NHL: Is the Violence Out of Hand?

By Patrick Yaghoobians aka THETorontoRaptor

It has happened many times in the past, and it looks to be a recurring scene almost every other NHL game that happens. The hits. Not your average, clean hit, but the nasty one, which leaves someone lying down on the ice, face first, wondering “What happened?”

Just this week, the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens met for the first time ever since they got into the huge fight which involved goaltenders Carey Price and Tim Thomas. All was going well until the hit happened. Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens had just dumped the puck More >

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Enough is Enough. The NHL Needs to Clean Itself Up

By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan

March 10, 2011. I’m going to mark this date on my calendar, as the one where I’ve now joined the chorus of fans wanting the NHL to rid itself of fighting. Still in a shocked state of mind over Zdeno Chara getting no suspension for breaking Max Pacioretty’s neck two nights earlier, my brain must have been working overtime to connect the dots. As much as I enjoy watching a good hockey fight, the NHL needs to eliminate them.

Don’t get me wrong. I typically attend 10-15 OHL games a year, and the site of two 17 More >

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NHL Relocation back to Canada? Do the Numbers Support the Possibility?

By Scott Kozlowski aka Scottkoz20

With the current news out of Phoenix about the legal issues that surround the survival of the Coyotes, there have been rumblings about Winnipeg getting their franchise back.  Phoenix is not the only franchise in despair.  The ownership situation in Atlanta is causing people to think that the Thrashers could move to Quebec City.

Winnipeg and Quebec City share the bond of losing an NHL franchise in the mid-1990s after years of losing money and viability to survive in Canada.  Fast forward 15 years and both cities have either built (MTS Centre in Winnipeg) or are planning More >