The Blackhawks haven't been great. We all know this. Their defense is weak, the offense is inconsistent at best, and the off-season acquisitions and trades have been questionable. Who is at fault? One would argue it's Stan Bowman, but who took the fall? After 797 games, 9 playoff appearances, and 3 Stanley Cup Championships, the … Continue reading The Unjust Firing of Joel Quenneville: A Casualty of the Management Power Struggle
Every day, the hockey world changes. Even if it's just a little bit. Between jersey additions, new logos, teams making trades and rules being modified, the NHL is constantly going at a mile a minute. However, even in today's fast-paced hockey world, some traditions are still able to stand the test of time. One of … Continue reading Lou Lamoriello and Tradition’s Place in Hockey
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
The hockey-verse never disappoints when it comes to dropping big trade news. In this case, it was a peculiar wee hour of the morning bombshell that left NHL fans flabbergasted. Max Pacioretty has been the subject of trade rumors for months now. Many fans and journalists alike have been speculating that Pacioretty would likely be … Continue reading Knights Cover a Void With a “Patch”: Trade Evaluation
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?
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?
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