Pierre McGuire – Hockey’s Hemorrhoid

North American major sports are riddled with colourful, quirky commentators, many of whom incite rage amongst viewers, ready to put their heel through their 32 inch Sony. Baseball has Tim McCarver, basketball has Charles Barkley, and hockey has Don Cherry and the subject of this article, Pierre McGuire. All of these men fall into the category of sports commentators that everyone loves to hate. The real question is, if everyone hates these people, then why do they keep them highly compe.....

Hockey’s Swing Level: The Revolving Door that is the ECHL

Picture walking into a meeting room full of finely tuned athletes who suddenly acknowledge your presence with a look that says: “I don’t know you, I don’t want to know you, and I hope you rot in hell.” It’s the start of training camp and it’s the first of many team meetings. There are 50 ambitious hockey players, speckled throughout the room, with varying resumes from spot duty in the NHL down to major junior and NCAA experience.  50 players signed contracts that are worth less t.....