Kucherov Will Win the Hart, But Should He?

The Hart gets awarded to the player "judged to be the most valuable to his team" and is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Last year, writers almost unilaterally ruled out the notion that a player can win this award even if his team is not in the playoffs. From what I've heard … Continue reading Kucherov Will Win the Hart, But Should He?

Oil Spills Push Edmonton to the Brink

Every year in the NHL, there are some sleeper teams that end up being a pleasant surprise for spectators and some teams with high expectations that fall just short of the hype. The Edmonton Oilers are a team that have been caught in the middle of those classifications. Before they were able to draft the … Continue reading Oil Spills Push Edmonton to the Brink

The NHL Skills Competition, #PayDecker, and More: The Divide Between Men’s and Women’s Hockey

On January 25th, 2019, the Colorado Avalanche realized that they would need a replacement for Nathan MacKinnon in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition since he was forced to pull out due to injury. MacKinnon was slated to participate in the "fastest skater" segment against the likes of Jack Eichel and Mat Barzal. Using a tweet, … Continue reading The NHL Skills Competition, #PayDecker, and More: The Divide Between Men’s and Women’s Hockey

NHL Star-Studded World Championship

The 2018 World Championship will take place in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark. The tournament began Friday, May 4 and will conclude with the finals being on Sunday, May 20. As always, since the tournament is taking place at the same time as the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, many key stars will be missing. However, this leaves room for … Continue reading NHL Star-Studded World Championship

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

What Went Wrong for the Oilers?

Years after the Edmonton Oilers trudged around in the bottom half of the NHL standings, they finally made the playoffs. There was so much potential and hope surrounding last season, but as we see this year, it's not that easy. This season, things have slowed down a bit. The momentum that was built during the … Continue reading What Went Wrong for the Oilers?

Weekend Update: New Year, New Team?

Week 14: January 1 - 7, 2018 Trading blockThe Montreal Canadiens turned heads this week as they make both literal and theoretical moves, trading back-up goalie Al Montoya to the Oilers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round 2018 draft pick, and allowing rumors of a Max Pacioretty trade to spread ravenous around the league. Their … Continue reading Weekend Update: New Year, New Team?