NHL Week in Review (December 8-14)

The NHL season is fast approaching the halfway point of the season and in some cities decisions are being made to try and turn the tide before it is too late. Buffalo would be the first as they would fire their general manager and coach. For the Sabres it was less an attempt to right the ship and more of an attempt to plan for the future and restart the rebuild. This week the Calgary Flames would become the second team to make a big move in their management.

NHL Week in Review (December 1-7)

The holiday season is approaching and for the NHL and for hockey in general it means the beginning of their busiest time of year. The holiday season is the time that the NHL sees their big event season. The process of getting ready for an unprecedented 6 outdoor games has already started while the selection for the Olympic teams is right around the corner. There is another event that is taking focus for a small amount of the NHL players as the World Juniors begins on December 26th.

NHL Week in Review (November 10-16)

The season is through the first month and a half and teams are beginning to figure out where they may truly stand in the league. The quick starters are now beginning to show some signs of wear and the teams that started quickly are starting to show what they might be. There is no sneaking up on anyone anymore for these teams as there is more than enough information on them for teams to plan and shut them down.

NHL Week in Review (November 3-9)

The Sochi Olympics are fast approaching and the tryouts are ramping up for every player in the NHL. The Olympics will begin in February 2014 and for the international hockey organizations the beginning of the 2013-14 season was a chance to see potential players in games. The Olympics are one of the biggest competitions in the international hockey calendar as it is the one time when the best from every country can face off.

NHL Week in Review (October 13-19)

The NHL has dealt with the concussion issue for the better part of the last few years with head injuries taking the focus for a number of seasons. With the concern over head injuries the NHL has made some major changes in the league. They have tried to adjust the league from a hard hitting grinding league to an offensive skill league. This of course has other motivations with TV money and entertainment a major factor in the decision to change rules to open up the offence.

NHL Week in Review (October 6-12)

The NHL season is still a young one and although some teams have emerged as great and others not so much there is more than enough time for everything to change. There are only 1.5 weeks gone in the season so far and plenty has already happened creating debate and discussion over many different subjects. Whether it is fire behind the bench from a coach, fighting, reporting locker room conversations, or which teams that have looked great and will remain great the NHL is full of great stories.

NHL Week in Review (October 1-5)

The NHL season is underway and it did not take very long for the storylines to be produced as only a few days into the season debates have already started and restarted. Only one game into the entire NHL season and the debate over fighting would become a major issue again. After George Parros was knocked out in the opening game of the season the fight debate would begin like it has every year with more pushback on fighting in hockey after the freak accident.

NHL Week in Review (April 7-13)

The exciting and unpredictable 2013 season is coming to a close as the teams are preparing for the playoffs while other look for that playoff spot. As the games become that much more important a debate that has been going since the last lockout in 2004-05. After that lockout there were a lot of changes to the game that were put in place to try and make the game more exciting.

NHL Week in Review (March 31-April 6)

The NHL season is coming to a close and the playoff race is starting to heat up and the NHL Trade Deadline was the official mark of this point. As with every year the trade deadline is the mark of the playoff race as it is the last chance for teams to improve. It is the point where teams determine whether they will make a run at the playoffs or plan for next year.

NHL Week in Review (March 17-23)

This past week the NHL General Managers would gather together in Toronto to talk about ways to improve the league. The General Managers meeting is usually met with some excitement and a lot more apprehension. The excitement comes with the fact that this meeting means talk of changing rules that many want to see changes. It means time to get into a discussion about the major issues facing the NHL today and how to correct them.

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