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James Mirtle

  • joined Jul 30, 2008
  • last login Jun 14, 2014
  • posts 5409
  • comments 4147

Originally from Kamloops, B.C., James is currently a sportswriter who covers the NHL for The Globe and Mail in Toronto. He is also a senior editor with McKeen's Hockey magazine and the former manager of hockey blogs at SB Nation.

His blog was voted one of the top three sports blogs in 2006, 2007 and 2008 in the Canadian Blog Awards.

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Tale of the Tape

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My crazy in-depth breakdown of the Blackhawks and Flyers and what I think each team needs to do to win the Cup.

Mirtle Mailbag No. 1

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The first installment of the PPP/Mirtle Mailbag with Globe and Mail columnist James Mirtle.

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Bosh wins race to 50k Twitter followers

Chris Bosh beats out Charlie Villanueva in the race to 50,000 Twitter followers at about 3 a.m. ET. No word yet on what fate awaits Charlie V., but Bosh sure wanted to win this thing. Here's a...

Canes Country joins SBN

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I'm very excited to announce that Canes Country has joined SB Nation, giving this network one of the best sites on the web for all things Hurricanes. Bubba and Cory are terrific bloggers and will be a big part of what we're building going forward. Welcome to the group guys!

Canes Country joins SBN

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I'm very excited to announce that Canes Country has joined SB Nation, giving this network one of the best sites on the web for all things Hurricanes. Bubba and Cory are terrific bloggers and will be a big part of what we're building going forward. Welcome to the group guys!

Introducing Stanley Cup of Chowder

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I'm pleased to introduce Stanley Cup of Chowder, which launched early this morning as our new Bruins blog. Evan did a great job over at his blogspot site and will give us some excellent coverage of the best team in the Eastern Conference heading into the postseason. Also helping out with our Bruins coverage will be James Murphy, an accomplished broadcaster and writer from Inside Hockey, NHL.com and other publications. Welcome Evan and James. Glad to have you onboard.

Introducing Defending Big D

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SBN Hockey is proud to introduce our newest addition to the roster, Brandon Worley, who will be bloggin' on the Stars at Defending Big D. Brandon comes by way of Blogging the Boys, where he's been a big contributer to the Dallas Cowboys site.

Please welcome our new Thrashers blog!

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I'm pleased to announce that The Falconer and his new site, Bird Watchers Anonymous, the latest version of Do The Thrashers Have Large Talons?, have joined our merry crew here at SBN. Matt's an excellent writer and has been producing some great Thrashers coverage for years now. Atlanta's the 18th NHL team represented at SBN Hockey, with three more soon to come.

St. Louis Game Time joins SBN

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I'm pleased to announce on behalf of SBN that St. Louis Game Time for Blues fans has joined SB Nation. Sean Gallagher and his crew do an excellent job covering all things Blues and are an...

Battle of California joins SBN

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Please welcome the sensation that is BoC as the latest addition to SBN Hockey

Five For Howling joins SBN

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Please welcome Travis and our new Phoenix Coyotes blog to the network as SBN Hockey continues to expand into the sunbelt :-)

The NHL by nationality

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Fifty-two per cent of the NHL is Canadian born, followed by 19.9 per cent American, 6.9 per cent Czech, 5.9 per cent Swedish and 4.4 per cent Finnish.

Japers' Rink joins SBN

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More fun from our corner of the blogosphere. I'm very excited to announce the relaunch of Japers' Rink under the SB Nation banner, as J.P. has signed on to join as the blog of the Washington...

SB Nation Launches Devils Blog

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SBN Hockey announcement: We now have a Devils blog on the network in the form of John Fischer's In Lou We Trust. John did a great job over at his former home on Blogger and gives us 11 hockey blogs...

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Gilmour to coach Kingston

Doug Gilmour is leaving the Toronto Marlies to coach the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL.

BoC trade deadline roundup

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Anaheim Acquired Gave up G - JEAN-SEBASTIEN AUBIN F - BRANDON BOCHENSKI D - MARC-ANDRE BERGERON RW - BRANDON SEGAL D - JAY LEACH 3RD ROUND PICK FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS 7TH ROUND...

Still going strong...

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Let me dispel all of the talk: There'll be no dying of this blog! With absolutely no one blogging for the Anaheim Ducks and the good work Earl's doing here, I have a feeling this is going to be a...

A little premature, no?

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Credit to Jes Golbez.

Playing the odds

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What are the chances we'll actually see the Battle of California in the Western Conference finals?Well, with the Anaheim Ducks advancing, Tyler at mc79hockey.com says there's a 68 per cent chance...

In the beginning...

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If this site ain't karma destruction, I don't know what is.Now taking applications for the BoC editions of Matt (South: Anaheim) and Sacamano (North: San Jose).That's right boys, you're being...

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