‘Inside the NHL’ with Jeremy Roenick

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, so I feel its time that the NHL begins to flatter the NBA.  The NBA can be seen as an older cousin to the NHL as they share a number of things in common;  Gary Bettman is a product of David Stern (can already hear Drew’s teeth grinding), the […]

Posted by David Minuk in Columns,Editorials on April 14, 2009

Nature or Nurture: A Tale of Culture and Hockey

I recently had the opportunity to head down to Fargo (the long way thanks to overland flooding) to attend some World U-18 games with an acquaintance that had some passes. We saw the Canada-Germany game, followed by the USA-Norway game. As you would expect, both Canada and the US demolished their opponents. That was about […]

Posted by Drew Mindell in Editorials on April 11, 2009

Urgency Emergency

I write this not so much as an Illegal Curve contributor, but rather as a concerned fan. Having watched the Oilers for many, many years, I think it is safe to say that I have never felt as uninspired as I do now. My main concern is the coaching, for many reasons. I have been […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Editorials on March 30, 2009

Overlooking a Star

The NHL hypes Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin to no end.  That is fine with me, but when will everyone start acknowledging that they may be the 2nd and 3rd best players in the NHL?  I’m not saying they are, but I’m saying that is certainly up for debate. Forget all the hype and talk […]

Posted by curve in Columns,Editorials,Pittsburgh Penguins,Washington Capitals on March 13, 2009

Ovechkin/Crosby Snubbed by NBC

For the life of me, I don’t understand how the NHL did not have the Penguins/Capitals game from this afternoon on NBC.  Is there any reasoning for this?  If so, is it any reasoning that fans would actually believe? Today, NBC decided to broadcast the Bruins/Rangers game nationally, instead of Alexander Ovechkin and Company versus […]

Posted by curve in Columns,Editorials on March 8, 2009

Trade Deadline Preview: Who Should We Expect To Be Traded?

NHL GMs are certainly consistent when it comes to trade deadline day.  The past three seasons there have been 25 trades on deadline day.  Yup, that is correct; the same numbers of trades for each of the past three seasons.  Well, I think this year will pass that number.  In fact, I am expecting there […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Editorials,Rumors on March 2, 2009

You Are What You Are: Taking a closer look at the Alexei Kovalev controversy

“You are what you are.”-Bill Parcells This quote is simple yet equally brilliant and, in this case, indeed applicable to the Alexei Kovalev situation that has been overblown by the media for some time now. “You are what you are.”-Bill Parcells Over the course of Alexei Kovalev’s career, the talented winger has eclipsed the 76 […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Editorials,Montreal Canadiens on February 20, 2009

Wednesday Editorial: Sundin versus Forsberg

With so much publicity being given to Mats Sundin over the past few months, I figure it is time to make the comparison of the two most talked about players over the past two seasons, who have actually hardly played at all.  That’s right; I feel like it is time to compare Peter Forsberg and […]

Posted by curve in Columns,Editorials on December 17, 2008