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Despite potential lottery rewards, the Stanley Cup should remain the Ultimate Goal

Despite potential lottery rewards, the Stanley Cup should remain the Ultimate Goal

As any hockey fan paying attention knows, the best-case scenario for chaos happened on Friday night when Placeholder Team E won the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, meaning that the 1st overall pick in this draft, likely to be spent on phenom winger prospect Alexis Lafreniere, will go to a team that plays post-season hockey this year. More specifically, it’ll go to a team that plays […]

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The NHL and the pursuit of mediocrity

The NHL and the pursuit of mediocrity

Friday night was our first taste of National Hockey League activity in months, via the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery. In a lot of ways, it felt comforting to have something to talk about, but little did we all know that we were about to get more than we bargained for. But yet, more than we bargained for was everything we expected, because it is what […]

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If I Had A Vote: Hall of Fame Edition

If I Had A Vote: Hall of Fame Edition

Later today, the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee will be naming their selections for the 2020 class of builders and players. The Hall of Fame conversation is one that fascinates fans and industry people alike, as everyone has their own preferences as far as qualifications go, and their own biases towards players they feel should or shouldn’t make it. While most of our minds […]

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NHL 20 has a racism problem, and EA needs to address it

NHL 20 has a racism problem, and EA needs to address it

As you’ve probably noticed over the past few days, I’ve by and large put hockey content on the back-burner. This site has been more or less silent, and very little of my social media content has anything to do with the sport. Instead, I’ve largely used my Twitter account to amplify voices talking about and documenting the Black Lives Matter protests that are happening around […]

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The Final 50 - A Proposal to 'Finish' the NHL season and preserve the playoff format

The Final 50 – A Proposal to ‘Finish’ the NHL season and preserve the playoff format

The National Hockey League doesn’t exist anymore. Hockey is a social construct, and our only reason for our continued survival is to map out proposals for playoff formats when the doctors give us the thumbs up for sports to resume again. Or something like that. Look, it’s been a long few months, where the actual game has been the least of our concerns. So forgive […]

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AHL makes the correct call by cancelling remainder of 2019/20 season

AHL makes the correct call by cancelling remainder of 2019/20 season

While everyone figured that the American Hockey League would ultimately throw in its towel and cancel the 2019/20 season, the league held its cards to their chest for a surprisingly lengthy amount of time – until Monday. Yesterday morning, the AHL confirmed the inevitable and ended its year via a press release from President and CEO David Andrews: “After a lengthy review process, the American […]

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Why the behaviour of Brendan Leipsic and his friends is a small glimpse at a bigger problem

Why the behaviour of Brendan Leipsic and his friends is a small glimpse at a bigger problem

If you live on the hockey side of social media, or the social media side of hockey, you’ve probably already heard about what happened with Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic yesterday. If you haven’t, you’re in for a roller coaster. The “too long; didn’t read” version of the story, as far as we all know, is this: A friend of Leipsic’s had their Instagram account […]

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The Bizzaro All-Time 7 - FOC's Toronto Maple Leafs All-Time Team

The Bizzaro All-Time 7 – FOC’s Toronto Maple Leafs All-Time Team

Just because we don’t have hockey to watch, doesn’t mean we don’t have hockey-related things to debate about. News, transactions, and the like still exist, though admittedly they’re sporadic and scarce. This has led to various platforms coming up with throwback content, and one of the most interesting variants of that is TSN’s “All-Time 7” series, where their panel of experts goes over the history […]

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Exploring a Mitch Marner for Quinton Byfield trade

Exploring a Mitch Marner for Quinton Byfield trade

Within NHL circles, the buzz around the Entry Draft has hit its high gear a little early this year. Or a little late in some respects, depending on how you look at it. The postponement of the season due to the COVID-19 epidemic has pushed back the Draft Lottery, which would have typically happened 2-3 weeks ago, but several reports indicate that the Entry Draft […]

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Why the term "underrated" has lost all meaning in the NHL

Why the term “underrated” has lost all meaning in the NHL

If there’s one thing that the average hockey fan loves more than hockey, it’s arguing about it. This can be applied to just about every hobby and interest on the planet, but there’s no denying the love for great debate amongst us. As such, we tend to have conversation-starter questions, ones that are timeless and can be applied year after year. A popular well to […]

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