by Ken Campbell - November 10, 2011 5:25 PM EST
The Tampa Bay-Philadelphia game sure shed light on boring defense, but there's not a heck of a lot you can do about it.
Anyone who watched the Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers try to bore each other into submission Wednesday night must have felt like they went to a staring contest and a hockey game broke out.
by Ken Campbell - November 7, 2011 7:33 AM EST
The veteran coach was under contract with Columbus, but despite that team's need for a change, it was St. Louis who ended up hiring him as its head coach.
Well, this wasn’t quite what we all expected when it came to the coaching future of Ken Hitchcock, was it now? In fact, when most of us first found out Hitchcock was going back behind the bench, we naturally assumed it would be with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
by Ken Campbell - November 5, 2011 9:44 AM EDT
The Predators got their most important pending free agent signed, but what does that mean for Ryan Suter and Shea Weber?
Nashville Predators GM David Poile didn’t wake up Thursday morning and morph into Glen Sather before signing Pekka Rinne to a seven-year, $49 million contract, but there’s little doubt Poile stepped way out of his comfort zone on this one.
by Ken Campbell - October 31, 2011 12:45 PM EDT
An investigation into the hazing incident involving the Neepawa Natives has been reopened and speaks to a larger issue in hockey.
In return for being the victim of a humiliating hazing, a 15-year-old hockey player from Manitoba will likely be rewarded with either a demotion or a change of address.
by Ken Campbell - October 28, 2011 3:10 PM EDT
Are the Flyers sweating over their goaltenders again?; why fighting is ridiculous; and which line has been the best in the NHL this season?
After a crazy night like Thursday, a guy couldn’t be blamed for waking up feeling a little like James Reimer. You know, with “concussion-like symptoms,” but not actually having a concussion.
by Ken Campbell - October 24, 2011 3:07 PM EDT
The Canadiens are off to their worst start in 70 years, but if you're looking to blame someone, don't start with Jacques Martin.
By now you’ve probably heard about or seen how the usually staid Jacques Martin called out a rookie radio reporter for having the temerity to question why Mathieu Darche was on the power play instead of Erik Cole Saturday night.
by Ken Campbell - October 22, 2011 9:10 PM EDT
Panthers GM Dale Tallon says his team needed a shakeup, but it sure appears Saturday's trade with Vancouver has as much to do with dollar signs as with wins.
The Florida Panthers claim their decision to trade David Booth to the Canucks had nothing to do with money and everything about sending a message to a struggling team.
by Ken Campbell - October 21, 2011 3:35 PM EDT
What is wrong with letting kids play hockey where they want to instead of forcing them into something they'd rather not?
While researching a book I’m currently working on, I recently had Sunday morning coffee with a fellow by the name of Carlo Cimetta. He’s one of these Type A guys who knows what he wants and is prepared to do everything within acceptable boundaries to get it.
by Ken Campbell - October 17, 2011 12:25 PM EDT
Kessel's fast start and Seguin's impressive development are making this deal intriguing; plus Ken fires back.
Monday musings for your dining and dancing pleasure: Three games into the season, it looks as though Leafs GM Brian Burke can finally say he would make the Phil Kessel trade all over again without having his fingers and toes crossed.
by Ken Campbell - October 14, 2011 10:49 AM EDT
Arron Asham's gesture after knocking Jay Beagle to the ice is easily worthy of a suspension from the NHL.
Sidney Crosby has been cleared for contact in practice, but can’t seem to find anyone in the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup willing to give him that first, but pivotal, hit.
by Ken Campbell - October 11, 2011 3:04 PM EDT
In the face of criticism, it is in the league's best interest to push forward in handing out harsher suspensions rather than cave in to pressure to lighten up.
Having been sequestered for most of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend in a cottage that didn’t have cable TV or Internet access, the first thing I wanted to do upon arriving home Monday night was check the scores and NHL news.
by Ken Campbell - October 3, 2011 2:22 PM EDT
If the Red Wings are to continue on as a contender, the team's younger support players have to shine through.
Every season the hockey world wonders whether this will finally be the year the Detroit Red Wings cross that divide from perennial Stanley Cup contender to a middle of the road team.
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