National Hockey League

Things I learned from the NHL All-Star Weekend


What did I learn by watching the NHL All-Star Weekend? Well, for one thing, Steven Stamkos might be pretty good at hockey after all.

An All-Star Game story from way-back-when


The "North America versus the World" format of the past wasn't that great an idea. It was, however, cause for one of my first stories about the Lightning online.

Everything you knew about NHL realignment for 2012-13 is now wrong


The Players Association has voted against the realignment of the league that was put forth weeks ago.

"The Road to the Winter Classic" by way of Vince McMahon


"HBO 24 /7" may be good TV, but just how good is it when it leads to manufactured events by players seeking face-time on the show?

The language and realism barrier


Guy Boucher beign considered a candidate for the Montreal Canadiens head coaching job isn't realistic whatsoever. But don't expect that to stop speculation from happening.

Caption This!


Carey and Zach, sitting in a tree..... Caption This!

Welcome to Conference C: A first look at the NHL's realignment plan


The NHL has decided on a realignment plan. Here it is and how it affects the Tampa Bay Lightning.

What Happens to the Atlanta Thrashers Fans?


What happens to the Atlanta Thrasher fans now that the team is no longer there?

Short-handed goals against and power play efficiency


Is a high scoring power play unit truly potent if they allow a basket full of short-handed goals to opponents?

Stammergeddon? How about the coming Crosbocalypse?


The severity of a concussion can be limited if it's recognized that a concussion has happened. But what if no one wants to recognize that someone - a star NHL player, perhaps? - has had a concussion?

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