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2014 NHL Playoff Predictions

Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Tweet We are on the eve of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs.  Only one Canadian team in the playoffs makes it difficult for Canadian hockey fans to determine who they are going to root for this Spring.  Las Vegas has made the Boston Bruins the favorites to win the Cup this year, which is funny [...]

Ryan Smyth: The Best Edmonton Oiler Ever?

Posted by on April 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

Tweet Ryan Smyth:  The Best Edmonton Oiler Ever? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “classy” as having qualities that make someone or something special and attractive; or showing impressive character : very good, kind, etc.  It is this second meaning that resonates with me when I think about Ryan Smyth.  Showing impressive character.  As a hockey fan [...]

What is Wrong with Canada’s NHL Teams?

Posted by on March 29, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Tweet Not since 1993 has a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup.  It just does not seem right does it?  It looks like the drought will continue this season as only one of the seven Canadian teams in the NHL is poised to make the playoffs, that being the Montreal Canadiens.  Since the Holy Grail [...]

Top 100 NHL Players 2014

Posted by on March 8, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Tweet As the NHL season enters its final month, The Hockey Fanatic decided to share our list of who we feel are the top 100 NHL players this season.  The methodology for making this list?  Well performance obviously, as well as overall importance the the league and to their respective teams.  Our list includes players [...]

Thoughts on the NHL Playoff Format

Posted by on January 27, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Tweet This season marks the first with the new divisions and as a result the playoff is a little different with wild cards.  Currently in the 30 team NHL the East has 16 teams with 14 teams in the West.  A little lopsided for the playoff seeds right?  Well the NHL has worked towards parity [...]