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Ron Genest: Hockey Art With Heart

Ron Genest may not be a household name. You won’t see his artwork hanging in museums, and you won’t find it for sale in art galleries. But Genest’s work doesn’t need accolades or fanfare to be recognized as great, because his pieces have one thing that not every piece of art does – they’ve got heart. Genest grew up in Massena, New York, the breeding grounds of minor hockey back when he was younger. Hockey was a way of life in Massena, a town close to the border with Canada and the province of Ontario, and with that region’s cold …

Point/Counterpoint: Does the NHL do enough (or too much) to bring in new fans?

The NHL does enough to bring in new fans…by Eden N. In the NHL marketing world, there is, well, what looks like, not much. I mean, how many of us fans are constantly having to explain why we love hockey? No one has to explain their love of football in this country. So, is the NHL doing enough to pull in new fans? There is more hockey on television today than ever before. I don’t really have to look up a statistic for that because, hello Versus and Center Ice and playoffs on network channels. HBO’s 24/7 has done extremely …

‘Monster’ game from Briere lifts Flyers over Senators in OT

When it was all over, all you could hear was the roar of the crowd giving way to a torrent of voices all chanting one name in unison. It drowned out the normal post-game interview the star of the game does with Coatesy. It drowned out the inner thoughts of the sellout crowd on Saturday afternoon. The cheer was so loud, for so long that it managed to push all thoughts of the Winter Classic loss and the defensive breakdowns on Thursday against Chicago out of mind. At the center of it all was Daniel Briere, who picked up his …

Winter Classic: Five Things That Are Wrong

There’s only six days left until the Winter Classic pits the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers in an outdoor battle at our own Citizens Bank Park. With the time quickly ticking away towards the Quaker City’s shot at national recognition, we thought it would be smart to examine the game itself and everything surrounding it. Today, in the first of three parts, we’ll talk about what is wrong with the NHL’s New Year’s Day party continuing in the vein of our “Five Things” series. 5. Baseball Stadiums — Why, why WHY after getting 80,000 people crammed into Ralph …

Danny Syvret’s Winter Classic goal

Defenseman Danny Syvret has three goals in the NHL. His first came in the 2010 Winter Classic. It was the only goal the Flyers scored in the 2-1 loss. Today, he was cut by the St. Louis Blues. So, we pay tribute to him here with this video. Shine on, Danny Syvret. Shine on.

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