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If you loved playing both NHL ’94 and The Oregon Trail as a kid, we have the news story for you. After five Canucks players were diagnosed with the mumps last week, two Wild players have been quarantined with the infection as well. It’s a full-on league outbreak. According to the NHL’s release, other members of […]
Each year the trade deadline in the NHL comes and goes, there aren’t a lot of changes and people are left scratching their heads. Are these general managers so risk averse that they don’t want to make major trades? A few trades involving Patrick Eaves, Tomas Jurco, Martin Hanzal and Ben Bishop have taken place already, […]
Thanks to the NHL Officials Association, Antoine Vermette’s suspension for slashing a referee won’t be reduced. Vermette idiotically took a swing at an official after a faceoff last month. The slash earned him an abuse of official penalty, an ejection and a 10-game suspension from the league. Looking to get his suspension reduced, Vermette appealed the […]
The Minnesota Wild are all-in. In a stunning move, Minnesota acquired Martin Hanzal (and Ryan White) for a steep package: It’s a nice addition for Minnesota without factoring in the cost. Hanzal is a solid two-way center with scoring touch. In 51 games, Hanzal’s got 15 goals and 26 points on an offensively challenged Coyotes roster. […]
Don’t count Shane Doan among the group thinking the Coyotes got the better of the recent Martin Hanzal trade.
Mitch Marner sat out his fifth straight game on Satuday with an upper-body injury, failing to impress Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. Babcock expressed frustration about Marner’s absence, telling media members Marner looked like “the best player” at practice. He was unsure why Marner was forced to sit. Babcock is reportedly frustrated with the medical […]
Welcome once again to This Week in NHL Stupid, where we track the ugly, the silly, and the just plain stupid in the NHL. Now a hockey game is a great way to indoctrinate your children into the beauty of hockey. And if your child is hungry, NHL arenas all over North America offer the […]
Blake Wheeler was left questioning the decision making of the Department of Player’s Safety’s and their inconsistency following a string of similar hits with different penalties. Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba earned a two-game suspension for a check to the head of Senators forward Mark Stone. On the flip side, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin wasn’t […]
Drew Miller would be more than happy to leave the Detroit Red Wings. The 33-year-old veteran was demoted to the AHL this month following ongoing struggles. Miller has scored just five goals and one assist in 35 games. Miller outright admitted to Peter J Wallner of MLive.com that he’s hoping to get dealt during the upcoming […]
An interesting new hitch not discussed after the NHL decided to make goalie pants smaller was the potential risk of injury. Smaller equipment created newly exposed areas without padding. Montreal Canadiens goaltenders Carey Price and Al Montoya both know the emerging issue a bit too well. Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports Price and Montoya chatted […]
Toronto is paying homage to their pre-Maple Leafs roots. The team announced they’ll wear Toronto St. Pats jerseys on March. 18th. Before becoming the Maple Leafs, the organization was known as the St. Pats from 1919-1927, winning a Stanley Cup in 1927. The look is a throwback design on their old shirts. What do you […]
The Vegas Golden Knights are getting ready to assemble a roster. Golden Knights general manager George McPhee talked with Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He said he’d like to a build a team similar to the high-flying mid-2000’s Washington Capitals. “I’ve built high-flying teams in the past, offensive, entertaining teams and would like to […]
Roberto Luongo has had a rough go of things in net for the Florida Panthers as of late. Head coach Tom Rowe believes his struggles have amounted to one thing: Being unlucky. Luongo has allowed 32 goals in his last nine games, including 11 in his last three. On Wednesday night in San Jose, Luongo […]
It took about 13 minutes for the Vancouver Canucks to find their first shot on goal against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. That shot came from Alexander Edler from center ice and it somehow managed to beat Calgary goaltender Brian Elliott. Knuckle puck!