January 07 2013 10:39AM
When the NHL finally gets going, most likely on the 19th of January, you might see a small subtle difference in Taylor Hall's game. I chatted with the 2010 first overall pick before he played his final two games in OKC, and I found out that he worked hard on improving one specific skill set and that he'd love the opportunity to kill penalties.
January 07 2013 01:02AM
So a few weeks back we had 10 hoodies made up for Christmas presents for folks. And these same folks started freaking out as they had long heard whisperings that NationGear existed but considered it a myth like a Pat Quinn coaching strategy session or a Dustin Penner situp. These new hoodie owners said "you have to start selling these."
And that got us thinking, we should start selling these.
January 06 2013 05:15PM
I went out on a limb (critics will say I sawed it off) by suggesting a shortened season would benefit the Edmonton Oilers two weeks ago and went as far as to say my gut-feeling was that they'd have enough gas in a sprint rather than a marathon to make the playoffs for the first time in six seasons.
January 06 2013 05:04PM
What's that thing called when you break up with someone, both see other people and then decide you are going to get back together and have to pretend like the last 6 months never happened? Yeah. It's time for about 1000cc of that.
January 06 2013 12:49PM
It took 113 days but the NHL and their players agreed to a new 10-year CBA early this morning. There is an opt-out clause after eight years, so the best news is that we won't have to go through this until the summer of 2020, mainly because I don't trust either side to not use the opt-out clause. Either way, it is great that NHL hockey is back.
So what happens now?