Good Riddance 2009

By mwilson | Jan 4, 2010

Last year saw a lot of ups and downs. We started off watching the car industry with some disgust, questioning the culture of mediocrity that allowed the situation to spiral out of control. We say: Too big to fall? Too big to exist. Get on top of your credit and take control of your life. [...]

How the East was lost…

By dwilson | Mar 30, 2009

A look at the NHL standings this year is interesting.  For the first time that I can think of, there’s a potential for no Canadian teams in the East to make the playoffs.  Montreal is in eigth spot and teetering, with Buffalo and Florida right behind them ready to take their place.  To my knowledge, [...]

The Point Structure of the NHL

By dwilson | Mar 19, 2009

The NHL plays an annual 82 game regular season.  Each win is worth one point, each loss is zero.  Games ties after the end of regulation time go into overtime, and if they are still tied after the 5 minute overtime they go into a shootout.  The losing team in overtime or shootout gets one [...]

Realities of the NHL in Nashville and the South

By dwilson | Nov 30, 2008

I have previously spoken of the growing internationalism of profesional sports wherein the ellusion was made to the difficult positions of national hockey league franchises in the southern United States. Nashville, Tennessee is an illustration of the difficulties and errors in southern expansion; as are the teams located Tampa Bay, Florida (Lightning); Sunrise, Florida (Panthers); [...]

The Growing Internationalism of Professional Sports

By dwilson | Nov 20, 2008

The NFL recently played in Wembley Stadium, the home of the English national football (soccer) team. The NHL has played games in England, Czech Republic, Sweden, and has talked about putting franchises in Europe. English Premiership teams tour abroad annually as part of their pre-season training, and the growth of Major League Soccer in North [...]

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