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DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Blackhawks defeated the Avalanche 6-4. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

6 current NHL stars who should not be on league’s 100 Greatest Players list

How much of a presence should current NHL stars have on the league’s 100 Greatest Players list? The NHL will release its 100 Greatest NHL Players list Jan. 27 during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. They already announced the names of 33 players on the list from old-timey hockey, and you know it’s old-timey because […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 06: Dennis Wideman (6) of the Calgary Flames jaws with a referee while playing the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of the Flames' 4-3 win. The Colorado Avalanche hosted the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center on January 06, 2014. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

NHL Mailbag: Chicken wings are trash, new Devils unis and The Wideman Effect

This week’s NHL Mailbag tackles all the important issues in today’s world. Chicken wings — are they garbage or trash? Why would you ever eat one? Do you love to waste money? Also, we’ve got some questions about the Devils’ potential new uniforms, how to improve the Winter Classic documentary show that’s on that channel and […]

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2016 gifts that NHL teams would like to return, please

Several NHL teams would like to return uwanted gifts from the past year. The holidays are over (or almost over if you celebrate something other than Christmas) and that means one thing — it’s time to return the bad gifts. An iPhone 7? Hey, grandma, get your crap together and live in the present. If […]

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Christmas movies as NHL players? Yes, we make this work

What’s the best cold-weather sport? It’s hockey. What’s the best cold-weather movie genre? It’s Christmas movies. What’s the best sports content one can consume during the cold-weather months and specifically the holiday season? Of course, it’s cold-weather movies as cold-weather sport — content! The point is, we’ve got some sports-themed holiday content to get you to the […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 06: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Florida Panthers looks on during warm-ups prior to his game against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 6, 2016 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

5 old guys still getting it done facing NHL’s youth movement

The theme of the 2016-17 NHL season so far has been clear: The young people are here to steal the jobs from the old people. It’s basically a “Millennials Are Ruining…” story come to life in a professional sports league. Connor McDavid. Patrik Laine. Auston Matthews and the other young Toronto Maple Leafs. Zach Werenski. […]

MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 02:  Shea Weber #6 of the Montreal Canadiens looks on during the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre on November 2, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-0.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Admit that you were too quick to praise Shea Weber over P.K. Subban, OK?

Through 11 games, the perfect time to judge an offseason trade that will have repercussions on both franchises for years and even decades, the Montreal Canadiens won the P.K. Subban-for-Shea Weber trade with the Nashville Predators. The Canadiens were 9-1-1 and the Predators were 3-5-3 solely because Weber was a team-first leader and Subban was […]

VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 15: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers looks on from his crease during their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena November 15, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

NHL Mailbag: All-Star goalie skills competition, where are the goals and Westworld

The NHL Mailbag is here once again and we’ve got some good questions this week. What should the goalie skills competition be at the All-Star Game? Why are people panicking about a lack of goals? Which movie trilogy should have stopped after the first movie? And is Westworld good? Mailbag, my friends! 1. Goalies AF The Martin Brodeur Goal-Scoring […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 22: (L-R) Host Will Arnett speaks with head coach Mike Sullivan, Pascal Dupuis, general manager Jim Rutherford and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2016 NHL Awards at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The 2016-17 NHL quarter-season awards, honoring the best and worst

Now that we are approximately 25 percent through the 2016-17 NHL season, it’s customary to announce season-long awards. I know that doesn’t make any sense, but it’s a thing we all do in the hockey world and I’m no better than anyone else when it comes to content creation. Today, I will be awarding one-quarter of all […]

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NHL players, fans can’t trust Gary Bettman, so why does he pretend they should?

I have figured out why Gary Bettman is so loathed by hockey fans. Yes, yes — it’s three lockouts in 18 years. But there’s something deeper. Every hockey fan that has reached the age of reason understands why players who recently signed contracts that go beyond 2020 are structuring those deals to minimize losses during […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 17:  Head coach John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets reacts on the bench during the second period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 17, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The 5 NHL coaches most likely to be fired in November

A coach is getting fired in November.* NHL teams understand that patience is important until a bad four-week stretch befalls them at the start of the season, then it’s time to ask their coach to pack their desks and give their access cards to security. The first coach to be fired is usually kicked to […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Shea Weber #6 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates this game winning powerplay goal at 17:03 of the third period against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on October 26, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Canadiens defeated the Islanders 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Enough! Shea Weber worship is already out of hand, two weeks into season

Shut the fuck up about Shea Weber already. … What’s that? I have to write more words? Doesn’t that one sentence make my point? You’re telling me I have to explain myself? My editors are such sticklers for making my point clearly using what some people call facts and evidence. Fine. So, as I was […]

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