1. Curtain Call: So Long, Bleacher Report, Thanks for the Memories

    It really has been a crazy few months. With my life as a university student and aspring sports journalist now in full effect, my time spent on Bleacher Report has become increasingly limited ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about over 4 years ago 133 reads 12 comments

  2. Reunited and It Feels So Good: Forsberg and Naslund Rediscover Hockey

    He was only gone for just over six months, but Markus Naslund is back. The 36-year-old Swede has come out of retirement and is set to join his childhood friend Peter Forsberg, playing for their hometown team of MoDo of the Swedish Elite League (SEL)...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about almost 5 years ago 478 reads 2 comments

  3. Craig Anderson's Miraculous Month of October: Is This Guy for Real?

    Hate him or love him, Craig Anderson has been the story of the NHL this October. With dwindling expectations for the Colorado Avalanche coming into the season, general manager Greg Sherman ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about almost 5 years ago 343 reads 32 comments

  4. The Jig Is Up: Why Roberto Luongo Should Hand Over the "C"

    On Sept. 30, 2008, history was made when Roberto Luongo was named as the 12th team captain of the Vancouver Canucks, a bold move by upper management that made the Montreal-native the very first ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about almost 5 years ago 344 reads 16 comments

  5. Time To Shine: Michael Grabner Gets Shot on Vancouver Canucks Top Line

    It's not the normal custom that a dismal preseason performance results in an opportunity to play on the first line of a major-league team but given some dire circumstances, there doesn't seem to be a heck of a lot of options...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about almost 5 years ago 176 reads 0 comments

  6. The People's Champion: Tim Thomas and His Rigid Road to Success

    Tim Thomas was once a nobody. Just another failed goaltender who would never be quite able to break into the NHL and instead spend the bulk of his career in and out of minor leagues, crawling ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about almost 5 years ago 470 reads 31 comments

  7. Specs, Lies, and Video Games: Why Some NFL Players Are Mad at Madden

    Roy Williams is one angry dude. Like many football fans, the always-colorful Dallas Cowboy was quick to pick up a copy of the eagerly anticipated Madden 10...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about almost 5 years ago 372 reads 62 comments

  8. Wildcat In The NFL: Here To Stay Or Doomed To Fail?

    During the Michael Vick press conference that introduced the troubled NFL superstar as the newest member of the Philadelphia Eagles, current Eagles starting quarterback Donovan McNabb ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 596 reads 70 comments

  9. No More Heroes: Whatever Happened to Just Plain Amazing?

    Lance Armstrong is a freak of nature. Sorry, but what else do you call a man who was diagnosed with testicular cancer only to come back and not only compete professionally again but to make ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 362 reads 105 comments

  10. Thanks for Nothing, ESPN: The Exploitation of Erin Andrews

    Okay, so by now most of you are familiar with the Erin Andrews video scandal that is currently rearing its ugly head around the world of sports. No? Well if you aren't, here's a quick rundown...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 855 reads 53 comments

  11. Joe Sakic Says Goodbye: A Somber Day In NHL History

    For anyone who watched Joe Sakic's retirement press conference on July 9, 2009, they saw the humble superstar fight back tears as he spoke of leaving the game that he'd put so much of his heart and soul into over the years...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 450 reads 42 comments

  12. Marian Gaborik: Paying for the Player He Is or the Player He Can Be?

    When healthy, it goes without saying that Marian Gaborik is one of the NHL's most prolific goal-scorers that poses just as much of an offensive threat as players like Alexander Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Dany Heatley...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 337 reads 16 comments

  13. Vancouver Canucks: Sedins Re-Up, Ohlund Leaves for Tampa Bay

    It's official, Daniel and Henrik Sedin are staying in the only NHL city they've ever called home. With the free agent frenzy now underway, Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis finally ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 305 reads 0 comments

  14. Through Youthful Eyes: The Bleacher Report Learning Experience

    About 10 months ago, I stumbled upon a website called BleacherReport.com, partly as a result of mere chance and partly because it was exactly what I was looking for. At the time, of course, I had no idea it was what I was looking for...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 478 reads 102 comments

  15. Jordan Schroeder: The Canucks Next Cliff Ronning?

    Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis may not have made any big trade splashes at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal but picking up the highly-touted Jordan Schroeder from the University ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 1,020 reads 6 comments

  16. The 2009-2010 Philadelphia Flyers: Shades Of the Broad Street Bullies

    The Philadelphia Flyers may not have added any significant top prospects to their roster at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, but they did manage to reel in one of the biggest names thrown around...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 929 reads 13 comments

  17. Where's Your Integrity, Dany Heatley?

    Dany Heatley is undeniably one of the NHL's brightest stars today but underneath the prolific goal scoring ability, great size, and deceptive speed, there lies a disgruntled young man...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 766 reads 19 comments

  18. Brett Favre: Why Another Comeback Will Not Taint His Legendary Status

    It goes without saying that Brett Favre is one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time and that his name will undoubtedly go down in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his incredible achievements and contributions to the game of football...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 1,058 reads 70 comments

  19. Sedins: $63 Million Over 12 Years Each, Genius or Ludicrous?

    The wheels have finally started to turn. Two of the summer's hottest upcoming unrestricted free agents, Daniel and Henrik Sedin, have finally broken the silence as to what kind of contract ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 435 reads 5 comments

  20. CFL-NFL: You Scratch My Back, and I'll Scratch Yours

    Ricky Williams once said of his Canadian Football League (CFL) experience that "People accepted me more, people didn't think I was weird, people thought I was actually normal while I was playing ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about 5 years ago 653 reads 18 comments

  21. There's No "Lu" in Team

    It's unfortunate that the only things most people are willing to remember about the Vancouver Canucks 2009 Stanley Cup Playoff run is how the team managed to lose 7-5 to the Chicago ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about over 5 years ago 239 reads 1 comments

  22. Roy: You Won't Like Him When He's Angry

    There's no denying the fact that during his career as an NHL goaltender, Patrick Roy was a spectacle. There's also no denying the fact that thus far in his career as head coach of the QJMHL's ...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about over 5 years ago 403 reads 27 comments

  23. The Phoenix Coyotes Saga Comes Down to Canada vs. Gary Bettman

    As far as hockey in Canada goes, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is just about as close to the embodiment of pure evil as there can be. And that’s putting it nicely...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about over 5 years ago 480 reads 5 comments

  24. With Starbury Out of the Picture, Better Days Ahead for the New York Knicks

    If the truth be told, the New York Knicks were already a team in decline prior to the arrival of Stephon Marbury on January 5, 2004, but little did they know just how much worse their woes would get with the Coney Island-native in their line-up...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about over 5 years ago 367 reads 14 comments

  25. NHL Writers: Bleacher Report's Second-Rate Citizens?

    Please note: By writing this article, it is in no way my intention to disrespect other sports and glorify hockey, it is only an opinionated column that is meant to shed some light on the state of the NHL on BleacherReport...

    Patrick Cwiklinski Written by Patrick Cwiklinski about over 5 years ago 266 reads 39 comments