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.

Marjorie Roden8 days ago
The Bullies Are "Crushed"
Sports in general is supposed to teach people—children especially growing up—about the idea of fair play. And we are assured, as children, that if we play a nice clean game, no matter what, the adults...
Marjorie Roden18 days ago
"Why Yes, I Was in 'Mr. Hockey'!!!"
Five years ago, I had what could only be called an epic experience working on the CBC made for television movie Mr. Hockey, which looked at the year Gordie Howe decided to come out of retirement and p...
Marjorie Roden19 days ago
The Making of an Epic Remake
During the third round of the NHL playoffs, after game two, a number of Jets fans were feeling rather glum about the loss. I had been working with Winnipeg Harvest, dressed up as the Tiger Lily Fairy,...
Marjorie Roden20 days ago
A Delayed Story: March 27, 2018
WRITER'S NOTE: I submitted this for another paper, but as there wasn't room for it, it was not used. As people have been asking me what I did write up for this particular NHL hockey game, I felt I mig...
Dominic Berning22 days ago
Vegas Is in the Cup! Oh, and So Are the Capitals
These are the two teams the league (or most of it, at least) did not think were going to make it to the finals this season when the playoffs started. A lot happened in ways that helped Vegas make it a...
Dominic Berninga month ago
A Vegas Cup? It Seems Quite Possible
Something strange has been happening in the beautiful world of hockey. And no, I don’t mean the Capitals actually winning in the first round of the playoffs. I mean the expansion team who has a horrib...
Jesse Kinney2 months ago
Best First Overall Picks in NHL History
Whenever you're taken first in the NHL draft, a lot of expectations are attached to you. First overall picks are generally tasked with saving a franchise and becoming the centerpiece of a rebuilding m...
Jesse Kinney2 months ago
Best NHL Goalies of All Time
It is almost impossible to win the Stanley Cup without an all-star goaltender, especially in today's NHL. Regardless of how many chances you create or goals you score, it is all for naught if you can'...
Amy Alexander2 months ago
Aleksandr Ovetchkine, Killin’ It Since the Beginning
Saturday, April 28, 2018 As a big hockey fan, more specifically a Washington Capitals’ fan, I followed Aleksandr Ovetchkine’s career and I have been completely amazed year after year. Born in Moscow o...
Jesse Kinney2 months ago
Best NHL Defensemen of All Time
We are blessed as hockey fans to have so much skill in the NHL today. Every team has a star and most have a few, leading to some of the most exciting and electric hockey in NHL history. In the past, t...
Jesse Kinney2 months ago
Best NHL Draft Steals
We all know the dynamos that went early in the first round in NHL entry drafts throughout history. Bonafide superstars that changed the game forever with names that include Mario Lemieux, Mike Modano,...
Jesse Kinney2 months ago
The Most Lopsided NHL Trades in History
When fans of hockey hear about a seismic NHL trade, where superstars and future superstars are dealt, they hope their team, if involved, came out on top. At the very least, they hope their team wasn't...
Jesse Kinney2 months ago
10 Best Teams to Ever Win the Stanley Cup
There is nothing better in sport than the Stanley Cup playoffs. It is the most intense playoff format, leads to the best moments, and has some of the best traditions. A few examples include Detroit an...
Jamie Platts3 months ago
British Ice Hockey
When I think of ice hockey, I think of bearded Canadians, slick-haired Americans, and rocket-armed Russians. The National Hockey League has a wide variety of nationalities pulling on Jerseys in front ...
C.C. Curtis3 months ago
Most Unbelievable NHL Stanley Cup Comebacks
Hockey is one of the most intense and thrilling sports out there, but have a ton of screaming fans cheering for their favorite team. The sport is just as popular as any other professional sport like f...
Jesse Kinney3 months ago
The NHL's Flawed MVP Voting System
NHL.com recently released their votes for MVP of the league, as the 2017-18 regular season is nearing its end. The top three vote-getters are Nikita Kucherov from the Tampa Bay Lightning, Evgeni Malki...
AK
Alex Kemp3 months ago
Which Teams Will Reach the Postseason?
With the NHL starting to move towards its inevitable climactic end to the regular season, now seems like a good time to really dig into what teams will, and won't, make the final cut into the postseas...
Steve Komito4 months ago
We Surrender
Even if John Lennon's infamous "Lost Weekend" (which lasted nearly a year and half) was as miserable for him as it was for the fans of the NY Rangers, watching this past month's back to back drubbings...