Welcome to Hosting the Petard, a weekly column authored by Drew Mindell, host of The Illegal Curve Hockey Show. For a complete archive of columns previously written by Drew, “Cold Hard Rants“. Ever since the fateful day in May, when the NHL was officially announced as returning to Winnipeg, the water cooler conversations throughout the [...]
In this week’s Cold Hard Rants, Drew examines the myriad of reasons for attendance struggles in Ottawa. Click below to read more.
In this week’s Cold Hard Rants, Drew examines the case of Leafs goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, and wonders if he is returning to game action too soon after his second heart procedure in three months. Click below to read more.
Does the hiring of Peter Laviolette by the Flyers spell the end of the Broad Street Bullies era in Philadelphia? Drew examines that question in this week’s edition of Cold Hard Rants. Click below to read more.
Cold Hard Rants takes a gander at the current NHL playoff format and comes up with some novel ideas to truly reward a team for finishing at the top of their conference. Click below to read more.
Is your favourite NHL team run by an incompetent buffoon who is better suited to act as a “shooter tutor” than the owner of an NHL franchise? If so, click below to read more and see where he falls in the Cold Hard Rants rankings of current and former lamentable (and criminal!) NHL owners.
In this week’s Cold Hard Rants, Drew examines the struggles, attendance wise, of the Colorado Avalanche. Click the link below to read more.
Is the Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony too bland?