Besides the running commentary that the blame for the Cavalier's lackluster performance falls solely on LeBron James, another murmur began firing off on all the sports talk shows...why were the NHL Stanley Cup Finals more exciting than the NBA Finals? And the answer is quite simple. More sports fans are inclined to watch the NHL … Continue reading The Difference Between the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the NBA Finals
After months of speculation and "negotiations" the National Hockey League has decided that it will not allow players to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The decision comes at no surprise to anyone because of the toll the Olympics takes on the NHL every four years by teams essentially getting two weeks off in … Continue reading No Olympics Will Hurt the NHL’s Pocketbook
As of 3 p.m. ET today March 1, the National Hockey League's trade deadline will come to a close and fans of all thirty teams can sit back and mourn the loss of those traded or celebrate those acquired. No matter how the day plays out, the NHL has always had the most exciting yet … Continue reading The NHL Has the Most Stressful, Yet Exciting Trade Deadline
When the National Hockey League announced that they were putting on their own international hockey tournament, the World Cup of Hockey, they also announced that teams would get a week off at some point during the season. The bye week was a way to give players time off during the season since some of them … Continue reading Inaugural NHL Bye Week is a Double-edged Sword
News broke that the St. Louis Blues had fired Head Coach Ken Hitchcock, who was already on his way to retirement at the end of the season. In his place, Mike Yeo, formerly of the Minnesota Wild will take over the head coaching duties. Given the way that the Blues have been playing, it's not … Continue reading St. Louis Blues Fire Head Coach, But is it Enough?
World Cup Hockey in my opinion is part NHL hype machine (seeing as the tournament is happening a month before regular season play opens) and part Olympic Hockey replacement. So NHL fans should be completely hyped over this two week in tournament for two reasons. One, as mentioned above, the NHL season is less than … Continue reading Why NHL Fans Should be Hyped About World Cup Hockey
This week's 30 for 30 reaction post is of Miracle and Men, another documentary that I was anxious to see. The documentary follows the Olympic theme, although it falls into the Winter Games. To summarize the documentary: "The 'miracle' win of the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team had a flip side: the devastating impact … Continue reading US Miracle on Ice is Nightmare for Soviets