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Thoughts on the Norris Trophy

Posted in Around the NHL on February 7, 2011 by matthewfobrien

Is it just me, or does this years list of potential Norris Trophy winners make everyone else sick? Among the candidates to receive the most prestigious award for defensemen are: Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Mike Green of the Washington Capitals, and Dustin Byfuglien of the Atlanta Thrashers. Though all three of these players are among the tops of the league in scoring for blueliners, the trophy is supposed to be given out to the best all-around defenseman. It is my opinion that none of these three are truly Norris worthy. Continue reading


Zherdev and JVR Silencing Critics

Posted in Around the NHL, Philadelphia Flyers with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2010 by matthewfobrien

Early in the season, people were quick to jump on the play of Nikolay Zherdev and young James van Riemsdyk, calling them out for various reasons but those days seem to be long gone for good reason. Continue reading

East or West?

Posted in Around the NHL on December 8, 2010 by matthewfobrien

According to, the Western Conference has been beating up on the East in inter-conference play, but are they really the better conference? Continue reading

Time to Call Rochester

Posted in Around the NHL on December 3, 2010 by matthewfobrien

The Florida Panthers need to make a goaltending change. Although Tomas Vokoun started the season out very well, including back to back shutouts, he has been leaving much to be desired as of late. 

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Why the Caps won’t win a Cup

Posted in Around the NHL with tags , , , on December 1, 2010 by matthewfobrien

I know it’s still a little early in the year to be talking about this but the Washington Capitals have become the new San Jose Sharks in the sense that they dominate the regular season but fail to make any noise come playoff time. I will give you five reasons why I think Lord Stanley’s Cup won’t be residing in Washington D.C. any time in the near future. Continue reading

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Posted in Around the NHL on November 29, 2010 by matthewfobrien

The referees in the NHL need to stop making such quick judgments when it comes to questionable goals. Whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty?” Continue reading

The Silent Killer

Posted in Around the NHL with tags , , , , on November 21, 2010 by matthewfobrien

The Detroit Red Wings are back at it again. Just 17 games into the season the Wings are in a familiar place in the Western Conference….first. So, why is no one talking about the team from Hockeytown this year? Continue reading

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