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.

Kyle Vandenberg2 years ago
Can the Penguins Repeat?
The Pittsburgh Penguins entered the 2016–17 season as defending Stanley Cup champions and had 12–1 odds to repeat, the fourth best chance in the league according to Bovada. After opening up a 3–1 game...
Steve Smith2 years ago
Wild Acquire Martin Hanzal from ‘Yotes
Apparently NHL teams thought the trade deadline was tonight! Not long after the Ben Bishop trade was announced, it was reported that center Martin Hanzal and center Ryan White were being moved from Ar...
Kyle Vandenberg2 years ago
What the Devils Should Do with Patrik Elias
He’s the franchise leader all-time in goals, assists, and points. He’s had countless heroic moments in the playoffs and regular season. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the team. No doubt, ...
TJ Ragusa2 years ago
Five Factors: The Islanders are the Scariest Team in the NHL
Over the last month, the New York Islanders have revived a season that seemed absolutely doomed. The team has a 9–2–2 record over their last 13 games, starting with a 4–0 win in Boston which would pro...
Kyle Vandenberg2 years ago
End of the Line for Iginla and Doan?
The longer a veteran player goes unsigned during an offseason, the more the retirement talk ramps up. And unless your name is Jaromir Jagr, this offseason has been no different. For seasoned veterans ...
Kyle Vandenberg2 years ago
Will This Year Mark The Devils' Return?
It’s been a difficult few seasons for Devils fans. What was once a perennial playoff lock, the New Jersey Devils have experienced some unenviable days in the last five seasons. Since their Stanley Cup...
Kyle Vandenberg2 years ago
Brent Burns Is Better Than You
Forget everything I said. In an article published back in January, I made the case that Connor McDavid should be considered the favorite to win the Hart Memorial Trophy for MVP. I suggested that he sh...
Kyle Vandenberg2 years ago
The Never Ending Saga of Ilya Kovalchuk
With the NHL offseason kicking off and the free agent market set to open, the time is upon us to once again answer the question: Will Ilya Kovalchuk return to the NHL? It’s a question that haunts us e...
Kyle Vandenberg2 years ago
Devils At the Deadline
There was a lot of back-and-forth discussion in the Devils community about what New Jersey’s trade deadline approach would be. On the one hand, they don’t seem good enough to be a serious playoff cont...
Kyle Vandenberg2 years ago
Where Does Pittsburgh Rank Among All-Time Teams?
For the first time in nearly two decades, the NHL has a repeat champion. Not since the 1998 Detroit Red Wings has any team lifted Lord Stanley’s Cup in back-to-back years, until now. And while the sig...
Steve Smith2 years ago
Ben Bishop Traded to LA, for Some Reason
Well, it finally happened. Though I must say, I’m surprised about the destination. Ben Bishop has been on the trading block since at least last season. His contract is set to expire this summer. He’s ...
Stone Strankman2 years ago
Nashville’s Stanley Cup Craze
As the Nashville Predators have tied the Stanley Cup Final series at 2–2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the city of Nashville gets more and more into the sport of hockey. Hockey has been a big thing...
Steve Smith2 years ago
P.K. Subban Should Be the Face of the NHL
The NHL’s culture of disliking anyone going against the grain is one major reason why it struggles to keep up with the other three leagues in the “Big 4” leagues, and there is no better evidence of th...
Stone Strankman2 years ago
A New Sport and a New Love
The Nashville Predators have taken this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs by storm, which means there are going to be bandwagon fans that take some heat for being obvious bandwagon fans. Include me in that ...
Kyle Vandenberg2 years ago
Why Your Team Should Sign Jaromir Jagr
The case is actually pretty simple. If it were anyone else, and certainly anyone who wasn’t over the age of 40, a player of Jaromir Jagr’s ability would have been signed on July 1 without prejudice. W...
Steve Smith2 years ago
Islanders Fans Must Be Prepared for the Unthinkable
Folks, I really didn’t want to write this article. I’d been delaying it for weeks, because I don’t want to think about this. I don’t even know, for sure, if it’s the right solution. And they probably ...