Archive for March, 2010

Slow Trade Deadline

Yesterday’s trade deadline was one of the quietest I can remember in years. There just weren’t any really big moves. Teams like Pittsburgh and Phoenix made a couple of moves to get better, but none of them were exciting blockbuster trades that make you gasp. My theory is that the Olympics suppressed any huge trades. […]

Atlanta Roller Coaster and Chicago’s Dilemma

So the past few weeks have been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for Thrashers fans. Before the Olympics, the team traded away Ilya Kovalchuk. That was a little sad. Then, GM Don Waddell said the team would be buyers at the trade deadline, rather than sellers. And that had to make the fans […]

Catching Up with “Whiskey Robber” Author Julian Rubinstein

THE BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER is the incredible true-life story of Attila Ambrus, a “professional” goalie by day and a bank robber by night (and sometimes day). The book is an exciting page-turner, as entrancing as any piece of fiction you’ll pick up. But it’s also a nice snapshot of post-Communism Hungary. It was […]

Bettman Feeling Good About Olympics; Salon? Not So Much

Just some Olympic odds and ends: Gary Bettman went on FOX Business Network and seemed to have a little bit of an Olympic high: Watch the latest business video at The most interesting part? He doesn’t rule out Sochi 2014 out of hand. It seems to be something he really wants to consider. That […]

Great Hockey Does Not Depend Upon Star Power…Even In the Olympics

What can you say about yesterday’s gold medal game? It was awesome And it was awesome because of the discipline shown by Team USA and Team Canada. Both teams stuck to their game plans. There was no panic. The US didn’t panic when they went down by two goals and Canada didn’t panic when the […]