Post Tagged with: "hockey"

Risk of Lockout High

Don’t expect to see NHL hockey in October. For the second consecutive year, we enter the fall with a major North American sports league facing a potential lockout. It’s been a repeating narrative in pro sports, as leagues — inevitably adopt a salary cap and then struggle to maintain an[Read More…]

by August 28, 2012 0 comments Sports

Thomas Overshadows White House Festivities

There was a notable absence last Monday at the White House, where the Boston Bruins were recognized as 2011 Stanley Cup Champions. Tim Thomas, the champions’ lone American and arguably the NHL’s best goalie, decided to skip the event. He later made the following statement via his Facebook page: “I[Read More…]

by January 31, 2012 0 comments Sports

A Canadian Perspective: Hockey 101

For a continent that claims to have four major sports, it is blatantly obvious that the average American knows and cares significantly less about hockey than the other three. Tiger Woods epitomized this ambivalence in 2008 when he was asked who he thought would win the Stanley Cup that year[Read More…]

by January 24, 2012 0 comments Sports

NHL Ignoring Headshots

Mr. Bettman, you have a serious problem on your hands. Since May, three of hockey’s dearly beloved enforcers have passed away under tragic and entirely preventable circumstances. With the deaths of Wade Belak, Rick Rypien and Derek Boogaard, whose average age was just 30, and the various concussion-related issues in the league, all indications are[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Caps’ Title Hopes Hinge on Goalies

The Washington Capitals find themselves in a familiar position as the NHL regular season winds down. With a playoff berth clinched and another Southeast division championship on the way, the Caps are counting down the days to the start of their fourth straight postseason. Although the franchise has now become[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments Sports