Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a US-based sportswriter with bylines in The New York Times,, Bleacher Report and others. He also wrote a book about the history of the Hartford Whalers. He loves his family, friends and hitting four-leg parlays.

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How Much Do NHL Referees Make?

NHL officials are not popular among fans, but they can laugh all the way to the bank. Refs endure taunts, jeers and more than occasional boos, yet they make far more annually than most fans do. NHL officials have a difficult job since pro hockey is...

August 27, 2021 2 min read

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The 10 Best NHL Free Agent Signings Of 2021

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