Every good story should have a villain. Over the last 45 years or so, several such villains and I have had to cross paths. In the last dozen years, nothing has been more rewarding than exposing the villains of hockey. Without reservation, that’s likely one of the most important aspects of what we do. Today … Continue reading The Five: Worst of Junior Hockey
Trying to pick the top ten coaches of the North American Hockey League is never going to be easy. The fact is that owners in this league understand the value of an experienced coach. This list is made up of coaches that have already proved themselves to be successful in the league. What you are … Continue reading Top Ten NAHL Coaches
Everybody feels like they are a contender at training camp. Sometimes optimism can get the best of folks before the hard dose of reality can set in. Every league has a set of favorites before the first puck is even dropped. Subscriber Content There is one common denominator among just about all championship teams; confidence … Continue reading Contender or Pretender?
How could it work? An existing junior team moves into the market and wants to create an entity that ultimately takes over 100% ownership of the team. The market has been the home of minor professional hockey for years but the economics have changed so junior hockey becomes more of a realistic model. Subscriber Content … Continue reading Community Ownership in Junior Hockey?
It’s beginning to look like North American Hockey League teams are not too excited about holding onto the top spot this early in the season. This week St. Cloud steps aside to make way for the Springfield Blues. Let’s see where the rest of the crew sits this week. A (.725+) #1 - Springfield Blues … Continue reading NAHL Report
Once again, things went fairly well for us last night with four winners. Picking Philly over Boston really set the tone. Now that a bit of face was saved after last Saturday night’s 0-fer, let’s see if we can get above .500 tonight. Go ahead and play along in the comments with your own picks. … Continue reading Saturday Pick-Six
There’s something rewarding about successfully predicting the outcome of any sporting event. Last Friday evening I was enjoying that moment of glee when the scores from across the country finished coming in. All that changed 24 hours later when Saturday’s results brought the overinflated ego crashing back to earth. Yes, THAT is why we don’t … Continue reading Friday’s Crystal Ball (Week 2)