Monthly Archives: June 2013

And The #1 Draft Pick Is…

We can now count down the hours until the 2013 NHL draft and everyone around the Internet has been wondering why the Colorado Avalanche do not intend to choose Seth Jones with their number one pick on Sunday. Here’s a … Continue reading

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A Capital Draft

Now that the season is over, attention is turned to the upcoming NHL Entry Draft and the beginning of free agency. For Washington Capitals fans, all eyes are on George McPhee – and what he will, or most likely won’t … Continue reading

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Vincent Van Gone

There’s no point in overlooking the fact that this buyout ultimately makes more sense for the team, but it still sucks to lose your captain, community leader, man with really beautiful eyes. Have you seen his eyes? Sorry, I came … Continue reading

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Not One but Two Patricks

Beware of bad puns ahead! There has been some recent activity in the Avalanche organization in the past few weeks with the signing of not one but two integral “Pats” of the team. Patrick Roy The biggest news to hit … Continue reading

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Do You Feel A Draft?

First thing – Congratulations to the Blackhawks and their fans! A great Stanley Cup Playoffs capped by an exciting Stanley Cup Final. Only way it could have been better is if we had a full 82 game season and the Devils made the dance. So onto … Continue reading

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Gay Hockey Diary: My First Time

I just started learning how to actually play hockey in the Madison Gay Hockey Association. I’ll chronicle my journey in my Gay Hockey Diary, a semi-regular feature here. “I play hockey.” You have no idea how cool it feels to finally … Continue reading

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Isles: So Long, Farewell…

In my last post I looked back at the Isles season that was and all the pieces we have in place for a great 2012-2014 season. This time around I look at the castoffs: Mark Streit, Brad Boyes, Keith Aucoin, Evgeni Nabokov, … Continue reading

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Kristians Pelss

Hockey fans, Puckbuddys readers: I would like to ask you to take a moment of silence as the professional hockey world just became a little smaller. Edmonton Oilers prospect Kristians Pelss’ body was recovered from the Dugava River in Latvia on Friday. … Continue reading

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NHL’s Top Cop: BOBROVSKY!

Somewhere Jay Onrait is probably screaming. Why? Because Sergei BOBROVSKY won the Vezina Trophy for the 2013 Season! As a Blue Jackets fan, and a huge fan of number 72, I was absolutely THRILLED when I heard the news. How … Continue reading

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Playoff Clouds, Teal (and Silver!) Lining

With the Los Angeles Kings dispatched from the playoff picture, the burn of yet another San Jose Sharks playoff elimination at the hands of a team from SoCal has eased some. Enough, at least, to free my hands from covering … Continue reading

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