Winners and Losers: How the Olympic Break Will Help or Hurt NHL Teams

By Wesley Uhler Olympic hockey is a beautiful thing. It turns teammates into rivals, average fans into diehard supporters, and increases hockey viewership and interest around the world. The past Winter Games  taught us that, when Canada beat the United States in overtime. While Olympic hockey is one of the most compelling sporting events in the world, it can unfortunately

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Hockey’s Future: Young Players You Should Know

By: Wesley Uhler The Stanley Cup is the greatest trophy in all of sports. Not only are the names of past winners etched onto the 35 pound holy grail, but the Stanley Cup is also the only major American sports trophy the winners can enjoy a drink out of after becoming champions. However, it is common for teams who win

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2014 Could Be Last Olympics With NHL Players

By Wesley Uhler “Do you believe in miracles? …Yes!” Perhaps the most famous line in hockey history was delivered by Al Michaels during the 1980 Winter Olympics, as the United States defeated the Soviet Union to advance to the Gold Medal game. Fast forward more than 30 years later, and it might take another miracle to keep NHL players as

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The Will to Win: Why the Anaheim Ducks Will Take Home the Stanley Cup

By Peter Fiorentino As sports fans, the sad, yet exciting realization is that only one team will win a championship. There’s only one Super Bowl champ, one Champions League winner, and one World Series legend. Every sports season sends one team into euphoria and the other 30 home with a glorified paycheck. It was Billy Beane who said, “If we

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5 Hockey Predictions for the New Year

By: Wesley Uhler Team Canada will release their Olympic roster…and outrage will ensue:Team Canada will announce their 2014 Olympic men’s hockey roster this week, and I can guarantee that there will be outrage over who makes the team and who is left off. On New Year’s Day, USA Hockey unveiled their roster for the Sochi games, and debates immediately arose

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Breaking Down the New NHL TV Deal

By Wesley Uhler The National Hockey League has come a long way in the past two years. In 2012, a lockout threatened to cancel the season for the second time in less than a decade, which would have been catastrophic to the league’s popularity. Fortunately, the owners and players were able to salvage a 48 game season that culminated in

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Stadium Series Preview

By Matt Bui What is the Stadium Series you may ask? The Stadium Series is a series of four regular season NHL games played outside at various stadiums and are scheduled in the winter around the country to mimic the Winter Classic. All of the matchups look to be exciting due to the fact that each matchup is an intense

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NHL Midseason Awards

By Tyler Tucky With less than four months now until the quest for the Stanley Cup begins, let’s look at who is leading the NHL and emerging as top contenders for awards. Hart Trophy (MVP): There have been so many great performers in the first half of the season that have contributed to the benefit of their teams. Ryan Getzlaf has

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