1. Mike Babcock: Top 5 Spin Doctor Comments from Red Wing Coach's Postgame Presser

    If you are looking for some cheap entertainment as you await Wednesday's Game 7 between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings , look no further...

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  2. NHL Lockout: What If the Canadians Were in Control Instead of Gary Bettman?

    While those of us here on the East Coast hunker down for Hurricane Sandy to hit, we have all turned to social media to communicate and stay in touch...until the power goes out...

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  3. Roberto Luongo to the Chicago Blackhawks? Pros and Cons

    Roberto Luongo 's mega 12-year contract with Vancouver may well be coming around to bite him in the back side. The team that picks him up would also have to pick up a $5.33 million cap hit through 2021-22...

    Mary Ann Reitano Written by Mary Ann Reitano about 2 years ago 4,987 reads 42 comments

  4. NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Things the Florida Panthers Must Do to Avoid Elimination

    Looking at the recent rise of the Florida Panthers , many would agree that the arrival of Dale Tallon is one of the main reasons the team is in the position it is in today...

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  5. NHL Playoffs 2012: Did Chicago Play Fast and Dirty to Get Torres Ban?

    Everyone in the hockey world has seen the simply horrendous hit that Phoenix’s Raffi Torres put on Chicago’s Marian Hossa during Tuesday night's Game 3...

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  6. NHL Playoffs 2012: Was Brendan Shanahan Right Choice for VP of Player Safety?

    When the NHL announced in June of 2011 that Colin Campbell would be stepping down as the discipline czar, a sigh of relief was heard all across North America...

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  7. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Is Chicago Blackhawk Andrew Shaw Getting Shanked by the NHL?

    The NHL ’s Office of Player Safety is again at the epicenter of the storm as a cloud of questions hangs over Tuesday's Game 3 playoff series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes ...

    Mary Ann Reitano Written by Mary Ann Reitano about over 2 years ago 1,348 reads 15 comments

  8. Syracuse Basketball Scandal: Media Duplicity in the Bernie Fine Sex Abuse Case

    As this quiet upstate New York community braced for the start of winter, another storm front came in the form of allegations of sexual abuse levied against Syracuse University basketball assistant coach Bernie Fine...

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  9. Former NFL Lineman and Syracuse Orangeman Tim Green Under Investigation

    The Post-Standard , the Syracuse-area metro newspaper, is reporting that former Syracuse University All-American offensive lineman and NFL defensive end Tim Green is at the center ...

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  10. NHL Free Agency: Why Did Dan Carcillo Move to Chicago Blackhawks?

    NHL Free Agency: Dan Carcillo moves to Blackhawks—Why? If you followed any of the free-agency frenzy since July 1, the move that many around the NHL are still scratching ...

    Mary Ann Reitano Written by Mary Ann Reitano about 3 years ago 2,699 reads 38 comments

  11. 2011 Stanley Cup Finals: What Do the Riots Really Mean?

    After Boston 's Stanley Cup victory over the Vancouver Canucks , I watched Tim Thomas receive the Conn Smythe—no big surprise there—and then cringed as Zdeno Chara accepted Lord Stanley's Cup from Commissioner Gary Bettman...

    Mary Ann Reitano Written by Mary Ann Reitano about 3 years ago 933 reads 7 comments

  12. 2011 Stanley Cup Finals: Roberto Luongo vs. Tim Thomas, Part Deux

    As was discussed in the first part of this story, the media refuses to let go of the rather benign comment made by Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo on Friday evening after the ...

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  13. Stanley Cup Finals 2011: Media Fans Flames Between Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas

    I know I am starting to sound like a Luongo apologist and for all intents and purposes, I am. I have gained a huge amount of respect for Roberto Luongo since Vancouver ’s Game 7 matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks in the quarterfinals...

    Mary Ann Reitano Written by Mary Ann Reitano about 3 years ago 683 reads 10 comments

  14. Stanley Cup Finals 2011: Are the Boston Bruins in Roberto Luongo's Head?

    I have to say, in all honesty, Roberto Luongo has the toughest job in the NHL – apologies to Colin Campbell. Few players are dragged through the blue and green mud to the extent of Luongo...

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  15. Stanley Cup Finals 2011: Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins About To Get Ugly?

    If you are like me, you are still reeling over Monday’s Stanley Cup Game 3 in Boston. Depending on your ideal of the game of hockey, you either felt that it was a sad display ...

    Mary Ann Reitano Written by Mary Ann Reitano about 3 years ago 642 reads 4 comments

  16. 2011 Stanley Cup Finals: Roberto Luongo's Name To Be Engraved on Conn Smythe?

    Often times when players reach a pinnacle in their career, there is a defining moment where those on the outside can say, “That was the moment when.....

    Mary Ann Reitano Written by Mary Ann Reitano about 3 years ago 476 reads 11 comments

  17. NHL: Few Shed Tears as Colin Campbell Steps Down as League Disciplinarian

    On Wednesday, TSN purportedly “broke” the story that NHL Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell would be stepping down as the league’s ...

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  18. NHL Returning to Winnipeg: What Does This Mean for the NHL's Realignment?

    While Manitobans revel in the official news of the Atlanta Thrashers moving to their Canadian providence, the NHL now has some logistics that they must face; realignment...

    Mary Ann Reitano Written by Mary Ann Reitano about 3 years ago 1,416 reads 23 comments

  19. NHL Playoffs: A Pragmatic Perspective on Realignment

    Last week the NHL was named Professional Sports League of the Year by the Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily; an acknowledgement of the league’s growth over the ...

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  20. NHL Playoffs: The Most Creative Things Done with the Stanley Cup

    The editors at B/R suggested that someone write a little something about the plight of hockey's coveted Stanley Cup...

    Mary Ann Reitano Written by Mary Ann Reitano about 3 years ago 1,215 reads 8 comments

  21. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Why Jeremy Roenick Is Good for the Game

    Over the past week NHL Hall of Famer Jeremy Roenick has been one of the topics of conversation all over the hockey world from TV and radio up to and including just about every social media format that is out there...

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  22. NHL: Canucks Win over Blackhawks Was the Best Outcome for the Game of Hockey

    As heart-wrenching as it was for Blackhawk fans, like myself, to watch that small round disc be stolen away from Chicago’s Chris Campoli; you just knew in a millisecond that Alex Burrows was going to get it past Corey Crawford somehow...

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  23. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Is Gary Bettman Doing Enough to Address Concussion Issue?

    The NHL ’s regular season was plagued with concussions and a multitude of head shots that were so frequent that they caused Commissioner Gary Bettman to make them a major talking point at the GM's meetings in Florida in March...

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  24. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Canucks Making a Mistake By Starting Roberto Luongo in Game 6

    Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault may have not given enough thought to his decision to start goaltender Roberto Luongo in Game 6 against the Chicago Blackhawks ...

    Mary Ann Reitano Written by Mary Ann Reitano about 3 years ago 583 reads 9 comments

  25. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Buffalo Sabres Lose Game 3, So Where Did They Go Wrong?

    The physicality of this series between the Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers has been the definition of playoff hockey...

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