November 12 2012 03:18PM
The glory of the rush
In the hundred years of the NHL, there have been few players who lifted fans out of their seats. Many are just names from the past, but others are visceral images. Names like Richard, Morenz, Lalonde, Cook, Orr, LaFleur, Coffey...all remind us of the thrill of the end-to-end rush.
There's a spike of adrenaline in that moment, where you begin to overflow with excitement. Seeing a player wind up at one end and then take their patented explosive first stride to gain the neutral zone is just the beginning; you hope there will bemore. The player gains the red line, the defence is retreating, then the blue line and...
November 06 2012 11:34AM
It could take a sixteen-year-old netminder to save the Vancouver Giants' season. At 5-12, the Giants are quickly spiralling into oblivion. Tyler Liston, anointed as starter after a good training camp, has nose-dived, putting up a .827 save percentage. His back-up, Tyler Fuhr, hasn't fared much better. In front of the goalies, the defence has been all over the place, yielding turnovers at the rate of an industrial bakery. Even Don Hay has expressed frustration at times, admitting that the goalies haven't come up with the big save when the team really needed one.
And then along came Payton. Read on past the jump!
November 05 2012 11:49AM
(Photo: Chris Jerina/ AHL in Photos)
The Chicago Wolves, mostly high-flying of late, produced their weakest effort of the season Sunday in North Carolina, going down to the home-town Checkers 4-1.
The Checkers are far and away the best team in the AHL right now, and play the game the way the Wolves would like to play, lots of speed and skill, led by the likes of Brett Sutter, Drayson Bowman and Justin Faulk. The big club in Raleigh must be pleased with what they are seeing from their kids so far this season.
Comments, a couple videos and some stats after the jump.
November 03 2012 02:46PM
I write occasionally at my own blog - The Wanderer Sports - and yesterday I wrote a piece on the quickly muddying image of the CHLPA. First we'd heard there were two Gumbleys and then there were two Clarkes. Now, some clarity. Fy Virani, aan articling student and aspiring sports lawyer who also contributes to The Wanderer, has a story to tell. What follows is mostly his words, though I have helped out with some editing, here and there.
October 29 2012 06:10PM
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