Beers, Beards & Lord Stanley

Six craft beers that make perfect play-off final company … and Patrik Laine’s beard

What goes hand-in-hand with match night – Beer, right?

And what goes hand-in-hand with NHL play-offs? Beards!

With my old pal Mills from the Red Elephant Beer Cellar and his exceptionally well-groomed beard, it’s like watching the Stanley Cup finals, from the Loge Boxes at the T-Mobile Arena, every day.

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GB success and moves for Kirk and O’Connor represent bigger picture for British Hockey

The UK Hockey scene has almost unanimously celebrated success and congratulated individuals over the last few weeks, and quite rightly so.

Just a year after Great Britain earned promotion from Division 1B of the IIHF World Championships and moved up to Division 1A, even the biggest optimist couldn’t have predicted what happened next.

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Why your team shouldn’t take a goalie in the first round

Since the Pittsburgh Penguins took Marc-Andre Fleury first overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, making him just the third goalie taken first overall in the draft (behind Michel Plasse in 1968 and Rick DiPietro in 2000) and also the last goalie taken first overall, 18 other goaltenders have gone in the first round of the draft since.

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Calle Ackered is not the guy to replace Andrew Hotham

There’s no official timeline for how long the grieving process should last, it just takes as long as it takes. I think Cardiff Devils fans need to hear that after losing Andrew Hotham.

After four years, many personal and team accolades, Andrew Hotham is moving on from the Devils after announcing the news himself on social media.

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New Steelers signing Josh Pitt knows how to score!

 

The Steelers new signing this morning caught me slightly off guard. I got the opportunity to see 2 K-Wings games towards the end of the 2016/17 regular season and I came away thinking that this guy was something special!

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‘Culture change’ as the New York Islanders fire GM Garth Snow and Coach Doug Weight

It’s been two weeks since Lou Lamoriello was appointed as the Islanders’ president of hockey operations and he’s wasted little time in making sweeping changes as key personnel pay the price for the teams underperforming season.

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The Eye of the Storm – The Manchester Storm Off-Season

With the Manchester Storm coming off their best season since the 1998-1999 campaign where they were crowned Superleague winners, the Patton conference champions have looked to strengthen their squad in the off season by introducing a few new faces and more importantly keeping others.

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