Tag Archives: Opinion

Hockey Hall of Fame – Cardiff Devils addition

This week some of the best hockey players and influencers had the honour of being inducted into the prestigious Hockey Hall of Fame, where the plaque to commemorate them will hang among the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr and many other hockey greats.

So that got me thinking, what if there was a Hall of Fame in the EIHL, and rather than spend the time dividing opinion that much among an entire league fan base, why not focus in on my local team. Also, it’s a fan base that seems to need cheering up so hopefully this helps.

What if there was a Hall of Fame for Cardiff Devils players. So that’s what I’m going to do, put forward my picks for the Devils HoF, with a twist. In the over 30 year history of the team, seven players have had their jerseys retired, so to me that’s seven guys already in.

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Boys Will Be Criminal Offenders: The Role Of The Neutral Arbitrator in the NHL

[Warning: This article includes discussion of Austin Watson, who recently and publicly physically assaulted his girlfriend, and refers to that particular act of domestic violence and the culture of victim blaming. If this is not material you are ready to handle or can easily handle, please put your safety first. If you or someone you know needs help and resources for getting out of an abusive situation, please call emergency services or one of the many domestic violence help lines. You deserve better than what you were given.]

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9 EIHL Related Pet Peeves

An incredibly obnoxious list of my own personal, EIHL-related pet peeves.

In no particular order…

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Commentators Curse – Cardiff Devils 4 – 5 Fife Flyers (OT)

It says a lot about the standard of Cardiff Devils hockey when losing three straight games can be considered a “slump”, but after a tough weekend they couldn’t bounce back on home ice in an overtime loss to the Fife Flyers last night.

Brett Bulmer’s overtime winner sealed the victory for the visitors Just 1:32 into the extra session to end a highly entertaining midweek game.

So now let’s talk about some things I noticed while providing analysis on the game.

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The Oilers are 3-1 without him, what should happen to Jesse Puljujarvi?

To get the full picture of what I’ve dubbed ‘The Puljujarvi Dilemma’, you first have to go back to the year 2010.

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DOPS, Goonchester, Finnerty & Dean Smith

Following today’s verdict on the Guildford Flames vs Manchester Storm match (28/10/18), from The Department of Player Safety (DOPS), all externalities must be considered in order to gain a better understanding of this outcome and the presidency set so far these year. The influences that will be acknowledged here are DOPS itself, the Manchester Storm, Ryan Finnerty and the Elite Leagues favourite man…Dean Smith (sorry Dave Simms not today). Continue reading DOPS, Goonchester, Finnerty & Dean Smith

Do the Cardiff Devils need an extra defenseman?

One of the biggest questions you’ll hear around Cardiff Devils fans lately is “why aren’t there more seats in the bar?”. 

Not really, the real hot topic is regarding players, and whether or not the Devils will be bringing in an extra body on defense any time soon.

Since Tom Parisi did a U-Turn and left the team before even suiting up for a game, it has been a question I’ve heard a couple of times.

But even with a guy like Parisi who came in with a lot of potential to be a game-changer, do the Devils need to go out and replace him?

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