Archive for February, 2013

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NHL Realignment: Which Teams Benefit the Most?

February 27, 2013

Tweet Earlier this week the NHL announced the proposed plan for realignment. Working with the NHL Players’ Association, the National Hockey League’s new realignment plan includes four divisions in two conferences with wild-card spots for the playoffs. The breakdown shapes up like this: We actually like this proposed plans although it is not without flaws.  […]

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95 Years of NHL History

February 17, 2013

Tweet The 2017-2018 NHL season will mark the 100th Anniversary of the National Hockey League and although we are five years away, The Hockey Fanatic wanted to share some of the great pieces of history from the NHL game.  We have compiled a list of 95 items (one from each year) to celebrate the 95 […]

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NHL Lockout Impacts Brand Value

February 13, 2013

Tweet A lot of people and hockey fans that we have talked to have surprisingly walked right back to the NHL after the NHL lockout that lasted 113 days and saw a revised 48-game schedule resulting in the cancellation of 510 regular season games or nearly 42% of the entire season. It took a lengthy […]

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CHL Rankings – January 2013

February 5, 2013

Tweet Even though the NHL is back, the Hockey Fanatic continues to be a major advocate of major junior hockey in Canada.  There has been some tremendous action and great streaks in the Canadian Hockey League this year.  My home team the Kelowna Rockets are currently on a 23 game unbeaten streak on home ice.  […]

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NHL Rankings – January 2013

February 3, 2013

Tweet Well the first month of the 2012-2013 NHL season is in the books although it only started on January 13th and the Hockey Fanatic is pleased to present our first installment of our monthly NHL rankings. Each month we rate the 30 NHL teams based on performance as well as our own personal “Hockey […]

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