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THN.com Blog: Penguin goalie fixes

THN.com Blog: Penguin goalie fixes

by Edward Fraser - December 13, 2007 1:12 PM UTC

With Marc-Andre Fleury going down, the Pens should try to deal for a goalie... and Lord Stanley visits The Hockey News.
GM Ray Shero’s fingernails must be chewed to the bone this morning after learning Wednesday that goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is out at least a month and a half with a high ankle sprain.

THN.com Blog: Loser point for losers

by Edward Fraser - December 6, 2007 9:42 AM UTC

If the NHL didn't reward losers, the current standings wouldn't change all that much.
Let’s face it, nobody likes losers. That is, of course, unless you’re the NHL, which seems to have no problem with them whatsoever and, in fact, would like to give them a helping hand whenever possible.

THN.com Blog: Don't take the fun out of hockey

THN.com Blog: Don't take the fun out of hockey

by Edward Fraser - November 29, 2007 1:31 PM UTC

The NHL is putting business before its fans if they choose not to go to the 2014 Olympics.
When I was a kid growing up in London, Ont. – a city two hours southwest of Toronto, for those not from around these parts – hockey was life.

THN.com Blog: Trade deadline winners

THN.com Blog: Trade deadline winners

by Edward Fraser - November 22, 2007 1:26 PM UTC

Looking back at last year's trade deadline, we pick winners of some of the more notable deals.
Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. And with that tired cliché out of the way, let’s take a look back at some of the deals from last year’s trade deadline… To St.

THN.com Blog: Freaky Thursday

THN.com Blog: Freaky Thursday

by Edward Fraser - November 15, 2007 11:28 AM UTC

The emerging Dan Ellis...Rangers woeful "O"...and the not-so-bad Coyotes.
Inspired by that not-so inspiring movie from a few years back, starring a then-innocent Lindsay Lohan and a still surprisingly-hot Jamie Lee Curtis, let’s take a look at three of the NHL’s unexpected switch-a-roo’s… Chris Mason and Dan Ellis The Predators dealt away super-solid goalie Tomas Vokoun to the Panthers, in part, because they believed Mason was ready to step into the No.

THN.com Blog: Clear vision

THN.com Blog: Clear vision

by Edward Fraser - November 1, 2007 11:19 AM UTC

The numbers simply don't lie when it comes to eye protection.
A recent poll of all 30 NHL teams done by The Hockey News revealed half the league is now wearing visors (you can read the full story, including visor counts for each squad, in the Nov.

THN.com Blog: Speak freely

by Edward Fraser - October 11, 2007 10:31 AM UTC

Edward Fraser expresses his newfound love for Viktor Kozlov and explains why the Russian center fled the Island.
Inhale deeply. Go ahead. You may not get another chance for a while. It's pretty rare you get a breath of fresh air in the NHL. Nowadays it's a cliché to say the cliché is a player's best friend.

THN.com Blog: Leave 3-pointers to basketball

by Edward Fraser - October 4, 2007 12:15 AM UTC

A new study says the NHL should award three points for a regulation win. Edward Fraser says no way, (San) Jose.
According to the results of a study released Wednesday, the NHL's introduction of the single point for losing in overtime had the desired effect, with less games ending in ties.

THN.com Blog: Don't mess with Texas... or the NHL

by Edward Fraser - March 28, 2007 12:38 AM UTC

Big D could do big damage in the playoffs... and why fighting in hockey stinks.
Adam Proteau will return April 2. In his absence, the The Hockey News.com will feature several guest bloggers. Up today is THN.com editor Edward Fraser: • Any one of the eight teams that make the playoffs in the West could make the final and I wouldn't bat an eyelash, but for plenty of reasons there's a lot to be said for the Dallas Stars.

THN.com Blog: Buffalo road trip

by Edward Fraser - March 10, 2007 12:02 AM UTC

Observations, recommendations and postulations from Friday's Sabres-Wild tilt.
BUFFALO - After a four-and-a-half-hour drive - a trip that would normally take around 90 minutes – found myself at beautiful HSBC Arena for Friday's Sabres-Wild game… I now understand why Marian Gaborik always hurts his groin – it's because it can't keep up.

THN.com Blog: Snowed in

by Edward Fraser - February 22, 2007 12:05 AM UTC

Crazy hire ends up working on the Island... Pens not built for the playoffs... Buds should sell... and the scary Northwest.
Adam Proteau will return Feb. 26. In his absence, the The Hockey News.com will feature several guest bloggers. Up today is The Hockey News.com Editor Edward Fraser: • Few, if any, thought hiring Garth Snow as GM of the Islanders was a good idea.

THN.com Blog: Punishments don't fit the crimes

by Edward Fraser - January 2, 2007 12:01 AM UTC

Five games for trying to behead one of the game's best? Give me a break... and look out for the Canucks.
Adam Proteau will return Jan. 9. In his absence, the The Hockey News.com will feature several guest bloggers. Up today is THN.com editor Edward Fraser: • The fact Scott Nichol received only a nine-game suspension for his sneak attack on Jaroslav Spacek Dec.

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