Tagged: Martin Brodeur

Out of Town Notebook: Trade Deadline Day Trade-Me-Nots 1

Out of Town Notebook: Trade Deadline Day Trade-Me-Nots

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what’s happening around the NHL.] If Canada was really serious about hockey – if Prime Minister Stephen Harper was the hockey fan he says he is – then NHL Trade Deadline Day would be a national holiday. Other than the opening night of the season, no other day on the hockey calendar offers hockey fans as much hope. What about July 1st, the first day of free agency? Only if your team is a buyer. Draft day? Only if your team has a...

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Out of Town Notebook: Remembering Pat Burns, My Dad and Thoughts on Oilers Defense (or lack thereof) 1

Out of Town Notebook: Remembering Pat Burns, My Dad and Thoughts on Oilers Defense (or lack thereof)

[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: Toronto Star My father’s only experience playing hockey was on outdoor rinks around Toronto, with Sears catalogues for shin pads. Yet, his lack of experience never stopped him from loving the game. Or specifically, the Toronto Maple Leafs. By the time I came around, it had been a long time since the Leafs had reciprocated his love. In fact, the first decade of my life (the 1980s) was spent suffering through one of the worst eras...

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