1. How I Would Change the NHL: Part II

    Before I start into part II of this series. Let me preface that I totally understand my ideas would not necessarily be approved by the Board of Governors or the owners who are essentially the Commissioner's bosses...

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  2. Nelson Wants to Grow His Fan Base

    I've never been a big fan of self-promotion. In fact I usually dislike any athlete that self-promotes. (see Terrell Owens and Sean Avery). I've never been one to beg for or crave attention either...

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  3. One Thing I Hate About Every Philadelphia Flyer

    I've written enough articles for most members to realize I'm a Flyers fan. But I believe even the most loyal fan sees things that irk them about players on their favourite team...

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  4. How Parity Killed the NHL Shootout

    When the NHL resumed play after the lockout, changes came to the game we knew and most loved. The "stretch pass" was introduced, and no longer could goalies play the puck freely. Quality changes, all in all...

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  5. Finally, Mats Sundin News That Matters...Sort Of

    Everyone has likely heard of or read the article in the New York Post by now whereby Mats Sundin declares his interest in playing for the Broadway Blueshirts. Of course, this is denied by his agent, J...

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  6. NHL's best Under-rated player. Who knew?

    I'm not going to attempt to select the best under-rated player in the league in this article. Mainly because I think it's an impossible feat and secondly because the minute I list the player he's no longer under-rated...

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  7. To Sweden, with Love: An Apprecation of Swedish Players in the NHL

    No I'm not over six feet tall, blond, or have blue eyes. I wasn't born in Sweden—in fact, I've never been there. But yet I find myself attracted to the imports that grace the National Hockey League...

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  8. Hope: A Blue and White Tradition

    There are two seasons in the city of Toronto for Maple Leafs fans—hope and realization. Hope lasts from July 1 to mid-April. Realization lingers from late-April to June 30...

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  9. Creating The Perfect Hockey Player

    We always hear commentators or color analysts talk about certain aspects of individual players. We ourselves can almost immediately name a player associated with a certain skill or attribute...

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  10. NHL Predictions: Atlantic Division Standings for 2008-2009

    In the 2007-2008 season the constant battling between the teams in the Atlantic division made for a very interesting Eastern Conference playoff race and caused much jockeying for positions one through eight...

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  11. Braydon Coburn Is Norris Trophy Material

    Until Nicklas Lidstrom's Norris Trophy dominance (six Norris Trophies in the last seven years) I have always thought you could debate endlessly about who deserves the honor given to the top defenseman in the NHL...

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  12. Simon Gagne: The Best UFA Pick-Up for 2008-09

    The Philadelphia Flyers suffered the organization's worst ever season in 2006-07, winning only 22 games and totalling 56 points...

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  13. How I Would Change the NHL

    I think every hockey fan has sat around once or twice in their lives and discussed what they would change or improve if they ran the NHL. Now I’ll take my turn...

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  14. Team Quebec To Compete For Gold In Vancouver 2010

    My deepest political thought has always been, "If Quebec separated from the rest of Canada, could they truly compete in a world class hockey tournament?" Obviously, this is strictly hypothetical—but let's run with it...

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  15. Bowman Hiring a Sign of Success in Chi-Town

    The move by the Chicago Blackhawks to hire Scotty Bowman as a Senior Advisor to Hockey Operations is truly a sign that the Blackhawks are turning a corner and moving in a positive direction in the Post-Bill "Dollar" Wirtz era...

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  16. Is Bouwmeester Final Piece Of Flyers' Puzzle?

    The Florida Panthers and Jay Bouwmeester agreed to a one-year, $4.875 million contract on July 28. This contract means only one thing...

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