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The Instigator

The Instigator

I’m going to be a little honest I’m a bit torn between three subjects for this blog.  Finding a solution for the concussions, notice I said finds a solution.  Something these reporters refuse to do, they’ll say Won’t someone fix the problem… Well to Michael Farber the problem I want fixed is you on my TV crying.  Don’t talk about …

by admin on March 22nd, 2013 Leave a comment »

Often times during the NHL season you have to wonder

Often times during the NHL season you have to wonder

Often times during the NHL season you have to wonder “What the Hell?” “How does that make any sense?” When one of these situations happens it is after Brendan Shanahan or Colin Campbell before him decide to suspend or not suspend someone.  Now for the sake of knowing who I am and knowing myself fairly well and knowing my faults …

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Let’s all stop comparing NHL goalies to NFL Quarterbacks

Let’s all stop comparing NHL goalies to NFL Quarterbacks

Let’s all stop comparing NHL goalies to NFL Quarterbacks Hello my name is John Sheppard; this is my first blog for Around the Rink.  I thank the web administrator of this site for giving me a chance to write first and foremost.  I will do a weekly blog and sometimes there may be more than one a week, depending if …

by admin on February 28th, 2013 Leave a comment »

Kings – Devils Game 1 Finals

Kings – Devils Game 1 Finals

How about that game last night? The Kings came out in the first period and looked like a team that hadn’t played in a week. The NJ Devils were able to contain them in their own end for much of the play. Although the Kings scored first last night, I really felt that if the Devils were to have a …

by admin on May 31st, 2012 Leave a comment »

Stanley Cup playoffs

Stanley Cup playoffs

Hello again. Well, the first of the 2 cup finalists has now been determined with the LA Kings dispatching the Phoenix Coyotes in 5 games. It seems the Kings hardly broke a sweat once again, now winning 12 of 14 games – 8 in a row on the road. They have defeated the top 3 teams in the west and …

by admin on May 24th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Poor Fan Support, Great Game

Poor Fan Support, Great Game

Last night the Abbotsford Heat hosted the Toronto Marlies for game 4 of the second round. As the Canucks were already eliminated, I expected to see a fairly decent crowd of home supporters. Boy was I wrong. There was just over 1700 people in the building, many of them Toronto fans. I could only imagine how the Heat players felt …

by admin on May 9th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Kings vs. Blues – Opinions

Kings vs. Blues – Opinions

Today I am going to briefly discuss the round 2 matchup of the LA Kings and the St. Louis Blues. The Kings have taken a 3-0 series lead here and look like they are probably not going to lose a game against the Blues. Jonathan Quick is quickly proving that he is indeed one of the NHL’s elite goaltenders. I …

by admin on May 4th, 2012 Leave a comment »

Heat vs. Marlies

Heat vs. Marlies

Tonight Round 2 of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs get under way for the Abbotsford Heat and the Toronto Marlies. The Marlies advanced to round 2 by defeating the Rochester Americans in a 3 game sweep, and the Abbotsford Heat swept the Milwaukee Admirals in 3. The Heat were lead by Krys Kolanos who scored 4 goals and added 4 …

by admin on May 1st, 2012 1 Comments »