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 Washington Capitals will be playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third straight year. It's become a running joke that the Capitals can't make it out of the second round, especially when playing against the Penguins. Despite having a solid team the last few years, the … Continue reading Will This Be the Caps’ Year?
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
Week 6: November 5 – 12, 2017 Making headlines Matt Duchene was traded to the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team transaction between Colorado, Ottawa, and the Nashville Predators on Sunday, November 5th. The long anticipated blockbuster move occurred mid-game, with Duchene leaving the ice in the first period after less than two minutes … Continue reading Weekend Update: Duchene, Desert Disasters, Drought
In the first installment of Statistics for Rookies we covered the ever-confusing Corsi number. This week we get to tackle Fenwick. The Fenwick is easier to understand if you have a basic understanding of Corsi, so I recommending reading up on the Corsi number first. The formula to calculate Fenwick is basically the same as … Continue reading Statistics for Rookies: Fenwick
NBC Sports released the schedule for the 2017-2018 season of NHL on NBC. Here are a few games that should be watched league-wide: Tue., Oct. 10 Arizona Vegas NBCSN 10 p.m. EST This will be Vegas' first home game. Everyone should tune in, not only to see what the expansion team will look like on … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars for These Games on NBCSN
As the 2016-2017 NHL season comes to a close, here's a list of defining moments (in no particular order): Connor McDavid Connor McDavid won the Art Ross with 100 points in 82 games. This made him the third-youngest player to win the trophy after Sidney Crosby and Wayne Gretzky. His exceptional season also garnered him a … Continue reading Top 10 Moments of the 2016-2017 Regular Season