BOSTON, MA - APRIL 04:  Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden on April 4, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Five notable NHL players hoping for better results in 2017

Like most of us entering the new year, some NHL players need to pause and reflect on 2016. Thus far through the 2016-17 NHL campaign, select players are left wondering just what happened to their season. While not every player failing to produce points has played poorly, the results have not been kind for some, […]


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 […]

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 13:  Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets walks on to the ice prior to the start of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 13, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Sergei Bobrovsky helped the Columbus Blue Jackets win thirteen straight

Why the hell should anyone care about the Columbus Blue Jackets? It’s a question that has been asked often throughout the team’s short history. They share a city with the Ohio State Buckeyes, and while it isn’t often a professional sports franchise is second fiddle to a college, that’s often been the case in Columbus. […]

Mark Scheifele

Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele will appear in a Nutcracker ballet show

Mark Scheifele is part of the Winnipeg Jets’ promising future, and was their first draft pick after the team moved from Atlanta to the Manitoban prairies. Not only is he one of the better young players in the league, with 31 points already this campaign, he’s multi-talented and going to try his hand at ballet. well, […]

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 02:  Steve Downie #17 of the Arizona Coyotes skates with the puck during the NHL preseason game against the San Jose Sharks at Gila River Arena on October 2, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Former Arizona Coyote Steve Downie rips into team in twitter rant

After being waived by the Arizona Coyotes this January after playing 26 games, Steve Downie had a lot to say about the brief time he had with his former team. Downie went on an epic Twitter rant criticizing the Coyotes, invoking NHL folk hero John Scott in the process. Dave Tippett is a fairly well respected coach […]


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 […]

Craig Cunningham

Craig Cunningham speaks on his miraculous survival of a pre-game heart attack

If not for an extraordinary set of medical professionals and the quick treatment they provided, Craig Cunningham would not have been speaking to the media Wednesday. The 26-year-old Cunningham, the captain of the Tucson Roadrunners (the Arizona Coyotes’ AHL affiliate) collapsed on the ice November 19 just after the anthem. Here’s footage of that from […]


Amid rough December, Florida Panthers co-owner picked for Donald Trump’s cabinet

For outsiders looking at the Florida Panthers organization, 2016 continues to be a very strange year to understand. To recap: The Panthers organization have had a bizarre December. Panthers ownership fired head coach Gerard Gallant, despite relative success. The move was a clear signal towards further embracing analytics with a collaborative management group. But, only […]


Five NHL veterans undergoing surprising seasons in 2016-17

Predictions are always difficult to make when it comes to individual performance. From one season to the next, a player could have a career-best season followed by their career-worst. There are patterns indicating why a sudden breakout might occur, but a good surprise is always fun. A slew of veterans have taken their play to […]


Henrik Lundqvist knocked out of game with an unnecessary dirty hit

Sometimes you see a hit and you immediately know it’s going to get a player suspended. That was the case in New York tonight. Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was playing the puck behind New York’s net when Dallas Stars forward Cody Eakin absolutely trucked him with a hit.

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. […]

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 10: Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates with Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81), Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) after scoring a goal in the second period of the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 10, 2016, at Amalie Arena in Tampa Florida. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Penguins are obliterating opponents in December, putting NHL on notice

Christmas has come early for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins haven’t just beaten opposing NHL teams in December, they’ve taken a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat and bludgeoned them to death. It’s not fair to say the Penguins are simply dominating because they’re straight up murdering opponents. It’s merciless. In six games this month, Pittsburgh has […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 02:  Ryan Reaves #75 of the St. Louis Blues fights Clayton Stoner #3 of the Anaheim Ducks to the ice during the first period at Honda Center on January 2, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Half of NHL fans say banning fighting wouldn’t affect their watching habits

A majority of NHL fans in the U.S. say banning fighting wouldn’t impact the way they watch the game, according to a survey conducted by Yahoo Sports and YouGov. The survey results showed banning fighting would have no impact on 51 percent of fans’ (57 percent of women, 47 percent of men) viewing habits. In fact, […]


In the span of seconds, the Canadiens and Bruins delivered massive, player-dropping hits

The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins have a longstanding rivalry. The division rivals simply don’t like each other, and never have. This was evident on Monday night, as a series of massive hits caused all-out chaos. The ruckus started when defenseman Alexei Emelin crunched David Pastrnak across the boards with a high, hard  hit. […]


NHL star Auston Matthews wore a Harambe Christmas sweater

Harambe continues to live on in the sporting world and is now popping up on ugly Christmas sweaters. At 19, Auston Matthews might already be one of the most talented forwards in the NHL. He scored four goals in his debut and has since proved to be a consistent source of offense for the Toronto Maple […]

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 […]