Habs beat Leafs: Fans Shouldn’t just Blame Reimer

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Well that was a close one wasn’t it? 4-3 Win for the Montreal Canadiens over the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was a good game a lot of back and forth action, weird lack of penalties and some weird goals especially the Tomas Plekanec game winning goal that managed to squeak by James Reimer, but this isn’t an analysis of this game, there are enough people out there who can do that, what I’m talking about is what I noticed after the game ended. Continue reading

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CBA Puts Some In a Unique Situation

Nucks and wings

Hockey, the beloved national sport of Canadians everywhere; The NHL, a league that’s gone through so many lockouts in a 10 year span, its surprising there isn’t a brand new league because of all the crap the fans, players, owners and everyone else has gone through. Remember the strike that just past? I know a lot of you wish you could forget it but it caused the NHL to lose half of the season. The big issue was money and how they would split the revenue. There were other issues on the table of negotiation but a huge problem was sharing the money. The players and the owners went back and forth for a while with no progress and it seemed like the season was lost, and then out of nowhere the two sides came to an agreement and hockey was back! Continue reading

NHL: Schedule and Divisons

The NHL has come out recently with the schedule after accepting and agreeing that they will go to the Sochi Olympics this upcoming winter. It is a very unique schedule that seems its out to knock out a few players as the season progresses, what am I talking about? Well it is quite simple, there is a ridiculous amount of back to back games in the 2013-14 season and it is a bit much. Continue reading

Hockey Returns: Will the fans forgive and forget?

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“This blog was supposed to be my first blog not related to sports, but out of the blue the NHL has ended the lockout and I had said I would only write articles and pieces about Hockey once the lockout ended so here you go.”

Words many did not think they would hear until the summer time or even later. The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to a tentative deal and now the NHL can start the season. The new deal will run for 10 years till September 2022, with an option to terminate the deal after eight years. The players managed to fix their pension plan, they have agreed to a limit on signing free agent contracts which is 7 years and 8 if it is a contract extension with their own team and the somehow (although it was agreed upon a while ago). Continue reading