‘Who will hoist the cup?’ NHL.com proudly asks as it promotes it’s TV service. Well Uncle Gary, I hope for your sake it’s the St. Louis Blues because who really cares about a Sharks-Bruins final? Aside from Sharks and Bruins fans. Obviously. This post-season has been dominated by two talking points. Firstly the officiating, which has been discussed and critiqued ad-nauseum. Secondly, the giant-killing comedy of the Carolina Hurricanes. Embed from Getty Images They took the reigning champions Washington to a game-seven decider then blew away the Islanders in a clean sweep to reach the Eastern Conference final. Alas it wasn’t to be. The StormRead More →

After all the buildup, installments of varying quality, the characters were set, the action incredible, glory within sight…then just like that, Gary Bettman snapped his fingers and the Stanley Cup playoffs were half over…This year’s post season has seen plot twists and underdog stories even the Avengers couldn’t conjure. With upsets a plenty, overtime thrillers and great hockey all around, there’s rarely been a dull moment. So, with the Conference Finals set, we take a moment to remember the fallen… Embed from Getty Images The First Round Tampa Bay: The Lighting struck quickly and often, holding a three goal lead after the first period ofRead More →

Steve Yzerman is back in Detroit, this time as the General Manager of his beloved Detroit Red Wings. It causes Nick to break out in song. But what will it bring to the Wings? The Colorado Avalanche have moved onto the 2nd round of the playoffs? What was it that led them to victory over Calgary? The Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins got swept. What do they need to do in the offseason to make up for it? What will Robin Lehner‘s deal look like? What about the Winnipeg Jets? Is Jacob Trouba on the way out? The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston BruinsRead More →

With the NHL playoffs under way Wednesday, we take a look at who’ll sink or swim in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay, Boston and Toronto once again locked up the top three spots, making this the poster child for changing the divisional playoff format, as we’re guaranteed to see two of the top five regular season teams in the league eliminated after just two rounds. I’m sure the NHL will respond decisively…Columbus took a huge gamble, adding in a big way at the trade deadline, while retaining pending UFA’s Sergei Bobrovsky & Artemi Panarin and the one bag they already have packed. The Blue JacketsRead More →

“What is up Sens Tweeps! Sit back, chillax and let me drop the 411 about the dopest owner in the league! A man who singlehandedly saved our awesome franchise and had the guts, liver and all, to get rid of a bunch of ungrateful, overrated players who were, eventually, gonna be way too old to consider good anyway! He has the vision of an eagle and is every bit as majestic! This team’s going places! Maybe not downtown, but real fans don’t care! CTC’s only a quick Uber ride anyway! They know Eugene always has their best interest in mind! That’s why this rebuild willRead More →

The 2019 Super Bowl attracted about 98 millions viewers, the lowest amount for some time, but it’s still about 92 million more than game five of the Stanley Cup final between the Capitals and Golden Knights drew in. More people watch the finale of The Voice, than the Stanley Cup finals. The NFL Pro Bowl, an entirely meaningless game, gets better numbers than the game which decides which team will lift Lord Stanley’s cup. Embed from Getty Images We (probably) all know the excitement of a Super Bowl party, the tension that comes with knowing that you’re about to watch a one-off, make-or-break game that’sRead More →

Two years ago the Ottawa Senators were a goal away from the Stanley Cup Final. Today they saw the last of their top three scores, Mark Stone, the man who should’ve been their next captain, a cornerstone of the franchise for years to come, shipped off to Vegas ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline. This, just days after both Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel were unceremoniously jettisoned to Columbus. A once proud organisation reduced to selling off valuable parts like smoke damaged furniture, presumably the result of the tire fire they’ve become. Embed from Getty Images How exactly does one fall so far, so quickly,Read More →