3:05 PM EDT, Mon April 24, 2017
3 mins ago

Young Isles Must Step Up in 2018

The Toronto Maple Leafs proved to their entire NHL this season that a youth movement done right can work. With a host of talented young players, the New York Islanders will put that formula to work in 2017-18. Although they will definitely test the free agent market, the Isles need their youth to step up. […]
1 hour ago

Leafs Have a Bright Future Ahead

The Toronto Maple Leafs have officially been eliminated by the Washington Capitals. It was a 3-2 overtime victory that was capped off by a goal from Marcus Johansson in the first ten minutes of the extra period. It was a bittersweet moment for fans of the Leafs. One one hand, they team they love and cheer […]
2 hours ago

The Current State of the NHL Power Play

Is it just me or are the number of power-play chances in the NHL down? Given what happened to the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, it’s a question that definitely merits an answer. Recall that the Blue Jackets finished the 2016-17 season with the fewest power-play chances in almost 30 seasons according to the Elias […]
3 hours ago

Oilers Historically Lethal in First Round of Playoffs

After 11 years of torture, the Edmonton Oilers and their fans can finally relish in the team’s first playoff series win in over a decade. Mission accomplished for Connor McDavid company. On Saturday, the Oilers rode the momentum of a strong opening 40 minutes to rid themselves of the San Jose Sharks in six games with a 3-1 […]
4 hours ago

Keys to the Series: Ducks vs. Oilers

With their win against the San Jose Sharks yesterday, the Edmonton Oilers punched their ticket to the second round of the playoffs. The Anaheim Ducks have been off since last Thursday, awaiting the winner of the Sharks-Oilers series after sweeping the Calgary Flames last week. The sweep, however, was not indicative of how competitive the […]
4 hours ago

Facing Off: Sweeping Series, Cleaning House and 2nd Round Predictions

Facing Off is a weekly column debating five of hockey’s hottest topics each and every Monday. From current events like trades and hat tricks to bigger-picture stuff like scandals and expansion — you name it, we’re debating it. Albeit, not always with a serious tone. We’re keeping this column light, so keep that in mind when reading, […]
5 hours ago

Your Daily Sauce: Busted Brackets

And thus ends the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. If you’re like me, you woke up this morning to a bracket that is so far gone that you need a deep-sea submersible to locate your chances of winning your league. Plus, you’ll also have to put up with that person at your […]
5 hours ago

Two Former Jets Survive Round One

The playoffs began with six former Winnipeg Jets suiting up. Of those six former Jets, Montreal’s Al Montoya, Boston’s Drew Stafford, Chicago’s Johnny Oduya and Calgary’s Michael Frolik were eliminated in the first round and their seasons subsequently ended. The two former Jets that remain are New York’s Tanner Glass and Pittsburgh’s Ron Hainsey. Glass and Hainsey are […]
5 hours ago

NHL Playoffs: The Ex-Coach Strikes Back!

If you’re looking for an early title for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, you might want to call it The Ex-Coach Strikes Back. There are plenty of storylines when it comes to the playoffs, but one of the more intriguing ones has emerged. On Saturday night, three teams were eliminated, each of which was once coached […]
5 hours ago

Adjustments Pay off for Rangers

Hockey can be a funny game. Narratives manifest themselves and evaporate just as quickly, as momentum swings occur frequently yet still unpredictably. The Stanley Cup Playoffs only enhance this phenomenon. The New York Rangers’ 4-2 first-round series win over the Montreal Canadiens is a prime example. Merely a week ago, the Blueshirts were down 2-1 […]
6 hours ago

The Grind Line: Top Red Wings Highlight of the Year

It wasn’t the prettiest season for the Detroit Red Wings. Defensive breakdowns, offensive inefficiencies, dumb penalties, and even own goals were commonplace for the once-dominant franchise. However, there were a few instances when the sunlight broke through the gloomy, dark clouds. Yes, the Red Wings indeed did a few things right. In this week’s edition […]
6 hours ago

Hurricanes Add Organizational Depth

Much of the heavy lifting Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis plans do this offseason likely will come later this summer. In the meantime, there were light organizational moves to release Friday and an international scouting trip to make Sunday. Francis and members of the front office reportedly attended Sunday’s 2017 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World […]
6 hours ago

Report: Okposo “Showing Signs of Improvement”

Forward Kyle Okposo’s first season with the Buffalo Sabres did not play out the way he envisioned when he signed a 7 year/$45 million dollar deal with the organization on July 1st. While he scored 45 points (19 goals, 26 assists) in 65 games and played a large role on the Sabres’ top line, Okposo was […]
22 hours ago

“From Across the Eastern Sea”: NY Riveters Goalie Sojung Shin

New York Riveters goaltender Sojung Shin has been a busy young lady. When I initially spoke with her at the beginning of April, she was gearing up to participate in the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Division II-A Championship in Gangneung; a city in her homeland of South Korea. Shin had a superb tournament for South […]
22 hours ago

Hurricanes’ Net May Get New Guardian

The Carolina Hurricanes may be looking toward the future with an eye toward having a new guardian of the net, a new keeper of the crease. After a decade of relying on Cam Ward to be their goalie, a new face may be behind the mask. After two seasons of backup goalie Eddie Lack, they […]