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Taking In The All Star Game

Since, as the old saying goes, "opinions are like blogs, everybody's got one", here's my thoughts after catching tonight's NHL All-Star Game from Dallas:The Rail-Cam is a great idea, but it needs...

Setting aside the numbers for a moment...

I wanted to point out a wonderful, well-written meditation on the nature of violence in hockey over at Theory of Ice, making the point that hockey's tough guys weren't always that way...

Will the Predators Strike Again?

One thing I'm going to try and do more of as we head towards the playoffs is to publish a few more conventional posts related to the Nashville Predators. While I'm a Red Wings fan by birthright,...

The Nature of Identity

One thing that struck me in all the furor lately regarding NHL access for bloggers is the issue of identity - many seem to think less of bloggers like Eklund who try to remain anonymous. So I...

The End of an Era

You can say this about Eric Belanger - for his entire Nashville Predators career, the team held 1st place overall in the NHL. No wonder the Atlanta Thrashers offered up physical defenseman Vitali...

Give it a rest, Al

Al Strachan's latest piece over at FoxSports.com is getting the folks on the Nashville Predators message boards all riled up, and I thought about writing a point-by-point rebuttal of Strachan's...

Just call him "Bubba" Forsberg...

The news is buzzing around that Nashville has won the Peter Forsberg sweepstakes, offering up a healthy package including Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent, a first round pick and a third round pick in...

Did I Miss Anything?

Well, I'm back at the helm after a week of vacation, spent mostly without any internet access or hockey viewing (the Little Forecheckers got their first taste of Disney World). I wanted to get a...

Is the NHL blazing a trail for other sports leagues?

Google announced today a partnership with the National Basketball Association to provide a new "NBA Channel" on YouTube, featuring game highlights and videos featuring NBA players. The new...

Damn, Cam...

Everybody is in an uproar over the latest suspension-drawing cheap shot, that of New Jersey's Cam Janssen on Toronto's Tomas Kaberle. Janssen drew a 3-game sitdown from the league office, which is...

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