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
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
One of the most fun 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 to the game. One of the most unique connections in … Continue reading Oh, Brother! The NHL’s Siblings From the Past, Present, and Future (Part One: Past)
The NHL was formed in November of 1917, over a hundred years ago. Since that time, a lot of players and teams have come and gone, a lot of odd records set, and fascinating history made. We've compiled a list of these "fun facts" that aren't very well known. In 1950, Stan Mikita and Bobby … Continue reading 12 NHL Records and Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
Every day, the hockey world changes. Even if it's just a little bit. Between jersey additions, new logos, teams making trades and rules being modified, the NHL is constantly going at a mile a minute. However, even in today's fast-paced hockey world, some traditions are still able to stand the test of time. One of … Continue reading Lou Lamoriello and Tradition’s Place in Hockey
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
Are you wondering where your favorite fourth liner - who probably spent last season alternating between getting scratched and getting sent down to the AHL - has signed for this upcoming season? You probably heard a little buzz that he might sign back if the team was desperate enough. If anything, you think he'll take … Continue reading Why Do NHL Players Leave for the KHL?