1. NHL: Where Are Last Season's Playoff Teams Now?

    With the NHL season already over a quarter of the way complete, now is as good a time as any to take a look at where last season's sixteen playoff qualifiers are now...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about over 3 years ago 355 reads 7 comments

  2. Dear Hockey, I Think We Should See Other People

    Hockey: Oh, hockey. We first met when I was five or six years old and played for the Picton Bears Novice House League Team. My only two memories of that year are scoring on my own net and getting the wind knocked out of me for the first time...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about over 3 years ago 360 reads 13 comments

  3. What Could Have Been: The Best Pittsburgh Penguins To Never Win a Stanley Cup

    There have been some lean years of Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. Years of fans burying their heads in the sand. Penguins fans call those years 2003-06...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about over 3 years ago 1,436 reads 2 comments

  4. Give Sergei Gonchar a Hand Tonight When the Penguins Host the Senators

    It is easy to remember the bad times. Not just in hockey, but in any aspect of life. Ask any poker player if they remember how they won their big pots in the past, and they won't remember the details...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about over 3 years ago 401 reads 10 comments

  5. Toronto Maple Leaf Parade Planners and Pittsburgh Penguin Bridge Jumpers

    So sitting around my local watering hole today, I just happen to overhear the following conversation between two hockey fans. One, beaming with a Wendel Clark jersey, is obviously a Leafs fan...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about over 3 years ago 879 reads 20 comments

  6. NHL Entry Draft: Recapping Round One, Picks 16-30

    You can find my breakdown of picks 1-15 by copying and pasting the link below (or if an editor would see to actually link it, that would be great). http://bleacherreport...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 397 reads 2 comments

  7. NHL Entry Draft: Recapping Round One, Picks 1-15

    A very interesting first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft just wrapped up. Tyler or Taylor was finally answered. Two highly-touted defenseman slid outside of the top 10...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 570 reads 1 comments

  8. NHL Draft 2010: Getting to Know the Euros

    Unbelievably, the NHL Draft is next week. It seems like three days ago I was saying goodbye to my Pittsburgh Penguins. It seems like yesterday I was watching (for some reason), the ridiculous, unnecessary, trying-to-be-something-it's-not NHL Combine...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 571 reads 3 comments

  9. 15 Sportscasters Worth Listening To

    In my last article, I featured 15 sportscasters that make me change the channel. You can find that article here: http://bleacherreport...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 396 reads 14 comments

  10. Click: 15 Sportscasters That Force Me to Change the Channel

    I wanted to be a baseball or hockey announcer when I "grew up." I got accepted into a program after high school, but foolishy followed my friends to a different school and different program...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 3,055 reads 32 comments

  11. A Lesson in Futility: Pittsburgh Penguins at the Draft Table: 1993-1999

    From 1993 to 1999, the Pittsburgh Penguins had one of the worst runs of drafting in recent memory. In this piece, I have a look at the club's futile attempts at constructing a competitive team through the NHL Entry Draft...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 1,074 reads 11 comments

  12. The Day After: Pittsburgh Penguins Post-Mortem

    Ugh. The morning after. There wasn't one of THESE morning afters last year. If you are reading this, the good news is that, like me, you have survived the night. You've been talked down off the bridge and gone through the mourning process...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 1,619 reads 49 comments

  13. Everyone Hates Sidney: Why Most Hockey Fans Seem to Dislike Crosby

    Its been a crazy couple of years for Sidney Crosby. Through playoff battles won and lost, regular season injuries, an Olympic gold medal-winning goal, I don't have to paint you a picture ...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 1,131 reads 107 comments

  14. Free Agent Frenzy: Five NHL Summer Signings That Make Sense

    Even the casual hockey fan knows what July 1st means to the hockey calendar now. The playoffs are over, the draft has come and gone, and the NHL's "Silly Season" begins. Its free agent signing time...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 1,740 reads 35 comments

  15. Why The Edmonton Oilers Should Trade The No. 1 Pick

    With Edmonton winning the NHL Draft Lottery, the question now is Hall or Seguin? I say neither, and here is why: The Oilers are a team full of Halls and Seguins. The last thing they need to do is get younger...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 657 reads 38 comments

  16. Toronto Blue Jays Should Be Thankful to Play in AL East

    The Toronto Blue Jays began their 2010 season on a high note, starting 5-1 before coming back to the Rogers Centre for their home opener against the White Sox...

    Mark Rose Written by Mark Rose about 4 years ago 296 reads 9 comments