Three Things I Learned on My Hockey Hiatus

Danny Gray
January 04 2012 02:36PM


The worst part of no Twitter, missing out on Ron Wilson's shenanigans. How cool is Ron Wilson?

I had some time off from work during the holidays and was going to be away from home for a week. I decided that it was as good as a time than any to take a vacation from hockey. Due to family obligations I was not going to be able to watch the games against Florida, Carolina, and Winnipeg, so I thought it might be a good idea to take a break from Twitter as well.

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Pension Plan Puppets
January 03 2012 11:38PM

When the Tampa Bay Lightning tied the score at 2-2 it came as a result of a lightning counterstrike, aided by a lucky bounce, and was right on the heels of one of Nazem Kadri's best shifts as a professional. I don't know why but Greg Millen decided that this goal was entirely the fault of Nazem Kadri taking a long shift. Just kidding, I know why, it's because he's not good at his job. 

After the jump, I'll break down the goal so that even Senators fans could understand it: in pictures!

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Vintage Flame
January 03 2012 12:46PM


For the sixth time in the last eight years Canada will face off against the Russians in the medal round of the World Junior Championship. Canada is 15-11-2 vs. Russia/USSR going back to 1982 (the first year for the Canadian National Junior Team) but the only thing that matters right now avenging a 5-3 loss to the Ruskies from one year ago.

The Russians squeaked into this one with a 2-1 OT win over the Czech’s while Canada won Group B, and had the quarterfinal bye. Game time is 8:30 pm EST / 6:30 MST

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Nation Radio - December 31, 2011

January 03 2012 10:09AM



We close out the holiday season with an extended visit from Nation writer and all around swell chap Jonathan Willis.

Lowetide also adds his own thoughts to the mix on where the Oilers may be headed and we make a short stop in Winnipeg to see how the fans are enjoying the suddenly red hot Jets.

This is Nation Radio.

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Contributions From The Back End

JP Nikota
January 02 2012 12:38PM

In my last article, I wrote about how the Leafs have allowed significantly more goals so far this season than last, but that this year, the Leafs' forwards have compensated by scoring a whole lot more. The truth is, I should have said that the team has scored more goals than last year - it isn't really just the forwards, the team also is getting much better production so far this season from their defenders than they were a year ago today.

Follow me over the jump for more.

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