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The AHL needs more exposure

By Kevin Gesterling Follow Me on Twitter: @BruinsHockey08   There is one thing I have noticed since the NHL lock out of 2005, the American Hockey League does not get nearly enough airtime. When you look at it the AHL is lucky to get 3 games a year on national TV and that is not… Continue reading The AHL needs more exposure

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With the NHL Expanding They Need To Look Into A New Structure

If the NHL goes to 32 teams (which seems likely with Seattle making renovations to KeyArena) I think the NHL needs to make a restructure of its divisions. In my opinion it should be four, 4 team divisions per conference like the NFL has. This would be good because the schedule would be much more… Continue reading With the NHL Expanding They Need To Look Into A New Structure

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NHL Expansion Bid Thoughts

  There seems to be little doubt now which two cities will be front runners in the NHL expansion with the only two cities submitting a expansion bid being Las Vegas and Quebec City.last night was the deadline as to when bids could be received they only received those two bids. I have to guess… Continue reading NHL Expansion Bid Thoughts

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SportsCenter Anchor Stuart Scott Passes at age 49

Today ESPN and sports fans lost an icon, Stuart Scott lost his battle with cancer. Scott started his career at ESPN back in 1993 on ESPN2 on its SportsNight show and quickly made his mark on the network. It was not long after that he made his presence known on ESPN's SportsCenter and beyond in… Continue reading SportsCenter Anchor Stuart Scott Passes at age 49

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Sports Money: Contracts And The Real Losers

NOTE: The numbers in this piece were pulled in early 2014 when piece was originally written, these numbers may or may not be higher in today's sports. With the addition of Giancarlo Stanton's $300 plus Million dollar contract it is likely that the figures are higher. Is it me, or have ticket prices gone up… Continue reading Sports Money: Contracts And The Real Losers

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Flames Fans Call for Curtain Call in Jarome Iginla’s return to Calgary

The great fans in Calgary. Alberta got to witness the first game in Calgary for Jarome Iginla as the opponent. The Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames played a tight 2-1 game ending in Boston's favor, and while Iginla did nothing in the game he was named the third star and then the following happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcE8Xjsmb1Q… Continue reading Flames Fans Call for Curtain Call in Jarome Iginla’s return to Calgary

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December 7th, 2013: An ugly day in the NHL

Zac Rinaldo, James Neal, and Shawn Thornton probably got themselves in the line of fire with their actions yesterday. The NHL got off to a bad start in yesterday's NHL games with a bad incident in Dallas, and then things picked up later in the day in Boston. The first incident was from Zac Rinaldo… Continue reading December 7th, 2013: An ugly day in the NHL

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Fight of the Year Candidate; McGrattan vs Bordeleau

Last night gave us a great fight between two of the better fighters in the NHL today, as Brian McGrattan and Patrick Bordeleau went toe to toe in this fantastic bout in the fight period. The scrap started in the Calgary offensive zone and moved to center ice before it was over. The video is… Continue reading Fight of the Year Candidate; McGrattan vs Bordeleau

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From Tragedy to Triumph, the city of Boston is on a roller-coaster ride

On April 15th, one of the worse days in Boston's history happened, at the end of the Boston Marathon there were two explosions towards the finish line. There were several injuries and a total of three fatalities (a fourth was committed when the police tried to catch these scumbags). It was unlike anything ever witnessed… Continue reading From Tragedy to Triumph, the city of Boston is on a roller-coaster ride

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The Philadelphia Flyers Go To New Low This Season

The Philadelphia Flyers have had a very frustrating season, and that is no secret to anyone who actively follows the NHL. Going into last nights game the Flyers had a 3-8-0 record and they then proceeded to get routed 7-0 and that is fine, every team has a stinker in them, in fact Florida has… Continue reading The Philadelphia Flyers Go To New Low This Season

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Anaheim goes Throwback for a night

The Anaheim Ducks celebrated their 20th year in the NHL with throwback night on Sunday. They played the Ottawa Senators and pulled off a 4-1 win while setting a team record for shots in a game with 56 shots on net. Corey Perry led the charge with a two goal game. The night featured the… Continue reading Anaheim goes Throwback for a night

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Line Brawl breaks out in NHL pre-season game with names like John Scott and Phil Kessel involved

While many people were sitting back watching the Bears @ Steelers game on Sunday Night which included myself, there was a game between the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs that took place. It was a pre-season tilt in which the Maple Leafs won 5-3. But the talks about the game didn't center around those… Continue reading Line Brawl breaks out in NHL pre-season game with names like John Scott and Phil Kessel involved

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Where my interest in the AHL came from before and during this season

I wasn't doing this blog when the NHL was in it's lockout, but I was writing for another site called Fantasy Hockey Coach and I pretty much covered the NHL and its eventual lockout at that point and not much else, and in all honesty it was because I felt a little restricted from what… Continue reading Where my interest in the AHL came from before and during this season

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Canadiens and Senators: The anatomy of a rivalry

Who would have thought that on Cinco De Mayo a hockey brawl would break out? But then again, who is really surprised? Let's take a look back to Thursday night where Ottawa's Eric Gryba laid a hard boarderline hit on Montreals Lars Eller, the hit caused Lars Eller to suffer serious facial injuries and prompted… Continue reading Canadiens and Senators: The anatomy of a rivalry

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Where has the decency gone in the media?

Today the Ottawa Sun released their paper for the city of Ottawa, and on it was the following:   Granted it isn't as graphic as some other newspapers in the past, say on September 12, 2001 in most US cities following the attacks in New York City, however the pictures in those papers were meaningful… Continue reading Where has the decency gone in the media?

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Boston Police nabs suspects, how and where I found out about it. End of Terror series: part 1 of 2

On Friday night the Boston Police and other law enforcement officials nabbed suspect 2 in the City of Watertown, MA hiding inside a boat in someones back yard. The Police had called off the search and had gotten a tip from a resident saying that they had found the someone injured in his boat and… Continue reading Boston Police nabs suspects, how and where I found out about it. End of Terror series: part 1 of 2

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The Montreal Canadiens cross the line

In last nights NHL action there was an incident in the first period where Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan White took a long run at Philadelphia Flyers Defenseman Kent Huskins and injured him with an apparent elbow. Ryan White was then jumped by Flyers defenseman Kurtis Foster and that scrap was without anything landing. On the… Continue reading The Montreal Canadiens cross the line