Tag Archive | Stanley Cup

The Value of a Twelve Million Dollar Man

Imagine you’re a General Manager assigned the task of assembling a winning National Hockey League team. Would you pay two players $12 million each to produce 100 points (goals plus assists) in the 82-game regular season? Or would you rather pay four players $6 million each to produce 50-60 points in a season? Or would […]

An Idiot’s Guide to the National Hockey League Trade Deadline

It is spring. The National Hockey League trade deadline is approaching. And it is clear that my favourite hockey team is not going win the Stanley Cup. Who am I kidding? Barring a miracle on ice, my team is not even going to make the playoffs this year. Again. So, the fans have begun demanding […]

What’s Wrong with the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

What’s wrong with the Stanley Cup playoffs? Several things, I think. Any championship should build to a climax. The Stanley Cup playoffs do the reverse. They start out with four games a night. There is nonstop action, excitement. The games are everywhere, on many TV channels, and everybody is talking about them. Then the playoffs […]