NHL And NHLPA Approve Hybrid-Icing

NHL And NHLPA Approve Hybrid Icing For 2013-14 Season — 

The National Hockey League announced Monday that it will use hybrid-icing rules during the 2013-14 season after the NHLPA members voted in to accept the proposed rule change that was used during the NHL pre-season games. [Read more…]

Explaining The NHL Compliance Buyout

What Is A Compliance Buyout?

In the next couple of weeks, you are going to hear the term compliance buyout on the radio, TV or talking hockey on Twitter.  I’ve tried to put a simple explanation together for those of you that don’t quite understand the lingo. [Read more…]

Mandatory Visor Use In The NHL?

How Long Before Visor Use Isn’t Optional in The NHL?

Mandatory visor use was front and center again Saturday afternoon at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. We were once again reminded of the ongoing talk and debate about mandatory visor use in an unfortunate way. Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom teed up a slapshot from the point that hit Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Luke Schenn in the side of the head. Schenn was cut and required stitches above the right eye but he was OK and returned later and finished the game. Ironically Schenn does wear a visor. [Read more…]

Flaw In The CBA Robs Anaheim Ducks Of A Prospect

Flaw In The CBA Robs Anaheim Ducks Of A Prospect

The topic of my Blog today is about a flaw in the CBA and the signing of Justin Schultz.  He was a 2nd round draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks in 2008 and was signed by the Edmonton Oilers this past summer.  Now this is not actually about Schultz or the Oilers but the circumstances that led up to this unusual UFA signing.  I am absolutely baffled at how a player that has not ever stepped onto the ice gets to exercise a loophole or a flaw in the CBA that makes him UFA. [Read more…]

Should Player Salaries Dictate Expectations?

With High Player Salaries Are Hockey Fans Getting Their Moneys Worth?

Being a sports fan today is drastically different than it was 25-30 years ago.  Back then when I watched hockey I didn’t care how much  player salaries were, I just assumed the best players got paid well and the rest just fell in line. [Read more…]

Shane Doan Lockout E-mail !!!

NHL Fans Are Angry At Shane Doan The NHL And The NHLPA

After finding this e-mail about Shane Doan in my ‘inbox’ for the 6th time this week I was surprised at how widespread it had become.  I’ve  received  it from  friends and relatives, some hockey fans, some not and from all over the country.  I guess because I’m in Arizona and a Coyote fan, people figured I’d be interested in it.  If you haven’t seen it yet it is posted below. [Read more…]