0 Comments
The 2017-18 NHL season has concluded and the Stanley Cup playoffs are well underway. While 15 teams are enjoying beautiful weather on the beach and pondering their failures of the season, 16 teams are in the midst of desperate battles for the chance to lift the Stanley Cup. While the Minnesota Wild are playing the
0 Comments
Oh, that (in)famous Detroit Red Wings defense. In what was a disastrous year for the Red Wings, their team defense certainly accounted for most of the blame. With no true, top-pairing blueliners on the roster—but plenty of past-their-prime veterans—Detroit’s defense was a sore spot for the struggling franchise. Part of Detroit’s conundrum can be traced
0 Comments
Winnipeg‘s Connor Hellebuyck, Nashville‘s Pekka Rinne and Tampa Bay‘s Andrei Vasilevskiy are the finalists for the 2017-18 Vezina Trophy. All three are currently playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, including Nashville’s Rinne, who is a finalist for the third time but has yet to win the award. Flyers center Sean Couturier, the team’s leading scorer
0 Comments
The one consistent throughout the Tampa Bay Lightning’s history is their affinity for having star forwards on their roster. Over the course of 25 years, the franchise built themselves around the philosophy of score first and score often, sometimes at the expense of the other positions on the ice. Even when the team was going through
0 Comments
The 2017-18 season for the Vancouver Canucks went, more or less, as expected — a below-average showing as the organization’s rebuild kicked off. With that being said, most of the media conversations swirling around the Canucks were, not only about prospects and rookies, but about the veteran presence on the team. Case and point: Daniel
0 Comments
The Buffalo Sabres may have missed the playoffs for the seventh consecutive year, but their American Hockey League farm team, the Rochester Americans, ended their three-year playoff drought. It’s a silver lining for the organization in an otherwise disappointing season. Baby steps. The Amerks first-round, best-of-five series starts Friday, April 20, against their I-90 rival,
0 Comments
There have been a few disappointments early on in the 2018 NHL playoffs. The Vegas Golden Knights overwhelming the Los Angeles Kings, and the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers exchanging blowouts come to mind. However, one of the biggest disappointments of these playoffs has been the Toronto Maple Leafs’ horrendous defensive performance against the Boston
0 Comments
There was no player more valuable to the Buffalo Sabres in their first two or three years of the franchise than the acrobatic Roger Crozier. Oftentimes heralded as “The Artful Dodger” in between the pipes for the Sabres, the diminutive 5-foot-8, 160-pound goaltender truly lived up to the moniker. If you watch old footage of
0 Comments
The body’s not even cold yet, but that hasn’t stopped idle speculation from heating up as to just what went wrong with the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens. More specifically, speculation as to who were the main culprits. The People vs. Pacioretty and Price Whereas some interpreted general manager Marc Bergevin’s post-mortem press-conference comments as an attempt
0 Comments
The Columbus Blue Jackets are full of wonderful stories these days. Everywhere you look up and down their lineup, players at different points in their career are making a major impact. Collectively, they have jumped on the Washington Capitals by winning two straight from them at Capital One Arena. Game 3 and the momentum all
0 Comments
The Boston Bruins are two games into their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs and so far, the main storyline is the production from the B’s top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak, who have accumulated a total of 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) and helped guide the
0 Comments
After a strong performance in Game 1, Washington Capitals winger Andre Burakovsky’s playoff push could be derailed against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 23-year-old forward suffered an upper-body injury after Boone Jenner sent him into the boards late in the first period, and he appeared to injure his left shoulder. Burakovsky, who was visibly uncomfortable,
0 Comments
What can be said about a man that everyone knows so much about? If you’re a fan of the NHL you likely know the Pat Burns story: A police officer for 17 years, three-time Jack Adams award winner (as coach of three different Original Six teams: Montreal, Toronto, Boston), a Stanley Cup champion with the