Is the Curtain Closing on the NHL Shootout?

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by Josh Birkhead

With the addition of the Shootout after the 05/06 lockout, it appeared Hockey had finally come up with an intuitive way to prevent games ending as a draw.

This was an extended attempt of the NHL to reach out and turn casual fans into diehards. There is something strangely appealing watching insanely skilful players against, let’s face it, a keeper who has to commit and hope.

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Blackhawks Superstars Come At A Cost

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by Josh Birkhead

When the news was released that the Chicago Blackhawks had resigned Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the fans couldn’t be more excited or expectant. The 2006 and 2007 1st round picks are here to stay, but at a cost: 8 years at $10.5 million each per season.

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Is the Enforcer Era Coming to an End in the NHL?

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We all love the intensity of hockey games, especially the rivalry games. We also love the hard hits and fights that come with the sport. At some point in time, though, we have to realize that we’re playing a game of hockey, not UFC, not boxing, not wrestling, but hockey.

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