Puckathon Draft Day Complete! Fun Time Pontifications Here: It's was an intense Draft Day for the Spofie Puckathon V. Draft is now complete and the League seems wide open. Who managed to put together the winning squad. Opinions and miscellaneous rants welcomed! Rank the Squads gang. Thank's everyone!
Most Amazing Fantasy Hockey Opportunity Ever! SpoFi Puckathon V: Do to popular demand the Most Challenging of all Fantasy Hockey Leagues, SpoFi Puckathon is being reborn. This is a take no prisoners, it's all about winning Yahoo Rotisserie Scoring Format. No Gimmicks just straight up face the challenge of defeating SportsFilters Finest Fantasy Sport Players in the Sports Toughest format Roto Hockey! 20 Teams battle for the title. Winners Fly's the SpoFi Puckathon V Championship 2009 Banner!
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American Idol: Modano Breaks NHL American Scoring Record: Mike Modano needed less than five minutes to break Phil Housley's NHL record for the most points by a U.S.-born player with two goals in the Stars 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks. Congrats to this Michigan Born Native.
New Hockeytown USA: If Detroit isn't Hockeytown USA anymore, then what city is? > From Hockeytown to Ghost Town. Holy Octopi, what the heck is happening to this tradition-rich Original 6 city? Who has displaced them as an American Hockey Mecca? Columnist Ross McKeon weighs in.
Hockey Sweater Showdown! #1 Montreal Canadians vs. #2 Chicago Blackhawks: The voting ends November 1st. In true Chicago tradition I urge you to vote early and vote often as these Finalist Square for NHL Bragging Rights. See how your squad's threads did in comparison to these Timeless Classics.
It's TV Time for the Chicago Blackhawks.: Chicago Blackhawks to Televise Home Games as they negotiate with Comcast SportsNet to add home games for this season. The Chicago Blackhawks finally move to join the 21st Century. Can phenom rookies Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane ignite new interest in the fading Fan Base?
Madison Square Garden Sues NHL over Promotions....: MSG which owns the Rangers. The lawsuit said the NHL insisted last week that MSG transfer control over the Rangers independently produced Web site, including the "nyrangers.com" address so that the league could convert it into one of 30 "cookie-cutter" club Web sites at "nhl.com." After spending way to much time on the Cookie Cutter NHL Controlled Team Websites I'm on the side of MSG in this fight.
Chicago Blackhawks Owner Bill Wirtz Passed Away......: Wirtz had been ill for a long time with cancer and finally succumbed this morning. Wirtz was considered the power of the NHL amongst the owners and he was the chairman of the board of the NHL for 18 seasons. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976.
Fantasy Points League-Hockey: Now that the H2H and ROTO League are all set here's a link to the the Fantasy Points Scoring System League at Yahoo. Now accepting teams.
Stealing good ideas- (Video): even from the NHL. Now the NFL rips off the NHL Preseason Marketing Campaign. I guess copying is the greatest form of flattery although I think the NHL Productions are better. Especially the Ovechkin vs. Crosby Spot. It blows away this Bush vs Manning version. What say you?
Owning a hockey team : is not good business -- or is it? With the recent change of ownership in Nashville and Tampa Bay one has to scratch his head over the amount of money those franchises commanded (Bill Davis doubled his investment by selling the Lighting). Here's an excellent analysis by Wes Goldstein of CBS Sportsline explaining why even with most teams bleeding money buyers are lining up for a chance to own a NHL Franchise.
Legendary coach and general manager Scotty Bowman : is strongly considering joining the Maple Leafs in an advisory role. The question is as a mentor to GM John Ferguson Jr. and Head Coach Paul Maurice or does this portend a major shake-up in the Leafs organization?
SportsFilter "Frozen Four" Road to the Championship2007: SpoFie Confidence Pool Update. It's Michigan State vs Boston College in the Final. Some Great Hockey and indifferent announcing from Mr. Hair "Barry Melrose". This is going to be exciting!
SportsFilter's 2007 Road to the Frozen Four : Road to the Frozen Four Confidence Pool courtesy of DrJE's way to kewl appi. Deadline Friday March 23rd 12PM. Details inside. Who's the best picker amongst us. Put up or shut-up time folks. PS Go Blue...
Diversifying a Colorless Game: Jeff DiNunzio writing in Sportscentral has penned an outstanding piece. "Hockey is dichotomous: while experiencing a period of great popularity in the number of new players registering with USA Hockey, its official governing body,(in the United States) the sport continues to suffer waning popularity on a large scale, especially in predominantly non-white regions." Referencing Scott Burnsides piece for ESPN this is a comprehensive and compelling read.
Lovie Smith becomes the first black head coach ......: to make it to the title game in its 41 years. One of the most maligned 13-3 teams ever romps past the Saints 39-14 in the NFC championship game.
NHL 2006-07 Power Ranking Madness Dec. 2006: Skydivedad's December 12th, 2006 Power Rankings......
H2H SportsFilter2a Hockey League Update: H2H Update Here's the current standings in the H2H Fantasy Hockey League. With the Season 1/3rd complete we see that the squad , Poke Czech Republic (wingnut4life), is in the lead. Top 6 make the playoffs for the Championship! What's going right with your squad? Who's not getting it done? General discussion and smack talk encouraged!
NHL 1st! TSN to Broadcast Rinkside Sabres vs Rangers......: If you have the Canadian sports channel TSN, tune in tonight to watch the first NHL hockey game broadcast with the commentators at rink side. The game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers is believed to be the first NHL hockey game that will be broadcast like this. For those fans who have had the good fortune to watch a hockey game close to the ice, it is a vastly different game, primarily due to the speed. The announcers will work between the benches at center ice. It will be interesting to see how this experiment works out. Should be a fantastic contest between 2 of the Top Teams in the East........
Blackhawks Fire Trent Yawney!: The lowest scoring squad in the NHL this season fire Head Coach Trent Yawney and name Denis Savard as the 36th Head Coach in Team History. I called it here in the Hitchcock Thread a few weeks ago but is it enough to grab a playoff birth in the 2006-07 season?
Patrick Roy to HOF!: Roy reveals Leafs, Wings and Hawks also in the mix before trade to Colorado as he takes his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Finest Goalie of the Modern Era but is he the greatest of all time?
The Columbus Blue Jackets .....: elevate Agnew (Interim) to replace the fired Gallant as Head Coach. Who's a good long term solution for the struggling Ohio squad? The team fell to 5-9-1-0 to start this season and find themselves in last place in the Central Division. With the signing of Anson Carter and the addition of Frederick Modin in a trade, expectations were high for a 1st ever playoff appearance. What happened and who's the next Coach out in the NHL?
The Curse of Muldoon! : Despite boasting great talents over the years, the Blackhawks now have the longest streak of not winning the Stanley Cup of any team in the NHL and things aren't looking promising this year either. A short primer on another Mythical Chicago Sports Curse. Does a Boxer make a great Hockey Coach.?