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BREAKING:  HBO To Air Alternative 24/7 Hockey Series In December

BREAKING: HBO To Air Alternative 24/7 Hockey Series In December

It looked like the NHL lockout would not only deprive hockey fans of their sport, but also of the best sports related reality series, HBO’s 24/7 – Road to the Winter Classic. But, Hockey Independent has learned that HBO has put together an alternative series of shows with the same 24/7 format. “24/7 Fehr –Bettman [...]

Rangers Overcome More Than 2-Goal Deficit At Winter Classic

Rangers Overcome More Than 2-Goal Deficit At Winter Classic

When the NHL decided to pit the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers against each other in the 2012 Winter Classic, it was based on the rivalry between the 2 teams and the 2 cities. Little did they know that these 2 teams would both be among the class of the Eastern Conference, with [...]

24/7, Episode 2 - The Rangers Recap

24/7, Episode 2 – The Rangers Recap

When we last left our heroes on 24/7, the Rangers arrived back in New York after a successful visit to the Buffalo Sabres. This week’s episode opens on Monday December 12th, an off day with Henrik Lundqvist and his guitar meeting up for band practice with tennis legend John McEnroe. The two will playing at [...]

24/7, Episode 1 - The Rangers Recap

24/7, Episode 1 – The Rangers Recap

The NHL struck gold when it began the Winter Classic in 2008. They then upped the ante for the 2011 edition, partnering with HBO Sports to bring us the “24/7: Road To The Winter Classic” series, in which we got an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at a month in the life of  the NHL. And now, [...]

It's (Finally) Official: Rangers & Flyers To Meet In The Winter Classic

It’s (Finally) Official: Rangers & Flyers To Meet In The Winter Classic

Last year I called the 2011 Winter Classic the worst-kept secret in hockey. I’d like to correct myself and say that the 2012 Winter Classic is the worst-kept secret in hockey. Back in mid-May, the rumors were floating around that the Philadelphia Flyers will be hosting the New York Rangers on January 2nd at Citizens [...]

HBO fires solid opening salvo in "24/7 Penguins/Capitals" series

HBO fires solid opening salvo in “24/7 Penguins/Capitals” series

Analysis from a Pittsburgh perspective of HBO’s opening episode of “24/7: Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic”

(Gasp!) A coach used the F-word!

(Gasp!) A coach used the F-word!

Folks! Please tell me it isn’t so! Bruce Boudreau dropped some F-bombs because he was pissed that his millionaire athletes were playing like a bunch of whiny kids…..and this was a surprise and shock to people!? C’mon….no one…not even the Bible-belters….can honestly be shocked that in the high-stakes world of the NHL angry coaches can [...]

What we learned from episode one

What we learned from episode one

So what did I learn from the first episode of HBO’s series 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic? Aside from the fact that Rex Ryan doesn’t hold a fighters chance in an F-bomb contest with Bruce Boudreau, Max Talbot likes to get naked in the hotel room on road trips, Pascal Dupuis has some [...]