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Mike Mouat

 blog.XHockeyProducts.com is pleased to announce that Mike Mouat will be writing two weekly segments!

Mike has loved hockey since stepping on to the ice at the age of three. Despite scoring more than 3,000 practice goals (and counting) and being “good in the dressing room” Mike inexplicably spent a lot of time in the middle of the bench where he developed an acute understanding of the game.

From the middle of the bench – Conference Finals

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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 … Continue reading

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From the middle of the bench – Second Round Edition

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Well things didn’t go exactly as I forecasted in the first round, not even close really. I successfully predicted the winner in just four of the opening eight rounds. But I won’t let that deter me from giving it another … Continue reading

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From the Middle of the Bench – First Round Playoff Edition

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Sorry for the long lapse between posts, this season has proven to be more crazy than anticipated. But it only seems fitting to jump back in just when everybody is about to go Cup Crazy! The first round matchups have … Continue reading

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Sharks Tales – Jan 16, 2012

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Sharks Tales – Jan 16, 2012 As we turn the calendar over into 2012, and the Riverside Minor Hockey League Novice Sharks return to the ice we have an XHockeyProducts success story to share from the holidays. Tristan received “THE” … Continue reading

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From the middle of the bench, December 19, 2011

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From the middle of the bench, December 19, 2011 Should language matter at the NHL level? The Montreal Canadiens fired bilingual head coach Jacques Martin and replaced him on an interim basis with English speaking Randy Cunneyworth, and it has … Continue reading

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Sharks Tales – December 19, 2011

Sharks Tales – December 19, 2011 Hockey can sometimes be a cruel game, and for the past three weeks it has tormented the Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks with a contradictory message.  Several Sharks have greatly improved over that time … Continue reading

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From the Middle of the Bench – December 6, 2011

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The NHL realignment plan of four conferences based on geographical proximity approved by the NHL Board of Governors fixes a scheduling problem that has existed far too long and also spells E-X-P-A-N-S-I-O-N. First lets address the scheduling faux-pas that was … Continue reading

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Sharks Tales – December 6, 2011

Sharks Tales – December 6, 2011 One week ago we shared our X-Passer with the coaching staff of the Green Team, and they repaid us this week by beating our Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks 4-0. Note to self: keep … Continue reading

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From the middle of the bench – November 29, 2011

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From the middle of the bench – November 29, 2011 Will firing Bruce Boudreau and Paul Maurice really make a difference?  History suggests it will.  Every single in-season coaching change over the past three seasons has led to improvement. This … Continue reading

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Sharks Tales – November 28, 2011

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Sharks Tales – November 28, 2011 This weekend the Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks staged a furious rally in their game against the Canadiens to earn a 7-7 tie.  Trailing 5-0 early, Seth and Tristan both playing right defense went … Continue reading

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