Posted at 1:10 PM , on June 20, 2019
For the first time in a long time, the NHL Awards were actually quite bearable. Usually it is a cringe-filled evening to honor the games best players and philanthropists, as the NHL ruins the night with an attempt at comedy. In the past there have been seldom good moments, such as Jiri Hudler going up shoeless to accept an award, but overall the show has been a train wreck of sorts. Continue reading
Posted at 4:15 PM , on May 31, 2019
The quick re-birth of the New York Islanders’ playoff hopes seemingly came out of nowhere in 2018-19. John Tavares’ departure left nearly all fans and analysts around the league pegging the Islanders to finish bottom-five, at the very minimum, in the league. Continue reading
Posted at 9:49 PM , on May 8, 2019
The New York Islanders’ storybook season came to an end on May 3, as they were swept out in the second round of the NHL playoffs by the Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders became the first team since the 1993 Buffalo Sabres to sweep an opponent in the first round and then be swept in the round after. Continue reading
Posted at 4:43 PM , on February 25, 2019
Rome was not built in a day. Lou Lamoriello understands this. Continue reading
Posted at 6:01 PM , on November 26, 2018
With Ron Hextall out as general manager in Philadelphia, it is now up to the ownership group to begin searching for a replacement. There are plenty of options out there, but finding the right one to fit Philadelphia’s unique “patient but win-now” mode is crucial.
Posted at 3:47 PM , on November 16, 2018
On Friday, the Edmonton Oilers traded Ryan Strome to the New York Rangers in exchange for Ryan Spooner. Each club is hoping that its newly acquired player will be able to use his new home to jump up in production. Continue reading
Posted at 3:26 PM , on October 20, 2018
As of Saturday, Oct. 20, the NHL season is about 10 percent complete.
Although the standings still remain largely meshed, especially in the middle, a slight picture of the contenders and rebuilders can be made out. With that comes a list of standout performances and busts. This extends both team-wide and individually. Continue reading
Posted at 5:30 PM , on October 2, 2018
As the NHL’s preseason slate comes to an end, the focus turns to which players have made their respective team’s rosters, and further which teams looked primed for a deep playoff run. With the league’s parity growing slimmer and slimmer, it becomes increasingly difficult to determine who falls where this early on.
The Metropolitan Division, which was briefly crowned the NHL’s toughest division, has seen better days. Despite the previous three Stanley Cup Champions coming from the division, the quality of teams down the depth chart is not as mighty as it used to be. Continue reading