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Patrick Hoffman has been a hockey blogger since 2004, having written for Stan Fischler, Kukla’s Korner, Spector’s Hockey, TheHockeyNews.com, HockeyBuzz.com, XM Home Ice Channel Hockey Blog, SNYRangersBlog.com, and MaxHockey.com, among many other hockey outlets/blogs. Feel free to drop him an e-mail at patrickhoffman3530@gmail.com

Blog Watch: Quick Hits As We Head Toward the Weekend

Blog Watch: Quick Hits As We Head Toward the Weekend

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another edition of Blog Watch: Quick Hits. Obviously, this week has been all about the New Jersey Devils signing Illya Kovalchuk to a 17-year deal, only to have that deal rejected by the NHL. Let’s see what the hockey blogs are saying about that and other topics [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits to Begin Your Weekend

Blog Watch: Quick Hits to Begin Your Weekend

Good afternoon hockey fans and welcome to another edition of “Blog Watch”, where I point out various hockey blogs and what they’re talking about. Obviously, the rage this week is Illya Kovalchuk but remember, hockey is a team game and is not just about one player. I’d like to take the time to acknowledge what [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits to Close out Your Weekend

Blog Watch: Quick Hits to Close out Your Weekend

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I hope that you all had a terrific weekend and are all refreshed for the week ahead. To close out the weekend, I figured I would give you folks some hockey blogs to check out before shutting your eyes and dreaming about the upcoming hockey season. Enjoy: The Hockey Guys: [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits for Your Friday Hockey Reading

Blog Watch: Quick Hits for Your Friday Hockey Reading

Good afternoon folks and welcome to another edition of “Blog Watch: Quick Hits”. It’s certainly been an interesting week in the sporting world but seriously, who cares about the NBA? With not caring about the NBA in mind, here are some hockey blogs to check out to get you through the last day of the [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits As We Await Eventual Kovalchuk Signing

Blog Watch: Quick Hits As We Await Eventual Kovalchuk Signing

Good morning folks. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend and are now settled back in at their homes, vacation houses, offices, etc. Here are your quick hits to help get you through another day in the NHL’s off-season: Puck Daddy: Looking at the chances that the NHL adds another team in Canada. Hopefully, Jim [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits Two Days Before Free Agency

Blog Watch: Quick Hits Two Days Before Free Agency

Good afternoon ladies and gents’. I hope everyone enjoyed the NHL Draft and were satisfied with who their respective team selected. Here are your quick hits to help get you through this hot summer day (at least that is the way it is in New York): Puck Daddy: Greg Wyshynski looks at 10 UFA goaltenders [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits Before Tomorrow's NHL Draft

Blog Watch: Quick Hits Before Tomorrow’s NHL Draft

I hope everyone enjoyed the NHL Awards show last night. I believe that the right players won the awards last night and that overall, there isn’t too much to complain about. Now, onto your quick hits for the day: Puck Daddy: Puck Daddy doles out a few NHL Awards of his own for the NHL [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits on a Tuesday

Blog Watch: Quick Hits on a Tuesday

Good afternoon ladies and gents. Here are some quick hits to help get you through your lunch break/work day/second day of summer: Sportsology: Russ Cohen, who has many years of experience covering our great sport, does a mock draft. He has a lot of insight when it comes to NHL prospects so you should really [...]

Blog watch: Quick Hits to Begin Your Week

Blog watch: Quick Hits to Begin Your Week

With the NHL Awards Show and Draft slated for this week, there is going to be lots of chatter in the hockey blogosphere whether it’s on award picks, draft picks, trade rumors (be careful where you go for those), free-agency talk, etc. All in all, it’s going to be a fun couple of weeks for [...]

Blog Watch: A Few Quick Hits on The Jaroslav Halak Deal

Blog Watch: A Few Quick Hits on The Jaroslav Halak Deal

The NHL’s off-season was certainly kickstarted when the St. Louis Blues acquired goaltender and playoff hero Jaroslav Halak from the Montreal Canadiens this afternoon. Here are a few quick hits on what the hockey blogosphere is saying about the deal: Puck Daddy: Good news for Carey Price? as well as what the Habs’ GM and Blues’ President had [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits for Your Thursday Reading

Blog Watch: Quick Hits for Your Thursday Reading

Welcome to another edition of “Quick Hits”, where I point out what hockey blogs are talking about whether it’s teams, players, coaches, news, rumors, ideas, etc. So, throughout the rest of the work day whether it’s on your lunch break, snack break, procrastinating break, or whatever else you do to get away from work, feel free to [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits on a Tuesday

Blog Watch: Quick Hits on a Tuesday

Good afternoon folks. How much does it stink that no hockey is being played right now? While it’s great that the NHL Network has solid programs to keep us puckheads occupied during the off-season, it just doesn’t measure up to what goes on from Setpember to June. Just three and a half months to go! [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits for Your Lunch Break

Blog Watch: Quick Hits for Your Lunch Break

Here are some quick hits in the hockey blogosphere to take a look at while you are on your lunch break:  Puck Daddy: Sean Leahy takes a look at the Hall of Fame class for 2010. Kukla’s Korner: Lots of off-ice action is headed our way. Puck The Media: The NHL kicked booty this season. [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits to Start Your Week

Blog Watch: Quick Hits to Start Your Week

Good evening ladies and gents’ and welcome to another edition of Blog Watch: Quick hits, a general, quick roundup of what the hockey blogosphere is talking about. Here are your hits to start the week: Puck Daddy: Music and the NHL. From the Rink: Wishing on Free Agents. Japers’ Rink: Analyzing Caps’ head coach Bruce [...]

Blog Watch: E-Mail Interview Spotlight with Jay Vean of The Avs Hockey Podcast

Blog Watch: E-Mail Interview Spotlight with Jay Vean of The Avs Hockey Podcast

If you’re a Colorado Avalanche fan and you’re not listening to the Avs Hockey Podcast, then you need to do something about it and get on board. Jay Vean, creator of the Avs Hockey Podcast, was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits for Your Evening Without Hockey

Blog Watch: Quick Hits for Your Evening Without Hockey

Good evening ladies and gents’. Here are your quick hits to get you through a night without hockey: Frequent Flyers: Your Flyers’ starting goaltender for Game 6 – Michael Leighton. Paul Kukla: Is tomorrow the last night of the hockey season? NHL Fanhouse: Why Guy Boucher decided to go with the Tampa Bay Lightning rather [...]

Blog Watch: Some Morning Quick Hits

Blog Watch: Some Morning Quick Hits

Some morning NHL quick hits in the blogosphere: Conn Smythe for Pronger? Canuck draft picks. Verbeek to Lightning scouting staff. Spezza. The underwater classic between Florida and Tampa.

Blog Watch: Quick Hits for the Evening

Blog Watch: Quick Hits for the Evening

Time for some more quick hits in the hockey blog world this evening:  On The Forecheck: Dirk Hoag analyzes faceoff winning percentages by NHL teams.  Hockey Now: Oh boy – Patrick Kane apparently has Taylor Swift’s phone number.  Dump ‘N Chase: A look at Caps’ PR Man Mike Vogel and his Odyssey to Austin, Texas [...]

Blog Watch: Quick Hits

Blog Watch: Quick Hits

Good afternoon folks. I hope you all enjoyed last night’s Game 5 between the Flyers and Hawks. It’ll be interesting to see if the road team can come away with a win in Game 6 but no matter what happens, it’s been a terrific series for us fans.  Now, let’s take a look at what [...]

E-Mail Interview Spotlight: Tapeleg of Jerseys and Hockey Love

E-Mail Interview Spotlight: Tapeleg of Jerseys and Hockey Love

Good afternoon folks. While getting ready for tonight’s Game 5 between the Hawks and Flyers, I figured I’d provide you guys with another e-mail interview. This weekend’s installment features James Gralian, known to us twitterers as Tapeleg, site publisher of Jerseys and Hockey Love. James was kind enough to take time out of his busy [...]