Blah, blah, blah…Aaron Ekblad, Sam Bennett, Sam Reinhart and Leon Drasaitl are awesome…blah, blah, blah. Go to any website, draft publication, podcast, TV presentation or youtube video and that is what all the experts would tell you. Tonight, you will also hear other names that have been hyped as players to watch out for in […]


Finally, the NHL offseason is upon us this weekend. Already teams have resigned plenty of the biggest names in the free agent market, while others that are under contract are candidates that could be traded. That buzz will intensify when the 2014 NHL entry draft begins on Friday. Whether it is the current rules under […]

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From Matt Pfeffer’s work. 42-year average (Goals Value Threshold from the 1970-2011 drafts) Pick Total GVT Average GVT 42-yr GVT Value 1 5373 127.9 76.7 2 4070 96.9 66.8 3 2850 67.9 61.0 4 3309 78.8 56.8 5 2542 60.5 53.6 6 2318 55.2 51.0 7 1908 45.4 48.8 8 2078 49.5 46.9 9 1640 […]

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It has been a sporting tradition in the United States to fill out an NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket every year and join various pools. I, however, just can not do it anymore. Some zaney teams have made it to the final four the last handful of years, but I can not help but feel […]

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108 games! That’s how many games the Los Angeles Kings needed to play in order to win the Stanley Cup. Of those 108 games, 71 of them came through arguably the roughest terrain in NHL history: this year’s Western Conference. As I mentioned in my Pacific Division preview, Los Angeles has only won one division […]


When looking for a job, one source that helps you along the way is your connections. Yes “connections” is a phrase that makes you sound like a pompous little so-and-so, but really it’s about the people you have met throughout your lifetime and hoping that through your friendships, they will help you along the way. […]

Ken Gregg

And …. Pittsburgh keeps Jason Botterill because they are not dumb When looking for a candidate for an upcoming General Manager or head coaching position, one key qualification on the resume is playing a key role in a winning organization. Plenty of candidates have come out over the last three-and-a-half weeks since the firing of […]


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