Three Wins From the Clark Cup: Chicago Steel Advance to Finals

The Chicago Steel sealed their fate with an overtime goal last Saturday night, defeating the Muskegon Lumberjacks in four games to claim the Eastern Conference Championship title and secure a spot in the Clark Cup Final. Tomorrow night they will take on the Sioux Falls Stampede, who earned their Western Conference Championship title with a … Continue reading Three Wins From the Clark Cup: Chicago Steel Advance to Finals

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?

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

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)

Evaluating All of Bowman’s Trades

The Chicago Blackhawks were a team to be reckoned with for the better part of a decade. Only four players remain from the team that won the first modern era Stanley Cup in 2010. This core and the team that won the Cup were put together by Dale Tallon who served as the general manager … Continue reading Evaluating All of Bowman’s Trades

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

Click here to read part one of this series first! One of the most enjoyable 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 connection … Continue reading Oh, Brother!: The NHL’s Siblings From the Past, Present, and Future (Part Two: Present)

Chicago Steel Weekend Round-Up: Steel Outlast Lancers

After eight straight victories, the Chicago Steel's win streak came to an end this past Friday, falling 3-1 to the Des Moines Buccaneers. The Steel are without one of their top goal scorers, Robert Mastrosimone, as he was invited to the USA Hockey World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alberta. The Steel will be without … Continue reading Chicago Steel Weekend Round-Up: Steel Outlast Lancers