Going into this season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, there are many elements to the different teams that fans look forward to watching unfold on the ice. And now, with a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game one, the Columbus Blue Jackets are coming into the playoffs with the entire hockey world on notice. The … Continue reading Will the Blue Jackets Keep Their Cannon Firing?
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 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
Now that we're down to four teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it's time to look at who the potential Conn Smythe Trophy winner might be. The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded at the end of the Stanley Cup Final to the player who is deemed the most valuable to his team during the playoffs … Continue reading Potential Conn Smythe Winners
Every year the Hart trophy by definition goes to the most valuable player to their team as deemed by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. This season has the largest pool of potential nominees than what we have seen in past seasons. Here are our picks for the Hart trophy: Jen’s Pick: Taylor Hall Every year, the … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Hart Trophy Picks
The Norris trophy goes to the best defensemen in the NHL this season. We often see it go to the best "defensive forward," a defensemen who happens to score a lot of goals. This doesn't necessarily make them the best defensemen, but the definition of the trophy and who deserves it is up to interpretation. … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Norris Trophy Picks
As the season comes to an end, nominees for various trophies like the Calder, Norris, Selke, Jack Adams, Vezina, and Hart will be named by the NHL on behalf of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, NHL general managers, and the NHL Broadcasters' Association. All of us at Puck It Up have decided to make our own … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Calder Picks