Weekend Update: Captains, Contracts, and a World Cup Comeback?

Week 1: October 2 - 5, 2019 Featured Image Source: TSN.ca A Captain Unveiled For the first time in over three years, a Toronto Maple Leafs player skated out onto the ice bearing a C on their sweater, when John Tavares was announced the 25th captain of the Leafs ahead of their home opener last … Continue reading Weekend Update: Captains, Contracts, and a World Cup Comeback?

Trade Patterns of Every NHL Team

The NHL trade deadline looms near and it's always fun to see what the return for certain players ends up being at this time of the season. It's even more fun to see which teams are desperate enough to risk it all. We went back to the start of the 2013-2014 season (when the divisions … Continue reading Trade Patterns of Every NHL Team

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

Weekend Update: Catching the Injury Blues

Winter is flu season for us normal folk, but injury is spreading like a nasty virus through the National Hockey League. In this weekend's update, we take a look at the various injuries that have plagued the league, and the impact on their respective teams. Jaden Schwartz (STL) - Following a brutal ankle injury, the … Continue reading Weekend Update: Catching the Injury Blues

NHL’s Top 10 Current Rivalries Ranked

As the NHL season approaches, so does the hostility and one-upmanship among fans of various teams. Rivalries in the league tend to be based geographically and divisionally. There are many that have come and gone, and many that have only just begun. For fans new and old, here's a ranking of current rivalries in the … Continue reading NHL’s Top 10 Current Rivalries Ranked

The Most Surprising Players Exposed to the Expansion Draft

Sunday morning, 30 NHL teams submitted a list of players that they will protect from the expansion draft that will take place Wednesday, June 21. Most of the lists were predictable and as expected, but here a few that seemed the most puzzling: Arizona Coyotes Arizona's decision to expose Radim Vrbata is baffling. Vrbata led the team … Continue reading The Most Surprising Players Exposed to the Expansion Draft

Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1: Hot & Cold

After just the first round of the NHL playoffs, the NHL has reported that there is no perfect bracket left in their annual Bracket Challenge. Who could have predicted a Predators sweep over Chicago, or St. Louis eliminating Minnesota in just 5 games? How about the 8th seeded Leafs standing their ground and pushing Washington … Continue reading Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1: Hot & Cold