The Hart gets awarded to the player "judged to be the most valuable to his team" and is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Last year, writers almost unilaterally ruled out the notion that a player can win this award even if his team is not in the playoffs. From what I've heard … Continue reading Kucherov Will Win the Hart, But Should He?
The NHL trade deadline looms near and it's always fun to see what the return for certain players ends up being at this time of the season. It's even more fun to see which teams are desperate enough to risk it all. We went back to the start of the 2013-2014 season (when the divisions … Continue reading Trade Patterns of Every NHL Team
The Chicago Blackhawks were a team to be reckoned with for the better part of a decade. Only four players remain from the team that won the first modern era Stanley Cup in 2010. This core and the team that won the Cup were put together by Dale Tallon who served as the general manager … Continue reading Evaluating All of Bowman’s Trades
The NHL was formed in November of 1917, over a hundred years ago. Since that time, a lot of players and teams have come and gone, a lot of odd records set, and fascinating history made. We've compiled a list of these "fun facts" that aren't very well known. In 1950, Stan Mikita and Bobby … Continue reading 12 NHL Records and Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
Nashville Predators player, Austin Watson, is suspended for 27 games for domestic violence. He was arrested on June 16th at a gas station in Tennessee and pleaded no contest on July 24th. Watson had allegedly pushed his girlfriend during an argument and caused red marks on her neck. The league did not make a decision … Continue reading NHL Does the Bare Minimum
Are you wondering where your favorite fourth liner - who probably spent last season alternating between getting scratched and getting sent down to the AHL - has signed for this upcoming season? You probably heard a little buzz that he might sign back if the team was desperate enough. If anything, you think he'll take … Continue reading Why Do NHL Players Leave for the KHL?
Fighting has always been an essential proponent in hockey. It draws audiences and generates interest in casual fans. Many players fight for retribution reasons, to defend their teammates, or to create momentum shifts. People think that when a fight breaks out, losing teams gain energy from them and are more motivated to score a goal, … Continue reading Does Fighting Really Shift Momentum in a Game?