Most fans who picked a bracket or joined a playoff pool this April were more than likely disappointed by the end of the first round. Over half of the first round series resulted in upsets, with of course the biggest two being the sweeps of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tampa Bay, who finished first in the … Continue reading Will the Hurricanes Suffer the Same Fate as Others Who Swept?
If you're a fan of an NHL team that doesn't call Nevada home, then it's easy to feel salty towards the Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas created for themselves one of the best storylines in all of sports, by becoming the first expansion team (St. Louis you don’t count and you know it) to make it … Continue reading Why the Golden Knights Aren’t Leaving Playoff Contention for Years to Come
Using the phrase "The house always wins" when referring to the Vegas Golden Knights, has become a tired expression. Gone are the days of October when the hockey world was waiting for Vegas to come back down to earth. The Vegas Golden Knights are three wins away from a Stanley Cup. Three wins away from … Continue reading The Golden Knights: Can They Do It?
With the regular season almost over and all attention focused on the NHL standings, naturally most of the spotlight falls on the fringe teams like Anaheim and Colorado. Additionally, if eyes aren't fixed on the wild card race, then the rest of the focus is shifted to teams like Boston and Tampa Bay, who are … Continue reading Evander Kane: What’s After the Playoffs?
The battle out west couldn't be closer as the final stretch of the regular season is upon the league. With just over 10 games give or take left in the regular season, anything can still happen. However, the eastern conference is significantly more set in stone than what the west is dealing with. Out east there's … Continue reading Western Conference Playoff Race: Who’s Going to Make It?
The trade deadline has come and gone and all teams rosters are locked in for the remainder of the season. There were a number of significant and interesting moves at this years deadline: Brassard being the one that seemed kicked off the big deals, the McDonagh trade being the most intricate, and Tatar being the … Continue reading What’s Next for the Big Names that didn’t Move
Why do I say "NEW" in the title? It's known that Canada's Women's team remains largely intact from one Olympics to the next, based on the good old "if it ain't broke don't fix it" mentality. However, although most of the roster remained the same from 2014 to 2018, the pieces that did change were … Continue reading How the NEW Canadian Women’s Team Still Owned the 2018 Olympics
I realize "nobodies" is a fairly negative word, it implies irrelevancy and a sense that those categorized under this word are lesser than. Objectively though, that is the case when you look at Team Canada's Olympic Men's Hockey roster compared to the talent of the current NHL superstars. However even though it's obvious that if NHL … Continue reading Team Canada’s Biggest Nobodies
All-Star weekend, does it matter? No, not really, but if you decide to buy into it a little, and not get bogged down in the cynicism, then the All-Star spectacle can actually be fun to watch. Sure it means more to some players than others, but when you have guys like Alex Ovechkin blocking shots … Continue reading What I Want to See out of Brock Boeser over All-Star Weekend
Edit (1/19/18): The Gulutzan info-graphic previously stated that the Flames' combined goal differential, for their 5 games before the stick throw was "-7". However, it was actually "-1" and the info-graphic has been adjusted accordingly, apologies for the error. Sometimes a little motivation goes a long way, whether that's figurative, regarding the emotional impact of … Continue reading The Effectiveness of Gulutzan’s Stick Throw