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  1. In Praise of the Elusive Goalie Controversy

    Sean McIndoe

    Goalie controversies are almost always fun. There are two guys (or more), one job, and a whole lot of passive-aggressive sound bites about just wanting what's best for the team. If we're really lucky, the two guys involved activel...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. Requiem for a Dump: Saying Good-bye to the Nassau Coliseum on the...

    Katie Baker

    Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, home of the New York Islanders, is a mosquito trapped in amber. It is a cryogenically frozen head. It is a dead ancient Egyptian ruler impeccably preserved in rags. To step inside the concourse is to enter what s...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  3. NHL All-Star Wrap-up: 25 Reasons to Love the Game

    Sean McIndoe

    I'm not a huge fan of NHL All-Star Weekend. You probably got that impression from last week's post, in which I spent roughly 3,000 words listing some of the event's biggest problems. Let's just say that was the...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. NHL Grab Bag: The World Cup of Young Guns

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. Recognizing the three NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: These t...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  5. The Apathy and Absurdity of the NHL All-Star Game

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL kicks off its annual (usually) All-Star Weekend tomorrow, as the league's best players (sort of) head to Columbus for three days of events that will show off the best the sport has to offer (not really). But while Saturday&rs...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  6. 10 Facts About the ’88-89 Buffalo Sabres

    Sean McIndoe

    10 Facts About a Fun Team is a new feature in which we'll take a look back at a notable team and season from NHL history. That team may have been good. It may been bad. But it was definitely interesting, and as such it deserves to be rememb...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  7. NHL Weekend: The Defense Rests

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. The midseason mark typically presents an opportunity to start narrowing down the various awards races, picking out the front-runners and shrinking the fields down to a h...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  8. NHL Grab Bag: No One Gets Snubbed Here

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. Recognizing the three NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: This g...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  9. A Deep Dive Into the NHL’s Pacific Division

    Sean McIndoe

    The Pacific Division had a weird 2013-14 season. The three California teams were excellent. The two Alberta teams were awful. The Coyotes and Canucks were stuck in the middle. By the end of things, the division featured the eventual Stanley Cup winne...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  10. The NHL’s History of Ridiculous All-Stars

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL All-Star rosters were announced on Saturday, and everyone is mad because that's the whole point. Some guys were undeserving, several more were snubbed, and at the end of the day none of it really mattered because All-Star games a...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  11. NHL Weekend: Turning Over a New Leaf

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. We saw our fourth coaching casualty of the year last week, and it was the one everyone had been expecting for seven months. The Maple Leafs finally fired Randy Carlyle,...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  12. NHL Grab Bag: Hail the Spengler Cup!

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. Recognizing the three NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. The third star: Th...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  13. NHL Preseason Predictions Check-in

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL season hits the midway point this week, with most teams crossing the 41-game mark. The season's first half has provided the usual mix of predictable outcomes, mild surprises, and outright shockers. I wrote a series of season prev...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  14. Five Key Thoughts From the World Junior Championship of Hockey

    Sean McIndoe

    I realize many sports fans don't understand hockey's World Junior Championship. There's a good chance you've never heard of most of the players. Depending on your level of fandom, it's possible you&am...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  15. NHL Weekend: How the West Was Lost

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. Three teams have fired their coaches this season: Ottawa, Edmonton, and last week's bizarre mess in New Jersey. With a pair of struggling Western teams sufferi...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  16. We Went There: Hanging With a Billionaire for Washington’s ...

    Katie Baker

    As Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis walked toward his suite in Nationals Park about 30 minutes before the start of the NHL Winter Classic, he spotted something that stopped him in his tracks. "That's a nice sweate...

    Blog | January 02, 2015