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Bob McCown's Blog: To Sochi or not to Sochi?

Bob McCown's Blog: To Sochi or not to Sochi?

by Bob McCown - March 21, 2010 11:00 AM EDT

The Prime Time Sports radio host and author looks at the reasons the NHL should and shouldn't continue in the Olympics.
Some may find it hard to believe, but I actually was a ‘puckhead.’ Like many in this country, hockey was an obsession for me growing up, as I spent virtually every spare minute with a stick in my hands.


Bob McCown's Blog: Leafs-Flames deal could end up lose-lose

Bob McCown's Blog: Leafs-Flames deal could end up lose-lose

by Bob McCown - February 7, 2010 12:30 AM EST

Sure there were lots of players involved, but how many of those players were top quality and will improve their new team's fortunes?
When the Toronto Maple Leafs make a trade, especially one involving seven players, those of us in the media feel compelled to address it. Add me to that list, with some reluctance.


Bob McCown's Blog: Reduce the WJC to four teams

Bob McCown's Blog: Reduce the WJC to four teams

by Bob McCown - January 9, 2010 9:35 AM EST

Given the great divide in talent across nations, limiting the world juniors to the best four hockey nations would make for a more interesting tournament.
"The end does not justify the means." It's a phrase we have all used at some point. But as the World Junior Championship came to its conclusion in Saskatoon, we are left to wonder if "the means did not justify the end.


Bob McCown's Blog: NHL should suspend Ovie's suspension

Bob McCown's Blog: NHL should suspend Ovie's suspension

by Bob McCown - December 2, 2009 10:57 AM EST

How fair is it that the Capitals superstar will be banned from playing if he was going to miss the games due to injury regardless?
The NHL’s decision to suspend Alex Ovechkin for two games as a result of his knee-to-knee hit on Tim Gleason raises a few questions. Understand that I don’t object to the suspension itself or even the length of the punishment.


Bob McCown's Blog: Shootout be gone

Bob McCown's Blog: Shootout be gone

by Bob McCown - November 26, 2009 11:15 AM EST

The Prime Time Sports radio host and author says the NHL must do away with the shootout because it's not having the desired impact.
Enough already! Get rid of the shootout!   Whatever the objectives may have been, this contrived method of determining which team is deserving of victory at the conclusion of a hockey game that has twice ended in a tie is a monumental failure.


Bob McCown's Blog: Culture, not players, at root of violence

Bob McCown's Blog: Culture, not players, at root of violence

by Bob McCown - November 8, 2009 11:15 AM EST

In his first THN Insider Blog, the popular radio host and author explains why Mike Liambas was only doing what he was taught when he sent Ben Fanelli to the hospital.
Questioning the Game…Again.   Every one of us has seen it before. And we will again.   You are on the highway and while there is traffic, the vehicles around you are moving at the speed limit.


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