Reading List

 1McLellan Tirade and Punishment Wade Into Murky Area

By: Ken Campbell

Oilers’ coach wanted to establish accountability and close the country club, but did he go about it the right way?



2 Getting to know Josh Ray and Annie the service dog

By: Jim Diamond

It started out as a tweet of a picture of an adorable Yellow Labrador Retriever sitting on the glass at Friday night’s Nashville Predators season opening game against the Chicago Blackhawks, and the legend of Annie the service dog has been growing ever since.


3Bowman on the unstoppable greatness of Orr

By: Bob McKenzie

Scotty Bowman first saw Bobby Orr play as a 13-year-old, witnessed Orr’s exploits in subsequent years with the Oshawa Generals, and then as an 18-year-old breaking into the NHL with the Boston Bruins.


4 Rangers’ Chris Kreider accidentally hugs ref after scoring on great shot

By: Chris Peters

New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider is red hot to start the season. He’s so hot right now that even he can’t contain himself.


5 Willie Mitchell offered a players’ perspective to the Oilers off-day controversy

By: BarDown Staff (@BarDown)

After the Oilers’ 6-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, coach Todd McLellan ripped his team and the team re-scheduled their mandated off-day.


6Six Tips to Better Understand Supplemental Discipline In the NHL

By: Matt Larkin

Do you ever scratch your head over the Department of Player Safety’s decisions? Understanding a few key rules will make its logic far easier to follow.


 7The best 5 bucks you’ll spend at a Devils game

By: Luke Fox

They say it’s a copycat league, but when an idea is this fun, it deserves repeating.

The New Jersey Devils hired graphic designer Anthony Zych, employed in 2015-16 by the Columbus Blue Jackets, to draft a fresh game-day poster for each one of the club’s home games — starting with Tuesday night’s Prudential Center opener versus the Anaheim Ducks.


8Marketing technology improving the sports fan experience

By: Steven Rose

I’m a big fan of great user experiences. When a company has their strategy sorted out and leverages technology to take it to the next level I love it even more.

The Arizona Coyotes and the people over at ReplyBuy did just that on Saturday night. They literally turned me from a fan watching the Coyotes home opener on my couch to an in-arena attendee for a future game within 3 minutes (would’ve been less if I wasn’t being a nosy technologist).


9Meet The Man Behind The NHL’s Russian Revolution

By: Neil Paine

In the 1970s and ’80s, the NHL looked a lot different than it does today. Fighting was more commonplace. Goalies were shorter, wore smaller padsand rarely dropped down to stop low shots; perhaps relatedly, goals were easier to come by


10A new captain, a strange coaching arrangement and a youth movement have Blues buzzing

By: Pierre LeBrun

To suggest this is an intriguing season for the St. Louis Blues would be understating things.

This is a team, I would humbly opine, that is at an interesting crossroads.

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