Monthly archives: May, 2012

Brenden Dillon – The Next Big D in Big D?

Getting overlooked is nothing new to Dallas prospect Brenden Dillon. Being passed over at multiple NHL Entry Drafts wasn’t his first taste of disappointment, either. Dillon was overlooked as a 15-year old by every WHL team in the Bantam Draft for being too small. “I remember the whole thing. I was sitting with my dad,…




Tom Gaglardi and the Rebirth of the Dallas Stars

One commonality among successful professional sports organizations is strong ownership. Take a look at the most respected and well-regarded teams in the major sports, and a loyal and dedicated owner or ownership group is not far behind. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 10 NBA titles since Jerry Buss bought the team in 1979. Robert…




Ryan Parent: Why Were the Warning Signs Ignored?

Ryan Parent, former Predator, Flyer, Predator (again), and current Canuck (although not for long), has been a flop at the NHL level. Google “Ryan Parent bust” and close to 200,000 results come up (although many of them link to Ryan Leaf and/or the other definition of the word bust…). Parent was once an important piece…




Interviewing Alex Burrows

I got a chance to sit down and chat with Alex Burrows in November of 2011. Read on for a wide-ranging interview which covered essentially everything except hockey….



Countdown to Lift-off: The Top 10 Pavel Bure Moments

This column was originally published on the Canucks Army in the fall of 2011. The 20th anniversary of Pavel Bure’s first game as a Canuck was this past Saturday. Trevor Linden may be the greatest Canuck of all time, but Pavel was the best. At his peak, he made you want to catch every second…