Wingfield, who wished to remain anonymous...

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  19. Dallas Stars: New Titles May Mean Better Performance for Organization

    It's official, just months after Brett Hull And Les Jackson were named "Interim Co-General Managers" (ICGMs) of the Dallas Stars the two have been contracted to official Co-GM status until the Buck Rogers year of 2011...

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  20. Pete Forsberg, Adam Foote Return: Avalanche Learning from Past, or Repeating It?

    In a time when most NHL teams are trying to move forward, (albeit slowly in the case of some -See NY Islanders) The Colorado Avalanche seem to be taking steps backwards...

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  21. Vancouver Canucks: Their first steps to greatness!

    July is coming quickly and many teams in the NHL will be tasked with re-tooling, re-signing and re-deluding. For some teams, the future is bright—this includes Philadelphia, Nashville, Washington, Montreal and Chicago...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about over 6 years ago 1,142 reads 1 comments

  22. Marty Turco, No More Clichés: New Expressions for Brink-of-Elimination Games

    I cringed and suffered a wave of sincere disappointment after game three of the Dallas/Detroit playoff series. Not because the Stars lost, (though that WAS a shame)...

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  23. Shrink Equipment, Maximize Goals—New Ways NHL Will Improve Scoring

    Along with smaller equipment and bigger goals, here are some brilliant ways the NHL can continue to meddle with the game to improve scoring and ultimately send millions of non-hockey fans stampeding to the games like crazed lemmings...

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about over 6 years ago 430 reads 2 comments

  24. Marty Can't Win - Mo Can't Lose

    Marty Turco can’t win. And I don’t mean against the Detroit Red Wings. I mean he can’t win with the Dallas media and fans...

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  25. Conflicting Views on NHL Goaltending Are Headed for a Day of Reckoning

    Despite the NHL's Herculean efforts to "trick-up" the game and force-feed hockey to the baseball, football, and basketball masses; lovers of a good ol' net minder battle have been treated to some wonderful displays in both this year's playoffs and 2007's.

    Elbow  Murderpants Written by Elbow Murderpants about over 6 years ago 752 reads 4 comments