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Hits of the Day ….. Mid April 2014

- Tense affair in St Louis, where the Blues managed to get a win on home ice, and score a moral victory ….. the Blues haven’t been matched up with an easy ticket over the past 3 playoff years, getting either the Blackhawks or Kings &...

The Ultimate Tournament Begins … NHL Playoffs Start Tonite

The best tournament in all of the sporting world ….. 8 series, each a best of seven ….. no gimmicks like the sham shootout ….. lets get this going !!! Eastern Conference Bruins vs Red Wings  -  Boston are big, motivated, phys...

Open Ice Hitter Site Re-Launch

The old joomla powered site was no longer cutting it ….. it had become the Kevin Lowe of web templates ….. so Open Ice Hitter is back now thru WordPress ….. More of the Stan Bowman or Peter Chiarelli calibre ….. Enjoy and...

OLYMPIC LEVEL HOCKEY AMAZING AS CANADA WINS GOLD

  After that display of elite level hockey, the NHL basically have no choice but to stay involved in Olympic hockey. The games don’t always play out as expected – Canada did not rack up huge offensive numbers – but how they play out i...

Crosby Poor Choice For Captain

  And not just for Team Canada. His behaviour, and lack of leadership, in every playoff year since the Penguins last Cup triumph in odd 9, has been downright embarrassing. The pouting, whining and crying when Philly eliminated the Penguins ...

NHL Status Report : December 1st

  Best player debate is once again a question of Crosby or Ovechkin …. Ovie looked like merely a good player there for a while, but over the last calendar year has re-established himself as a star and an impact player …. The debate on w...

2013-14 NHL SEASON PREDICTIONS

The Big 4. Then a lot of parity. Then the Flames. How does that sound ? But don’t discount a few surprises …. And the Big 4 all have potential weaknesses that could prevent a repeat / replay of last year’s awesome Conference Finals matchup...

World Hockey Association

Hockey Histroy buffs absolutely have to read this chronicle of the WHA, a well written peice by Ed Willes. The league was a curiosity from the 1970′s, but what a colorful and story rich legacy it has left the hockey world. Willes’ book gets ...

Six Shooters – Hockey’s Sutter Brothers

An oldie, published in 1990, the story of 6 brothers from a farm near Viking, Alberta shows the Sutter brothers in their heyday as players. Accurately describing the brothers as relentless and rough and tumble, the story tells how each of the br...

Hockey Stories and Stuff

This is a gooder, Grapes at his best, with some good details and explanations from Strachan…. Grapes carries on with great tales from his days as a minor leaguer, right through his time as bench boss for the Bruins and Rockies, to his current ...