Category Archives: NHL General

A few Bettman-related odds & ends

I closely followed Commissioner Gary Bettman’s comments from when he was here in Calgary last week and from Calgary he went to Winnipeg and did a few more interviews.  I noticed he gets a lot of the same questions. Some … Continue reading

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Commissioner Gary Bettman in Calgary today

I haven’t updated the blog that much this season.  I’ve dialed back how much hockey I watch but I generally follow the NHL day to day.  The Flames rebounded after having a trying start to the season and put together … Continue reading

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Random NHL Notes. Training camp version.

Was out shopping today and got stuck in traffic here in Calgary when I heard about the 7 year contract Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom signed.  I was really excited as Klefbom is a young talent that will be part of … Continue reading

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Late July NHL Round-Up

Been following the NHL, as usual, but the news comes in a dribs & drabs.  July 1 free agency was somewhat uneventful, the biggest contract was handed out my Edmonton to d-man Andrej Sekera.  $33 M for six years.  Sekera is 29 … Continue reading

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2015 NHL Draft & related activity

Been keenly following the NHL scene the last few days.  The draft on the weekend, today’s trades and tomorrow is the first day unrestricted free agents can be signed. Here in Calgary, Flames GM Brad Treviling shocked a lot of … Continue reading

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NHL Round Up at 2014-15 Season All Star Break

The 2014-15 NHL All-Star break is finally here.  Great time for everyone to take a breather and gear up for the stretch drive. I am hoping Columbus puts on a good All Star Weekend.  I like the franchise and their … Continue reading

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Thoughts as the 2014-15 NHL Regular Season approaches

Been starting to anticipate the start of the NHL Season and thinking about some of the story lines of interest to me. First, the 2014 off-season.  The off-season was not that earth-shattering as far as free agent signings.  The biggest … Continue reading

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NHL: Just one fan that’d like to see Gretzky back involved in NHL

Growing up in Edmonton in the 80’s was a great experience.  During the time I lived in Edmonton, the Edmonton Oilers captured 5 Stanley Cups.  For a relatively small city and community, the Oilers team put Edmonton “on the map”. … Continue reading

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NHL: Please, eliminate fighting the NHL

In October of 2005, I spent time in intensive care recovering from a brain abscess.  I was assessed in emergency and the doctor felt he needed to do immediate surgery to save my life.  I spent 8 days in the … Continue reading

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Kudos to Brendan Shanahan as NHL disciplinarian

Former NHL player and current senior VP of the NHL, Brendan Shanahan, is getting a lot of credit for his recent rulings and explanations.  Shanahan publishes a video where he stands in front of a VERY large TV where everyone … Continue reading

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