Going into this season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, there are many elements to the different teams that fans look forward to watching unfold on the ice. And now, with a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game one, the Columbus Blue Jackets are coming into the playoffs with the entire hockey world on notice. The … Continue reading Will the Blue Jackets Keep Their Cannon Firing?
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
On January 14th, 2018, a generally unexpected notification was sent to the phones of hockey fans everywhere. Jack Johnson had requested a trade. For many of those fans, this news was met with immediate confusion. Who exactly is Jack Johnson? What teams would want him? Would he actually get dealt somewhere? Let’s take a look … Continue reading The Jack Johnson Situation: Background Summary and Analysis
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
We're about eighteen games into the season and, as teams start to find their groove, some players are struggling to do the same. There are many big names in the NHL who are in or have been in goal droughts. Artemi Panarin, Mitch Marner, and Patrick Kane have all snapped their goal droughts recently. Panarin went 10 games … Continue reading Goal Droughts are Sucking the League Dry
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
Marian Hossa Marian Hossa announced Wednesday morning that he won't be returning to the NHL for the 2017-2018 season due to a progressive skin condition that prevents him for playing. Many are quick to point out how "convenient" this seems to be for the Blackhawks and for Hossa. The Blackhawks are in cap hell; they … Continue reading Chicago Blackhawks: What do the Recent Changes Mean?