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Barry Trotz: this where the heartbreaks end

For this writer the most beautiful aspect of the Washington Capitals first Stanley Cup win is that gave head coach Barry Trotz some richly deserved glory and immortality after 19 seasons of solid hockey coachin...
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Rest in Peace Bow-tie Bill

The NHL lost a living legend yesterday with the death of Bill Torrey. If anyone created a formula for creating and developing expansion franchises it was Bowtie Bill. He took a team that struggled to compete wi...
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Nashville: the New Power

Nashville is poised to make franchise history this season. Never before have the Predators won a division title or the President’s Trophy for that matter and yet they are in a great position to do both. Ever si...
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Film Review: The Nagano Tapes

It’s been 20 years when the Winter Olympics opened its gates and welcomed the NHL’s elite players to compete for Olympic gold in Nagano, Japan in 1998 however, today, in Pyeonchang, South Korea no NHL players a...
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Winnipeg Jets: Full Throttle

The last time the Winnipeg Jets reached the same altitude they’re flying at now it was in 1975/76 when they were winning their first Avco Cup courtesy of Bobby Hull, Anders Hedberg, and Ulf Nilsson with a lovel...

Mike Sullivan: Welcome to the Pantheon

If they ever publish an updated version of my book Bench Bosses: the NHL’s Coaching Elite then you can add this chapter into the mix because Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan became the newest member...

Book Review: “We Did Everything But Win”

We Did Everything But Win is a brilliant debut work by George Grimm; an oral history of the New York Rangers during the Emile Francis era (1964 to 1976) as told by the players, coaches, Rangers staff members, r...
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Toronto Resartus

Improbably but fascinatingly the Toronto Maple Leafs are competing for a playoff slot. After enduring a last place finish despite the onset of a new coaching and managerial regime the Toronto Maple Leafs are sk...

Minnesota, Wild!

One of my favorite vintage Batman episodes, Green Ice/Deep Freeze, featured the famed German director Otto Preminger as Mr. Freeze and during those two episodes, Preminger would exclaim, “Wild!” whenever someth...