Wayne Gretzky must think very highly of Auston Matthews, jokingly admitting that he was worried about his scoring record after watching Matthews’ four-goal debut. Speaking with Sportsnet, Gretzky, who scored 92 goals in the 1981-82 season with the Edmonton Oilers, said his mind was racing after watching the 2016 number one pick score four times. “I’m thinking, […]
Welcome back to another edition of Hockey Fights of the Week! The NHL is hitting its stride and already the season has been full of surprises. Who would have guessed that the Auston Matthews hype would ever grow this big this quickly? Who would have guessed that the Edmonton Oilers would come out of the gate […]
Nothing ages worse than a topical Halloween costume. If anyone could pull it off though, it would be Auston Matthews. He can’t do anything wrong right now as he has been the best rookie this year and now he may be the best “Ken Bone” we see this year.
The New York Islanders’ move to the Barclays Center has been filled with problems which is why rumors are swirling again surrounding yet another move for the Isles. In March, the Islanders called out the “awful” ice at the Barclays Center and how it’s impossible to play quality hockey when the ice is in that bad. […]
The Carolina Hurricanes dished it out on social media on Saturday night. The burn started when a Flyers fan jokingly tweeted about dressing like a scary clown in response to the Hurricanes call for a Halloween costume contest. Carolina’s social team took a fun shot at the Flyers in response. Scott T. was a good […]
Dylan Larkin is known for a couple of things when he is on the ice such as his blistering speed and unbelievable shot. Have we underrated him as a pugilist? He could be the next Bob Probert for all we know. Here he is taking on Yannick Weber and more than holding his own.
A few former Michigan hockey players were on hand to try their hand at Score-O, an intermission game where you have to get the puck into a tiny hole similar to Shoot the Puck in Chicago. Marty Turco, Brendan Morrison and Mike Legg decided to play it with startling efficiency. Legg even put it in […]
Graphics during a hockey broadcast are usually widely ignored or overlooked unless they have an egregious error or typo. In the case of the St. Louis Blues, their recent game against the Edmonton Oilers featured a rather unusual graphic of Jake Allen. See if you can spot what’s strange in this photo: Allen is […]
Teemu Selanne’s got jokes. The retired Anaheim Ducks star was appearing at an alumni game representing the Winnipeg Jets against Edmonton Oilers stars. Many Jets and Oilers legends including Dale Hawerchuk, Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey and Jari Kurri played in the game. Selanne, who last appeared with the Ducks in 2013-14, joked it would take […]
After a tough negotiation that saw him go from the Dallas Stars to CSKA St. Petersburg, Valeri Nichushkin was expected to dominate the KHL. He has been picking up points, yet has been criticized by coaches. He found out the hard way that the KHL isn’t going to be a walk in the park after […]
Welcome to another edition of “This Week In NHL Stupid”, where we at Puck Drunk Love explore the hidden gems of stupidity around the league. We start by centering around rules. It’s always a good idea to follow them, especially when you’re a rookie trying to make it in the NHL. Islanders rook Matthew Barzal pushed […]
Being one of the best defenseman in the game, Erik Karlsson can get away with almost anything. This Halloween costume though may put some of his fans in a bind. Is this a great costume or just a bit much?
It seems scoring has been up in the National Hockey League with crooked numbers showing up in box scores so far this season. The San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers recently combined for 11 goals – with New York popping seven in. The game is reaching a peak in terms of excitement with many, […]
The first-ever meeting between Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine was one to remember. The battle between two of the top rookies in the NHL was a crazy game in which Laine came out on top after finishing his hat trick with an OT winner. This entire sequence was pretty awesome to watch. Matthews broke in and […]
Jonathan Quick’s injury will keep him out longer than initially estimated. Quick suffered a groin injury in the same place he injured it in 2013, last week during the Kings’ season opener against the San Jose Sharks. The 30-year-old slid awkwardly in his crease and labored getting up. He was soon replaced with Jeff Zatkoff. […]