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Remembering Jean Beliveau

Flags are at half-mast in Montreal following the death of Jean Beliveau, who epitomized both elegance and excellence for the large majority of his 83 years among us, and I’m all out of heroes. Jacques Demers...

The NHL Celebrates “Movember”

Movember, a much look forwarded to event that gives the men and possibly a few women the opportunity to grow their facial hair for a good cause. The cause being Men’s Health, by encouraging men (whom the charit...

Rosterbot: Automating Team Management

At the age of about seven or eight, Ian Bell served as the target in front of his friend’s house, donning heavy 1960s-era leather hockey pads that belonged to his friend’s uncle who played junior hockey in Queb...

The Hockey Saint: Worshiping Hockey Players as Heroes

"The Hockey Saint" book cover by Howard Shapiro. It’s been 20 years since I last picked up a comic book.  I was always a Superman fan from day one.  I grew up watching the reruns of George Reeves playing Su...

Retro Rangers: The Long Journey with Dad

Their journey began more than 50 years ago when a young father took his very small son by the hand and led him to New York City and to a dark, smoky place with a lot of steps and a bright white sheet of ice at ...

NHL 15: Producer Interview w/ Sean Ramjagsingh

Just when you thought the EA Sports NHL series couldn’t get any better, NHL 15 happened. With the new consoles (Xbox One, PS3) out and thriving, head producer Sean Ramjagsingh and his team of technicians were a...

Crosby, Bergeron Dominate the 2014 NHL Awards

Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins) dominated the 2014 NHL Awards on Tuesday night, each walking away with three awards a piece. Crosby was previously named the winner of...

The Stress and Strain of a Stanley Cup Run

The playoffs are not for the faint of heart. They are an emotional roller coaster ride for both the players and the fans. But at least the players have some control over their destiny. The fans can only sit, st...

Retro Rangers: The 1973-74 Semifinals

Forty years ago, in the spring of 1974 the Ranges and Flyers met for the first time in the Stanley Cup playoffs. There have been many “Amtrak Series” since then, but the first one was quite memorable. The Ra...

Retro Rangers: Jiggs and Da Boom

Jiggs McDonald is probably best known for his many years behind the mic calling New York Islander games. But before that he was the play-by-play voice of the L.A. Kings and Atlanta Flames. And it was while he w...