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The Winter Classic has done tremendous things for the NHL to date, everything from attracting new fans and new audiences to promoting the game and the players to a larger national audience. Huge crowds have consistently shown up at the Winter Classic from the very first game in 2008 between... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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The NHL Pre-Season is used to serve many different functions, for players and management, and to miss pre-season games due to suspensions has to be a tough situation for both parties. The pre-season is a great time for veteran players to work on certain things and hone their game, while... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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On the day Mike Modano has officially retired as part of the Dallas Stars Organization, I think it is fitting to rank the top 5 U.S. born hockey players. Who is going to fill the shoes of the Modano’s, Chelios’, and Guerin’s? I will rank my top 5 U.S. born... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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Come December the NHL plans to rearrange the alignment of its conferences due to the Atlanta Thrashers relocating to Winnipeg. As of now, Winnipeg finds itself in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. Winnipeg has been already been told they will hold a spot in the Western Conference come... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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Well the NHL pre-season begins today, so it seems fitting for me to make my Stanley Cup prediction. The Boston Bruins are the defending Stanley Cup Champions and can certainly be considered a favorite, but do they have what it takes to repeat? I say no, but I believe we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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I will continue my fantasy rankings for the week, by looking at the leagues top 5-fantasy hockey goalies. I have found in my experiences that a strong goaltending tandem in a fantasy league can be the difference between winning the pot and losing your money. Strong goaltending can lock up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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As a continuation of my last article, today I am going to discuss my top 5-fantasy defenseman. Defenseman that are going to truly help a fantasy team are rare to find, taking into account that most forwards are going to produce more points than the average defenseman. However, there certainly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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This week I am going to try and focus on something fun and exciting, rather than all the negative things that have occurred in the hockey world over the past couple of weeks. I am going to do some fantasy rankings and discuss which players in my opinion will guide... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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I guess it is only fitting to discuss the tragedy and devastation that struck the hockey world this past Wednesday. A plane carrying 43 passengers, most of which were a part of the Lokomotiv KHL hockey club, crashed just outside the city of Yaroslavl. All but 2 of the passengers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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Following up on last weeks article, when I made my predictions on who the top 5 teams in the Eastern Conference will be, now I will discuss who the top 5 teams in the Western Conference will be. Predicting the top teams in the West is like picking out of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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It’s that time of year again, September is here and it’s the perfect time for hockey fans to start asking themselves “how will my team do this year?” The NHL season is a few weeks away and rosters are pretty much assembled. So, are we going to see the same... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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Hockey has long been viewed as a violent sport. Ask anyone on the street what they know about the game and it’s likely you will hear about its fighting or its physicality. A sport, not for the weak, has attracted numerous fans based on its brutality alone. The only problem... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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We can all agree the Winter Classic has a certain charm to it. It happens on New Years Day every year (except for the 2012 game) which makes it special. There are no other games scheduled during that time so all eyes are on the two teams at hand. NBC... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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Conference changes continue due to the introduction of the Big Ten and National Collegiate Hockey Conference for the 2013-14 season. As an attempt to stay alive, the WCHA invited five current CCHA teams to jump ship. The five universities that have been offered spots in the WCHA are Alaska, Bowling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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Chris Drury announced his retirement earlier this week. The 35 year old Connecticut native played 12 seasons in the NHL with four teams, most recently with the New York Rangers. (Drury hoists The Cup! Photo: http://www.posters.ws) Drury seemed destine for success at an early age. As a youngster Drury gained... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
The University of Denver announced former University of New Hampshire coach David Lassonde will be their new assistant coach. Lassonde was brought in to replace Derek Lalonde who took a general manager position in with the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers. Lassonde has been a staple in Hockey East for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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While the summer months carry on and the sun continues to shine, NHL experts are hard at work at the RDO camp in Etobicoke, Ontario. As we discussed in a previous article, the NHL is holding its second Research and Development camp in a row, putting to the test some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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A recent article by Roman Uschak on USCHO.com about Alabama Huntsville being the lone NCAA Division I independent team got us at Stupid Hockey thinking and we want your opinion. Where should UAH put their hockey program? We understand this will draw some criticism and comments stating they should fold... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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As the summer draws to a close it can only mean one thing for us hockey nuts... hockey season. It seems like the Stanley Cup ended yesterday but without wasting much time, we are already focused on the drop of the puck just a few weeks away. (Easton Stealth S19... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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For the second year in a row, the NHL will hold the RDO, “Research and Development Camp", in Etobicoke, Ontario. The camp will unite thirty-six top prospects with some of the games most respected teachers, in an attempt to test some of the league-wide ideas on how to improve the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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Shea Weber was awarded a one year deal worth $7.5 million through arbitration this week. The 25-year old Canadian defenceman played in all 82 regular season games for the Predators and 16 goals, 32 assists for a total of 48 points. He was also a +7 rating. (Weber will be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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On Monday the residents of Nassau County, New York voted down an opportunity to help the New York Islanders build a new home. The Islanders, who currently play at Nassau Coliseum, were hoping the residents would support the $400 million dollar referendum and they could begin play when their current... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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The CCHA met with four Atlantic Hockey schools last week to discuss the possible opportunities created by the realignment scheduled to take place in 2013. Mercyhurst, Canisius, Robert Morris and Niagara met with CCHA officials to discuss any opportunity which may exist to join the CCHA in the future. (Will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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According to an article on NHL.com there have been over 50 players signed via Free Agency this off season and more than $250 million dollars spent. Not thrilled with some of the moves your team made or didn't make? Don't worry about it, there are still plenty of big name... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Stupid Hockey
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The Winnipeg Jets will have a new look when they return to action this season. The traditional and popular circle with a hockey stick is a thing of the past. What’s the new look? The Jets have decided to take on a military style this time around. (Winnipeg Jets Logo... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Stupid Hockey