Quirky Hockey Playoff Beards are Back

May 1, 2013 By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com Where I live, beards are fashionable. A record store, restaurant, grocery store, and boutique knickknack shop that sells bearded garden gnomes, were among the lo...

NHL in Seattle? Think again …

January 22, 2013 By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com So Seattle is building a brand new arena and the SuperSonics are on the way back to the NBA. Now the question remains: Will the Sonics end up sharing this n...

Can the Kings Repeat?

January 18, 2013 By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com Hockey fans have been talking a lot about last June here in Los Angeles. I’ve also heard whispers about the lockout-shortened 1995 NHL season. You can gu...

What’s Next for Brian Burke?

By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com Brian Burke was named Senior Advisor to Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment President and C.O.O. Tom Anselmi and the MLSE Board of Directors on Wednesday. Put differently...

Lockout Lesson Learned: Too Many Teams

By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com. A high-profile sports agent1 once told me that the job of every commissioner is to keep the owners of his eight poorest teams happy. It makes sense. Think of an NHL owners’...