Tag Archives: NHL

Time to Expand Hockey’s Winter Classic

By Dave Bruning The Winter Classic outdoor hockey games have been a smashing success.  Ringing in the New Year with an outdoor hockey game is a truly unique way to light the lamp, hockey pun intended!  The games have been so successful it’s hard to believe NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has anything to do with… read more

Stanley Cup Fever Returns to Denver

By Dave Bruning Stanley Cup fever has engulfed Denver, like an Avalanche barreling down one of Colorado’s majestic ski slopes.  There is nothing like playoff hockey, and after a prolonged absence, the quest for the Cup has returned to Denver. Head coach Patrick Roy has led the Avalanche on an unexpected and wild ride back… read more

I Just Need a Hug

By Dave Bruning I was lying in bed last night scrolling through Facebook.  Social media creates such bad habits.  Yet, given the opportunity, redemption is just a moment away.  A wonderful post by a friend of mine provided redemption and inspired the thought process for this blog.  The post, courtesy of Ricky Newman, is as… read more

Hockey Hits a Home Run

By Dave Bruning Children are born with skates on all across Canada and in hockey hot beds of the United States.  These children make a quick transition to outdoor ponds, regularly playing hockey past dark thirty and fighting off frost bite.  A select few are talented enough to play professionally.  It only seems natural to… read more

St. Patrick Navigates the Avalanche

By Dave Bruning I passionately remember the classic Avalanche-Red Wings hockey match of 1997.  It was reminiscent of an epic title fight between two great champions.  This incredible game culminated with Patrick Roy of the Avalanche dropping his gloves and engaging fellow Detroit goaltender Mike Vernon in a rare, but extremely entertaining fight between goalies. … read more