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
As the season comes to an end, nominees for various trophies like the Calder, Norris, Selke, Jack Adams, Vezina, and Hart will be named by the NHL on behalf of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, NHL general managers, and the NHL Broadcasters' Association. All of us at Puck It Up have decided to make our own … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Calder Picks
There is nothing quite so romanticized in hockey as the frozen pond — playing outdoors, the fog of breath hanging in the air, snow falling as ruddy-cheeked lads battle the elements and each other in a game that nature grants them only during those long, cold weeks of short days. But is the NHL’s romance … Continue reading NHL Outdoors: A Classic Case Of Burnout?
With their loss to the Boston Bruins Saturday night, the Coyotes dropped to 0-4-1, their worst five game start in franchise history. Arizona got out to a 1-0 lead in the first period on Mario Kempe's first NHL goal but the excitement was short lived, as David Pastrnak tied the game 1-1 a little over a … Continue reading Arizona still winless: Bruins 6, Coyotes 2
As the NHL season approaches, so does the hostility and one-upmanship among fans of various teams. Rivalries in the league tend to be based geographically and divisionally. There are many that have come and gone, and many that have only just begun. For fans new and old, here's a ranking of current rivalries in the … Continue reading NHL’s Top 10 Current Rivalries Ranked
Rookies are one of the most cherished parts of any sport, especially hockey. The unique thing about hockey is that many first-year players are as young as 18 or 19, as opposed to baseball, for example, with the MLB’s rookies’ average age being 24 ½. So, who will step up to the NHL this year? … Continue reading Who Will This Year’s “New Kids” Be?: Rookie Predictions