Marc Elliott

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Marc Elliott is a free lance sports opinion writer. Elliott recently wrote “The Masked Fan Speaks” column for the Lake County News Chronicle for the past ten years.

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Thu. May. 22nd, 2014

Postgame Handshakes Gone Wild!

Marc Elliott

The NHL playoff’s post-series formal handshake line is a historic tradition. The NHL is still the only one of the four major sports to do this.

Thu. May. 8th, 2014

Sports, Racism And Idiots, And Not Necessarily In That Order….

Marc Elliott

I can safely tell you that as a hockey guy, I would rather be writing about the ongoing Stanley Cup tourney in our midst. And there is a good chance that this column may wander into the abyss of our current political state.

Thu. May. 1st, 2014

NHL Playoffs Continue And The Saga Of Matt Cooke!

Marc Elliott

In the West, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues this aft to take the series 4-2. This marks the second year in a row that STL has won the first two games of a first-round series only to end up losing the next four tilts.

Thu. Apr. 24th, 2014

Minnesota Wild Season On The Brink And More!

Marc Elliott

ST. PAUL…. The Minnesota Wild find themselves in the unenviable position of being down 2-0 in their NHL playoff series versus the Colorado Avalanche.

Thu. Feb. 13th, 2014

Who Will Get Hockey Medals In Sochi? I Already Know!

Marc Elliott

With it’s inclusion into the Winter Olympics in 1998, these two countries have dominated the sport with the USA taking one Gold, two Silver, and one Bronze medal. I am not going to profess to be an expert on the Women’s game but with two schools

Fri. Jan. 31st, 2014

Outdoor Hockey, Indoor Hockey! Hockey, Hockey, Hockey!

Marc Elliott

I have got to say that the National Hockey League has got IT all going on right now. With the regular season going full bore, the Winter Classic behind us, the Stadium Series kicked off this weekend and the greatest tournament of every four years

Thu. Dec. 26th, 2013

The Masked Fan

Marc Elliott

The NHL Year In Review And One Final MFAN NHL Top Five Power Rank For 12/23/2013!

Thu. Dec. 19th, 2013

The Masked Fan

Marc Elliott

Dear Gary Bettman; Clean Up Your Leagues Game And Do It Now!

Thu. Dec. 12th, 2013

The Masked Fan

Marc Elliott

A Real Life Hero Fades Away, How Much Uglier Can The National Hockey League Get? And The Latest MFAN NHL Power Rank!

Fri. Nov. 29th, 2013

The Masked Fan

Marc Elliott

The Bell Tolls For A Wrestling Legend, JFK 50 Years Later, And The Latest In NHL Tidbits!

Fri. Aug. 16th, 2013

The Masked Fan

Marc Elliott

TEAM USA AND TEAM CANADA OLYMPIC MENS HOCKEY ROSTER PREDICTIONS ARE….. RIGHT HERE!

Fri. May. 24th, 2013

The Minnesota Wild Postseason Wrap… Part 2!

Marc Elliott

LARSMONT… In early April Wild GM Chuck Fletcher, feeling the possibility of a playoff berth made a deal with the Buffalo Sabres for Forward Jason Pominville. Pominville was the teams Captain, was in th

Fri. May. 3rd, 2013

The 2013 Nhl Stanley Cup Tournament Is Ready To Go!

Marc Elliott

CASTLE DANGER… It is Sunday afternoon and I am awaiting the final NHL regular-season game between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators, but more on that in a bit. The Eastern Conf

Thu. Feb. 28th, 2013

A Veritable Mish-Mash Of Hockey News, Views, Opinion, & Factoids!

Marc Elliott

LESTER PARK…. Like them or not, and I’m sure they have few fans in this town, I have to mention this anyway: the Golden Gopher women’s hockey team has completed the WCHA regular season with a record of 28-0. They are 34-0 overall. But the most astonishing item in all of this is that going back to last season, this team has p

Sat. Feb. 16th, 2013

The Minnesota Wild: What Happens When Marketing And Expectations Meet Up With Reality

Marc Elliott

ST. PAUL…. It’s been a bit of a rough ride so far in this short campaign for the NHL Minnesota Wild. At this point, the club sits at 5-5-1 and is headed out west for a couple of tilts. And only a few games into the season, some in the club’s fan base are getting restless. Against another solid edition of the Vancouver Canucks last Thursday evening, the team came out listless for the first period and managed a 10-minute stretch in the second period, where they exhibite

Fri. Jan. 4th, 2013

Kg, K-Mac, My One And Only Annual Hoops Column, And NFL Pick Update And Playoff Picks!!

Marc Elliott

ESKO… I have never been more than a casual basketball fan over the years. I don’t dislike the game—it just seems that there are only certain levels of it that appeal to me, especially at this point. Which is kind of odd seeing as how my father was a high school basketball player. He was a point guard who speciali

Fri. Dec. 7th, 2012

Murder-Suicide Rocks The NFL In Kansas City, Another Big WCHA Weekend, & The Mfan NFL Picks For Week 14!

Marc Elliott

BARKER ISLAND… Saturday morning as I was having some coffee, halfway listening to some college football warm-up shows, and reading some news online, the news first came across that an NFL football player from the Kansas City Chiefs had shot his girlfriend, then departed that crime scene and gone to the club’s practice facility, where he somehow came across the team’s coach Romeo Crennell and team GM Scott Pioli. At that point, some conversation ensued, and then the

Mon. Nov. 26th, 2012

Happy Turkey Day! Loads And Loads Of No Hockey!! Plus The Mfan NFL Picks For Week 12!

Marc Elliott

STEWART LAKE… Yes, the NHL lockout is ongoing, sadly. The more I think about it, the more irritated I get. As time has gone on with this debacle, my opinions have evolved a bit, but my basic stances on who, what, where, when, and why haven’t changed too much. Based on the actions and thus inaction of Commissioner Ga