Browsing Archive: February, 2016

Outdoor Hockey: A Floridian's Experience

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : NHL Thoughts 

(February 26, 2016) – I didn’t get to grow up with an outdoor ice hockey rink near me. There were plenty of roller hockey rinks around, but you had to go inside to get on the ice in south Florida. I did finally get to experience what it’s like to play hockey outside in the cold just over a year ago, after I did something no one else has ever done: I went to my bosses at FOX Sports Florida to request to go on the Panthers' road trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba, in mid-January....


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Jagr: The Ageless Wonder

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Sunday, February 21, 2016, In : NHL Thoughts 

(February 21, 2016) – Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr. Thanks to Saturday’s two-goal performance, Jaromir Jagr tied and then quickly surpassed Brett Hull for third place on the NHL’s list of all-time leading goal-scorers. More importantly, perhaps, he sparked the Florida Panthers to yet another win, keeping them five points ahead of the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division (Boston defeated Dallas 7-3 on Saturday).

Jagr has been such a constant in the NHL tha...


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Wideman Gets 20 Games

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : NHL Thoughts 

(February 3, 2016) – Last week, Dennis Wideman took a hit in the corner from Miikka Salomaki of the Nashville Predators and proceeded to skate back to the Calgary Flames bench. On his way, Wideman crossed paths with linesman Don Henderson and, rather than attempt to move around him, seemed to throw a check into the back of the 20-plus-year veteran official.

On Wednesday, the NHL dropped a 20-game suspension on Wideman.

Historically, according to an article last updated in 201...


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John Scott: The Perfect All-Star

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : NHL Thoughts 

(February 1, 2016) – Forget the perfect ending for a moment. Forget that career NHL journeyman (and current AHL forward) John Scott closed Sunday’s All-Star Game as the game’s MVP, with a new set of car keys and a trophy in-hand. Forget that Scott was presented a check for $1,000,000 to go to the team he captained, the victorious Pacific Division All-Stars. And forget the how-could-you-not-be-smiling moment when Scott's teammates lifted his 258-pound frame lifted off th...


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