“Quiet Ice is a phrase used to characterize a sliver of playing surface goal-scorers love to find because it’s unguarded by opposing players and can be used to rip off a good, quick shot. It is not, as some had understandably assumed, a reference to any place where Sean Avery isn’t.” (Source, the Hockey News) In the new spirit of NHL gambling, I’m calling this the “over and under” — but instead, the over and underrated. We’re questioning some of the reputed best in the game and shining the light on some who are lurking in the quiet ice throughout the Metro. So, lace upRead More →

After a white-hot start, the Colorado Avalanche are beginning to look human again. Having started the season 6-1-2, the Avs have started to slip, going 1-2-0 in their last three contests. However disheartening that record may seem, it wasn’t nearly as bad as it looks. Embed from Getty Images Tampa Bay Lightning The last three games started with a loss to Tampa Bay at home. Losing at home is never good, especially with how tight the Avs have played in Pepsi Center over the last twelve months – but there is good news here. Holding last year’s league leader in goals scored to one isRead More →

Picture your dream job. Something you’ve dreamt about, likely for as long as you can remember. Everything you’ve done, all that you’ve worked towards was with this pursuit in mind. Eventually all your hard work and sacrifice pays off and it’s within your grasp. You’re overcome with joy! You’ve done it! Then you wake up, and Freddie Kruger’s pulling the strings… Embed from Getty Images I imagine this is how Pierre Dorion feels most days. The Ottawa Senators’ GM has been around hockey for decades. The son of a former Leafs scout, he worked his way up the scouting ranks with the Habs and RangersRead More →

We are now two weeks into the 2018-19 season and the Colorado Avalanche are sitting on a record of 6-1-2. They are currently in second place in all of the NHL with 14 points, just behind the Nashville Predators due to the ROW tiebreaker. It’s incredibly exciting to see a team who has spent six of the first nine games on the road put together these performances, led by it’s first line and special teams units. OFFENSE If last season proved anything, it’s that Colorado knows how to win at home. However, it also left the team wondering what they’ll need to do to turnRead More →

The theme of the season so far has been that goaltending is carrying the Buffalo Sabres. Carter Hutton showed strongly as the team split the first 4 games followed by Linus Ullmark‘s shutout. With a 3-2 record, despite being out-shot almost every night, play certainly has improved but there is a need to control play. Good goaltending is needed but Buffalo’s five skaters must progress in terms of puck possession to get to the next level. If not, the losses will be like those against Boston and Colorado. Embed from Getty Images Tonight, the Sabres continue their road trip as they attempt to sweep theRead More →