Five Years In, Beard-A-Thon Still Growing For The NHL

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While it may not work at Yankee Stadium, where rules against facial hair are still in place a bit (it did work for the Red Sox last year, and a “growing” legion of MLB clubs again in 2014), but in the NHL, the fifth year of Beard-A-Thon continues to be one of the most unique fan … [Read more...]

Hockey Poised For An Olympic-Sized Run After The Games…

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While Sochi 2014 continues to march on into its second week, its stars, especially the American stars, are coming into focus in some of the larger platform events that casual fans love. The misses of Shani Davis and Shaun White continue to leave new openings for bobsled, figure … [Read more...]

The Winter Classic Wins Are Just Beginning…

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The Bridgestone Winter Classic on New Year’s Day is being touted as the best ever and impossible to top. True? Depends on your perspective, but for “brand hockey” this year’s New Year’s Day Game is even more potentially impactful than all the games held before as it becomes the … [Read more...]

Devils Brand Better Than Where It Was…

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Thursday brought a sigh of relief at the NHL offices as the sale of the New jersey devils were announced. The league would not have to go through the pain and brand stagnation that was experienced when no buyer could be found for the Phoenix Coyotes, and some new, enthusiastic … [Read more...]

Grabbing The Quietest Weekend In Sports…

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A blizzard blanketed the Northeastern United States (kudos to The Weather Channel folks by the way, who took a lot of heat from The National Weather Service when they started naming winter storms like hurricanes but struck gold with Nemo!) this weekend, leaving millions with … [Read more...]

As The NHL Lockout Looms, Can The Minors Make A Major Jump?

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Just to be clear, there is little good that can come from an extended lockout for the NHL for those involved in the business of hockey. It comes at a time when the NHL and "brand hockey" has perhaps never been stronger in the eyes of a global public who have re-engaged or … [Read more...]