Progressive Penalty System

by Alex Brownscombe Many hockey fans, including myself, are sickened by the number of penalties called so far this pre-season. The NHL is introducing this “no tolerance” policy to crack down on obstruction, that so far has proven to create 35, 40, 45 minutes of power plays in a single 60 minute game. The logic […]

Better Against Bruins

After being thoroughly outplayed last Tuesday, the Rangers returned to MSG for their preseason home opener against a Bruins team with just six established NHL players in their line-up and the likes of Joe Thornton, Sergei Samsonov, Brian Leetch, Glen Murray and Andrew Raycroft staying home.  By contrast New York once again iced their top […]

Blackburn Retires

After attempting to battle back from a nerve injury in his shoulder, goaltender Dan Blackburn announced today that he will be retiring from professional hockey.  The 22 year old netminder finishes his aborted career with a record of 20-32-4 in 63 NHL appearances, a GAA of 3.22 and Save Percentage of 0.894.  Selected 10th overall […]