What makes a team exciting to watch? Is it the way the team controls the puck? Frustrating their opposition? Or is it the way a team passes and skates, running circles around the other team. The opposite can also be true, teams don’t have to on fire to be entertaining, a strong defensive performance or cat-like goalie can be just as much fun to watch. Here are three teams that I love watching, and a few honourable mentions. Pittsburgh Penguins So far this season, the Pens are the daddies of entertaining hockey. When the Commish said he wanted to see more goals; Pittsburgh obliged andRead More →

For a quarter of a century, the NHL was a six team league. As the 1960s rumbled on, the NHL and the ‘original six’ teams decided (or relented, depending on how you look at it) that it was time to expand. Next year the NHL expands again as the Las Vegas Desert, Black, Silver, Something Knights will join, the first expansion team in 16 years. So, ahead of that, we’ll be taking a look at the teams that have joined the league over the years. With the addition of the six new teams, the league was split into the East and West divisions. The East consistedRead More →

By now it’s probably journalistic cliche to say ‘if the season ended today’, but it’s still a fun exercise and I’m not a journalist. Besides, who hasn’t gone on to the Wildcard standings on NHL.com recently and thought ‘What if”? I’m looking at you, Edmonton fans. Of course the season has barely just begun, some teams have only played 11 games, but early season form can still give a good insight into what the rest of the season may bring. For example, it’s not exactly a devastating hot-take to say that the Arizona Coyotes aren’t going to make the playoffs. 82 games is as manyRead More →