Trade Patterns of Every NHL Team

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

NHL Does the Bare Minimum

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

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?

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

Puck It Up’s Hart Trophy Picks

Every year the Hart trophy by definition goes to the most valuable player to their team as deemed by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. This season has the largest pool of potential nominees than what we have seen in past seasons.  Here are our picks for the Hart trophy: Jen’s Pick: Taylor Hall Every year, the … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Hart Trophy Picks

Preds Clinch Playoff Birth

The Nashville Predators became the first team in the league to secure their spot in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Friday night with a 4-2 victory over the Avalanche. Nashville has now made the playoffs four straight seasons and 11 times in the franchise's 19 year-history. Nashville got out to a 1-0 lead late in … Continue reading Preds Clinch Playoff Birth

How the Avs Went From Last in the League to Battling for a Wild Card Spot

Colorado Avalanche have exceeded everyone's expectations so far this season. After finishing last in the league with 48 points, many expected there to be a few more bumps before everything clicked into place. Only a year later, they're fighting for a wild card spot and have made their case to make it into the playoffs. … Continue reading How the Avs Went From Last in the League to Battling for a Wild Card Spot