Watching an NHL Game in an Empty Arena

I arrived at Rogers Place at 7:30 p.m. last night. My usual parking spot, courtesy of Grand Villa Casino, wasn’t open as the building is locked down, so I parked on the back side (north side) of the arena. Parking was only $2. There were four other cars parked close to me. Right away it…


The Blue Paint

The only way Tuesday’s exhibition game against the Calgary Flames was going to have any significant influence on coach Dave Tippett’s decision about who to start in goal against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday was if Mikko Koskinen or Mike Smith shat the bed.


Five Predictions for the Qualifying Round

We are just a few days away from the start of the NHL’s play-in round. After a layoff that lasted over four months, the game we all love is back and the games are meaningful. Every day we can wake up knowing that there is a handful of meaningful games on tap. It’s a wonderful…