The guys are back as they start the show by trying to figure out which NHL player has a career that mirrors that of Eli Manning. They also: – wrap up the 2017 World Junior Championships – preview the changes to jerseys next season, including the removal of 3rd jerseys – find out how sad the Avs make Carl, including some trade talk – talk All Star Game captains and pick their own Western division teams – learn how Gary Bettman screwed us this week – relive the Blue Jackets winning streak and decide how they’ll fare the rest of the way – talk who’sRead More →

As discussed on this week’s podcast, next season’s jersey manufacturers Adidas have done away with the third/alternate jersey. This will make it easier to roll out the new jerseys for each team. Those affected will have to face a choice, do they integrate the alternate design into the their home/road jersey? Or do they abandon them altogether? Here are the teams that currently have an alternate jersey (as defined by their official store), and a few thoughts on what should become of them. Anaheim Ducks This gloriously orange jersey with its retro logo needs to stay, it can easily replace the Ducks’ current road jersey.Read More →

In the first article in this series, we looked at the NHL’s 1967 expansion, when the league doubled in size. 1970 brought the addition of two new NHL teams, and the divisions were shuffled. The Chicago Black Hawks (the name change came in 1986) moved over to the West, making space in the East division for the new boys. 1970 Vancouver Canucks The history of the Vancouver Canucks effectively starts in 1945, but ice hockey in BC’s largest city goes back much further than that. The Millionaires (later renamed The Maroons) represented Vancouver in the PCHA and WCHL for 15 years, and in that timeRead More →

With a jam packed December of Hi Sticking, we’re happy to announce a brand new champion: Nick Seguin! Congrats to Nick. Will someone dethrone Nick or can he defend his title? How it works For those new to the game, for every Pavel Bure Must Watch Game you get to pick 1 player for each team who you think will score the game winning goal. If you pick the game winning goal scorer, you get 2 points. If the guy you picked assists on the winner, you get 1 point. The Standings nickseguin19 24 Mikelaybourne 15 nkinsey8 15 BShareCohen 13 DRDiabloTHW 10 TheeRyanKearns 9 JoeMartini90Read More →

The guys are back from their Christmas vacation with Joel getting to start 2017 celebrating the Leaf’s victory in the Centennial Classic. They also touch on the news ending 2016, including: – Jaroslav Halak being put on waivers – Matt Murray’s injury – Jack Eichel calling out his Sabres’ teammates – The Bluejackets and Wild having the streakest game ever – Chris Pronger somehow still playing in an alumni game while being on an NHL roster – How sad the Avalanche make Carl Embed from Getty Images They also recap the World Junior Championships heading into the playoff rounds, re-evaluate the Shea Weber/PK Subban traded,Read More →

The 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic is here. The 23-11-5 Chicago Blackhawks will take on the 19-13-5 St. Louis Blues at Busch Stadium. Puck probably drops at 1pm ET. Both the the Blackhawks and Blues enter the Classic having lost their last games so neither has the momentum and both have a point to prove. Chicago are slight favorites sitting top of the Central Division, eight points clear of third placed St. Louis. The Blues on the other hand, need to take both points to try and avoid dropping into a wildcard place. This is the Blackhawks’ fifth outdoor game and their third Winter Classic.Read More →