It might be summer, but there is still NHL news! Including: Fresh off a Stanley Cup, Jordan Binnington has a new contract with the St. Louis Blues. Ryan Dzingel moves to the Carolina Hurricanes and Micheal Ferland takes his talents to Vancouver. Are the deals good? Alexander Nylander was dealt from Buffalo to Chicago for Henri Jokiharju. Did either team win this deal? In our Triple H segment (Hockey’s Hardcore History) we look at how the NHL got from 6 teams to 31. Aside from the WHA merger, the NHL grew through expansion. What are the stories behind expansion? How did the teams get where theyRead More →

With a light news week, the news of the light is quickly covered, including: Alexander Kerfoot ruins Carl’s dream of a Colorado Avalanche offer sheet as he signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Speaking of offer sheets, Sebastian Aho officially is staying with the Carolina Hurricanes. Will bad blood remain? Don Cherry is not done with Hockey Night in Canada. But should he be? It’s time to kick off our summer series, “Hockey’s Hardcore History”, with a deep dive into the history of offer sheets. Who signed the first ever offer sheet? How did Scott Stevens end up where he did? How did Joe SakicRead More →

The term ‘Mr Irrelevant’ is given the player picked last in the NFL draft, but what happens if we apply it to the NHL? What if instead of just looking at the last player picked, we worked our way backwards and picked an entire team? 12 forwards (four from each position), eight defensemen and two goalies. Mr Irrelevant just became Team Irrelevant. Starting with the 2010 draft, we’ll take a look at each member of our team and explore how their NHL career has panned out since draft day: Forwards – Centre Embed from Getty Images Joonas Rask – you might be wondering is JoonasRead More →

NHL Free agency opened on July the 1st and OH BOY was it a busy day! Carl is not okay with the Tyson Barrie trade to Toronto. Can Nick convince him that Nazem Kadri is a good enough return? More trades happened as Phil Kessel headed to Arizona and Ottawa did Toronto a favor and took Nikita Zaitsev off there hands. But why? And then….the offer sheet bomb was dropped! With Sebastian Aho signing the offer sheet with the Montreal Canadiens, why exactly did he do it? And why did they? And why wouldn’t Carolina match? It’s then time to dive into the rest ofRead More →

With the 2019 NHL draft in the books, it’s time to look back with hindsight and see who went where. Who had the best draft? Who had the worst draft? Who is Mortiz Seider? And, can Carl correctly identify the names of NHL draft picks? In the midst of that, a trade happens as Calvin de Haan heads to Chicago for Anton Forsberg. Surprise! This is added to the Patrick Marleau, P.K. Subban and J.T. Miller trades from the weekend. Lastly, the NHL is changing the way that they are doing reviews next season. But is it for the better? All this and more onRead More →