What Role Does Mental Health Play in Hockey?

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?

Does Fighting Really Shift Momentum in a Game?

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?

The Art of the Rebuild: What to Expect for Fans of the New York Rangers

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

From First Overall to the KHL

Nail Yakupov has signed a two-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg, a KHL (Russian league) team. He was drafted first overall in the 2012 draft by the Edmonton Oilers and, following a four-year stint with the team, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues, after which he signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. … Continue reading From First Overall to the KHL

What Does a Salary Cap Increase Mean for the NHL?

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?

Biggest Steals in Past Drafts by Each NHL Team

The 2018 NHL Entry Draft starts on Friday night with the first round and resumes on Saturday with rounds two through six. To give you a look into the past, we've complied a list of players who are considered "steals" in the modern era. Anaheim Ducks: Josh Manson (Defenseman) Manson was drafted in the sixth round, nineth … Continue reading Biggest Steals in Past Drafts by Each NHL Team

Trade Impact: Coyotes Acquire Galchenyuk

The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk from the Montreal Canadiens Friday afternoon in exchange for Max Domi. With trade rumours swirling for the past few seasons, it appeared it was only a matter of time before the Canadiens moved Galchenyuk. A change of scenery is likely to benefit both players involved. Galchenyuk, the 2012 third … Continue reading Trade Impact: Coyotes Acquire Galchenyuk