1. In Defence of Brad Watson

    Brad Watson screwed up, there is no disputing that. He blew the whistle while the puck wasn't covered, and I'm sure that he will be the first to admit the whistle shouldn't have been blown. He did however make the right call in ruling it no goal...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about 5 years ago 582 reads 4 comments

  2. Canucks Start 8-0-1

    Most people will tell you the preseason, in any sport really doesn't matter and in a lot of cases they're right. The Vancouver Canucks are another Story...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about almost 6 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  3. Officials Get Goaltender Interference Calls Right

    Henrik Zetterberg and Daniel Cleary both got nailed in overtime by the referees for goaltender interference. Both had the puck and were going to the net hard, making significant contact with Marc-Andre Fleury...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about 6 years ago 410 reads 4 comments

  4. Officiating in the NHL

    In recent years, specifically right after the lockout the NHL instituted the new standard of enforcement, there has been plenty of criticism since this was instituted, more so then before the new standard...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about 6 years ago 365 reads 0 comments

  5. Conn Smythe Trophy Candidates in '08 Race

    At the start of the playoffs there was a Conn Smythe Prediction contest. I did the same thing with my buddies. Joe Thornton was first off the board. Zetterberg was next followed by Crosby, Malkin, and Datsyuk...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about 6 years ago 681 reads 2 comments

  6. San Jose Sharks: Troubles Start with Joe Thornton

    The San Jose Sharks are down two games to one, to the Seventh place Calgary Flames. All you have to do is look at the leaders of each team to figure out why...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about 6 years ago 537 reads 1 comments

  7. Dave Nonis Sacked by Vancouver Canucks

    The Vancouver Canucks fired General Manager Dave Nonis. Although many people talked about the move, very few actually thought he would be fired now...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about 6 years ago 613 reads 1 comments

  8. Martin Brodeur's Blunder: Will Age and Fatigue Factor for NHL Goalies in the Playoffs?

    Martin Brodeur's gaffe in game one of the Devils' series against the Rangers may have made him the goat in New Jersey for now. It is an uncharacteristic mistake by one of the best to ever play in the NHL...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about over 6 years ago 455 reads 2 comments

  9. Conn Smythe Prediction

    On a team loaded with talent, there is one guy who sometimes gets overlooked as the key to the team's success. Sure, Sabourin and Conklin played well when he was hurt but Ty Conklin will never lead a team to the Stanley Cup...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about over 6 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  10. Toronto Blue Jays' Offense Starts Season in High Gear

    The Toronto Blue Jays have started the year 4-3. I realize it's early in the year, but already they are seeing the emergence of the offense that took most of last season off...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about over 6 years ago 366 reads 0 comments

  11. Vancouver Canucks Award Winners and Losers

    With the Canucks season over it is time to examine who the best, and worse Canucks were this season. Hart Trophy: Although he was as ordinary as everyone else down the stretch this award will always belong to Luongo...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about over 6 years ago 653 reads 0 comments

  12. Vancouver Canucks: Two Possible Scenarios

    For the Canucks future it may be better if they miss the Playoffs. And I say this as a Canucks fan. Lets look at the 2 differing futures: The Canucks manage to barely sneak into the playoffs and will most likely see Detroit, but maybe San Jose...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about over 6 years ago 496 reads 2 comments

  13. Avalanche-Canucks: Game Preview

    The Canucks are healthy and the Avalanche are healthy. This has been rare for both teams all year, but as these divisional foes and bitter rivals go head to head they have their teams intact and ready for the playoff run after relatively quiet deadlines

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about over 6 years ago 374 reads 0 comments

  14. Canucks Stand Pat at Deadline

    There are going to be quite a few unhappy fans in Vancouver with the fact that Dave Nonis did not pull off a monumental deal at the deadline...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about over 6 years ago 297 reads 0 comments

  15. Memo to NHL Teams: Don't Use Your Stars in Shootouts

    Stars can't do shootouts! Check out the stats. More and more, the best players in the NHL struggle in the shootout. There are many reasons for their struggles. Some players might feel too much pressure to perform that they end up failing...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about over 6 years ago 398 reads 0 comments

  16. Talented Troublemaker: Sticking Up for Steve Downie

    The Philadelphia Flyers recalled Steve Downie in early December, and I felt it was necessary to stand up for him.I think Downie is and will be a truly sensational player...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about over 6 years ago 1,373 reads 9 comments

  17. More of the Same: Nothing New About Violence in the NHL

    In the wake of the recent spate of violence in the NHL, there has been plenty of talk about how modern players lack respect for each other. Many critics say the introduction of helmets marked the beginning of the end for civility...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric MacLachlan about over 6 years ago 1,028 reads 1 comments