The most difficult decisions

Today is draft day, when the newest young talent enters the league wide-eyed, expecting fame and fortune. For most of them, they won’t be able to reach their potential and may never see ice time in the NHL. The decision to draft somebody with a specific pick could haunt a general manager for the rest…

Top-20 NHL Trade Value Rankings

Wayne Gretzky dominated the game of hockey in a way no other player ever will. It didn’t stop him from being traded, the “Great One” was moved for a “King’s Ransom.” Hockey is the only sport where it’s assumed that you don’t need a superstar in order to succeed, but it is also the one…

The Columnists Ep. 2

Joshua Yost goes alone in this episode to break down the NHL Trade Deadline coming up at 3 p.m. on April 3rd. The deadline will feature hot names with Ryane Clowe on the move and Marian Gaborik possibly leaving. Big deals have already been made, with Jarome Iginla going to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jaromir…

The Columnists: Ep. 1

Our two columnists and Ohio Bobcats hockey writers, Michael Garr (The Garr Report) and Joshua Yost (Forensic Friday), have joined forces to talk some professional puck. In this edition the guys discuss possible trades for the Ottawa Senators and Daniel Alfredsson. They also touch on potential Norris Trophy Candidates now that Erik Karlsson is out…

The Garr Report: 2013 NHL Preview

Hockey is back! After months of waiting, frustration, and perhaps even some crying, the NHL lockout is finally over. And I know as a fan you have every right to still be upset with Gary Bettman and anyone else responsible for a shortened season, but hey, it’s better than no season. Now that there is…

The Garr Report: Wild Times

Time never stops. The young get older. Opportunities are there for the taking and are either grabbed or missed. For certain things, there is more than one opportunity given, or perhaps more time to take the opportunity. Perhaps there is more time to be younger than older. However it could be the opposite, sometimes there…