Weekend Update: Catching the Injury Blues

Winter is flu season for us normal folk, but injury is spreading like a nasty virus through the National Hockey League. In this weekend's update, we take a look at the various injuries that have plagued the league, and the impact on their respective teams. Jaden Schwartz (STL) - Following a brutal ankle injury, the … Continue reading Weekend Update: Catching the Injury Blues

Coyotes 4, Leafs 1: Leafs win streak snapped

The Toronto Maple Leafs win streak came to an end Monday night at the hands of the Arizona Coyotes, who extended their own win streak to three games. Halfway through the first, Arizona got out to a 1-0 lead with a power play goal from Brendan Perlini who's father, Fred Perlini, appeared in 8 games … Continue reading Coyotes 4, Leafs 1: Leafs win streak snapped

Lead by Example: Reaching Out to the Hispanic Community

In 2015, the Florida Panthers announced a partnership with ESPN Deportes that would broadcast all 41 home games of the 2015-2016 season in Spanish and thus include the radio broadcast into the Florida Panthers Radio Network. In 2016, the Chicago Blackhawks announced their partnership with Univison Chicago that would broadcast 14 games in Spanish via Univision … Continue reading Lead by Example: Reaching Out to the Hispanic Community

Weekend Update: Duchene, Desert Disasters, Drought

Week 6: November 5 – 12, 2017 Making headlines Matt Duchene was traded to the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team transaction between Colorado, Ottawa, and the Nashville Predators on Sunday, November 5th. The long anticipated blockbuster move occurred mid-game, with Duchene leaving the ice in the first period after less than two minutes … Continue reading Weekend Update: Duchene, Desert Disasters, Drought

Favorite Players of the “Puck it Up!” Staff

Every NHL fan has a different story about their favorite player. For some, it’s a matter of who you grew up with, who you remember liking as a kid, who scored at your very first NHL game. For others, it’s more about experiences, the players that were the nicest when you met them. Some fans … Continue reading Favorite Players of the “Puck it Up!” Staff

Statistics for Rookies: Fenwick

In the first installment of Statistics for Rookies we covered the ever-confusing Corsi number. This week we get to tackle Fenwick. The Fenwick is easier to understand if you have a basic understanding of Corsi, so I recommending reading up on the Corsi number first. The formula to calculate Fenwick is basically the same as … Continue reading Statistics for Rookies: Fenwick

Statistics for Rookies: The Corsi Number

In the world of sports analytics, hockey is relatively new to the game. While many fans hopped on the analytics bandwagon that began in baseball in the 1960s, mainstream sports writers and the NHL did not seem interested in advanced stats. During the 2014-2015 season, the NHL officially partnered with SAP (an enterprise software company) … Continue reading Statistics for Rookies: The Corsi Number