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HBO has decided to check out the NHL on it's acclaimed 24/7 sport series. In the past they have covered boxing and NASCAR and also developed the now infamous New York Jets "Hard Knocks" show. The NHL 24/7 features the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals and for hockey fans it is must see TV.
The series decided to follow the teams in the regular season. In the daily grind of professional hockey. They chose 2 teams who have some star power players in Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. It follows the teams dealing with wins and losses, devastating losses, series of losses.... (more)
The NHL season is well underway and the conference standings are starting to take shape. There are several teams that have taken over the top spots, but several more are close behind and gaining ground.
In the Eastern Conference the top looks like this:
Washington 11-4, Philadelphia 9-4, Montreal 9-5. Washington has a 5 game win streak going and are 7-3 for their last 10 games. Philadelphia is 7-2-1 for their last 10 and Montreal is 6-4. Washington at the moment seems to have this conference well in hand.
The next tier in the Eastern Conference looks like this:... (more)
I know major league baseball is on hiatus and that the NFL, NBA and NHL are on center stage right now, but for seam heads like myself, baseballl is a year-round fascination.
I have interviewed almost 50 retired major league baseball players throughout the years and few have made me feel as comfortable as Nate Oliver. A soft-spoken and extremely articulate man, I have talked to him on several occasions after meeting with him initially in early 2005. His stories of his years as a player and a coach are both fascinating and candid.
Nate is the son of Jim Oliver Sr., who had... (more)
...but it does invoke a respect and admiration for the athletes that are constantly moving, and are constantly getting checked into the boards.
To me, it is the only sport that doesn't have a huge fascination with its inner workings. People don't huddle around the screen for the NHL draft. "Woo, mom look the Pittsburgh Penguins are taking Plaxico Burress from the New York Giants!" It just does not happen. Not to say that I don't watch other sports, but they don't enthuse me, they don't get me off of my fat ass and scream when my team scores, or continually bite my... (more)
... martial arts fighting is a bloodsport and it seems to be gaining in popularity. In addition, people seem to like a good crash in NASCAR. So, in general, American consumers don't have a problem with violence and carnage. Why would they find a hockey fight so offensive?
Is it because the NHL canceled an entire season? Frankly, I can see how this would turn people off. But let's face it, hockey isn't the only sport to suffer from a strain between the owners and players. Granted, neither the NFL nor MLB has ever canceled an entire season (although MLB did cancel one World Series), but ... (more)
Last night I had the pleasure of being at the San Jose Sharks hockey game at HP Pavilion. If you’re not a hockey fan, you’re probably not aware of this team’s amazing 11-game winning streak. It’s the longest streak in the NHL this season and the most impressive run of consecutive victories since the New Jersey Devils won 11 in a row two years ago. The all-time record is 17 straight, accomplished by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1993.
To say that San Jose is excited about their Sharks right now is a huge understatement. Last night the arena (aka “The Shark... (more)
...a more updated feel this fall. There will also be new secondary marks introduced. â€œI think people are going to like it,â€ said defenseman Kyle McLaren, one of several Sharks who had input on the updated design. â€œI think theyâ€™ll embrace the change. It goes with the new NHL.â€ The Sharks did not take altering their brand lightly, as the main logo has been one of the most popular in professional sports since the clubâ€™s inception in 1991. â€œWe put a lot of research into this and feel the fans will thoroughly appreciate the updated logo and new... (more)
...rule is unfair 3.The voting process is flawed As far as the first one, that is a no win battle with sports writers and fans. The Midsummer Classic has the highest ratings and market share of any other professional sports all-star game. It destroys the Pro Bowl, NBA All-Star Weekend, and the NHL, well, come on, itâ€™s the NHL. The ratings have been slipping over the last 16 years. However, 14,000,000 households still tuned in for the game in 2006. All the event would need to do to increase the ratings would be to cater to the new breed of American audience. The television... (more)
... share after one year would have been â€¦..Sucked into the swirling vortex of interest being paid to Michael Owe-vitzâ€™s creditors. One thing the NFL does not do is run tabs, then watch as their owner sells the team to the first billionaire willing to assume debt. â€œWhat are we, the NHL?â€ 3. Pasadena. This one, compared to the others, was voted Most-Likely-to-be-Turned-Into a-Stand-up-Routine. The Rose Bowl wanted a similar deal to the Coliseum: You pay for the renovations, we keep everything, and you get to hope for a benevolent dictatorship, which ainâ€™t likely to ... (more)
...Canadian businessmen who needed franchises in Manhattan, Boston, Chicago and just-beyond-the-border in Detroit to make their league viable, pro hockey has grown in fits and starts, first beyond its horizons (Los Angeles in 1967) beyond its means (6 teams in 1967 to 32 teams in 1974, 18 in the NHL and 14 in the rival World Hockey Association) to beyond anyone's common sense (franchises in Raleigh, NC, Ft Lauderdale, and 3 teams in greater New York). The NHL now "boasts" 30 teams, more than a third in cities outside of the sport's gravitational center of Canada and the US Northeast.... (more)
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