Entries by Mike

Dear Donna

Dear Donna, I am still in shock, I cannot believe you are gone. As much as I tried to plan for this moment, rehearse how I would cope with it and process my emotions, I find myself with blank thoughts between bouts of sadness, anger, rage and happiness. I am happy you were not alone. […]

L.I.F.E.

So unfortunately it appears as if the writing’s on the wall; what was once a consistent blog, where every few days you could find yourself reading new material, has since dissipated into a blog where I may have lost readership since it’s been over a month since my last post. Regardless, I still use this […]

2016-17 Pre-Season Fantasy Hockey Rankings

It is that time of the year again, as the Yahoo Fantasy hockey league that I commission held its annual draft last night. Overall, I think the participation was strong again as the majority of managers were present for the duration of the draft. Even those who missed out appeared to have made changes to […]

Team Canada – WC Roster Analysis

In my last blog post, I did an analysis of the Team USA roster for the World Cup of hockey. In this post, I am going to focus my analysis on Team Canada and similarly break down the pros and cons of their roster. Starting with goaltending, it is hard to against the three goaltenders […]

Team USA – WC Roster Analysis

Since we are a little less than a month out from the start of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, I decided that now would be the time to analyze Team USA (and hopefully the other teams in future posts). Team USA won the Silver Medal in the 2010 Olympics, but had a poor showing […]

Top 10 Warm-Up Songs of All-Time

When it comes to the sport of hockey, there are many physical aspects of the game. Positioning, systems, skills, etc. One thing that is often overlooked is the mental aspect of the game. Personally, I believe that the mental part of the game starts the minute you walk into the rink. If you ever watch […]

America, My Home & Native Land

Now that everyone in involved with the 2016 Rio Olympic games, I figured this would be a great opportunity to not focus solely on hockey or sports for that matter, but on the state of my country, our country, the United States of America. I find it quite ironic that when a member of our […]

Tips to Close Out Your Off-Season Training

With this being the last day of July, we are officially about month out from the start of the hockey season for youth players, training camps for professional and junior players and collegiate athletes returning to school. So what should a player do in this month of off-season training to prepare themselves for the following […]

‘Merica Hockey Style

NOTE: As of writing this, I noticed on NHL.com that there is similar post from yesterday (July 3, 2016) listing the top-10 American born players of all-time. I in no way, am piggy backing off that article, and as stated below, did my own research to come to my conclusions. To see the post on […]