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Hexy Scored a Goal, I Had My Head Examined

December 9, 2014 - 11:04 AM ET

Twenty-seven years ago yesterday, National Hockey League history was made at the Philadelphia Spectrum. In a 5-2 win by the Philadelphia Flyers over the Boston Bruins, Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall became the first goalie in NHL history to score a goal by shooting the puck into the other team's net...

Let It Snow: The Joys of Backyard Rinks and Canadian Blizzards

December 11, 2014 - 11:44 PM ET

FOLLOW BRAD ON TWITTER: @BRADMARSHNHL I just finished shoveling my driveway as I sit down to write this week's blog. It took five hours. It was our first major snow storm of the hit the Ottawa area last night. Most people dread the snow, especially the snow storms. Not me. I love it! I es...

Shootouts, Ugly Uniforms, Quinn and Beliveau

December 18, 2014 - 5:41 PM ET

There was lot of great feedback and comments on my outdoor rink blog from last week. It even gave Paul Stewart some piggybacking material for a copycat blog (just kidding, Stewy!). I thought I would give a quick update on the weather conditions up here in Ottawa. The weather has not cooperated,...

Xmas Blast From the Past

December 24, 2014 - 9:38 AM ET

Christmas is a special time of the year that you spend with family and friends, but when you are a professional hockey player you can add your teammates to that list. My memories of Christmas throughout my NHL career are very special with the team’s family Christmas party right at the top of t...

Consistency: The Forgotten Skill

December 24, 2014 - 10:48 AM ET

FOLLOW BRAD ON TWITTER: @BRADMARSHNHL With the season almost at the halfway point and the Christmas break upon us, as a hockey fan I wonder what is in store for us in the 2nd season. It won’t be long until we are talking about the playoff races and the potential first round playoff opponents....