This June the Vegas Golden Knights will be selecting their roster and, as we all learned today, on June 18 we will be able to see which players each team protected and which were left unprotected. BREAKING: Protected and available player lists for the Vegas expansion draft WILL be made public and released likely on June 18, per NHL. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) March 29, 2017 In the sections that follow, Carl Landra, Joe Martini and Mike Laybourne bring you their selections for who the first 7 teams eliminated from the NHL playoffs will protect and leave exposed in the upcoming expansion draft. But first, theRead More →

Competition for the Eastern Conference’s final wild card place is tight, with five teams separated by just five points. The Metropolitan division is pretty much set and although the New York Rangers haven’t yet clinched, barring any major collapse, their playoff place looks pretty safe. The picture in the Atlantic division is less concrete. No teams have clinched yet, although it’s unlikely that the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators will fall from the top two spots. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ position is slightly more precarious though. They’re holding onto the third spot, but only by one point. They currently have 84 points, so that’s theRead More →

The guys are back and joined by Caleb Eefting of Rönnängs IK as he tells them what it is like to go from playing in Canada to being the leading scorer of the SHL Division 3. They also talk about the news of the week, including: – Sidney Crosby‘s hack on Ryan O’Reilly and slash on Marc Methot. Did Crosby deserve supplemental discipline for his slash? – Freddie Anderson and Tuukka Rask are hurt for their respective teams. How will this impact the playoff race? – What playoff matchups would excite us the most? Lastly, the Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week areRead More →

Montreal Wanderers NHL History

The NHL is 100 years old, and in that century many teams have come and gone. Some are still about, others have merged or relocated. Some however, are no more, and exist only in record books and Hall of Fame displays. These teams may have fallen by the wayside, but they also paved the way for many of today’s teams and the NHL we all know and love. This article is about them. Quebec Bulldogs/Hamilton Tigers The Quebec Bulldogs were one of the four teams involved in founding the NHL, although they would not play in its first two seasons. The team itself dates backRead More →

The guys are back as they try to rally through Joel’s Leafs playing the biggest game of the season thus far during the show to talk about the news of the week, including: – Matthew Tkachuk’s suspension for his elbow on Drew Doughty. Has Tkachuk reached the level of players like Andrew Shaw? – Brad Marchand (also in the Andrew Shaw range) is tied for the league lead in points. Where does he rank and how do we all come to terms with this? – What even is an offside anymore? – What do the playoff races look like? Are the teams already set inRead More →

We’re half way through March and so far we have a dead heat at the top of the Hi Sticking standings! With teams fighting for playoff spot, it’s time for the players to perform, and all of you playing Hi Sticking are stepping up as well. Every new episode of the show we pick our Pavel Bure Must Watch Games, so listen to the show for the new games and play along on Twitter. How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick the game winning goal scorer, 1 player for each team.  Starting inRead More →

In the early 90s, the NHL continued its program of expansion, both in size and geography. Previous markets in the Bay Area and Ontario became targets, and the long sought after potential fanbases were also finally tapped. Unlike many expansions, the three teams below are still going strong, and still in their original cities. While this expansion hasn’t seen the same cup success as the 1972 expansion (two teams & four Stanley Cups), the Tampa Bay Lightning are well on their way to building to building a dynasty. San Jose Sharks Since the Cleveland Barons folded in 1978, there had been an odd number of teamsRead More →