HBO’s 24/7 – What it Means to the Hockey World

Callahan 24_7

A week and a half late, but here’s a take on the significance of the award winning series as it relates to the league and it’s fans.

The Adjusted Power Play Percentages

Remember, the best power play is a motionless power play.

Power plays should be measured as an expression of goals per 2 minutes of power play time, not goals per power play opportunity, because not all power play opportunities are a full two minutes, so the percentages derived from them are unreliable.

Video: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Playoffs Video Toews Cup Raise

This is a tribute video that came to me in a dream, or something like that. It is how I, and I think we all, feel about this time of year. Sure, Christmas is nice, but would you rather get another pack of socks or watch Duncan Keith pick teeth out of his mouth on … Continue reading

Why Does the NHL’s War Room in Toronto Exist?

NHL War Room in Toronto

The call on the ice was a goal, and I’m sure the War Room said that there was not enough evidence to over turn it. To me, it looks like there should have been enough evidence to overturn it, and not just because it was a goal for the Pacific Division leading Phoenix Coyotes.

First-hand: An L.A. Kings Fan’s Experience at the 2011 Winter Classic

2011 Winter Classic Ice Sculpture

Outdoor hockey is amazing. There’s something about seeing hockey while seeing your breath that makes it seem right.

Linus Omark Disrespected the Honor of The Shootout

Linus Omark shootout goal

The Shootout is a time honored tradition, instituted in the NHL back in 2005. It is unquestionably the most revered way for determining the winner of a professional hockey game. It is as sacred as Don Cherry’s wardrobe stylist is chic.

NHL to Unveil Beer Pong at the 2011 All-Star Weekend

NHL Beer Pong 2011 Extravaganza

Since I don’t think the NHL will allow Bissonnette to actually captain one of the All-Star teams, I’m sure they would at least let him captain a Beer Pong team.

Have We All Forgotten About the NHL’s Most Famous Taunters?

Green Men

After thinking about the Rick Rypien situation a little longer I realized, wait a minute- no Vancouver Canucks player has the right to be even a tiny bit angry at opposing teams’ fans for run-of-the-mill taunting.

The Kovalchuk Problem, Part 4: The Architect of Disruption

Lou architect

The final part to the four-part series as our story finally has a conclusion.

The Kovalchuk Problem, Part 3: The NeverEnding Story

Part 3: The NeverEnding Story

Comparisons to even the Lord of the Rings trilogy would not quite do justice to the length of the Kovalchuk saga, and it may be better reflected in four part series. Or more. At this point, who knows.

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