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Hockey is a game of tremendous speed, contact and strategies. Effectively executing your strategies and techniques can give your team an advantage. One such strategy is the Dump and Chase… an increasingly popular move that gets the puck into the attack zone and (hopefully) away from your defender.
What exactly is Dump and Chase? With a standard rush, the player carries the puck with him across the blue line… but with the Dump and Chase, the puck is actually released into the offensive zone. This strategy is somewhat risky as it relies on the speed of the offensive player to More >
Knowing how and when to pass the puck is a skill that separates the great hockey players from the average ones. Every player wants to be the one who scores the goal, but a player who can pass when necessary is worth more to the team. For young players, this concept can be a difficult thing to even consider. They play hockey for those glorious moments that they have the puck and the chance to score a goal. And now we’re telling them to pass it so someone else has the chance to score? Don’t worry… As young players progress More >
Chicago Blackhawks’ Dave Bolland’s uses a crossover on Nashville Predators’ Ryan Suter before beating Anders Lindback’s five hole.Tweet
The Clash of the Titans: America’s pastime versus your favorite sport
The next time your football fan friends talk about how boring hockey is, point them to the Wall Street Journal study conducted earlier this year that cites that the typical football game includes only about 11 minutes of action (even less if you’re a Detroit Lions fan). The study timed the action of the broadcasts for four games on four networks on one weekend in late December and broke down every frame from hike to whistle. The games included the Buffalo Bills vs. Atlanta Falcons (CBS), Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington More >
A career spanning nearly three decades is quite a feat in the sports world!
The 48-year old Chris Chelios, who was drafted in the second round by the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, has decided to hang up his skates for good. The longest-tenured defenseman in NHL history made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday.
The defenseman ends a dynamic career, leaving with 26 NHL seasons, three Stanley Cups and three Norris Trophies… Not to mention 185 goals and 763 assists. Beyond the NHL, Chelios has represented the United States in four Olympic games, three Canada Cups and two World Cup More >
Tomas Kaberle returns as a Maple Leaf for his 12th NHL season as the trade window closed Sunday night.
The hockey world has been holding it’s collective breath for Toronto’s decision regarding Tomas Kaberle. The Sunday night deadline came and went without official word, leaving Kaberle a Maple Leaf for the time being. The Leafs had until midnight on Sunday to trade Kaberle, at which point his no-trade clause returned.
Toronto general manager Brian Burke gave an exclusive statement via the team’s official website after the trade window closed: “The hockey club confirms this evening that Tomas Kaberle remains a Leaf. While a More >
Negotiations between goaltender Antti Niemi and the Chicago Blackhawks have reached the end. With the Blackhawks desperate to stay under the salary cap, it was decided that Niemi’s one-year/$2.75 million contract (awarded in arbitration) was just too much for them to afford.
The focus turned to Marty Turco, who at half the cost of Niemi, seemed a sweeter deal for the team. The Blackhawks are hoping that Turco’s 22-20-11 record last season will improve with Chicago’s superior defense.Tweet
It’s hard to argue with the NHL’s reasoning…
With a 17-year, $102 million contract on the line, Ilya Kovalchuk has been the main topic of conversation within the hockey world. The fact that this deal with the New Jersey Devils was rejected by the NHL for salary cap circumvention only sparks more controversy and more debate. The contract was rejected because of the front loaded design. Kovalchuk stood to earn much less at the end of the contract to lower the cap hit.
At issue is whether or not Kovalchuk can play out the terms of the contract. At 27, it’s not impossible More >