The .Net continues to expand with the addition of Sharks247, a ‘West Coast Girl’ who bleeds teal! Welcome to the team Sharks247!
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The .Net continues to grow as ‘Capsfan’ joins our team of bloggers - welcome Capsfan!
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The .Net is happy to introduce ‘PittPen’, a Pittsburgh Penguins fan and the newest contributor to our project. We’ll finally get some Eastern Conference perspective on the NHL - welcome PittPen!
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Mats Sundin signs with the Vancouver Canucks – can we stop talking about him now. I am so sick of hearing about Sundin and I think I’m not alone. Every day during the preseason there was endless conversation about “Is Mats going to play and where?” After the season started the [...]
…it’s the fans that feel Sean Avery has a right to free speech and should suffer no consequences – they’re the ones that really disappoint me.
I watch hockey not only because my hockey club the only winning sports franchise in the area but also because I appreciate the relative overall level of humility and [...]
NHL Home Ice is reporting that Brian Burke has confirmed receiving an offer sheet from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The terms are for 6 years (the remainder of this + 5 more), $3+M USD per year with possible signing and incentive bonuses as well as complete autonomy over the franchise. Speculation is [...]
An article on espn.com discusses the possible reasons for the increase in scoring this season. Scoring is up slightly from 5.6 to 5.9 average goals per game this season so far over last, and is almost 20% higher than the 5.0 goals per game the season before the lockout (where many rule changes [...]
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that Brian Burke has stepped down as their General Manager. Burke is now free to negotiate with other teams - the speculation is that Burke will be hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs as their General Manager as early as next week.
Citing family reasons, Burke turned down a [...]
The NHL has come under some criticism for returning to its policy of not requiring teams to disclose player injuries. An article on espn.com discusses the argument at length.
The main reason for not disclosing specific injuries is the position that if the opposition knows what’s ailing a player they will make that player [...]
…and your hockey team is not playing tomorrow, another rarity in the league (with the exception of All-Star and Winter Olympic breaks). According to the NHL, they anticipate 250,000 fans will flock to arenas around North America to watch a game. Other fun stats (from USA Today):
“Of the NHL’s 67 officials, counting [...]