The Mighty Ducks are back! What can we expect with Coach Bombay’s return behind the bench? Speaking of coaches, Bruce Boudreau was fired by the Minnesota Wild this week. But why? Zack Kassian learned that kicking someone in the chest is not allowed. Was his punishment appropriate? Evander Kane thinks that his suspension, as well as others, are not in line with the league’s precedent and had some words for George Parros about it. Was he justified? The New Jersey Devils got their trade deadline started moving Blake Coleman and Andy Greene. Will this set the price for the next week? The Montreal Canadiens haveRead More →

Cheating is rampant in sports these days and hockey is now exception anymore! The Arizona Coyotes are being investigated for illegal fitness testing of junior players. Was it worth the potential $5 million in fines? On the heals of a Frederik Andersen injury, the Toronto Maple Leafs made a trade for Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford from the Los Angeles Kings. Will it work out for them? What other trades could happen before the deadline? Could Kyle Connor be on the move? Which goalie will have a new home? Darnell Nurse has signed an extension with the Edmonton Oilers. Will it work for the team?Read More →

This week saw TWO editions of the hottest rivalry in the NHL: The Battle of Alberta.   In Version #1 David Rittich flipped his stick and Leon Draisaitl flipped his lid. In Version #2, Mike Smith got in a fight and Cam Talbot got in trouble. When was the last time we had a rivalry this good? Justin aka Dustin Byfuglien is nearing the end of his time as a Winnipeg Jet. What does the future hold for the defenseman? Gritty has been vindicated. Which led to what might be the initial pieces of The Mascot Union. The Buffalo Sabres enter the Elimination Station. IsRead More →

The NHL All Star Weekend is finally over.   We look back at the weekend that was, including: The All Star Skills competition featured two new elements: The Women’s 3-on-3 and the Shooting Stars Competition. Were they a hit? What were the highlights in the rest of the skills competition? In the All-Star Game itself, what was noteworthy? Gary Bettman had his press conference touching on a number of subjects about the future of the NHL, including the Olympics, the CBA and tracking data. Which has us the most excited? And which gives us the most hope? After a hotly contested debate, the San JoseRead More →

The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche played on recording day, which meant rivalries were renewed as per usual, right? Gerard Gallant was replaced as the head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights and Pete DeBoer immediately replaced him. Gallant was also replaced as the coach of the Pacific Division for the All Star Game by Rick Tocchet. Where will Gallant go next? Nicklas Backstrom signed an extension with the Washington Capitals. Who won the deal? Brad Marchand lost the Boston Bruins a game this week, but was it fair? As Alexander Ovechkin passes Mario Lemieux and continues to move up the all time goalRead More →

Pekka Rinne scored a goal! Which is a Best of the Week worth celebrating. Connor McDavid also scored a slightly more fancy goal! An extra best of the week! With the best(s) of the week under control, Jake Muzzin and Morgan Rielly take home of the Worsts of the Week honors.   Peter Laviolette and Ray Shero were removed by the Nashville Predators and New Jersey Devils respectively. Were these the right moves? Zack Kassian and Matthew Tkachuk had a bruhaha that led to Kassian being suspended for 2 games. How did Tkachuk get away with it as The final members of each All StarRead More →

With some time off over the holidays, it can be difficult to get back into the rhythm of things in 2020. For some, that means forgetting your pants on your way to work. Canada are World Junior Championship Gold Medalists! Outside of that, who were the standouts of the tournament? Was it the officials? Speaking of officiating, John Tortorella has some big issues with how the NHL timekeepers functioned as his Columbus Bluejackets lost out an a win and got Joonas Korpisalo injured thanks to them. Was his anger justified? The 2020 All Star Game selections are announced, and are highlighted more by those whoRead More →

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to explore what NHL teams would like to find under the Christmas tree. What would Nick give his Detroit Red Wings and Carl his Colorado Avalanche? Nick wraps up an apology for one team and another got to open their present early. The World Junior Hockey Championships start on Boxing Day, as always. What is expected this year, with Canada looking to rebound, Finland looking to repeat and a tough US team joining in. For this tournament, play Hi Sticking with us by picking 1 forward, 1 defender and 1 goalie and if they put up pointsRead More →

Another week, another coach fired! This time Jim Montgomery was fired for the Dallas Stars for “unprofessional conduct”. Marc Crawford was not fired by the Chicago Blackhawks after he took steps to improve after allegations in early December. And Pete DeBoer was fired for having bad goaltending. Which situation is most likely to lead to success?   Taylor Hall was traded to the Arizona Coyotes. Was the return worth it? And what does it signal for the direction of the New Jersey Devils? Ilya Kovalchuk and the Los Angeles Kings make an appearance in the Worst of the Week. In a return to the EliminationRead More →

With Nick away, it takes three people to replace him. The Calgary Flames, and the NHL as a whole, had a bad week after news of coaches behaving badly happened repeatedly. Thankfully, this news is coming to light. What does it mean for the future of the league? Ryan Pike of Flames Nation and The Sporting News joins us to discuss the week that was for the Flames: the resignation of Bill Peters, the fallout and the future with Geoff Ward. Matthew Dillner, producer of the Dale Jr. Download and lifelong New York Islanders fan, joins us to discuss the New York Islanders’ fantastic season.Read More →