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The NHL and The Olympics

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If you are a hockey fan of a certain age, you have seen professionals and non-professionals representing their respective countries. Perhaps the greatest moment in Winter Olympic history came in 1980 when 25 college kids shocked the world, by defeating the Soviet powerhouse. And amateur players were the standard for the Olympics until 1998. Only since then has the NHL sent its players to the Olympic games. But while everyone is out arguing for and against, let’s look at what they are fighting about.
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FullTilt Flashback: Gordie Howe destroys Rangers’ tough guy, Lou Fontinato

Fontinato and Howe separated

Fontinato and Howe separated

The great Gordie Howe has passed on at the age of 88. Everyone in the hockey world is mourning his loss and celebrating his life as well. When Howe was 15 years old, he attended a New York Rangers training camp and unfortunately failed to impress. Sadly, the rest is history as he went to Detroit and led them to 4 Stanley Cups. Read more

Editorial: How the NHL made me stop caring about the All Star Game

Gartner ASG MVP NYR (UpperDeck)

Gartner ASG MVP NYR (UpperDeck)

There was a time that I would genuinely be excited about the All-Star Game. Sadly that time is gone and that’s just how the NHL wants it. When I was a pre-teen, my obsessions were simple, I collected packs of Hockey Cards, do my annual Panini Sticker Book, and prepare my VCR to tape the NHL All Star Weekend. Read more

Despite a gutsy comeback, serious issues emerge regarding Yandle, Girardi, Lundqvist and AV

Should Girardi be demoted? (Getty Images)

Should Girardi be demoted? (Getty Images)

The Rangers took on the red-hot Capitals yesterday and had a 3-2 lead with just seconds on the clock. Under immense pressure in the final minutes and called for icing, Alain Vigneault once again elected on not using his timeout. Read more

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