The NHL postseason is here! We review all of the action from the first two days of the NHL playoffs, including: What is hockey like without fans? Is the intensity of regular playoffs still possible? Do the round robin games have any intensity? The Matt Dumba diversity speech and the Hockey Diversity Alliance. Mark Scheifele‘s injury at the hands of Matthew Tkachuk. Was there intent to it? Drake Caggiula was suspended 1 game for his hit on Tyler Ennis. Was it a fair suspension? There was a trend of a lot of penalties being called. Was it deserving? Will the trend continue? Will any ofRead More →

“Republicans buy shoes too” we heard a young Michael Jordan say when he was asked to back a young black politician in his home state. And it’s been a quote that has haunted Jordan’s life since it was published in Sam Smith’s book “The Second Coming.” For all the accomplishments that Michael Jordan has had, the championships, the Olympic glory, the records, the prestige, the sneakers, the title of best basketball player of all time, this quote has followed him as an example of his so-called apolitical and pro-capitalist over everything stance. It spits in the face of the image of the strong leader thatRead More →

The NHL has arrived in the bubble! But first, Wayne wants your help. Be a part of the future of waynesdryrub.com and share your recipes with us to put on the blog! What is life like in the NHL bubble? How will the NHL media be covering the game while the playoffs happen? The Seattle Kraken are the newest team to the NHL. How did the announcement set the tone for their future? John Chayka “quit” as the GM of the Arizona Coyotes, leading to a bitter public discourse about it. Why all the drama? This week we preview the Western Conference playoffs, including: WhichRead More →

The NHL playoffs are almost here and that means that it’s time to preview the Eastern Conference Play in round!  The NHL released the latest COVID-19 test results. Has the NHL done all that they can to keep the players and staff safe? The Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers will play a round robin tournament to warm up. What can be expected from this tournament? With 4 best of 5 matchups happening, we look at: Are Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins finally healthy enough? Which goalie will start for the New York Rangers? Can Sergei Bobrovsky return toRead More →

With the current climate, there’s a lot of focus and scrutiny on how organisations and sports teams are responding to what’s happening in the news. Whenever a professional sports team throws its weight behind a cause that’s at least partly political in nature, there’s often a social media backlash. When the New Jersey Devils tweeted recently that they’ve added ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the ice at their practice rink, the response ranged from support all the way through to threats of cancelling season tickets. A recent change in our ice reflects an unwavering commitment to changing the game for racial equity. #WeAreOne | #NJDevils pic.twitter.com/nBWqt8UEOYRead More →

Training camps are back and so are we!   The NHL officially announced the plan for Phase 3 and 4 of their return to play, as well as a CBA extension, which means Olympics and escrow! Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play has begun, which means training camp, players opting out and a look towards the the qualifying round which is both playoffs and not playoffs at the same time! The Vancouver Canucks wanted Tyler Toffoli. Which apparently will cost them Brock Boeser. Lindy Ruff is the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils. Why though? The final Quarantine Corner is hereRead More →

So the Detroit Red Wings are drafting 4th overall. Yes it’s a joke, but as many have been quick to point out, Steve Yzerman was also drafted in that same position, and he turned out to be alright. Embed from Getty Images With that in mind, let’s take a look at all the players who’ve been drafted 4th overall, and see if we can figure out who was the best of all time. There have been a LOT of drafts since 1963, so this week we’ll just be looking at the first decade of drafts. The Swinging 60s. 1963: Al Osborne Drafted by: New YorkRead More →