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NHL All-Star voting backfires

January 30, 2016

Filed under Columns, Sports

The NHL All-Star game will be held Jan. 31. Usually the game isn’t a serious event, but this year one particular player has sparked uproarious debate. His name is John Scott, and as of writing this, he is not even on an NHL roster. Players are voted into the All-Star game by the fans, which is a common system shared by a multitude...

Pro sports adjust the rules to promote entertainment

December 1, 2015

Filed under Sports

The NHL Players Association recently announced that there would be a new format for the NHL all-star game, yet another example of professional sports being increasingly focused on entertainment value.Now the all-star game will be a three-on-three game instead of the traditional five-on-five.Additionally, the all-star teams will ...

NHL sharpens its skates

Joe Gallant

October 23, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

The NHL season is underway and it’s time to draw some early season conclusions and identify things to look out for as the season progresses. First, youth is all the rage. Everyone knows about Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid.  I was admittedly wrong about how soon Eichel would become a force, but other rookies around...

New and old NHL talent set to collide this year

Joe Gallant

September 14, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s finally here. While the playoffs are still fresh in our minds, it feels like it’s been months. The sports fan’s purgatory is the summer block, where baseball is the only sport played, is coming to an end.  Sure, baseball is fun, but who really wants to sit and watch a game that feels like there’s more time between ...

EPIX presents “Road to the NHL Stadium Series” highlights players on and off the ice

Alexander Benoit

February 25, 2015

Filed under Columns, Sports

If you could say anything about former president of HBO Sports and 51-time Sports Emmy-winner Ross Greenburg, it is that he leaves marks where he steps. Widely considered a pioneer in the field of sports documentaries, Greenburg set his sights on a new and innovative arena: the National Hockey League. The NHL Stadium Series...

Former Catamounts in the NHL

Former Catamounts in the NHL

January 18, 2015

While many Catamounts have taken the ice in a blur of green and gold, several players now wear differen...

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