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LaFontaine belongs on Top 100

by The Hockey News - October 31, 2010 2:06 PM EDT

Cindy Decario, Burnaby, B.C. When I picked up my copy of THN's Top 100 Players of All-Time by Position I was appalled to see Pat LaFontaine was not on the list.


Phoenix debacle must end

by The Hockey News - October 31, 2010 1:48 PM EDT

Pat Moules, Kitchener, Ont. Wake up, Gary Bettman! I'm sorry to offend any diehard Coyotes fans and the NHL brass, but NHL hockey just isn't working in Phoenix.


Oilers disrepecting female fans

by The Hockey News - October 30, 2010 2:19 PM EDT

Karen Lajoie, Yellowknife, N.W.T Do the Oilers not realize that hockey isn't just for the guys anymore? By bringing in scantily-clad female cheerleaders, they're basically telling all of us women who love and support the game that, hey, your money isn't needed around Edmonton.


Wing and a prayer

by The Hockey News - October 29, 2010 2:09 PM EDT

Sandra Timmons, Ridgeland, Miss. Your Nov. 1 issue moved me for two reasons. First, the beautiful story about Fr. Les Costello. He should be in the Hall of Fame.


Out of the way, zebras

by The Hockey News - October 28, 2010 2:16 PM EDT

Bobby Mason, Chicago In the world of the new NHL where mistakes are amplified, it’s hard enough to not turn the puck over on your own, let alone because of the linesman.


Cheerleaders an insult to the players

by The Hockey News - October 28, 2010 12:50 PM EDT

Doug Merchant, Edmonton The idea that the Edmonton Oilers will introduce cheerleaders is just embarrassing. I see this decision as an admission that the on-ice product can't keep 19,000 paying fans entertained for three 20-minute periods, so they need to "enhance" the fans’ hockey "experience.


Women's game not on same level as men's and HHoF should recognize that

by The Hockey News - October 27, 2010 12:45 PM EDT

Curtis Crawford, Kingston, Ont. In response to Adam Proteau's column in the Nov. 1 issue titled "Women worth nod from Hall," the reason most people are against it isn't because they're worried that there's not enough women to induct, it's that the women's game is a completely different game from the men's and it should be treated that way.


Hockey bias against Quebec a myth

by The Hockey News - October 27, 2010 12:34 PM EDT

Ryan Jeffries, Toronto, Ont. This is in response to the article titled, “Ex-NHLer’s book claims league discriminates against non-Anglo Canadians.


ESPN is the answer to NHL's TV woes

by The Hockey News - October 26, 2010 12:09 PM EDT

Robb Swiatek, Orange, Conn. Versus does do a great job of covering games. However, broadcasting two games a week on Mondays and Tuesdays, which feature two different teams in the league each time, does not garner interest from the casual fan who would care to follow a team out of their market.


Big contracts a big mistake

by The Hockey News - October 25, 2010 12:44 PM EDT

Spencer Camus, Summerside, P.E.I. I seriously think NHL teams are making some big mistakes. Signing player to long-term deals can be very risky.


Guaranteed contracts must go

by The Hockey News - October 24, 2010 1:23 PM EDT

Michael Plourde, Edmundston, N.B. When I see guys like Sheldon Souray and Wade Redden playing in the American League due to cap issues it makes me cringe.


Mic check

by The Hockey News - October 23, 2010 1:19 PM EDT

Nick Ahlfeld, Massena, N.Y. I love that the NHL has given microphones to the referees so they can communicate calls to fans at the game and fans watching on TV.


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