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Dirk Hoag

Dirk Hoag

Hockey blogger at On The Forecheck, covering the NHL's Nashville Predators. Named a Top 10 NHL blog by Sports Media Challenge, and Best Sports Blog as part of the 2011 "Best of Nashville" awards by the Nashville Scene.

Website: http://www.hockeygearhq.com

Twitter: @Forechecker

What a Beauty! My “Hockey’s Greatest” book review

dirkhoag.com - Sports Illustrated has come out with a coffee-table book that will captivate any hockey fan. Who's the greatest Right Wing of all-time? Greatest Coach? Which is the Greatest Rivalry? All those questions and more are debated here, covering every aspect ...

Are top NHL Free Agents heading to the bottom of the fantasy hockey lists?

hockeygearhq.com - Minnesota Wild fans are giddy over the signing of this summer's two top free agents, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, but fantasy hockey managers should watch out. Their offensive production could drop off a cliff as they settle in with ...

2013 NHL Winter Classic puts the spotlight on Ann Arbor, a great American hockey town

hockeygearhq.com - The 2013 NHL Winter Classic will put the spotlight on Ann Arbor, Michigan, a hockey town which boasts hockey programs for just about every age and skill level imaginable, including the University of Michigan Wolverines, and USA Hockey's National Team ...


Shawn Thornton penalty shot goal a real head-turner (VIDEO)

hockeygearhq.com - Tonight against the Winnipeg Jets, Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins put on a display of skill in a penalty shot goal that most NHL fans wouldn’t have expected from such a gritty, physical veteran. In 407 career games coming ...

Top 10 Best-Selling NHL Player Jerseys: Leading stars this 2011 holiday season

hockeygearhq.com - One gift that's sure to put a smile on any NHL fan's face is a new hockey jersey, especially one with their favorite player's name and number. But which 10 players are selling the most right now? 3 Boston Bruins ...

Mark Howe’s Hockey Hall of Fame speech a real show-stopper

hockeygearhq.com - The highlight of the 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony was Mark Howe's acceptance speech, a touch of pure class in a moment between the new inductee and his legendary father, Gordie Howe, as Mark donned the famous #9 ...


Super-charge your game with the Easton Stealth RS

hockeygearhq.com - Easton's latest one-piece composite hockey stick, the Stealth RS, is a goal-scoring machine that combines puck control, pass/shot accuracy, and responsive, durable performance. NHL stars like Zach Parise and Mike Cammalleri are just two of many players adopting the stick ...

Recall Dustin Byfuglien’s drunk boating arrest with unique sketch trading card

hockeygearhq.com - As if Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien's boating-while-intoxicated charges weren't embarrassing enough, we now have a trading card with which to recall this bit of hockey history. It turns out that a special one-of-a-kind card which he himself created eerily ...

The hockey fan’s guide to Halloween costume & decoration ideas

hockeygearhq.com - If you want to wear your hockey-loving heart on your sleeve this Halloween, we have great costume & decoration ideas to try out, including some Puck Bunny wear, and pumpkin-carving kits for fans of the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, ...