by Ken Campbell - May 16, 2011 2:50 PM EDT
Major junior hockey is supposed to be a family-friendly option for hockey fans who find NHL games too expensive.
From this corner, there’s a perfectly simple reason why the Memorial Cup has not yet sold out and it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact Canada’s largest city has become a black hole when it comes to major junior hockey.
by Ken Campbell - May 9, 2011 8:34 PM EDT
If Phoenix stays put and the Thrashers end up in Winnipeg, it's likely the Red Wings will move to the Eastern Conference. What does that mean for the rest of the league?
With Glendale city council almost certain to vote Tuesday night in favor of putting another $25 million down the black hole known as the Phoenix Coyotes, the move will carry enormous reverberations both in Arizona and beyond.
by Ken Campbell - May 5, 2011 4:17 PM EDT
If the Wings are swept, not only may they lose a few veterans, but certain other pieces of the team should change.
DETROIT - Should the Detroit Red Wings lose Game 4 and get swept out of the playoffs by the San Jose Sharks Friday night, it will almost certainly signal the end of an era in Hockeytown.
by Ken Campbell - May 5, 2011 12:57 AM EDT
OK, is this year's Sharks team for real, or are they going to make prognosticators look silly again? Their clutch play shows this team is different.
DETROIT - We aren’t quite ready yet to declare the San Jose Sharks a playoff juggernaut. They’ve made us look absolutely ridiculous too many times in the past and we refuse to be burned by them again.
by Ken Campbell - May 4, 2011 3:25 PM EDT
Even with a 2-0 lead and after beating Detroit in five games last season, the Sharks still aren't much different from the Red Wings.
DETROIT - Ken Holland is one of the more demonstrative guys you’ll ever meet. When the Detroit Red Wings GM is talking, his arms are flailing around so much sometimes you have to watch he doesn’t poke your eye out.
by Ken Campbell - May 2, 2011 12:55 PM EDT
When you think of Tampa Bay and Washington you think of offense, but the Lightning are showing that trap hockey can creep back into the game.
Well, this has turned out to be a bit of a downer, hasn’t it? After arguably the most entertaining first round of the playoffs ever, the second round so far has been pockmarked by snoozefests.
by Ken Campbell - April 25, 2011 12:16 PM EDT
The fact Mike Richards didn't get suspended is a joke; come-from-behind tales make for great playoff theatre; and how Selanne compares to Jean Beliveau.
We found out exactly what kind of stones Colin Campbell and those who handle discipline for the NHL have when they decided Monday not to suspend Mike Richards of the Philadelphia Flyers.
by Ken Campbell - April 18, 2011 2:19 PM EDT
Chris Pronger won't play in Game 3, but when will he return?; and will Michael Leighton backup Brian Boucher?
BUFFALO – Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger has never been one to shy away from the spotlight, but even when he does he dominates the headlines.
by Ken Campbell - April 18, 2011 10:58 AM EDT
In his first game back from suspension Raffi Torres threw another borderline hit, so why would the NHL allow him to keep playing?
Shortly after hearing about the four-game suspension for his blindside hit on Edmonton’s Jordan Eberle, Raffi Torres made a lame attempt to justify it by saying, “If I don’t make that hit, I will be out of a job.
by Ken Campbell - April 14, 2011 11:50 PM EDT
A move to Winnipeg isn't yet a sure thing, but if Phoenix doesn't figure out its ownership situation soon, the Coyotes will depart.
Amid reports the deal to sell the Phoenix Coyotes to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer is on life support, a source with knowledge of the situation told THN.
by Ken Campbell - April 12, 2011 11:34 PM EDT
Whether another top prospect even joins Edmonton's squad next season is far from a sure thing. But even if one does, success won't come overnight.
Don’t get Steve Tambellini wrong. He was absolutely beaming at the prospect of having the first overall choice for the second straight year.
by Ken Campbell - April 11, 2011 12:00 PM EDT
Can Vancouver overcome Chicago this time?; Adam Foote a Hall of Famer?; strong rookie class; first round predictions; and more.
Monday morning musings for your dining and dancing pleasure with only two more sleeps to go until the most wonderful time of the year: • We should find out very quickly whether or not the Vancouver Canucks deserve to be considered a serious Stanley Cup contender.
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