Kari Lehtonen’s play has been fairly mediocre in 2016-17, compiling a decent win/loss record with fairly pedestrian GAA and save percentage numbers. That being said, Lehtonen may have just claimed the best save of the season with his glove robbery on Philadelphia’s Ivan Provorov. The Flyers set up a great play, luring Lehtonen out of his […]
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 […]
Jakub Vrana of the Washington Capitals had a big Friday night, scoring his first-ever NHL goal in his fifth career game. As Vrana spoke with reporters following the game, he was met with a big shaving cream surprise courtesy of Tom Wilson.
Welcome to another edition of “This Week in NHL Stupid”, where we track the silly, the ugly, and the stupid in the world of hockey. And while the week started out slow, eventually the stupid oozed out of the pores of the NHL this week. Let’s start with a team who hasn’t played a game […]
The NHL hasn’t decided whether or not they will allow players to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, but it has already been reported that there is a “strong negative sentiment” from the league’s owners. That negative view may represent the majority, but it doesn’t reflect the views of Washington Capitals owners […]
Garth Snow loves long-term extensions, but on Friday, the New York Islanders GM completed a deal which is indefensible. Snow signed forward Cal Clutterbuck to a five-year extension, worth, wait for it – $3.5 million per season.
Sergei Fedorov’s playing days are over, but he’s still enjoying a successful career in hockey as the general manager of the KHL’s CSKA Moscow. Fedorov’s role as GM follows up a career in which the Russian skated in 1,248 NHL games and was considered one of the league’s best. Fedorov left the NHL for the KHL ahead […]
Just about 22 months ago, the Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres were the talk of the hockey world for a week or so after engaging in what was then considered a blockbuster trade. Less than two years later, the trade is looking more and more like a bust for both sides. It’s not a disaster […]
Carey Price is a calm presence in the Montreal Canadiens’ net. Well, unless you’re Kyle Palmieri. In tonight’s Devils-Canadiens matchup, Palmieri was pushed into Price while trying to get by defenseman Jeff Petry. Palmieri collided with Price, who was pretty pissed. The usually chill netminder punched a defenseless Palmieri a couple of times before finally letting him […]
It’s safe to say the St. Louis Blues aren’t going to be big fans of the New York Islanders’ home in Brooklyn any time soon. Heading into a game against the Isles on Thursday night, the Blues missed their morning skate due to a “clogged commute” which prevented them from making it to the arena. […]
It’s that time of year when the good teams in the NHL start pulling away from the bad ones. With that, it’s starting to become clear which teams need to place their playoff aspirations on hold and look forward to the upcoming 2017 NHL Draft. These three struggling franchises clearly need to start looking to the offseason […]
Weeks after unveiling a new team name and logo, the Vegas Golden Knights have run into a big trademark problem. SB Nation reports that the United States Trademark and Patent Office has denied the Golden Knights’ trademark request. Owner Bill Foley’s Black Knights Entertainment filed the request for clothing and “entertainment services, namely, professional ice […]
If you follow the NHL (which I assume you do since you found this article), you’re probably aware that Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk has been really good over the past couple years. What you might not know is just how good he has been since joining the Wild back in 2014-15. Even Wild fans may […]
Patrick Laine had some fun at the expense of teammate Nikolaj Ehlers. The talented Fin is competing for the NHL-lead in goals with 17, 13 more than Ehlers. Ehlers has compiled an impressive season in his own right, tied for third league-wide with 19 assists, but the Jets winger has had trouble potting goals with only […]
An incredibly scary moment happened during tonight’s Canucks-Devils matchup. Behind the Vancouver net, defenseman Philip Larsen was nailed with, what appears to be, a clean hit by Devils forward Taylor Hall. The hit knocked Larsen unconscious. As he lay on the ice, the Devils and Canucks players started fighting atop his limp body and bumped into […]