September 20 2012 10:45AM
The Vancouver Giants are once again looking to capitalize on the NHL work stoppage. They saw an increase in fan support and attendance during the lockout of 2004-05, and the club enjoyed on ice success for the next few seasons, as well.
Why should you watch the Giants this season? There are quite a few reasons. Read on to find out what they are.
September 20 2012 10:10AM
Over the past 15 months, Frank Corrado has some turned heads in the hockey world.
First the Canucks recognized his potential, drafted him, and rewarded his stellar play at training cap last September with an entry level deal. This past season, more scouts and OHL coaches began to take notice of Corrado's smooth, effective two-way game, and named him a finalist for the Max Kaminsky trophy awarded to the OHL's defenseman of the year. Now the Sudbury Wolves coaching staff has publicly acknowledged Corrado's inter-personal skills, this depth of his on-ice responsibility and his leadership ability, by naming Frank Corrado their new team captain.
Read on past the jump.
September 19 2012 04:45PM
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September 19 2012 01:42PM
Generally speaking there isn't as much prospect coverage in hockey as there is in the other major North American sports (football, baseball and basketball). It's kind of weird because, unlike the NHL: the NCAA, CHL, AHL and the European leagues tend to consistently start their seasons on time. Amazing!
Luckily for hockey obsessives, Corey Pronman of ESPN and Hockey Prospectus works long hours and manages to satiate our need for prospect information. Today over at Hockey Prospectus, Pronman released his "Top-100 Prospects" list, and the individuals in the Canucks pipeline, well, they didn't fare too well...
Read past the jump.
September 19 2012 09:29AM
The 3.3 billion dollar question is: will the interest that NHL teams are paying their season ticket holders to keep their money on account, be sufficient to offset the inevitable drop in fan interest in the NHL as a product the longer the lockout continues? I'm pretty sure the answer is no. Except maybe in Minnesota, where the Wild are offering an astonishing 10% APR for fans that leave their money with the team.
Hmmm, that gives me an idea...