Cold Hard Rants: Keeping Alive What The NHL Wants Dead

Todd Bertuzzi was skating behind Steve Moore. Moore was the definition of unsuspecting as last time I checked he didn’t have eyes in the back of his head. Bertuzzi sucker punched him in a way a WWE bad guy would have applauded. He grabbed his body as it was about to hit the ice, and pile-drove him head first into the ice. His intention can be understood in no other way than an attempt to severely injure Steve Moore.

Posted by Drew Mindell in Cold Hard Rants on November 3, 2009

A Junior League with a Major Problem

Last week, when Theoren Fleury confirmed what was widely suspected, that he had been victimized by the pervert Graham James, the typical gnashing of teeth was almost immediately underway by the various punditries prevalent in today’s media. While I tended to agree with what most of the commentators had to say, what I found particularly […]

Posted by Drew Mindell in Cold Hard Rants on October 13, 2009

A Wish List for 2009-10

After a summer spent cackling at the plight of Jim Balsillie, Cold Hard Rants returns with a wish list for the 2009-10 season. Click to read more, and then add your own wishes for the upcoming season.

Posted by Drew Mindell in Cold Hard Rants on October 6, 2009

Using the Flames to Burn a Contract

I am amazed that in this world of instant information and constant communication be it through Facebook, Twitter, Blackberry Messenger or text messaging no one, anywhere, is talking about the fact that the NHL has granted a tremendous competitive advantage to the Calgary Flames by permitting them to play all of their games on home […]

Posted by Drew Mindell in Cold Hard Rants,Columns on July 15, 2009

A Snake in Senators Clothing

One of the beauties of being a writer/commentator for an online forum such as the one you have surfed your way over to, is that I don’t have to have a filter for bad language. I don’t have to temper my words for an all ages audience. I can, if I so choose, work blue, […]

Posted by Drew Mindell in Cold Hard Rants,Columns on July 7, 2009

A Whole lot of Hype, a Whole lot of Bore

Montreal, Quebec was best summed up by the good people at Maxim Magazine as a city that specializes in Swedish talent at Mexican prices. Rarely has a city been described so accurately and succinctly as the people at Maxim managed to do in describing Montreal. Just last night, independent of anything, I described Montreal using […]

Posted by Drew Mindell in Cold Hard Rants on June 23, 2009

Spend a Dollar, Buy Some Class

One week ago was game seven of the Stanley Cup finals. In my humble estimation, what we had the pleasure to witness was the best game seven played in my (albeit short) lifetime. It was a game that captured the minds, hearts, and eyes of hockey fans the world over, even in the United States […]

Posted by Drew Mindell in Cold Hard Rants on June 19, 2009