June 27, 2014

The NHL draft is not worth watching

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

The second-worst event in major North American sports goes tonight and it’s one that gets a surprising amount of hype for how bad it actually is.
We’re talking about the NHL draft, which is only slightly better than the MLB, but at least baseball has more common sense to actual broadcast its selection process.
There are many [...]

June 4, 2014

The finals are finally here – but which one is better?

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball, Ice Hockey

It’s early June, so you know what that means: It’s time for those two sports that started back in October to finally crown their champions. And, quite fittingly, the NBA Finals and the NHL’s Stanley Cup final will both get going later this week.
In the NHL, we have the Los Angeles Kings facing off against [...]

May 2, 2014

A quick, loud rant about the Gardiner’s construction

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey

If you live in the Greater Toronto Area or have to come into the city for any reason this week, you’ve probably noticed that traffic is a nightmare. You can thank the construction on the Gardiner Expressway – only one of the busiest highways in Canada and a main route into the city – which [...]

April 17, 2014

Ready for some slowed-down ice hockey?

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

I’ve said before, so I won’t give the extended version of the argument, but the NHL playoffs isn’t the best form of ice hockey.
It seems like half the shot attemts are blocked, teams are too worried about making mistakes to really gamble and in general it’s a less fun atmosphere. And don’t get me started [...]

April 16, 2014

Many changes needed for Leafs

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

It’s mid-April and the question we’re asking about the Leafs is the usual one: What time are they teeing off today?
After snapping the streak last season, it was back to normal. Maybe they should campaign to play just 48 games every year. Or to put Detroit and Columbus back in the Western Conference.
We all watched [...]

March 14, 2014

A solution to the NHL’s shootout “problem”

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

Only the NHL would think that something that has an 80% approval rating needs to be fixed.
Earlier this week at what seems like the eight-times a year GM meeting, one of the bigger debates was about the shootout – something insanely popular among the league’s fans.
But while the vast majority of the league’s fans love [...]

February 26, 2014

An Olympic-sized case against fighting in ice hockey

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey, Olympics

Now that even the biggest supporters of Canadian ice hockey have weathered their hangovers after Sunday’s big gold-medal win over Sweden, it’s time to get back to one of the hottest debates in the sport that just won’t go away: Fighting.
I’m not sure if you noticed but there was a supposed element of the great [...]

February 7, 2014

Snapshots on the Sochi Game – from my couch

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey, Olympics

As the 22nd Winter Olympics held it’s typically massive opening ceremony today, I feel the need to share some thoughts about the Sochi Games and how they’ll turn out – for better and worse.
- The reporting on the toilet and hotel situation for these Games has been second to none so far. I can’t remember [...]

January 27, 2014

How to fix every sport’s all-star game

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey

Even after all the rule changes and tweaks made for Sunday’s night Pro Bowl, the game itself was so terribly blah that the only redeeming thing about it was the final few minutes.
So the time has come and I have taken it upon myself to fix all-star games once and for all. Yes, we’re not [...]

January 8, 2014

Canada’s Olympic ice hockey team: Who cares?

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey, Olympics

I’m sure everyone is waiting on my opinion of Canada’s Olympic men’s ice hockey team so I can sum it up for you in two words: Who cares?
Now, before calling for my head and saying that I don’t love Canada – which I have been accused of before – hear me out.
No matter who gets [...]

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