Identifying Injury Risks Before the Season Even Starts

Jayson Spikes
September 13 2017 03:29PM

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NHL training camps open across the league this week and the buzz is back in the air! But before rosters can be pared down and preseason games can be played, the players will be put through a battery of tests. And while the off-ice fitness portion of training camp isn't the sexiest, I wanted to discuss its importance.

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The Importance of the Face to the Face of a Franchise

Jayson Spikes
August 15 2017 01:31PM

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Summer 2017 saw the signing of Carey Price and Connor McDavid to huge contracts. And so far August has been Sidney Crosby appreciation month, as the legend celebrates his 30th birthday. All the discussion around the value these men bring to their teams. got me wondering how important the face is to the face of a franchise.

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Enemies with Benefits

Jayson Spikes
January 05 2017 02:54PM

Last Saturday saw the clash of hockey super powers in the form of Canada vs. USA at the World Juniors, with the Americans skating away with a 3-1 win and first place in Group B. This was a game hyped by many as being only the most recent in a long series of what has apparently become the Biggest Rivalry in International Hockey.

This is far from the only rivalry in hockey; other examples come to mind immediately: Canada vs. Russia, Sweden vs. Finland, Toronto vs. Montreal, Montreal vs. Boston, Edmonton vs. Calgary, and Crosby vs. Ovechkin.

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Let's embrace the uniqueness of the World Cup

Jayson Spikes
September 07 2016 05:12PM

Everyone loves best-on-best hockey, and it's almost here! 

We've waited over a year for it, and now it's like Christmas Eve for the hockey world. World Cup of Hockey training camps are well underway, games start on September 17th and fans couldn't be more ecstatic! Except, reality tells us that isn't really the case.

Everywhere you look, there's an extremely negative aura floating around the World Cup. It's hard to tell exactly what the majority opinion is, but it's hard to ignore the vocal naysayers striking down the idea of the tournament. 

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