Gaudreau vs Gerbe - A Second Look

Kent Wilson
February 19 2014 11:33AM

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Last April I did a comparison between Johnny Gaudreau and Nathan Gerbe. It's a fairly natural one to draw - Gerbe is the smallest player in the NHL (5'6", 175), came up through the same Boston College system and was a Hobey Baker award finalist in his 20-21 year old college season. 

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The Weekly Ignition: February 18 2014

Ryan Pike
February 18 2014 10:15AM


The medal round of the 2014 Winter Olympics are underway and the Calgary Flames are back on the ice tomorrow for practice. The return of NHL hockey is just around the corner. Here's a quick rundown of what's happened and what's to come.

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Getting Luckier

Justin Azevedo
February 17 2014 03:09PM

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Lots of people might be worried about the Canadian men's hockey team right now. My advice? You probably shouldn't be. As much as people are focusing on the negative, there's a lot of positive arrows - including their three wins.

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The Medal Round Preview

Ryan Pike
February 17 2014 10:04AM

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All the shenanigans and tom-foolery at the 2014 Winter Olympic games are now over when it comes to the men's hockey tournament. Now? It's lose and go home.

Welcome to the medal round, folks.

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Sunday Open Thread - Round Robin Reflection

Ryan Pike
February 16 2014 11:00AM

Well gang, the first four days of the Olympic men's hockey tournament are (more or less) complete and all 18 round robin games will be in the books likely by the time you're reading this. (If not, go watch the last one!) As we mull over the results and pour over the schedule for the qualification games on Tuesday and the quarterfinal games on Wednesday and conspire to develop sudden illnesses at work just before Canada's next game, let's reflect on the past few days of really good hockey. What really surprised you? Did anybody really impress or disappoint?

Sound off in the comments. My thoughts are after the jump.

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