“Behind The Moves” book review: A unique look at NHL general managers

The cover of Behind the Moves

Can you name the only general manager in NHL history to win a Stanley Cup with more than one team? Probably not, and that’s just one example of how GM’s labor in relative obscurity in the National Hockey League. Players’ and head coaches’ accomplishments are well-known and celebrated, but how much do we really know […]

DVD release of HBO’s "24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road To The NHL Winter Classic" set for December 6, 2011

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HBO is getting the word out today that the DVD version of their acclaimed 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road To The NHL Winter Classic miniseries covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals as they prepared for, and met in, the 2011 Winter Classic, will come out on December 6th. While the retail price will be $19.98, you […]

The Art of Scouting, a Hockey Gear HQ book review

The Art of Scouting by Shane Malloy

Scouting is the NHL’s great “dark art”, a behind-the-scenes endeavor that acts as the lifeline for each team’s hockey operations department. Despite its critical role, however, scouts are generally kept far from the limelight. In most markets, fans would be hard-pressed to name more than one or two members of their favorite team’s scouting staff. […]