hockey

We talk pucks and objects of that kind. We yell, complain, and analyze in the language of hockey fandom. Gretzky can do no wrong.

Evan Allena month ago
Vegas Golden Knights
The dream to build a NHL team in the desert seemed pretty far-fetched, considering the Arizona Coyote's franchise seems to always struggle. That did not stop the team's owner Bill Foley. The applicati...
Hamilton Bulldogs 2017/2018 Mid-Season Review
The Hamilton Bulldogs concluded their 2017-2018 first half last week with the club in first place in the Eastern Conference of the Ontario Hockey League. Coming into the regular season, the expectatio...
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Todd Patakya month ago
What's Wrong with the Pittsburgh Penguins?
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won the last two Stanley Cups, and many pundits were musing that they might actually complete the impossible of winning three straight. And then, the 2017-2018 season star...
Kyle Vandenberga month ago
Lace 'Em up, Seattle
Exactly 100 years ago, the first ever American-based hockey team won the Stanley Cup. This was before the days of the NHL proper, when the regular season champions in both the Pacific Coast Hockey Lea...
Kyle Vandenberga month ago
Analyzing the Henrique/Vatanen Trade
Early season trades involving big name players have that extra level of excitement attached to them. When a trade goes through at the deadline, we're sort of expecting it. We know it's coming. When a ...
Kyle Vandenberg2 months ago
First Quarter NHL Award Leaders
The first quarter of the NHL season is behind us, which means that teams and players are beginning to settle in and find their form. Players have set a tone for their play and teams have jostled into ...
Kyle Vandenberg2 months ago
Arizona's Silver Lining
If we are being honest, the Arizona Coyotes are one of the most confusing and enigmatic stories in the NHL. A team that was relocated out of Winnipeg in favor of the desert in 1996 has experienced fir...
Kyle Vandenberg3 months ago
Will Duchene Make The Sens Better?
Well, it finally happened. After months of speculation and prognostication, Matt Duchene has finally been dealt by the Colorado Avalanche. The winners of the Duchene sweepstakes are the Ottawa Senator...
Steve Smith3 months ago
Surprise Teams as the Calendar Flips
Ah, November 1. The NHL season has been under way for a few weeks, and it's been a delight as usual. Though, as there often is around this time, there are a few surprises in the standings. It's a wack...
Kyle Vandenberg3 months ago
The Steven Stamkos Effect
Last season, due to a torn meniscus in his right knee, Steven Stamkos played just 17 games. With the Lightning captain sidelined almost all year, Tampa Bay managed to miss the playoffs in 2016-17. In ...
Kyle Vandenberg3 months ago
Evander Kane is Better Than You Thought
As the NHL celebrates its centennial, it could be argued that the league is more stacked with stars than ever before. With names like Crosby, Ovechkin, Price, Burns, Toews, Stamkos, Matthews, McDavid....
Kyle Vandenberg3 months ago
NHL's Biggest Winners in Week One
I have a hard time stifling my excitement when it comes to hockey. If you're anything like me, the anticipation was almost too much to bear as the calendar finally reached October and hockey fans ever...
Kyle Vandenberg3 months ago
Jesper Bratt: The Devils Rookie You Didn't See Coming
It's definitely a new era in New Jersey. A complete roster overhaul, paired with an influx of young rookies, arena upgrades, and those terrible new jerseys have made it clear to us that the New Jersey...
Kyle Vandenberg4 months ago
"Almost 100% Certain" Jagr Won't Be Retiring
Well, it finally happened. After an entire off-season of wondering where Jaromir Jagr would land, he finally signed with the Calgary Flames on Monday on a one-year, $1 million contract. It was a long ...
Steve Smith4 months ago
Pittsburgh Penguins, and NHL, Reveal Unsurprising Tone-Deafness, but Players of Color Are Thankfully Speaking Out
On August 14, 2016, Colin Kaepernick didn't get up for the national anthem before the San Francisco 49ers' first preseason game. Less than a week later, he again did not rise. He piqued the public's i...
Kyle Vandenberg4 months ago
Predicting the NHL Western Conference Playoffs
Last week, I discussed who might be in line to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. Admittedly, preseason playoff predictions don't usually go so well. But it's fun to think about who might ha...
Eric Green4 months ago
Top Ten Ultimate Comebacks in NHL History
Freshly zambonied ice. A highly anticipated fight between two rivals. The blinding glint of the Stanley Cup under the lights of the rink. Hockey can be heart pumpingly, down the rest of your beer, sto...
Kyle Vandenberg4 months ago
Predicting the NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs
Can you feel that? September is more than halfway over. Football is under way. Baseball playoffs are just around the corner. The best time of year for sports has always been the fall, and for those of...