Let’s get this out of the way first. I’m still not convinced Columbus’ interest in dealing Rick Nash wasn’t a creation of TSN and Sportsnet. The two networks needed a big name to speculate about to drive up ratings for their annual Trade Deadline TV marathons. Sadly for those networks, Nash remains a Blue Jacket at least until the draft, where the hype will be built up all over again. I am giddy with anticipation (and by giddy I mean hitting my head with a shoe to make the idea of 24 hour coverage of “The Rick Nash Trade –...Click here to read more.
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[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what's happening around the NHL.] Photo credit: Montreal Gazette Rarely under Bob Nicholson’s leadership has Hockey Canada ever courted controversy. This makes their decision to support an international tournament that features a Quebec team all the more puzzling. As Hockey Canada rightly points out, provincial and regional teams regularly play against national teams from other countries. But it’s hard to believe Hockey Canada were naive enough to think this would be just another hockey tournament. The notion of a Team Quebec filled with...Click here to read more.