The officiating in the NHL playoffs has been horrendous so far

The joke has always been that once the playoffs start, you basically need to murder someone for it to be a penalty, especially once overtime starts. So far it’s not so much the lack of calls, but just the insane inconsistency we see night-in, night-out from the stripes. Continue reading The officiating in the NHL playoffs has been horrendous so far

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Federal Hockey League Commissioner’s Cup Preview!

After a wild regular season and a playoffs that has been so tight you could make diamonds out of it, the Federal Hockey League’s crown jewel gets underway tonight as the Commissioner’s Cup final gets underway between the Port Huron Prowlers and the Watertown Wolves. Continue reading Federal Hockey League Commissioner’s Cup Preview!

FROM THE ARCHIVES: @CallMeBednard found one of his college papers from freshman year, please enjoy: Depleting the Dakota Separation

why are there two Dakota states? You hear the question, and it sounds slightly ridiculous, and almost like something said just to cause a rise out of somebody, but the arguments have actually taken an interesting turn toward historical, geographical, and cultural reasoning. Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: @CallMeBednard found one of his college papers from freshman year, please enjoy: Depleting the Dakota Separation

2018 NHL Playoff Preview: Round One

It’s finally here! After way too many games with way too few Olympic breaks, the NHL postseason is upon us! And what a post-season it’s shaping up to be. We have 15 teams all of which are hoping to at least look like they have some dignity before Nashville just trucks over them (spoiler alert). But let’s stop wasting time and get right into it! … Continue reading 2018 NHL Playoff Preview: Round One

The Imminent Battle for the Quad Cities

Man, a real shame. It’s a bit old at this point, but the Quad City Mallards – a team that jumped around a few leagues before finding “stability” in the ECHL – folded earlier this season. Making the jump from the fringe International Hockey League, to the Central Hockey League – that I stillĀ forget lasted until the year I graduated High School – that contains … Continue reading The Imminent Battle for the Quad Cities