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Name: The Hockey Writers
Description: 30 writers on the Game of hockey
URL: http://thehockeywriters.com
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Related Sports(s): Hockey
Date Added: 2009-04-25 08:25:22
  
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Kari Lehtonen Makes Statement in First Playoff Win
Not that he needed to prove it to anyone in Dallas, but Kari Lehtonen’s first career playoff victory showed the hockey world the greatness that he is capable of. Lehtonen […] Author information

Joel Ward: Washington Capitals Unsung Hero
Joel Ward Has A Career Season With the Washington Capitals When people first think of the Washington Capitals, they think of Alex Ovechkin or Nicklas Backstrom.  No one really thinks […] Author information

Is This the Beginning to the End of Jonathan Quick?
Jonathan Quick has been the worst goaltender through the start of the 2014 NHL Playoffs. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as his numbers are the likes of Marc-Andre Fleury […] Author information

Penguins Offensive Firepower, Empty.
The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves up two games to one versus a young Columbus Blue Jacket team. Everyone, except for ESPN’s Barry Melrose, expected the Pens to make this series […] Author information

Washington Capitals, Ryan Stoa Haven’t Talked Contract
With the Hershey Bears season over, the team looks to make some changes to get back to the AHL postseason in the 2014-15 campaign. The team only has a few […] Author information

Phoenix Coyotes: No Concerns about Goaltender Mike Smith
Much has been made of Mike Smith and his inconsistent play this past season. However I have no concerns that he is a solid goaltender for the Coyotes and one […] Author information

Canadiens’ Rene Bourque Making A Difference
The Montreal Canadiens can sweep away the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday at the Bell Centre and the Canadiens can thank Rene Bourque for the secondary scoring. Bourque has a team high […] Author information

Matt Will Soon Get His Goose Cooked by the NHL
Minnesota Wild player Matt Cooke faces a suspension of six games or more by the NHL for a knee on knee hit on Colorado Avalanche player Tyson Barrie in game three […] Author information

Ducks-Stars Game Three Thoughts
Anaheim missed a chance to take a stranglehold on their Western Conference quarterfinals matchup, dropping to Dallas last night. Anaheim still has a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven. Some thoughts […] Author information

Player Comparison: Is Tyson Barrie A Better Option Than Erik Karlsson?
When explaining Tyson Barrie’s game to people that do not see him on a regular basis, I find myself calling him “a poor man’s Erik Karlsson”. Many new viewers got […] Author information

Can the Bruins Steal a Game in Detroit?
The Boston Bruins have been one of the best teams in the NHL over the past five seasons, making two appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals with a win in […] Author information

No Goalie Controversy For Flyers, So Why Start One?
With Steve Mason on the verge of being cleared to return, the positives are outweighing the negatives in Philadelphia. But with the Flyers’ come-from-behind win in Game Two against the […] Author information

Lady Luck Plays Role in Penguins’ 2-1 Series Lead
By all accounts, the Pittsburgh Penguins have it good right now. They’re up 2-1 in their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets and have gotten both wins in come-from-behind victories […] Author information

NY Rangers Get Penguinitis – Fall to Flyers in Game 2
On Easter Sunday, the New York Rangers squandered an early 2-goal lead against the Philadelphia Flyers en route to a 4-2 loss that evened their first round series at one […] Author information

St. Louis Hoping its not a Case of Deja Blue
The 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run has been a roller coaster of emotions for the city of St. Louis. After Alexander Steen capped off a triple-overtime thriller in Game 1 […] Author information ...

The Avs can Take Their Brooms and Shelve Them
Led by Mikael Granlund, the Minnesota Wild came out flying tonight and unlike the previous two games, they didn’t take their skates off the pedal on Monday night in St. […] Author information

Tape2Tape: Seabrook Suspended, But Was It Dirty?
On Sunday, it was announced by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety that Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook received a three-game suspension for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward […] Author information

2014 NHL Free Agency : Decisions Await the Phoenix Coyotes
Current cap room: $1.9 million Projected 2014-15 cap room: $16.1 million The soon to be Arizona Coyotes are in tough in the realigned Pacific division amongst the likes of the […] Author information

Oilers Panel: Future of Kevin Lowe, the Coaching Staff. Who is Leon Draisaitl?
Welcome to the Oilers Panel. On this weeks Oilers Panel, The Hockey Writers contributors will voice their opinions on; the future of Kevin Lowe, the future of the coaching staff […] Author information

Michael Del Zotto: Will He Be Re-Signed?
Let’s be blunt. Michael Del Zotto had a terrible 2013-14 season with the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators. In 67 games this season, Del Zotto had just 16 points […] Author information

Blackhawks Blues Series Will Leave Duncan Keith Black and Blue
So far the first round Central Division match-up between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks has been full of great hockey, thrilling games, and plenty of OT time. […] Author information

Playoffs by the Numbers
Playoffs have finally arrived, and it wouldn’t be any NHL postseason without some “incite-ful” events and interesting stats and facts. Here are some of the numbers from the first two games […] Author information

Pittsburgh’s Powerplay Will Lead to Their Success…and Failure
The Columbus Blue Jackets need to walk a fine line to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of this year’s playoffs. On one hand, they must continue to […] Author information

Book Review – The Power Within: Discovering The Path To Elite Goaltending
“Every goalie wants to be seen at their best, but unless you are mentally and physically prepared, more often than not, you will walk away disappointed.” - Justin Goldman While […] Author information

Martin Brodeur’s Career? You Don’t Know Jack!
I am going to do something over the course of this post that I am not necessarily proud of but needs to be done. Martin Brodeur is a lightning rod for controversy […] Author information

Hockey 101: Delay of Game
This is part of our Hockey 101 Series A Google search for the delay of game penalty in the NHL will bring up a litany of articles debating its implementation. […] Author information

Hockey News: Seabrook Suspension; Sharks Feast on Kings
After the first period between the Sharks and Kings, Jonathan Quick was dialed in, and L.A was somewhat comfortably up 2-0. But San Jose took it to them with seven […] Author information

Is Sidney Crosby the Peyton Manning of Hockey?
Sidney Crosby and Peyton Manning are respected as their league’s best player. They’ve both excelled in the regular season by winning MVP awards. But once the spotlight hits in the playoffs, these two global […] Author information

Women and Hockey, Pink Hats and Equality
I was 6 years old the first and last time I wore a hockey jersey to school. It was a gorgeous retro Calgary Flames jersey and I had found it […] Author information

Jason Akeson, The Most Interesting Man In The Playoffs?
With as many playoff games under his belt now as regular season tilts, it’s been quite the week for Flyers forward Jason Akeson. The 23-year-old has gone from goat to hero, […] Author information

2014 NHL Draft War Room: The Sleeper Quiz
by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The Sleeper Quiz – The Clues With Twitter and other social media platforms, there doesn’t seem to be any true sleeper picks anymore, other than […] Author information

Touchdown San Jose! Sharks Fourth Line Mugs Kings
After twenty minutes, the Sharks “beat LA” chants dried up. The SAP Center was not rocking. There were very few that could even entertain the idea that Jonathan Quick was […] Author information

Dallas’ Top Players Need To Take Control To Save Series
  With the Dallas Stars down 2-0 in their first round Western Conference series against the Anaheim Ducks, it’s quickly becoming do-or-die time for the Stars’ postseason hopes. After dropping […] Author information

Does the “Kunitz Effect” Have Broader Value?
Evaluating prospects before they’re drafted is tricky business. It’s nearly impossible to know how a guy’s game is going to translate to the NHL, or predict how he will progress […] Author information

A Tale of Two Oilers Seasons
A week has passed since the NHL closed the door on its regular season, and the Edmonton Oilers had another discouraging one. They failed to make the playoffs again, disappointing […] Author information

Beyond Vezina: Who Is 2013-14′s Most Valuable Goaltender?
How do you define the league’s Most Valuable Goaltender? By figuring out which starting keeper is the biggest difference-maker for his team. We’ll get into how shortly. But let’s start with what Most […] Author information

The Winnipeg Jets Were Consistiently Inconsitient in 2013/14
The Stanley Cup playoffs are in full swing at arenas across America (and in Montreal). However, the Winnipeg Jets are on the outside looking in for the third consecutive season […] Author information

Scheifele, Maurice Will Gain Valuable Experience at Worlds
The Winnipeg Jets will be represented on and off the ice when the 2014 IIHF World Championship gets underway on May 9, in Minsk, Belarus. Mark Scheifele is one of […] Author information

2014 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: April Edition
by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)  *** The 2014 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: April Edition brings you the Top 150 ranked prospects as compiled by THW’s Eastern Canada based hockey […] Author information

Blues Unlikely Heroes Taking Control of Series
You can’t always rely on the city’s superhero. Sometimes, it takes a group of courageous figures to step into the battle and deliver the crushing blows. How much credit do […] Author information

Penguins’ Arrogance Strikes Again
I did this once before, after the weekend home-and-home with the Philadelphia Flyers back in March. This isn’t so much an article, as it is my take on what ails […] Author information

 
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