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…




Who the Heck is Justin Schultz?

  Note: This column originally appeared at the CanucksArmy back in March. If you have somehow managed to avoid hearing Justin Schultz’s name in recent days, don’t expect it to continue. The top defenseman in the entire NCAA (and currently property of the Anaheim Ducks) is weighing his options for next season. Why is this news…



Hypocrisy, Headshots, and Hockey

A hypocrite is defined as ‘a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.’ The term has been around for a long, long time. It comes from the Greek word hypokrisis, which translates as ‘playing a part on stage.’ The origin of the Shanahan name is Irish, and it loosely…



Behind the Moves: A Book Review

  I stumbled upon the website for a new hockey book a few months ago, and I wanted to share more information with the DobberHockey community about it. The book, titled Behind the Moves: NHL General Managers Tell How Winners Are Built,piqued my interest right away. I was familiar with the author (Jason Farris) from a…