Should Rick Nash be dealt now, or this summer?…Latest NHL players poll reveals they still favor fighting…Stars fans strive for patience amidst frustration…Reviewing last year’s significant Avs trades a year later…Puzzlement over Bryzgalov…A look back at NHL fans behaving badly…Mixed ratings for NHL Hockey Day in America…Absurd Goalie Monday…A Canucks fan vents on what they hate.
THE SPORTS BANK: Ed Cmar ponders if it is best for the Blue Jackets to trade Rick Nash now, or in the off-season. I say the latter.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski’s opinion on the latest NHLPA poll revealing majority of players still support fighting in hockey, and the disconnect with pundits who believe fighting should be banned.
DEFENDING BIG D: Brandon Worley writes Stars fans are trying to find patience during a frustrating season as the NHL trade deadline nears. GM Joe Nieuwendyk claims he’s not a “seller”, that he doesn’t like that word, but what would you call a GM who trades a defenseman for draft picks near the trade deadline?
MILE HIGH HOCKEY: A look back at the notable trades by the Colorado Avalanche a year ago. Sure hope they work out long term, because in the short term, they’ve done nothing to significantly improve the Avs.
BROAD STREET BUZZ: Eugene Markman ponders a question about Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov no fan should have to ask about his favorite team’s starting goalie at this time of year.
BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham presents a history of NHL fans behaving badly. It’s a lengthy history, folks, and in my opinion, no city’s fans are exempt.
PUCK THE MEDIA: Steven Lepore examines the mixed ratings for NHL Hockey Day in America.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz presents another installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. Today: Rich Parent.