So what is the latest? Well, more talks, some minor progress, but same result. More cancelled games, more players in Europe, and no hockey in Canada. However, as much as I feel like I’m beating a dead horse by writing this, I do think there’s light at the end of the tunnel. After the last […] READ MORE
Author: Grant Alexander
Grant's Rants: NFL Replacement Refs – Bad or Biased?
It appears that enough is finally enough in the NFL. Replacement officials have officially be handing their walking papers, and the world of American football should soon be back to status quo. And if you ask me, or anybody hailing from the Green Bay area, it’s not a moment too soon. The travesty of the […] READ MORE
Crosby, Staals, Nash, or Young: Team Canada in 2014
The Summer Olympics have ended and as hockey fans we are now over two years removed from Vancouver 2010 and the “Golden Goal”. It is also less than two years away from what awaits in Russia in 2014. So while we are stuck in international limbo (with all due respect to the World Juniors and […] READ MORE
Beer League Chronicles: How one Broken Stick changed my Outlook on the New faces of the NHL
My summer men’s league team is currently in the playoffs. And we have found our way into the semi-finals. Thank you, thank you, I know it’s exciting, but hold the applause please. We are currently tied 1-1 in a best of three series, and are going to play the crucial game three this week. But […] READ MORE
Can the NHL Expect to Cash-in on this Year's Stanley Cup?
Last year’s Stanley Cup had the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in a thrilling seven-game series. It also saw some of the highest television ratings of all-time for a Stanley Cup final. The series as a whole averaged 4.6 million viewers in the US making it the most-watched combined network/cable Stanley Cup involving a […] READ MORE
England Took on the World in Friendly Soccer Match for UNICEF
Soccer Aid is a charity event that was started in 2006 and has raised over $6.5 million for UNICEF over that time. The event is held every two years and is showcased by a soccer match involving celebrities and soccer legends from around the world. The match is always set up the same way, pitting […] READ MORE
Forget Hartnell Down… How About Giroux Out!
With what has been a bizarre playoffs so far in regards to player safety and the controversial manner of discipline, now sees its leading scorer join the list of offenders. Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers delivered what appeared to be an illegal check to New Jersey Devils player Dainius Zubrus during game four of their second round matchup. […] READ MORE
Can Life Possibly Be Any Sweeter in Phoenix Right Now?
The Phoenix Coyotes have done the impossible! They have knocked off the heavily favoured Nashville Predators, and now find themselves in the Conference Championships for the first time in history! Led by the stellar play of goaltender Mike Smith this team looks hungry and focused, and wants nothing else but to bring the Stanley Cup […] READ MORE
The Phoenix Coyotes: A Conflict of Interest?
Who would have thought it would have taken 16 years for the Phoenix Coyotes to win their first playoff series in franchise history? Founded as a team in 1996 after relocating from Winnipeg, this franchise has seen disappointment after disappointment. Over that span of time, they have won zero Stanley Cups, zero Conference Championships, zero […] READ MORE
Can We Just Give the Stanley Cup to Los Angeles Now?
Cinderella story? I don’t think so! The Los Angeles Kings have knocked off the number one seed, and are one game away from knocking off the number two seed in typical Cinderella fashion, but nobody really believed that this was an eighth place team to begin with. They finished the season with 95 points (putting […] READ MORE