Oh, Brother! The NHL’s Siblings of the Past, Present, and Future (Part Three: Future)

Click here to read parts one and two of this series first! One of the best parts of watching hockey, or even sports in general, is watching relationships develop between players. Whether it's a rivalry that's all in good fun between opponents or a close bond between long-time teammates, it really helps fans build a … Continue reading Oh, Brother! The NHL’s Siblings of the Past, Present, and Future (Part Three: Future)

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

An Ode to Taylor Hall

For Taylor Hall, it's been a long road to his first playoff appearance. With his New Jersey Devils being eliminated from the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games on Saturday night, we decided to take a look back at how he got here, and why he deserves all of the praise he … Continue reading An Ode to Taylor Hall

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

Is Tanking Really Worth It?

With the NHL season winding down, teams have to decide whether to keep on fighting or to tank and try to get a decent draft pick. But, as either a player or a fan, is tanking really worth it? Is tanking something that we, as fans, should actually root for? I think it’s safe to … Continue reading Is Tanking Really Worth It?

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?