1. My 2010 Team Canada Olympic Team

    Seeing as this will be my final article for Bleacher Report, and seeing as the nature of the article is one that evokes intense debate, I figured I’d go out with a bang...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about over 4 years ago 509 reads 3 comments

  2. The Seventh Annual 2009-10 NHL Predictions…of Truculence

    Because let’s face it…this season means business. The burgeoning dynastic potential of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs the “We’ve still got it, damnit!” approach of the Detroit Red Wings...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about almost 5 years ago 840 reads 5 comments

  3. The Hockey News' (Accidental) 2010 Team Canada...

    Every year, I devour THN's Yearbook. Great human interest pieces (some actually go far deeper than hockey, like the one a few years back talking about Andrew Ference & Steve Montador going ...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about almost 5 years ago 257 reads 2 comments

  4. Pro Wrestling NOAH: An Introduction to Puroresu's Ark

    For the record, writing an article like this is far from easy. Talking about the history and evolution of a company while keeping the flow of the piece is not easy because there are many ...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 5 years ago 1,316 reads 13 comments

  5. Welcome to Team Truculence: A Look at the Maple Leafs and the Rest of the NHL

    Welcome to Team Truculence. Mike Zeisburger hit the nail on the head with this one, because after July 1st, that may as well be the modus operandi of the Toronto Maple Leafs...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 5 years ago 261 reads 2 comments

  6. The Second Annual What the Leafs Should (But Probably Won't) Do on July 1

    In the off-season, NHL GM’s and other top level hockey operations executives (basically each team’s own CIA) decide on the direction that their team is going...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 5 years ago 318 reads 4 comments

  7. LIve Draft Talk & The Most Comprehensive & Entertaining 2009 NHL Draft Rankings

    Breaking News: 26 (147) Philip Varone C San Jose Sharks Varone to the Sharks in the 5th round...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 5 years ago 112 reads 0 comments

  8. Mitsuharu Misawa: Another Legend Lost Too Soon

    *Post-Script: For anyone who reads this & is downloading from the link I provided, please go easy on the volume of downloading...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 5 years ago 218 reads 4 comments

  9. My (Non-Real) Interview With Ray Shero

    I had the opportunity to conduct a non-interview with Penguins GM Ray Shero after the Pittsburgh Penguins were victorious over the defending champ Detroit Red Wings in a thrilling Game 7...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 5 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  10. Stanley Cup Finals: The Future Is Now

    Generally, I hate when writers try to force connections between the past and present as a way of garnering attention for their pieces...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 5 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  11. Remembering An Angel Who Left Too Soon: Owen Hart

    This is a re-publishing of an article I wrote last summer, originally titled Owen Hart—The First Nail in Pro Wrestling's Coffin...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 5 years ago 163 reads 0 comments

  12. Stanley Cup Predictions: Round Two..The '80s Throwback

    I read in The Hockey News from an NHL head coach that the first round is always the best hockey that’s played in the NHL playoffs...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about over 5 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  13. Why Phil Varone Should Be a 2009 First-Round Draft Pick

    After not having written anything here for the last few months, I’ve decided to come back. I won’t bore you with the details of my absence, but suffice to say there was a contract dispute that was settled when Mr...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about over 5 years ago 1,064 reads 5 comments

  14. Crewsings Around the NHL: The Young Guns Take Aim

    It’s time to…ahem…Crewse around the NHL again, and considering the fact that I’ve been working on this article on-and-off since last Thursday, I hope everything in it is still relevant...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about over 5 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  15. The Interview: Peter DeBoer

    A good Friday to everyone. On the heels of Sean Avery's mere six game suspension, I have something more fun and upbeat for everyone. In the fall of 2006, I was part of one of Sports Management Worldwide's inaugural Hockey GM & Scouting courses...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about over 5 years ago 293 reads 2 comments

  16. Crewsings Around the NHL

    Every week (hopefully), I will give you my take on pertinent (and sometimes merely percolating) topics around the NHL. In fantasy sports, I’m known as Crew, and these are my musings...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about over 5 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  17. Owen Hart - The First Nail in Pro Wrestling's Coffin

    So this summer has been all kinds of hectic, and it has stopped me from writing much since the NHL Free Agent sweepstakes hit...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about almost 6 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  18. The Leafs Swing...and Miss

    Give the Toronto Maple Leafs credit…at least they tried. It would have been easy to sit back and do little-to-nothing today, hold a press conference on July 4th and say how ...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 6 years ago 218 reads 1 comments

  19. NHL Free Agency Diary

    In honour of my favourite writer – ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons - I’ve decided to do a live free agency blog – well that & I’m not doing anything until 4...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 6 years ago 280 reads 1 comments

  20. What The Leafs Should (But Probably Won't) Do On July 1

    First thing's first: who are the free agents? Now, we've probably all read more than enough about who the top guys are, so I've broken it down further into several categories (and by broken it down further, I mean I came home one Saturday night in...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 6 years ago 244 reads 2 comments

  21. Why The Pittsburgh Penguins Should Trade Jordan Staal

    I know, I know, you see the headline & you think "What the heck is this guy talking about?" It's certainly a valid question. With that said, you're about to read the answer...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 6 years ago 1,508 reads 10 comments

  22. Toronto Maple Leafs: Wholesale Changes Begin

    The Toronto Maple Leafs cut ties with three former key players on Tuesday, and I'm here to tell you which moves made sense and which ones didn't (you know, because of course I know more than Cliff Fletcher)...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 6 years ago 605 reads 0 comments

  23. Toronto Maple Leafs and '08 Draft Fallout

    For Leaf fans (of which I am one), picking Luke Schenn 5th overall was an excellent pick. Drafting either him or Filatov in my opinion was win-win...

    Mike Cranwell Written by Mike Cranwell about 6 years ago 407 reads 4 comments