Calling Foul on the Tim Thomas Trade and Floor Circumvention

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Under normal circumstances, the announcement of a trade like this would have whipped throngs of Islanders fans into a joyous frothy frenzy.  But, the Islanders acquisition of Stanley Cup goaltender Tim Thomas was anything but normal.  The purpose of the Islanders trading a meaningless pick for Thomas was less about acquiring an upgrade in net […] READ MORE


Legal Analysis: NHLPA Grievances on Gomez and Redden

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The NHL / NHLPA war was over.  After 113 days of lockout the two sides finally signed the Memorandum of Understanding and hockey fans thought the battle between these organizations was finally through (for at least 8-10 years).  But not so fast, a new legal battle is developing between the two sides as interpretations of […] READ MORE




Do We Really Miss the NHL?

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If nothing else, the NHL lockout has proved that the majority of hockey fans have a least some form of mental instability. The definition of insanity, as I’m sure none of you need to hear again, is making the same mistake in a repetitive manner. For hockey fans, those who haven’t given up, even the […] READ MORE


NHL Happy Hour: CBA Leaked-News Prohibition

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Hello and welcome to the Internet.                               Or the boring version: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Internet_map_4096.png   Once you Visit the internet you will never leave and sometimes you are here without even being aware of it.  It is a place filled with infinite knowledge, […] READ MORE


NHL Cancellations Don't Mean Armageddon Just Yet

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The chances of seeing NHL hockey in 2012 are “Nicole Ritchie slim”.  With a fresh batch of cancellations, the NHL has ruled out any hockey before the final day of the year. While New Year’s Eve hockey would be incredibly entertaining, it would take a minor miracle for the NHL and NHLPA to sign a […] READ MORE


NHL Happy Hour: Not So Happy Edition.

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Why do we drink alcoholic beverages? It may seem like a simple question, but I assure you it is not. Alcohol after all is a drug or a remedy and can be taken as a positive, almost religious, experience or in some instances a negative one. Many cultures and people treat this tasty substance differently. […] READ MORE


Latest NHL Offer: Deal Maker or Mirage?

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News broke this afternoon that the NHL made a significant offer to the NHLPA.  Hockey fans, including myself, are all hoping this is the real deal, and will lead to the end of the NHL Lockout.  Gary Bettman even announced that if the deal can be signed in enough time to have a 1 week […] READ MORE