Category Archives: NHL

Jimmy Hayes tragically passes away at 31

If it seems like it’s a sad time for hockey fans this week, it is. Particularly for local fans, but it’s one thing for a local legend to retire following a long career after accomplishing nearly everything possible in the … Continue reading

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Henrik Lundqvist retires after 15 NHL seasons

As sure as I am that Derek will eventually post a Lundqvist remembrance piece worthy of his NHL HOF career, I’m just as sure it’s near impossible for him to do it today, on what’s surely an emotional day for … Continue reading

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Favorite Devil one-hit wonders

As the NHL playoffs start tonight below the Canadian border, one of the things I miss about seeing the Devils participate in them is the possibility of an unexpected big game, big series or big playoffs from unlikely sources. One … Continue reading

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Patrick Marleau makes NHL history by passing Gordie Howe for the most games ever played

An emotional Patrick Marleau acknowledges the crowd in Vegas at T-Mobile Arena after playing in his NHL record 1,768th game to surpass hockey legend Gordie Howe. The San Jose Shark has been the epitome of class and durability during an … Continue reading

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Load management? Not in our league (thankfully)

Growing up I was more of an NBA fan than an NHL fan until around the time of this famous SI cover in 1994. It was around the timeperiod where the Nets had young, exciting teams with stars such as … Continue reading

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One year ago – then and now

Coming up on the first anniversary of when the world as we know it changed in a dramatic way, I was debating whether to do a blog on the impact of our ongoing battle with the COVID-19 virus that stopped … Continue reading

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Canadiens become first team to make coaching change by firing Julien

In a big shakeup, the Canadiens announced this morning that they’d relieved head coach Claude Julien and assistant Kirk Muller. The Canadiens have appointed Dominique Ducharme interim head coach and have added Alex Burrows to the coaching staff. Claude Julien … Continue reading

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The COVID-19 Concern

As we reach Super Bowl weekend in February, there is a harsh reality for hockey. They’re facing something different this season. Much like the NFL and NBA, the NHL has adversity due to the virtual unknown. Unlike last summer when … Continue reading

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Legendary voice of hockey Doc Emrick hangs up the microphone

To the Voice of Hockey, HOF broadcaster, and friend, congratulations on an amazing career! Enjoy your retirement! #ThankYouDoc pic.twitter.com/dfnTavFvjK — Martin Brodeur (@MartinBrodeur) October 19, 2020 The year has been a trying one for so many people. In spite of … Continue reading

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Devils’ season ends as the NHL rolls out its ‘return to play’ format

More than two months after the world came to a screeching halt due to a global pandemic, many entities (including the NHL) are trying to slowly begin a return to normal, or whatever our new normal will be when this … Continue reading

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