Keep your head up, son!

Jason Strudwick
January 04 2013 11:51AM

I get asked all the time what is the most important skill for a young hockey player to master. I have spoken to many experts in this area and they confirmed my own opinion. Skating is the answer. I have always believed if a player can skate, get around the ice quickly and efficiently they have a chance to contribute to the game.

I am starting to think that there is another skill that is not above skating but right below it in terms of importance. On-ice awareness.

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January 04 2013 07:54AM

Of all the characters to pass our way since 1972, Kelly Buchberger had the closest relationship to the fans. Screams of 'take him WIDE, Bucky!" still echo down the canyons of Rexall Place, and the next time Buchberger fails to defend the copper, orange and blue it'll be the first time.

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KHL: Ringing in 2013

Steve Dangle
January 03 2013 11:24PM


 The KHL played its first hockey games of 2013 with a light, 3-game schedule. The playoff race is heating up big time.


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Jason Gregor
January 03 2013 11:26AM

The twitterverse was buzzing this morning after Micheal Grange tweeted the NHL has agreed to two compliance buyouts per team for the 2013/2014 season. Sadly it didn't include Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr, but it still got most fan's attention. The interesting part is that the buyouts will allegedly come from the player's share of HRR.

Within in moments many were speculating how the Edmonton Oilers would appoach this scenario. I'm not sure two buyouts is likely, but one could happen.

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USA 5 – Canada 1: Anatomy of an Implosion

Jonathan Willis
January 03 2013 06:32AM

Canada suffered an awful defeat in the semifinals on Thursday morning to eliminate them from contention for the gold medal. What happened?

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