NHL called former players suing over concussions ‘mere puppets’ in lawsuit

Former Detroit Red Wings captain Reed Larson wrote an op-ed in the Detroit News last year, claiming the NHL was “more than willing to encourage” playing with a head injury. The NHL wasn’t impressed. Rick Westhead of reports unsealed court documents showed the league referred to players like Larson as “mere puppets” who “certainly […]

John Tavares focused on hockey as arena questions loom

John Tavares isn’t fretting over the New York Islanders arena troubles. Earlier this week, reports suggested the Barclay Center was the verge of kicking the team out of the arena due to future earnings projections. With the Islanders drawing constantly low attendances, alternatives such as hosting concerts likely offer arena owners more of a profit […]

NHL forcing goaltenders to wear smaller pants, netminders aren’t happy

The NHL is starting to phase-in a new style of goalie pants and goaltenders aren’t overly impressed with the mid-season change. Starting Saturday, goalies will have to wear a smaller, more fitted pants. Essentially the league is trying to make netminder’s equipment not as needlessly bulky. Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling isn’t a fan. Speaking with […]

This Week in NHL Stupid: Fool me twice…. Brad Marchand

By: John Coppinger Welcome once again to “This Week in NHL Stupid”, where we track the ugly, the silly, and the just plain stupid in the world of hockey. Now, we do this thing on a weekly basis as you may know. It’s very rare that somebody makes the Stupid list twice, let alone two […]

Penguins debut awesome gold and yellow stadium series jerseys

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going gold. The Penguins unveiled the new look for their upcoming Stadium Series. The jerseys are pure gold and black. Penguins players will wear gold helmets, jerseys, and pants, with black details throughout. The jerseys feature two patches, one titled “City of Champions” and the other a Stadium Series patch. The […]

Peter Forsberg praises McDavid: “He’s better at everything than I was”

Peter Forsberg is a big fan of Connor McDavid. The Colorado Avalanche Hall of Famer spoke at the 100 Best NHLers announcement in Los Angeles, throwing huge praise at the Edmonton Oilers superstar. Forsberg, who scored 885 points in 708 games, said he wished he could have played like McDavid, claiming “he’s better at everything […]

Guy Boucher hates shootouts, doesn’t watch them

Guy Boucher isn’t the fan of shootouts. The Ottawa Senators head coach spoke with James Mirtle of the Athletic, revealing that despite his club pulling off a 3-2 shootout win recently over the Toronto Maple Leafs, he “hates” the shootout for it’s reliance on individual performance. “I never watch shootouts,” Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher […]

Claude Julien amid job trouble speculation: “My job is to fix things”

The Boston Bruins have played good hockey so far in 2016-17, yet the club’s results haven’t been where they should be. Following Friday’s 1-0 defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks, the B’s record dropped to 23-20-6, tumbling almost out of playoff position after three straight losses. Claude Julien admitted despite recent turbulence he’s not worried about […]

Video: Pavel Datsyuk scores with his stick behind his legs

This is vintage Pavel Datsyuk. He might not be in the NHL anymore, but Datsyuk’s still got sick moves. Check out this beautiful goal from KHL action. In Datsyukian-fashion, the 38-year-old scored by sticking his stick behind his legs and beating the netminder under his arm. I miss these type of goals from Datsyuk in […]

NHL to introduce the ‘Four Line Challenge’ during All-Star Skills Competition

The NHL has already cut the breakaway challenge from the All-Star Skills Competition, but a new entertaining replacement might’ve been found. Elliotte Friedman of reports the All-Star game will feature a new competition titled “The Four Line Challenge.” The new event will see players try to hit targets from particular spots on the ice. Think […]

Chris Kreider fined $5,000 for pummeling Cody Eakin with his own helmet

Chris Kreider has been fined $5,000 by the league after hitting Cody Eakin with his own helmet during a fight during last night’s New York Rangers-Dallas Stars game. Kreider grabbed Eakins’ helmet and proceeded to hit him with it during the fight, before dropping it and continuing to swing at the Stars forward. It’s a […]

Landeskog on trade rumors: “I want to be an Avalanche”

If it was up to him, Gabriel Landeskog would remain captain of the Colorado Avalanche for the foreseeable future. With the Avalanche season already lost, Landeskog’s become the subject of trade rumors. Landeskog is taking the speculation in stride, admitting to Mike Chambers of the Denver Post he’s not letting them affect his game. “Whether […]