The NHL Semi-Finals are here! Gerard Gallant is the head coach of the New York Rangers. Where else could the most sought after free agent coach have ended up? With the New York Islanders continuing to shut down teams, do they what it takes to hold back the cap circumventing Tampa Bay Lighting? Since Dougie Hamilton mentioned it, are should the Injured Reserve rules be adjusted? And since he was mentioned, will the Carolina Hurricanes’ strategy to let him talk to other teams work out for them? The Boston Bruins continue to stay in contention. Can they bring back Taylor Hall to extend the streak?Read More →

The NHL has reached another milestones to normalcy after COVID, with teams allowed to cross the Canada-US border again. What does this mean for the conclusion of the playoffs? The Buffalo Sabres have won the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery. But who exactly will they be looking to pick first? We explore the fall out from The Most Boring Hour of Television! Mark Scheifele was suspended 4 games for his hit on Jake Evans. Was it the right length? Is a comeback possible for Winnipeg? The Carolina Hurricanes continue to give the Tampa Bay Lightning powerplays. If they can stay out of the box, can theyRead More →

Fresh off the Toronto Maple Leafs’ loss to the Montreal Canadiens, we look back on the series, particularly how bad Mitch Marner was, how much the Leafs were in their own heads, the different ways the John Tavares loss effected them and what changes Kyle Dubas needs to make going forward. Montreal is set to face the Winnipeg Jets now. With Winnipeg being a more similar fit to Montreal than Toronto, what can we expect from this game? Will Blake Wheeler be the key to cracking the Montreal code? Can Carey Price out duel Connor Hellebuyck? The Colorado Avalanche scored a touchdown on the VegasRead More →

The NHL playoffs are in the heart of the first round, covering: The Colorado Avalanche and their sweep of the St. Louis Blues. What went wrong with the Blues? Nazem Kadri got suspended 8 games for his hit on Justin Faulk. Was it an appropriate length? The Vegas Golden Knights have shut down Kirill Kaprizov. Will he overcome it before it is too late? Is this the end of Alexander Ovechkin with the Washington Capitals? Tristan Jarry has been letting down the Pittsburgh Penguins. Will he be the reason the New York Islanders advance? We wish John Tavares the best and are glad that hisRead More →

The 2021 NHL Playoffs are here and we break down all 8 matchups of the first round. Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals: Vitek Vanecek is out for the Capitals. Is Craig Anderson the answer for them? New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Kyle Palmieri scored two goals in a game defined by the role players. Which star player will define this series and why is it Sidney Crosby? Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers: Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos are back for the Lightning. What impact will they have on this series? Is it fair that Tampa gets to bring them back like they did?Read More →

Tom Wilson showed the New York Rangers the full brunt of his anger this week. And got away with it, while in the aftermath that followed, Jeff Gorton and John Davidson lost their jobs, the Rangers were fined $250,000. How did he pull this off and did the NHL make the right decisions? With new COVID protocols announced for the playoffs, will the product on the ice be impacted? Connor McDavid has 100 points on the season. Where does it rank in the all time best seasons ever? John Tortorella and Rick Tocchet both mutually agreed to leave as coaches of their teams. What directionRead More →

The NHL has officially signed on to have TNT as their broadcast. What would be the ideal scenario for the NHL on TNT and why does it involve Chris Jericho breaking walls down? The Seattle Kraken have joined the NHL as the 32nd team. What could the next few months look like for the Kraken? With one week left in the NHL season we look at each of the divisional races. Who will win the tightly packed East? Will Nashville or Dallas make the playoffs in the Central? (Spoilers: See below!) How did the Avalanche not win the President’s Trophy as many thought? The DallasRead More →

With the world of soccer dealing with the fallout of the Super League, would a similar format work in the NHL? Would a relegation system work in the NHL? We look up and down the standings to see which teams are in surprising locations and how they got there, including: – The Columbus Bluejackets ending John Tortorella’s tour – The Washington Capitals overcoming a subpar Alexander Ovechkin – The Pittsburgh Penguins riding the Sidney Crosby train – The Florida Panthers avoiding the overpaid Sergei Bobrovsky – The Carolina Hurricanes celebrating with Rod the Bod The Chicago Blackhawks enter the Elimination Station. With Kirby Dach returningRead More →

The Vancouver Canucks are back! After a difficult time with COVID, they returned to the ice with a win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. What they can expect the rest of the season? What are some likely outcomes if an outbreak like this happens during the playoffs? With the NHL trade deadline behind us we look at how new players like Anthony Mantha and Taylor Hall are fitting in on their new teams. Patrick Marleau beats Gordie Howe‘s all time games record. Does it really matter? The Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks both enter the Elimination Station. With most of the Flyers roster locked inRead More →

It’s NHL trade deadline day! We take a look at the buyers and sellers of trade deadline day. BUYERS Florida Panthers: With Aaron Ekblad out they picked up Brandon Montour and also Sam Bennett. Is Florida the fresh start that Bennett needs? Toronto Maple Leafs: Nick Foligno joins our Nick in Toronto. Is it a match made in heaven? Colorado Avalanche: Carl Soderberg is back. SOUND THE ALARM! SELLERS Columbus Bluejackets: David Savard and Foligno net a first round pick each. Is that the best deal of the deadline? Detroit Red Wings: It’s not. Because the Red Wings got Jakub Vrana and a 1st roundRead More →