Jamie McLennan discusses the news and events around the NHL and world of hockey

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Toughest arenas to play in

Toughest arenas to play in

by Jamie McLennan - November 22, 2011 3:30 PM EST

It's not just a myth, players do have favorite places to play around the league, mostly because of the challenges they provide, and here are a few from 'Noodles.'
Which are the most difficult barns for opposing players? I always think about this when watching games live or on TV. As a player, you always have your favorite places to play around the league because of the local climate, the city or the history of the building.


Backup goalies putting on a show

Backup goalies putting on a show

by Jamie McLennan - November 4, 2011 1:10 PM EDT

The former NHL netminder writes about five backups who have got off to hot starts in relief of the starter.
Hello, hope everyone has enjoyed the first few weeks of the season. It’s been very exciting with quite a few surprises so far. It’s great to watch the young up-and-coming players get a chance and to see some others have bounce back starts.


Seven goalies to watch

Seven goalies to watch

by Jamie McLennan - October 10, 2011 11:57 AM EDT

The former NHL goalie writes about seven guys he's looking at for break out seasons as the opportunity presents itself.
Hello everyone. I’m enjoying the first weekend of the season; it’s so exciting to see the city of Winnipeg back in the fold. I have (like everyone else) waited all summer and even pre-season to get to the good stuff.


Nine NHLers who'll rise or fall

Nine NHLers who'll rise or fall

by Jamie McLennan - October 1, 2011 11:26 AM EDT

The former NHL goalie and current analyst looks at the pros he feels are primed to see a big change from last year.
Hello again, everyone. I’m getting revved up for another season of hockey after a long summer. As a player, I got very excited as camp was getting closer, but dreaded the first few days for various reasons.


Top wacky-fan experiences

Top wacky-fan experiences

by Jamie McLennan - September 5, 2011 12:35 PM EDT

The former NHL goalie and long-time THN Insider looks at the best the weird and/or hilarious fan moments from his career.
Welcome back everyone. Thanks for the responses to the first article - that’s the beauty of opinion, everyone has one and there were some great points raised.


Who has the best hands in the NHL?

Who has the best hands in the NHL?

by Jamie McLennan - August 29, 2011 3:25 PM EDT

Returning for another season with THN, Jamie McLennan starts by ranking the players with the best hands in the NHL.
Hello everyone. I’m very excited to be back writing for The Hockey News. When I was wrapping up my career, I had a blog with tales about playing hockey in Japan with my good pal and very leather-skinned friend, Tyson Nash.


Jamie McLennan's Blog: Top 10 moments from the Japanese experience

Jamie McLennan's Blog: Top 10 moments from the Japanese experience

by Jamie McLennan - May 8, 2008 11:07 AM EDT

In his final blog about playing in the AIHL, the former NHL goalie counts down his favorite happenings from his Asian adventure.
10. Battling customs to allow Tyson Nash through in his cage and watching the horror on the guards’ faces as they witnessed, firsthand, Nasher rolling over and attempting a smile through all the leather skin and matted hair.


Jamie McLennan's Blog: Finishing off strong

Jamie McLennan's Blog: Finishing off strong

by Jamie McLennan - May 1, 2008 3:27 PM EDT

In Part 1 of his two-part season wrap-up, the former NHL goalie details the final days of the Asian league playoffs and, perhaps, his career.
Hello everyone. These will be the final installments of my Japan blog. It has been a great ride and I have had a ton of fun and great experiences.


Jamie McLennan's Blog: Asian League playoffs and the eye-patch woman

Jamie McLennan's Blog: Asian League playoffs and the eye-patch woman

by Jamie McLennan - March 13, 2008 11:16 AM EDT

The former NHL goalie, who's playing in Japan this season, talks about the playoffs, getting teammate Tyson Nash through customs, and the "driving force".
Welcome back everyone. Just wanted to check in and give an update of what has been happening on the other side of the world as we are now battling through the playoffs.


Jamie McLennan's Blog: The Chinese experience plus some unique off-ice officiating

Jamie McLennan's Blog: The Chinese experience plus some unique off-ice officiating

by Jamie McLennan - February 20, 2008 11:25 AM EST

The former NHL netminder, currently playing in Japan, talks about his road trip to China and finding some help for teammate Tyson Nash.
One of the things I was particularly excited about when I signed in Japan was the sights and different places I was going to be able to travel to, as well as the many different cultures I was going to experience.


Jamie McLennan's Blog: Settling in - games and nicknames

Jamie McLennan's Blog: Settling in - games and nicknames

by Jamie McLennan - February 1, 2008 10:00 AM EST

The former NHL goalie who has taken his show on the road to Japan talks about the different style of hockey, the Nippon fans, and Tyson Nash's teeth.
Hello everyone, it’s your favorite import Japanese player checking in from the Land of the Rising Sun for my third blog installment. I wanted to bring everyone up to speed on how things are going for Tyson and I.


Jamie McLennan's Blog: Hunting Japanese Rabbits

Jamie McLennan's Blog: Hunting Japanese Rabbits

by Jamie McLennan - January 16, 2008 9:51 AM EST

In his second blog installment for THN.com, the former NHL goalie talks about his first game action in Japan, former NHLer Joel Prpic, and Tyson Nash the dog.
Hello everyone. This is the second installment of my Japanese adventure. Click HERE for the first. We have settled in and are practicing regularly with the team.


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