XHockey Extra – May 28th – Stanley Cup Edition
May28

XHockey Extra – May 28th – Stanley Cup Edition

And then there were two… The marathon also known as the NHL Playoffs is about to end, as the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Kings and Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils square off in the Stanley Cup Final. It is one of the most exciting times on the hockey calendar, but it also signals the end is near for the 2011-2012 season. Within two weeks, the only ice we will see on a Saturday night will be in a glass...

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XHockeyProducts Interview with Sebastien Fortier: Creator of the Flypuck and founder of the OneHockey Tournament
May25

XHockeyProducts Interview with Sebastien Fortier: Creator of the Flypuck and founder of the OneHockey Tournament

Excited young hockey players born in 1993 through to 2003 are arriving in Boston for this weekend’s OneHockey Elite Tournament, founded by Flypuck creator Sebastien Fortier. A tremendous opportunity for young, elite-level hockey players to have fun and showcase their skills, the OneHockey Tournament, which runs from May 26th until May 28th, will create memories that will last a lifetime for the participants and their families. After...

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Brad Marsh’s 90 Day Challenge – Biking Across Canada for the Boys and Girls Clubs
May23

Brad Marsh’s 90 Day Challenge – Biking Across Canada for the Boys and Girls Clubs

During his time as a goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of Peter Ing’s teammates was Brad Marsh – a veteran, stay-at-home defenseman known for his rugged play and his ability to clear opposition forwards away from the crease. Brad was one of the last player’s to take to the ice in the NHL without a helmet, so when I mentioned my NHL Alumni interview with Brad to Peter, he joked that he was pleased to hear that his...

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XHockey Extra – May 21st
May21

XHockey Extra – May 21st

If Chris Kreider, Dwight King and Stephen Gionta are superstitious at all, you can bet that even though they may have staked a claim to a permanent home in the NHL with their performances in these playoffs, they will not be doing anything differently any time soon. While they all took very different routes to the NHL, all three have emerged as key players for their teams. Kreider joined the New York Rangers this spring after finishing...

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XHockeyProducts Interview with Rene Cranston – Creator of the Attack Triangle
May16

XHockeyProducts Interview with Rene Cranston – Creator of the Attack Triangle

An age-old adage comes to mind when speaking with Rene Cranston – With experience comes knowledge and with knowledge comes expertise. With a lifetime of playing hockey, watching and learning the intricate details of the game, he brings his knowledge to the next generation of players, teaching them what he has discovered as their instructor and coach. His expertise and what can best be described as a ‘Master’s Degree in Hockey’...

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From the middle of the bench – Conference Finals
May15

From the middle of the bench – Conference Finals

There is something to be said for consistency, and unfortunately I remain consistent at a 50% success ratio in selecting series winners.  So if you are using my prognosticating skills be advised that if you take my advice on the right series you will be 100% right, but if you guess wrong then you will be 100% wrong. So with that I have put this all on you to guess which one of these series I get right, and taken all the pressure off...

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XHockey Extra for May 14th – Conference Final Predictions
May14

XHockey Extra for May 14th – Conference Final Predictions

With so many great hockey games in the last few weeks, it is hard to believe that the four remaining teams are only half way to their ultimate goal – winning the Stanley Cup. After an 82-game regular season, a first round that had as many highs as it did lows and a second round that brought us a few more surprises, the Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils will soon narrow the field from four...

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XHockey Extra – May 10th
May10

XHockey Extra – May 10th

Resilient Phoenix Coyotes Eliminate the Nashville Predators: After knocking off the Detroit Red Wings in the first round, the Nashville Predators were thought to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. With Pekka Rinne in goal, Ryan Suter and Shea Weber anchoring the defense and a good mix of talent and grit up front, this group was poised for a long playoff run. XHockey Extra was certain that the Predators would be moving on to the...

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XHockey Extra – May 7th
May07

XHockey Extra – May 7th

Los Angeles Kings Move on to the Western Conference Final: As William Shatner or Patrick Stewart might say, “The LA Kings are boldly going where no team has gone before”… Okay, it’s not quite that dramatic, but the Kings have advanced to the Western Conference Final for only the second time in the franchise’s history. There is no Wayne Gretzky on this squad, no Kelly Hrudey with his blue bandana and no Luc Robitaille streaking...

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XHockeyProducts | Fan-tastic Sports May 2012 Newsletter
May07

XHockeyProducts | Fan-tastic Sports May 2012 Newsletter

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