Brian Burke bites back against the "rats"

Cam Charron
January 06 2012 12:25PM


Normally, a hockey team waiving Colton Orr or another player of Orr's enforcer ilk wouldn't be newsworthy enough for the General Manager to even sign his name on the press release, but, Thursday afternoon in Toronto, Brian Burke held a conference with reporters to discuss the state of the game.

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Dion Phaneuf "elected" All-Star Team Starter

Danny Gray
January 05 2012 10:53PM

In the latest episode in the trade that keeps on giving Dion Phaneuf has been "elected" as a starter in the 2011-2012 NHL "All-Star" game. He joins Tim Thomas, and some terrible Ottawa Senators players in the starting line-up.

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Beware of the World Junior Bump

Danny Gray
January 05 2012 11:55AM


That's Gold Jerry,Gold! 

This morning Jonathan Willis posted an excellent piece on why we should not read too much into the results of performance of any given player or team at the World Junior Championships. You should bookmark it for future reference because it will be true every year, and during the NHL playoffs. I’d like to quickly discuss the neurological explanation behind why we can’t help but read too much into a player’s performance at these types of tournaments.

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Vintage Flame
January 05 2012 08:58AM


The other night undoubtedly registered a wide range of emotions amongst fans. From the shock at the Russian start; the anger of the Canadian’s undisciplined play; the dismay of a five goal deficit; the elation of a four goal comeback; the heartbreak of a one goal loss and finally to the agony that for the first time in eleven years, we will not be watching Canada play in the Gold medal game.

However, it’s not over just yet for the Canadian Juniors. They can still come out of the tournament with a medal. It may not be Gold, but there is something to be said about the fact that you have to lose the game to get the silver; you have to win the bronze. Canada can still end this tournament on their terms and walk away with their heads held high.

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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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