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You must be dreaming

Here is an update to this post that I wanted to get in before 2015 is out. I wrote the below to The Hockey News also and received a reply from their Senior Editor. He agreed with the assessment below and stated that it was an oversight on their part. Somehow Mike Ramsey slipped through

Know your role

This was a great example of guys not doing (or not knowing) their jobs. The fourth line could have had a huge impact in this game. It is very frustrating to have Foligno and Deslauriers in the lineup and not playing physically. Spark our team, frustrate theirs, at least make your presence known. There is

No McShowdown

Tonight was supposed to be the night of the first NHL regular season meeting between Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid, but with McDavid being injured we will not get to see that matchup between the top two picks of the 2015 NHL Draft. Early returns show that Eichel is a solid all around rookie, understanding

Kiitos, Finns!

That means thank you! This week the last of the tickets for the World Junior Championship in Finland arrived. This was a European adventure in itself: from first going through the entire online process only to be repeatedly denied (you have to pick each game separately because they are not selling any packages, there is

Sabres Prospect Report

The Rochester Americans were in Portland, Maine today to face the Pirates in a Halloween afternoon AHL contest. To start with, overall the game had its changes in momentum. The first was a fairly even period with Portland scoring and the Amerks having a goal disallowed. In the second Rochester really came on as evidenced

The way hockey should be

There was a good number of goals in all the games last night, but the Washington at Edmonton contest was a hugely entertaining game with a 7-4 final. Anyone who says a 2-1 game is more exciting than that is crazy. If people like close, low scoring games, then soccer is  for them. The only

Friday faceoffs

Day three in the NHL had 10 teams in action. The Red Wings handed Toronto their second straight loss, Justin Abdelkader had a hat trick, Dylan Larkin picked up his first goal and assist in the NHL in his first game, and U Maine Black Bear Jimmy Howard picked up the shutout.The Hawks got a

Eichel Era Game One

One game, one goal. Jack strikes in the the third to get Buffalo on the board. A one inch offside call on a coach’s challenge denied the game tying goal by Evander Kane. The Sabres lose this one and goalie Robin Lehner to a freak injury.  Plenty of choppy play marked the first two periods.

Night One of the new season

A new NHL season began with tight games in the eastern time zone and blowouts out west. The Leafs started to pile up the losses with their first game, going down to the Habs. Then we saw the Rangers get up on the Blackhawks early and hold on for the win. In the late games,

Frozen fantasy

Here is my fantasy team for this year.  Auction league with weekly head to head play. Forwards Nathan MacKinnon Filip Forsberg Nikita Kucherov John Tavares Taylor Hall Evander Kane Jason Pominville Joe Thornton Matt Beleskey Mika Zibanejad Defense Mark Giordano Roman Josi Dustin Byfuglien Jack Johnson Goalies Corey Crawford Martin Jones Week one reserves  Jarome