1. The Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings: A Great Day for the NHL

    After the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight to become the 2007-08 Stanley Cup Champions, I came to a major realization: Hockey is the only sport where everyone, even the losing fans, can be happy with the outcome...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about 6 years ago 1,009 reads 3 comments

  2. The AHL All-Star Classic: My First Encounter with Journalism

    It’s been a while since the AHL All-Star Classic, but as a journalist, I feel the need to share my experiences with everyone. It was my first “hands on” experience with journalism, an experience that I will never forget...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about 6 years ago 244 reads 2 comments

  3. A Rant for the Ages: My Trip to the NHL Store

    I had the pleasure, or lack thereof, of visiting the NHL store in New York City today—which, up until one week ago, I didn't even know existed. It was just another sad disappointment by the NHL front office to market the league...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about 6 years ago 1,046 reads 5 comments

  4. Buffalo Sabres: A New Offseason

    The 2006-07 season was one of the best seasons in Buffalo Sabres’ franchise history. Although eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Sabres put up 113 points and grabbed the President’s ...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about 6 years ago 908 reads 5 comments

  5. 2007-08 Stanley Cup Final: Preview and Predictions

    The 2007-08 Stanley Cup Finals will be one for the record books. What has consistently been the best team in the league over the past decade and already proven themselves a decade will take on a team looking to start a dynasty of their own...

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  6. The 2008 NHL All-Playoff Team

    Center: Johan Franzen (Detroit)Franzen had a mediocre regular season, posting a total of 38 points (27 G, 11 A), but has exploded in the playoffs. He has scored a total of 14 points in 10 games so far...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about 6 years ago 778 reads 1 comments

  7. 2008 NHL Conference Final Preview and Predictions

    Eastern Conference: (2) Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. (6) Philadelphia Flyers – Look’s like we have the battle of Pennsylvania...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about 6 years ago 1,484 reads 0 comments

  8. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Previews and Predictions for the Second Round

    Eastern Conference: (1) Montreal Canadiens Vs. (6) Philadelphia Flyers– The key phrase for this matchup is “power play.” A large part of the Flyers’ success comes from the power play...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about 6 years ago 844 reads 1 comments

  9. NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s not Christmas; it’s time for the NHL playoffs to begin. Let’s look at the Eastern Conference first round matchups and see who will advance...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about over 6 years ago 331 reads 0 comments

  10. NHL Western Conference Playoff Preview

    The NHL playoffs are upon us. Let’s look at what the first round in the Western Conference looks like.(1) Detroit Red Wings Vs. (8) Nashville Predators– The Red Wings, overall, have the best team in the league...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about over 6 years ago 399 reads 0 comments

  11. Norris Trophy: Picking the NHL's Best Defender

    With less than one week left in the NHL season, the Norris Trophy race for the NHL’s best defenseman has heated up, with several players aiming to win. Let’s look at those who are serious contenders...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about over 6 years ago 2,541 reads 0 comments

  12. NHL MVP: Who's Got Hart?

    There’s only one week left in the NHL’s regular season and only one player who can take home the Hart Memorial Trophy for league MVP...

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about over 6 years ago 1,082 reads 12 comments

  13. NHL: Buffalo Sabres are Playoff Bound

    The Buffalo Sabres lost three defenders—Jaroslav Spacek, Dmitri Kalinin, and Nathan Paetsch—in three days. And when Brian Campbell was shipped off to San Jose at the beginning of the month, it appeared that the season was over for the Sabres..

    Matthew Hogan Written by Matthew Hogan about over 6 years ago 551 reads 0 comments