NHL Blog Beat – March 20, 2014.

Reviewing the Seguin-Eriksson trade, how to sell hockey to women, what happened to the Senators, David Clarkson and other disappointing hometown heroes and more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.  BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne on why it’s a...

NHL Blog Beat – March 14, 2014.

Examining the toughness of hockey players, eight NHL players who returned to their former teams, the worst NHL GMs at the trade deadline ever and much more. BACKHAND SHELF: Jo Innes examines what happened to Rich Peverley’s heart and how it affects his future....

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”,...

My Memories of Playing Outdoor Hockey.

It’s New Year’s Day 2014 as I write this, and the NHL’s annual Winter Classic game (pitting the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Detroit Red Wings in Michigan Stadium) is but hours away. Whilst doing my usual scan of notable blog posts for my...

NHL Blog Beat – December 11, 2013.

Analysis on the death of the enforcer’s “code”, the Maple Leafs,  calls for the Predators to fire Barry Trotz, a reborn World Cup of Hockey, ten hockey history facts you didn’t know and much more. PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski on the NHL forwards...

NHL Blog Beat – December 5, 2013.

A roundtable debate on sexism and blogging in the hockey media, reaction to the Lundqvist contract, the Maple Leafs woes, a brief history of NHL coaches behaving badly and much more.   PUCK DADDY: Jen Neale hosted a roundtable debate involving several notable...