NHL

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Miro the Hero

By Jonah Levitan aka Satan81

A lot of people on this forum tell me that it’s nice to collect someone who isn’t a superstar like Sidney Crosby or Steven Stamkos. It’s refreshing to see someone collect an average player. Well let me tell you, to me, he’s a superstar. Perhaps more.

I am talking about my favorite hockey player, Miroslav Satan. Miro started as a very late draft pick by the Oilers, then traveled a few times from Buffalo, to Long Island, to Pittsburgh to Boston. That’s where his NHL days ended. He would then go on to win a championship with More >

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A Right or a Privilege?

By Ethan Shippen aka TheBoxBreaker

 

During the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the National Hockey League announced the implementation of new rules to be either tried out or used during play for the 2013-14 pre-season. One of those rules dictate that the current size of goaltender equipment should be smaller, trying to increase the number of goals scored in each game. According to the stats at quanthockey.com, goal scoring in the NHL was at its lowest in 2012-13 since the late 90s when the NHL experienced a big decrease in goals scored. But is shrinking the size of the goalie’s equipment really More >

Stanley Cup Memorabilia

By Richard Mueller aka Ripken

With sound speed, skill and physicality, the Chicago Blackhawks ousted the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals Monday. Within just a few hours of Chicago skating around on enemy ice with Lord Stanley’s cup raised high, droves of people took to eBay to sell memorabilia from this series. To the winner goes the spoils is the norm on eBay right now, for most memorabilia auctioning nicely belongs to the Blackhawks.

Game-used gear is doing well, even if it wasn’t worn in the playoffs. The most coveted items on eBay right now from this series are Stanley More >

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The Golden Seal Who Never Was

By Joe Simanis aka GHCHambone

The National Hockey League has had its fair share of lopsided trades over the years. Eric Lindros was drafted by the Nordiques and then traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Kerry Huffman, Steve Duchesne, Ron Hextall, Mike Ricci, Chris Simon, Peter Forsberg, future draft picks and an undisclosed (but rumored to be around ten to fifteen million dollars) in cash. The Vancouver Canucks sent Cam Neely along with a first-round draft pick to the Boston Bruins for Barry Pederson. That first-round pick was used to select Glen Wesley, who went on to play over 1,400 games More >

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NHL Draft 2013 Preview

By Paul Bartosz aka wogman56

This Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, 211 young men will hear their names called from the podium, marking the start of a new chapter in their lives. This year’s draft has potential to be one of the best in decades, combining a mix of young North American and international talent. The Colorado Avalanche possess the first overall pick in Sunday’s draft. The Avs are widely being rumored to take stud center Nathan MacKinnon from the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. MacKinnon has drawn many comparisons to a previous #1 overall pick from his More >