3:20 PM EST, Mon February 27, 2017
26 mins ago

Capitals Streak Matched: 14 a Real Possibility

With their most recent home victory against the Edmonton Oilers, the Washington Capitals have picked up a streak of 13 to match their longest winning spree in team history. The streak began on New Year’s Day when the Capitals came out on top 2-1 against the Ottawa Senators. In the next 11 games at Verizon Center, […]
59 mins ago

King Sutter: Part One

Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter got his second chance at capturing the record for most all-time wins by a coach in team history when the Kings faced the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on Saturday afternoon. After coming up short in a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Thursday, the Kings’ contest against […]
3 hours ago

A Look Back: The Oilers 2016 Deadline Moves

This time last year the Edmonton Oilers and general manager Peter Chiarelli were fairly busy at the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline. The Oilers moved out several players including; Teddy Purcell, Anders Nilsson, Philip Larsen and Justin Schultz. Chiarelli also made arguably his best player acquisition in Edmonton when he snagged Patrick Maroon from the Anaheim […]
3 hours ago

Oilers Survive February

As the gap between the Edmonton Oilers and the Western Conference playoff cut line continues to shrink, there are those who are starting to worry about what the immediate future might hold for their favourite hockey club. There is no question Todd McLellan’s crew has been a model of inconsistency since the NHL All-Star break […]
3 hours ago

Monday Morning Howl: Coyotes Win Twice, Hanzal & Stone Traded

Following their disappointing 4-1 home loss on Feb. 18 against the San Jose Sharks, the Arizona Coyotes returned to action against another Pacific Division rival in the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. They exploded for three goals in the first period against Jonathan Bernier and were able to hold on for the 3-2 victory thanks to […]
4 hours ago

The Nuck Stops Here: Miller, LaBate & the Mumps

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news, opinion and analysis column that runs every Monday throughout the regular season. Please note that this week’s article marks the first of a schedule change for ‘The Nuck Stops Here’, as posts will begin being published on Mondays as opposed to Sundays. News Mumps Outbreak Sparks Call-Ups Over the […]
4 hours ago

Sharks Deadline Plan: Big Fish or Nothing

The San Jose Sharks sit comfortably atop the Pacific Division with the regular season now entering the home stretch. At this point, the Sharks should prepare for the playoffs. But with the trade deadline approaching, could a trade assist them in their playoff pursuit? Possibly. Maybe. For the Sharks, this trade deadline is a case of […]
4 hours ago

Bruins Rolling Under Cassidy

The Boston Bruin’s decision to fire Claude Julien earlier this month was met with mixed reactions by Bruins fans and media alike. Some praised management for taking action, believing that Julien, while being a good coach, had just become stale in the Bruins locker room. Others, including myself, disagreed with the decision. Upon firing Julien, […]
5 hours ago

Patience Pays off for Backlund

When the Calgary Flames selected Mikael Backlund in the 2007 NHL Draft, they probably hoped that he would turn out to be a steady contributor in their lineup. After a decade in the organization, Backlund may have actually exceeded expectations as he’s quietly established himself as the club’s best center. In an organization with several […]
5 hours ago

3 Maple Leafs Trade Deadline Predictions

The Toronto Maple Leafs were not supposed to be this good this early. Despite beginning the 2016-17 season with minuscule if not non-existent expectations, the Leafs have defied all odds and now find themselves in the midst of a heated playoff race. Led by budding stars Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander, Toronto has shockingly become […]
5 hours ago

Are the Lightning a Playoff Team?

As the NHL trade deadline looms, albeit quietly, the Tampa Bay Lightning are attempting to dig themselves out of a rather large hole. Make no mistake, the unenviable position the team found themselves in at the beginning of February was largely self-inflicted. By the beginning of the month, they found themselves in the cellar in […]
6 hours ago

3 Things From Mavericks vs. Hawks

Saturday, the University of North Dakota was shutout for the fifth time during the 2016-17 season. With a series split, UND falls to 16-14-3, 9-12-1 NCHC. Here’s how things shook out this past weekend: St. Cloud State was swept by Denver, and UND split their series with the Mavericks. Surprisingly, this past weekend’s split didn’t […]
6 hours ago

College Hockey Sustaining the Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have done what no one else has been able to do. They figured out how to sustain playoff contention every year since 2009, winning three Stanley Cups along the way. To most fans in Chicago, the key to their incredible success isn’t much of a mystery. The Blackhawks follow a strict system […]
6 hours ago

Top 3 All-Time Blue Jackets Goalies

Using “all-time” to discuss anything related to the Columbus Blue Jackets may seem a little oxymoronic. After all, we aren’t talking about an Original Six franchise, but rather one of the youngest in the NHL. The Blue Jackets are playing their 16th NHL season and have reached the postseason twice, so “all-time Blue Jackets” doesn’t […]
6 hours ago

Leafs & Hurricanes Perfect Trade Partners

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes would appear to be two distinct teams heading in different directions, the franchises are, in fact, somewhat similar. In Toronto, a supposedly long-term rebuild has enjoyed immense early success, thanks largely in part to the excellent play of the Leafs’ youngest players. Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch […]