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Three Things to Watch Out For in the NHL

For some people, the arrival of autumn means earlier sunsets, more schoolwork, and an increasing desire to only wear sweaters. For others, it means the return of ice hockey: North America’s greatest sport. Yes, most of the games are held late at night for us in Edinburgh, but in what other team sport is fighting […]

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Ice hockey: a warrior’s sport

It is not uncommon, as an American living in Edinburgh, to have people continuously shitting on American football in front of me. And to be fairly honest, when I saw my first game of rugby, I started to understand and admittedly sometimes partake in the aforementioned shitting. Compared to the rough and gritty nature of […]

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Why is ice hockey such a minor sport in Scotland?

There’s an old joke that Canada, a multi-cultural melting pot overflowing with history, could have had American technology, French cuisine, and British culture, but instead got stuck with American culture, French technology, and British cuisine. Sadly, this idea is very accurate. It explains why Canadians must turn to sport to cope with all the doom, […]

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Rookie’s view: ice-hockey

Up until a trip to Murrayfield ice rink last year, I had absolutely no idea that Edinburgh had an ice hockey team – even less that they play every week against teams from several other UK towns and cities. In the Elite League, the Cardiff Devils are currently on top with 36 wins; the Edinburgh […]

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Capitals 2 Cardiff Devils 10: Capitals lose heavily to Welsh side as Beskorowany is injured

The period got off to a rather physical start, with the Devils putting checks on the Capitals’ skaters in their own zone. The game was very much in the balance in the first 10 minutes of the period, with each side generating a number of chances, on the counter especially for the Capitals. Each side […]

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The Winter Classic: a commemoration of ice hockey

When the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres face off at Citi Field (Home of the New York Mets) in Queens on January 1, 2018, not only will the game be the 10th rendition of the spectacle but, as always, it will serve as a symbol of the passion and excitement that drive the youth […]

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Vegas Golden Knights: Actually good or secretly bad?

After the NHL expansion draft was held last June, if you had told me that the (Las) Vegas Golden Nights would be one of the better teams in the league with 19 points and second in the Pacific division, I would have scoffed at the idea. However, now a month into the NHL season, many […]

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Edinburgh Capitals beaten 5-2 by Braehead Clan

Sending out a top line of Pavel Vorobyev, Mike Cazzola and Marek Tvrdon, the Capitals looked like the second best team for the first few minutes of the game, with Braehead controlling possession early. This continued the Capitals’ tendencies to get off to slow starts, however they were able to grow into the game eventually. […]