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?

PHOTOS: Chicago Hockey Charity Classic 2018

Team Kane and Team Hinostroza faced off once again for the second annual Chicago Hockey Charity Classic. The event benefitting Special Olympics Chicago took place yesterday at MB Ice Arena, with Team Hinostroza coming out with the fun-filled victory. Here's a closer look at the day's events!

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

Goal Droughts are Sucking the League Dry

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

Favorite Players of the “Puck it Up!” Staff

Every NHL fan has a different story about their favorite player. For some, it’s a matter of who you grew up with, who you remember liking as a kid, who scored at your very first NHL game. For others, it’s more about experiences, the players that were the nicest when you met them. Some fans … Continue reading Favorite Players of the “Puck it Up!” Staff

Catching Up at The Chicago Hockey Charity Classic

Local hockey stars came together yesterday to play in the first ever Chicago Hockey Charity Classic. Big names such as Patrick Kane, Kendall Coyne, and Vinnie Hinostroza headlined the event where all proceeds went to the Special Olympics - Chicago chapter. The game was Team Hinostroza vs. Team Kane and consisted of two 25 minute … Continue reading Catching Up at The Chicago Hockey Charity Classic

PHOTOS: Chicago Hockey Charity Classic

Smiles all around this Saturday at Special Olympics Chicago's Chicago Hockey Charity Classic game. Players from every league - young and old - came together this weekend to play for an amazing cause, and here are our photos from the event! (Photos by Alyssa O'Brenski, Puck It Up) Don't forget to read all about how … Continue reading PHOTOS: Chicago Hockey Charity Classic