Why Concussions Now

Arguably hockey was tougher and more vicious twenty years ago than what we watch today. There were fewer rules to break and fewer penalties for the rule-breakers. We got our bell’s rung on a routine basis….so why are concussions so prevalent in today’s game. Some would say that today’s players are more consistently trained, bigger, […]

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Playing Smarter

What a disappointing evening it was Friday night.  Game number 2 of the playoffs turned out to be a throttling by the Lightning.  It is hard to explain or even come up with a reason for the lack of intensity at the start of the game and the horrible penalties taken by the Penguins.  I […]

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Matt Cooke

The Penguins need to make a decision on whether Matt Cooke should dress for games the rest of the season but I think  they(management) may have that decision made for them by the NHL after the major elbowing penalty.  When you have a guy the plays on the edge like Matt does you have to […]

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Chara

Isn’t strange that a country that thinks Don Cherry is national hero with his ranting raving about tough hockey, fighting and how European players are not equal to the North American players in the NHL, all of a sudden start complaining about physical play. Zdeno Chara is being condemned for an incident that was unfortunate […]

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Pitt Problems

Just over week ago University of Pittsburgh football team made national news with the distinction of being the number one team in the country concerning run ins with the law.  I needed to take a few days to let it all set in.  Being a father of one of the players on the Pitt team, […]

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Less is more…

I originally thought  the Heritage Classic in Calgary was I good idea, giving the hockey fans of Canada a chance to experience what we, in the United States, have enjoyed over the past 4 years, an outdoor hockey game in a great venue.  Boy was I mistaken!  Has the National Hockey League ever heard the […]

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More than Head Banging

“You just got your bell rung….walk it off.”  Until 10 years ago if you got hit in the head  someone asked you to count to ten, what day of the week it was and you were right back in the game.  Today, concussions are in the forefront because of all the retired NFL players suffering […]

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Time to change the Rule Book

Does the National Hockey League have an image problem?  After last week, you bet it does.  For all the great strides the league has taken to gain credibility for the sport nationally and attracting newer and younger fans, last week erased a lot of it. For the most part, the record book as it is […]

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Meeting with NHL

Well it didn’t take long, roughly 14 hours after the fiasco on Long Island, Trevor Gillies and Matt Martin had meetings with the NHL officials.  No one from the Pens have been called in as of yet.  Hopefully the league will do the right thing and severely punish the idiots.

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Absolute Joke

  Lasts night game is an absolute embarrassment to the league, and if you still call them a team, The New York Islanders!  You can say what you want about why it happened, but the answer is NO RESPECT FOR THE GAME!!!! No one ever connected to the game would ever disparage two men squaring […]

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