Author: Dan Marotz

Kneel Before Saad

When Saad was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets after the 2015 Blackhawks Stanley Cup win, I was confused, angry, and sad all at the same time. Well now Saad is back where he belongs in Chicago, and he’s come back in a huge way. Saad brings back so many things that were either lackluster in the 2016 and 2017 playoffs, or he brings back things that his counterpart; Artemi Panarin, never had. The things that were lackluster that Saad brings back to me are speed, size, and scoring. Panarin had a hard time being effective in the two...

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Marc-Andre Fleury Injured

Marc-Andre Fleury has suffered yet another unfortunate concussion in a 6-3 loss against the Detroit Red Wings. It was the first loss for the Vegas Golden Knights as well. Fleury was injured when Red Wing forward Anthony Mantha’s knee hit Fleury in the head. Despite being hit in the head, the NHL’s concussion spotters didn’t deem the injury bad enough to remove Fleury from the game. I hope for the Knights sake, and more importantly Fleury’s, that him staying in didn’t somehow worsen the concussion. It’s especially odd that Fleury wasn’t taken out considering this is not the first...

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What Hossa’s Loss Means To Me

As we know, Marian Hossa will not play in the upcoming NHL season due to an extremely rare allergic reaction to his gear. Apparently this is something he has been dealing with for years and it has been something that has flown under our radars as fans. His loss on the ice is huge, as he had a resurgence to his career in terms of goals and assists, an of course his two way play is one of the best in the league. He’ll be missed off the ice too, he’s a genuinely great person. I speak from personal...

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Why Has No One Signed Jagr?

Just wanted to write a quick bit about Jaromir Jagr and why he hasn’t been signed yet for next NHL’s season. I really can’t figure out why no one has signed him yet. Yes, I understand he’s the oldest player in the NHL at 45 years old. However, the man’s stats have not faded that much. This past season, Jagr played in all 82 games and scored 46 points, that’s not bad at all. The season before that, Jagr had 66 points in 79 games. The man clearly is still extremely useful on the scoresheet. To me though, what’s...

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Stanley Cup Preview

Well folks its finally here. Starting on Monday May 29th, the Cup finals will be coming to us live from Pittsburgh. The Pens are 4 wins away from repeating and becoming the first team to do so since the Red Wings of 1997 and 1998. One the other side, the Preds have been riding a wave of confidence and have defeated the Hawks (in spectacular fashion 4-0), the Blues (4-2), and the Ducks (4-2). This is setting up to be a potentially fast, skilled, and highlight reel filled cup final which I personally, am excited for. Let’s take a...

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Pens vs Caps Series Preview

This is probably the most anticipated second round match up this year in the Stanley Cup playoffs. A rematch from last year saw the Pens win the series 4-2. Will the Pens be able to duplicate their success, or will the Caps finally get over the second round hump and move on to a Eastern Conference Final?   Home Ice Advantage: Tie I’d say this is a draw. Both buildings are extremely hard to play in for visiting teams. The fans get into the game before it starts and they don’t really quite down ever through out the game....

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Go With The Flow Podcast: January 21st

Welcome to the Go With The Flow hockey podcast. Dan, Nick, and Kevin bring you hockey talk from across the NHL. Join us as we discuss important topics each week.   Part 1 https://www.letmebfrankblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Go-With-The-Flow-January-20-Part-1.mp3 Part 2 https://www.letmebfrankblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Go-With-The-Flow-January-20-Part-2.mp3 Share this:PrintTweetEmailLike this:Like...

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Are the Columbus Blue Jackets For Real?

The Columbus Blue Jackets are by far the biggest surprise this year in the NHL. No one saw this coming, not a soul. Sure the usual top dogs are there: Chicago Blackhawks, reigning Cup champs Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, and a few others. However, the Blue Jackets are a total surprise, and their current 16 game win streak, and even bigger surprise. However, when you watch them play and break down the stats, you start to realize how good they really are. It starts with a very lethal power play, stellar goaltending, and a great team culture. When you...

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Why are the Colorado Avalanche So Awful?

Despite the Avs recent win over the Hawks (come on guys really?) the Avs are dead last in the entire NHL with a poor record of 12-20-1. In fact they’re terrible in just about every stat. Goal differential (-39), they are 21st overall on the power play, and 20th overall on the penalty kill. This is a team that won the extremely tough Central Division back in 2013-2014. After this remarkable season, they were bounced in 7 games in round 1 of the playoffs by the Minnesota Wild. After this stunning defeat, the Avs have failed to recapture the...

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