The hockey community is full of a variety of different people. Fans of different races, genders, backgrounds, upbringings, and sexualities all come together to watch and appreciate the game that they love. However, an aspect of life that isn't often talked about in this community is mental health, or, more specifically, mental illness. Nearly one … Continue reading What Role Does Mental Health Play in Hockey?
For the past 12 years, the New York Rangers have qualified for the playoffs almost every year. Out of all of the seasons between 2005-2006 and 2016-2017, they only missed out once, in 2009-2010. Between number-one defenseman Ryan McDonagh, all-star goaltender and franchise star Henrik Lundqvist, and memorable, talented forwards like Derick Brassard and Carl … Continue reading The Art of the Rebuild: What to Expect for Fans of the New York Rangers
This year's NHL free agent class is filled with talent. Among the bigger names are John Tavares, James van Riemsdyk, James Neal, Rick Nash, and Joe Thornton. However, there's more to the group besides the talent on the surface. Players like Ilya Kovalchuk, Mike Green, Patrick Maroon, Michael Grabner, and Thomas Vanek are also up … Continue reading What Does a Salary Cap Increase Mean for the NHL?
Over the past few days, the women's hockey world has been filled with news. A new team has been added to the NWHL, and the league's free agency period opened up on June 1st. So far, the Buffalo Beauts have brought back Hayley Scamurra, Maddie Elia, Lisa Chesson, and Corinne Buie. In the realm of … Continue reading Metropolitan Riveters News Round-Up
Since the 2017-2018 NHL season has ended, trade rumors have begun to surround a few players. One of those players has been Jeff Skinner. Skinner's Carolina Hurricanes failed to make the playoffs again, making this the ninth consecutive season without qualifying. Since he has only been playing for the team (and in the NHL) for … Continue reading Will Jeff Skinner Stay?
On May 15th, 2018, The National Women's Hockey League officially expanded for the first time! The NWHL added Minnesota as their fifth team, in addition to their original "founding four" teams. When the league was established in 2015, there were four teams; the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, and New York (now Metropolitan) Riveters. … Continue reading Welcoming the Minnesota Whitecaps to the NWHL
For Taylor Hall, it's been a long road to his first playoff appearance. With his New Jersey Devils being eliminated from the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games on Saturday night, we decided to take a look back at how he got here, and why he deserves all of the praise he … Continue reading An Ode to Taylor Hall