Archive for the ‘Hockey’ Category

The Arizona sports fan, not the bandwagon fan, but the true Arizona sports fan, has always had to endure frustrations and heartbreaks. That’s nothing new. After all, there are scores of thousands of people that now reside in this great state that have moved from their beloved but unbearable home states. That’s why it is […]

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By now you are fully aware that I am a huge hockey fan.  I’ve gone on and on about the merits of the sport and the athletes that make a living playing the game.  So naturally, being a longtime resident of the Valley of the Sun, I have been a fan of the Phoenix Coyotes […]


Okay, so I know I’ve got a real busy schedule coming up.  One that won’t allow me to sit down and write for about a week or so.  I think to myself, “Self – Don’t worry about it.  The conference semis just finished.  There are four very good teams remaining.  A week from now, both […]


The first round is over, and everything went according to plan.  Well, if the plan was to have multiple upsets, then it went as predicted. All things considered, it actually did go as I had predicted several weeks ago, give or take a series or two.  I told you at that time that the NHL […]


I know, I know.  Nothing beats the NFL playoffs.  But as a hockey fan of more than four decades, for me, the NHL playoffs come in as a close second! Who can forget last year’s event, when it was dangerous to be a higher seed.  Round one saw the President’s Cup winner and #1 seed […]


Is it just me, or has the sports world in the great state of Arizona been turned on its head over the past couple of weeks?  I’m not just talking about the house cleaning that was done by the Cardinals.  The craziness has infiltrated nearly all of the major sports venues. We’ll take a look […]


This week, the title should actually include the entire week, rather than just the weekend.  Read on to find out why. 1)      It’s not safe to be in the AP top ten this season! Every week we see at least one or two top ten teams get knocked off their perches, and this week was […]


I’m sure you’re wondering why I took so long to write something about the newly-crowned Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings.  After all, I had them favored to win the series over the New Jersey Devils going into the final series.  What a great opportunity to do some gloating!  There are a couple of […]


What a difference a couple of days make.  After game three, with the Kings leading the series 3-0, everyone began throwing dirt on the New Jersey grave.  I stand guilty of doing the same (see “KINGS UP 3-0 – I TOLD YOU SO!”, dated 6/4/12).  The engraver stood by, ready to begin engraving the names […]


I really caught a lot of grief when I had the audacity to predict the Kings were about to take out the Devils in five games to bring home the Stanley Cup (see NHL FINALS – KINGS VS. DEVILS?? – JUST AS I PREDICTED, dated 5/26/12).  All of it came from the fans of the […]