Here is your “Weekly Dose of Hockey,” a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on.
Life & Times of Buffalo Sabres’ Equipment Manager Rip Simonick
By John Christian Hageny on Nov 04, 2016 10:35 am
I have always admired Rip, 3500 plus games he has worked. That’s Amazing! I was behind the bench for 8 seasons as a trainer & equipment manager for the Peterborough Petes OHL.
Even before the Buffalo Sabres were awarded an NHL franchise in 1970, Rip was there. When the Sabres battled the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Final in 1975, and then again the Dallas Stars in 1999, there was…
Fantasy Daily Cheat Sheet
By Jim Parsons on Nov 04, 2016 08:35 am
On Wednesday, it was a night of overtime hockey. Of the 12 games scheduled, six of them went to extra time or a shootout. The Penguins, Predators, Devils, Lightning, Jets and Islanders all lost close games.
A Secondary Scoring Solution
By Jim Parsons on Nov 03, 2016 10:50 am
The Edmonton Oilers are still 7-2-1. It’s not a time to panic or throw away the season just because the Oilers have lost two games in a row. Yes, technically it’s a losing streak — the Oilers first of the…
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Q & A with Devante Smith-Pelly
By Dan Rice on Nov 03, 2016 09:05 am
Devante Smith-Pelly may have set the bar unreasonably high with the white-hot start to his career with the New Jersey Devils (more on that below) after being acquired last on trade deadline day last season, but he is…
Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Buying Low on Washington Capitals
By Larry Fisher on Nov 02, 2016 04:50 pm
Braden Holtby was, hands down, the best fantasy hockey goaltender last season. He tied Martin Brodeur’s wins record and won the Vezina Trophy. So it’s surprising to hear that Holtby is being shopped early on this season…
Perception of the Edmonton Oilers Changed?
By Shane Sander on Nov 01, 2016 11:35 am
The Edmonton Oilers finally look to be stepping in the right direction, but this is said every season, only for all hope to be lost midway through the year. Sure, Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli has put in quite…
Peterborough Petes [OHL] Re-Creating 1956 Hockey Experience on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
15 cent hot dogs, $10 tickets for fans born 1956 or earlier, classic organ music and great giveaways! Join us on Nov. 8 for a blast from the past!
Vegas Will Be Given Free Agency Head Start
By Pro Hockey Rumors
In an article by ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, he reveals that sources have confirmed that the Las Vegas NHL expansion team will be given a head start in free agency. With revamped, pro-team Expansion Draft rules, as well as the ability to make trades (drafts picks, Expansion Draft exceptions) earlier than ever, Las Vegas will now have the benefit of the first shot at the 2017 free agent class.
Gallery: Scariest Goalie Masks in NHL History
With Halloween and the 57th anniversary of the goalie mask this week, it seems only fitting that we take a look at some of the scariest masks in NHL history.
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