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THN.com Blog: Orr non-suspension doesn't add up

THN.com Blog: Orr non-suspension doesn't add up

by Jason Kay - October 30, 2009 10:10 AM EDT

It's spelled out right there in the rulebook, the Maple Leafs tough guy should sit for three or 10 games.
The lack of a suspension to Colton Orr for shoving a linesman is wrong on so many levels, it’s tough to know where to begin. OK, it’s not that difficult.


THN.com Blog: Looking back on 20 years at The Hockey News

THN.com Blog: Looking back on 20 years at The Hockey News

by Jason Kay - October 23, 2009 10:43 AM EDT

After being honored for his past 20 years of service at The Hockey News, editor Jason Kay reflects on some of the most memorable stories.
I had the honor the other day of being recognized by our company for 20 years served at The Hockey News. The celebration gave me reason to pause and count my many professional blessings.


THN.com Blog: Leafs took unnecessary risk in Kessel deal

THN.com Blog: Leafs took unnecessary risk in Kessel deal

by Jason Kay - October 16, 2009 10:35 AM EDT

Toronto's slow start only amplifies why acquiring the young sniper from Boston was made from a position of impatience.
It’s enough to make Maple Leaf haters everywhere rejoice. Fans of the most beloved and reviled NHL franchise are in a hellacious panic over the team’s horrid start.


THN.com Blog: Blues revival

THN.com Blog: Blues revival

by Jason Kay - October 9, 2009 9:53 AM EDT

All's well in Mizzou... a great year for hockey books... Buffalo ownership blues... Koivu's new duds... and more.
Random thoughts on a random Friday in October… • Chicago, Boston, Montreal, the Rangers, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have had their turns in recent years to the be the feel-good story among the NHL’s “Original 12”TM.


THN.com Blog: Time to relocate Colorado?

THN.com Blog: Time to relocate Colorado?

by Jason Kay - October 2, 2009 10:10 AM EDT

Of course not, but the Avs recent struggles on the ice and in the stands shows the importance of winning when it comes to capturing fans.
After a dreadful off-season, opening night was a welcome respite for the NHL, stocked with compelling storylines, entertaining matches, a bounty of goals, hits and highlight-reel saves.


THN.com Blog: Prognosticating award winners no easy task

THN.com Blog: Prognosticating award winners no easy task

by Jason Kay - September 18, 2009 9:20 AM EDT

They're fun to read, but not easy to make, so who did the editor of THN pick to win the Cup, the Art Ross and more?
We were busy working on our season preview issue when the dreaded email appeared in my inbox. From: Sam McCaig. Subject: THN predictions – please take a minute and prognosticate.


THN.com Blog: Whole story must come out before NHLPA is judged on Kelly firing

THN.com Blog: Whole story must come out before NHLPA is judged on Kelly firing

by Jason Kay - September 11, 2009 11:35 AM EDT

When news broke that the union was parting ways with its executive director, a lot of pundits jumped to conclusions without knowing all the facts.
When the NHL Players’ Association mysteriously fired Paul Kelly last week, we were left with a cliff-hanger of “Who Shot J.R.?” proportions.


THN.com Blog: What's next for the NHLPA?

THN.com Blog: What's next for the NHLPA?

by Jason Kay - September 4, 2009 11:44 AM EDT

If the union decides public opinion is important, they will opt for a new leader similar to Paul Kelly; if not, a leader similar to Bob Goodenow could be hired.
A smoking gun or a smokescreen? After several days of mysterious silence in the wake of Paul Kelly’s firing, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday the former NHL Players’ Association executive director had allegedly been caught reading the transcript of a confidential meeting between the union’s advisory board and its executive committee that addressed Kelly’s leadership.


THN.com Blog: Forty changes for the good of the game

THN.com Blog: Forty changes for the good of the game

by Jason Kay - August 29, 2009 9:26 AM EDT

Even though hockey is great how it is, it's our duty to look out for its future and continue to improve the product.
I’ve got a confession. I actually like the NHL brand of hockey pretty much the way it is. No foolin’. This epiphany came to me as I started to inventory the various changes I’ve advocated during my nearly eight years as editor-in-chief of The Hockey News.


THN.com Blog: The third annual 'Fannies' awards

THN.com Blog: The third annual 'Fannies' awards

by Jason Kay - August 21, 2009 10:15 AM EDT

What happens when you mix hockey, music and a virtual awards ceremony? A fun summer blog looking at some of the best and worst of the world on ice.
Due to popular demand, a.k.a. a deadline, we bring you the Fannies, online version. What are the Fannies, you ask? Why, they’re my off-the-beaten-track honors for remarkable/dubious distinctions, named for popular musicians and songs, of course.


THN.com Blog: Something not right about Phoenix taking its show on the road

THN.com Blog: Something not right about Phoenix taking its show on the road

by Jason Kay - August 1, 2009 9:15 AM EDT

A new bid to buy the Coyotes doesn't include moving the team, but it does involve them playing a few home games abroad.
As ideas go, it’s creative, somewhat provocative, for some even emotive. For many in the hockey world, though, it’s simply a negative.


THN.com Blog: Short summer certainly busy

THN.com Blog: Short summer certainly busy

by Jason Kay - July 25, 2009 10:32 AM EDT

With a little more than three months between final whistle and puck drop, there's lots to do both in the NHL and THN worlds.
It may be a stretch to call it an anniversary, but it is noteworthy that 45 years ago, the NHL, for the final time, concluded its season in April.


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