Posts tagged nhl
By Sean McCafferty aka Ranfordfan30
With teams having about ten games remaining, now appears to be a great time to look back on my early season predictions, see how badly I called this year’s NHL race to unfold, and make a few bold predictions as to what will happen between now and when Lord Stanley’s Mug is handed out.
My early season predictions for the Eastern Conference had a nice mix of accuracy, and being totally off base. Of the four teams I considered to be playoff locks, three of them are looking very good. Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia are all in More >
By Mark Sienkiewicz aka roaddogg02316
How do I feel about the current NHL as it stands right now? I have my good points and some of my points others might not agree with at all. I would say at that at this point, it is in a pretty decent state. There are 30 teams in the league and all would appear to be doing well. Although I don’t have full financial numbers (not sure I’d quite understand a lot of the details, nor would I care), I’m sure there are teams doing overly well, those breaking even and then those others More >
By Drew Pelto aka *censored*
The discussion of removing fighting from the game of hockey comes up every year under ridiculous pretenses. Sometimes it’s because of an injury in a fight. Other times it’s because of a major brawl. Much of the time it’s because Damien Cox is allowed near a computer. This time, it hasn’t been the NHL where the discussion is happening as much as it has at the lower levels of the game. A New York Times article came out this week discussing the issue (indirectly quoting yours truly on page two).
I should clarify “lower levels” for those More >
by RGM81 aka Richard McAdam
It feels like such a long time ago that the fans of the Montreal Canadiens could feel a genuine and lasting sense of positivity about their beloved club. When the season began many trumpeted that the team was on the cusp of reaching the upper echelons of the National Hockey League. Buoyed by the faulty logic that the team “was just one goal away from knocking off the Bruins” and thus—in Maxwell Smart-esque “missed it by that much” fashion—in a great position to challenge the Bruins for supremacy in the Northeast Division, Canadiens fans entered the More >
by Richard McAdam (aka RGM81) and Sean McCafferty (aka 30ranfordfan)
On January 6, 2012, In The Game President Dr. Brian Price participated in a chat session with members of SCF. Though the initial impetus for Dr. Price reaching out to SCF to have a discussion was the controversy surrounding the upcoming release of ITG Enforcers (for more information about the product, see the official preview here the chat was a wide-ranging affair that covered many bases and shed some interesting light on a variety of topics relevant to collectors.
With all the media hubbub created over the product, which features blood-splattered designs More >
By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam
The announcement of Montreal Canadiens’ head coach Jacques Martin being “relieved of his duties” reached me while I was at the monthly Halifax card show. Oddly enough, CTV Halifax news anchor Steve Murphy (himself a collector) was the one that broke the news to the hall, having received the information on his Blackberry – word spread quickly and when it reached me I was relieved and happy. Martin’s philosophy of defence first had become stifling of the Canadiens’ skill and talent, and it was apparent on some game nights that he had lost the confidence of More >