This is by no means the end of the lockout. This is the starting point for serious negotiations. Finally. The league kept saying that it was on the PA to present an offer. I suspect that the NHL could have presented this offer in June or July and started the season on time, but hoped that the PA would crack. So don’t go celebrating [...]
At the start if the season, I did a look at those the hockey world tragically lost in 2011, including Derek Boogaard. In early December, The New York Times ran a three-part series that had spent six months looking at the life and death of the NHL enforcer.
It’s worth the time to read the lengthy pieces as the debate continues over what [...]
A piece was written last week like none that I have recently read. It recounts and pays tribute to Yaroslavl Lokomotiv, the KHL team that was lost in a tragic place crash this September.
The details and perspectives offered are like none gained in any of the other pieces written on this tragedy. I warn you, some parts of the piece are very [...]
From the Pens site:
Local Police Officers to Collect For Fallen Officer Derek Kotecki’s Family Before Penguins’ Game Saturday
Local police officers will hold a collection to benefit the family of fallen officer Derek Kotecki before the Penguins’ game against Buffalo Saturday at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.
Officer Kotecki, an 18-year pol [...]
As we count down the minutes and hours until the start of the 2011-2012 season tonight and get caught up in its excitement, it is important to look back and remember the human side of what happened during the 2010-2011 season. Of course there was the heartbreaking end to Mandi Schwartz‘s battle with cancer and the unspeakable tragedy o [...]
Well, here we are…the first day of the Stanley Cup Finals. It doesn’t matter what team you’re a fan of, there’s some excitement that comes as a hockey fan at this point in the playoffs. I think it has to do with a month and a half of waiting and anticipation finally coming down to the final two teams. I think it has [...]
Time to review my round 2 picks and look at my predictions for the Conference Finals. I went 75% again. Kudos again to the West for playing along! And, in the East, well…apparently no one told Tampa that they weren’t supposed to still be in the game.
Again, not a whole lot for me to say about how things went in the West. I [...]
It’s time to take a look back at my own predictions and see how I did. And, since I went 6-2, I have a little tweaking to do for the second round.
I know that we’re five days until the second round, but this will have to do given that it started the day after the Pens season ended. I needed a couple of days to get out of that pos [...]
Another season, another heck of a ride. It’s not the ride we feared we were in for back in October. It’s not the ride we were thrilled to be on in November. It’s not the one that punched us in the gut both in early January and again in February. The roller coaster that we rode with this team from mid February until last [...]