THE HOLIDAY SEASON MEANS HOCKEY BOOKS Looking for some last minute gift ideas to keep the family happy? Nothing says holiday season like a good hockey book, and once again this year, there is a bumper crop to choose from. We’ve selected a dozen of the best for you to wrap up and give to […]

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  • Jean Beliveau 1931-2014

    My father-in-law once remarked that funeral speeches are more about the person giving the speech than the person that just passed away. There is a tendency, understandable to a point, to define everything against how it affects us. Me. The trick is to infuse the personal touch without overshadowing the event, the person. I shall […]

  • A Pat on the Back

    As our show came to an end on Monday, the grey skies outside our building in Toronto seemed to creep into the studio just a little, as we heard of the passing of Pat Quinn. Quinn was a hockey lifer who said what he meant and meant what he said.  He did not mince words […]

  • Redemption Night in Toronto

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  • HTM Diary for Week of October 27-31

    On Monday, Justin Kingsley (@JustKingsley), Creative Director for the Montreal Canadiens joined Mike Ross and Mick Kern on Hockey This Morning to discuss the Canadiens current international campaign aimed at growing the franchise’s brand-awareness and fan interest across the globe:   Hockey players are often accused of being superstitious.   However, some of them simply […]

  • Must be a Wednesday/Red Wings Thing

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  • HTM Diary for week of October 20-24, 2014

    This week, Mike Ross and Mick Kern spoke to NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly about the season so far, the league’s postponement of the Maple Leafs-Senators game after the tragedy in Ottawa as well as the Slava Voynov situation.  He was asked by the Voynov case was reacted to with what seemed to be more […]

  • A Team’s Season Done After Just 10 Games? Craig Button Says It’s Possible

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    Are you feeling out of step with the game you love? Confused by Corsi? Frustrated by Fenwick?  Tired of being left out of the advanced stats party? Relax, my friends, for The War Room is only too happy to shed a much needed light on the blue line lingo that has been keeping you from […]