THE BACKHANDER
Check out Jeremy Milks' column for his snapshot of the NHL. No punches pulled here. ... where's the CBA? ...where's the scoring?... where's the fans? All the bloodshed is covered in The BACKHANDER  [click here] Be sure to check out the archives of the Backhander as well {click here}

 

 

 

 

TRADITIONALISTS BEWARE!

Black Aces feels it's high time to honor the heroes of the modern generation of hockey stars. We propose some name changes to the NHL's major awards. Let this be the rallying cry! [full story]

 

 

 

MARK MESSIER'S GREATEST GAME

 

 

Take a look at a 1990 classic between the Edmonton Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks.

By Jeremy Milks [full story]

 

 

 

 

THE TOP TENS
From the Most Annoying NHL Personalities to the Worst Draft Picks

Heading into the 2003-2004 season, here are the Black Aces' Top Tens. From the best to the worst, the sport of ice hockey is blessed with some of the most unforgettable moments, faces and jerseys. Take a read through these lists. You'll find more to laugh and cry over than a Maple Leaf hockey game. [click here]
 

CLASSIC TAKES

"My nose has been broken so many times, I don't even smell or breathe through it anymore."

Who said it? Find out in the Classic Takes Section. The craziest hockey quotes you've ever heard. Hockey's most revered lunatics lay it all on the line. Good guys, bad guys, they're all here saying incredibly funny or mind-boggling stupid things. Now at FOUR mind-numbing volumes!  [click here]

 

 

 

 

DINING WITH THE MOOSE

A brief glimpse into the world of the New York Rangers and their captain, Mark Messier. By Jeremy Milks [full story]       

 

BUCKING THE BIAS
The Why and How of the Partnership between Hockey Night in Canada and Leafs Nation

Last season, as Darcy Tucker made his infamous charge into the Ottawa bench, wildly throwing random punches, Hockey Night in Canada's Bob Cole clenched his fist in excitement and yelled Tucker's name. As his voice rattled, it was hard to tell what he thought of it all. The tone was like some disapproving cheerleader. By Simon Doyle.  [full story]


 


BLACK ACES MORON OF THE  MONTH                     

Black Aces is proud to present our monthly award to the NHL personality most deserving of our scorn and contempt.       [click here]



 

INSIDE THE MIND OF A LEAFS FAN
Ten Questions with Dave Bidini

Black Aces throws ten questions at Dave Bidini, musician, author and Leafs enthusiast. He's the scribe behind Tropic of Hockey: My Search for the Game in Unlikely Places and On a Cold Road. Aside from living in Toronto and continuing his role on the axe with the Rheostatics, he's also currently writing for Toro magazine and penning a new book about Italian baseball, Baseballissimo, slated for release in March.   [full story]
 

 

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