The Agony of an NHL Fan

There are ads floating around the internet hawking t-shirts and hoodies aimed at long-suffering Toronto Maple Leafs fans. One was emblazoned with “Just Give Me One”, followed by “Waiting Since 1967”. I’ve also seen shirts with the statement “One Before I Die”,...

NHL Blog Beat – February 22, 2013.

The NHL week in review, Taylor Hall’s knee-on-knee hit on Cal Clutterbuck, NHL safety, and hockey fans are among some of today’s topics in the Blog Beat. GRANTLAND: Katie Baker has her usual weekly review of the NHL, plus she believes hockey families would...

NHL Blog Beat – January 23, 2013.

Commentary on the rumor of Wayne Gretzky becoming president of the Maple Leafs, the Nino Niederreiter trade request and more. PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: A breakdown of how the “Wayne Gretzky for president of the Toronto Maple Leafs” got started, and how it was...

No Winners in NHL Lockout.

The NHL and NHLPA have a tentative agreement in place on a new collective bargaining agreement, but the two sides have a lot of work ahead of them to repair the damage to the league brand. This lockout was unnecessary, and lasted far too long. While undoubtedly most...