Point Shots: Another Goalie Controversy Brews in Vancouver; What Will Montreal, Winnipeg Do at the Trade Deadline?

by Kolby Solinsky White Cover Magazine First off, best wishes to Ottawa Senators system goalie Andrew Hammond – the former Surrey Eagle and usual Binghamton Senators starter will make his NHL debut tonight, Wednesday, against the Montreal Canadiens. Hammond has appeared in two NHL games in his career, the last one a couple nights ago […]

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Are the Ottawa Senators Really Canada’s Team? Well, They Better Be…

———————————————————— by John McNeill Midwest Correspondent, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— The question posed in the title may seem a little too late or even a little too little. After all, anyone who saw Game 4 between Ottawa and Pittsburgh saw the Penguins flex their almost never-before-seen muscular power in a 9-3 massacre. If you watched it, […]

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Seeing Red: Why I (Now) Love the Washington Capitals

———————————————————— by Kolby Solinsky Editor, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— I have never cheered for the Washington Capitals before. I never had a reason to. I thought Alex Ovechkin — in his Hart Trophy seasons — was overrated and overhyped. Sure, he was winning awards and scoring more goals than Gretzky (not really), but I always knew Sidney […]

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Sports University: Insult 101 Will Be Taught by Brandon Prust and “Big Fat Walrus”

———————————————————— by Puck Hockey Correspondent and Occasional Shakespeare Character, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— Do I really need to spend more than 45 seconds on this one? It’s just incredible all around. While I don’t think Gryba should be suspended for laying out Lars Eller in Thursday night’s Sens v. Habs game (if you look at the […]

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The Prediction: (2) Montreal Canadiens v. (7) Ottawa Senators

———————————————————— by Puck Hockey Correspondent and Occasional Shakespeare Character, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— The Setup: Welcome to the Canadian matchup nobody wanted to see. Well, that’s not really true or fair, is it? But, it was a tad shocking to hear the almost unanimous excitement (across the country) for a predicted and probable Toronto v. Montreal […]

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The Tale of Erik Karlsson and Ottawa’s Ever-Present Inferiority Complex

———————————————————— by Kolby Solinsky Editor, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— Ottawa is a forgotten capital. Like Canberra, almost nobody really cares what goes on inside its borders except for those who live there. We say “Ottawa” all the time, but we don’t say it flatteringly. We say it when we refer to our federal politicians, and it’s […]

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Admit It. You Love Kaspars Daugavins, Don’t You?

———————————————————— by Puck Hockey Correspondent and Occasional Shakespeare Character, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— Admit it. Kaspars Daugavins. Nail Yakupov. This Ilya Kovalchuk thing from 2001. You love all of it. You love Don Cherry, too, even if Cherry (definitely) hates all this stuff. Why? Well, because Cherry is as bombastic and outspoken and flair-driven as the Russian […]

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2013 NHL Preview: The Northeast Division

———————————————————— by Puck Hockey Correspondent, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— *These are my previews for every NHL division and my predictions of what lies ahead for all five teams of all six divvies in this shortened, 48-game regular season. I intend to keep each team’s summary to two sentences or less. Not because I’m succinct or concise, […]

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