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Ottawa: Senatorial Privilege

The 2016/17 season will probably be marked in the hockey history books as being the season of reversed expectations; a season where pre-season predictions were stood on their head and teams that were expected t...
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Chicago: Second City? First Place?

Chicago, in defiance of all the gloomy pre-season predictions which called for the Blackhawks to be the fourth or fifth seed in the Western Conference, is leading the Central Division and is vying with the Mont...
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Rangers Resartus

Whisper it quietly but the New York Rangers are the latest surprise in the Eastern Conference early in this season; roaring out of the blocks like a silver bullet and leading the Metropolitan Division ahead of ...
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Edmonton: a gushing start

It’s been a long time since the Edmonton Oilers have lived up to their name and struck pay dirt as a franchise. 16 games into the 2016/17 season Edmonton is gushing forth with their best start in 5 years—leadin...
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On the Cusp of Greatness?

In my last column I talked about which NHL coaches had risen or fallen or stagnated on my top 50 charts which are determined by my rating system featured in my book Bench Bosses: the NHL’s coaching elite. There...
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Goodbye, Mr. Hockey

Author’s Interview with Al Arbour January 16, 2008 MHD: “Mr. Arbour, I gotta ask you this question since you saw both men play. Who was better? Gordie or Gretzky?” Arbour: “Gordie!” MHD: “Why?” Arbo...

The KO of Yeo

The firing of Mike Yeo as head coach of the Minnesota Wild last Saturday marked the end of what had been on the surface a promising NHL career. Instead Yeo’s firing revealed deeply concealed flaws that have sur...