NEW YORK – APRIL 04: Sticks and the puck photogarphed during a faceoff between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers on April 4, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

How Massachusetts Hockey Fans Use Stats to Bet Smart

Anyone who’s lived in Massachusetts knows that hockey isn’t just a sport—it’s almost a religion. With that level of commitment, why leave your bets to luck? The focus here is on how statistics are reshaping the betting game, especially for hockey fans in Massachusetts who want to place wagers based on more than just gut […]

29 Feb 1996: Center Wayne Gretzky of the St. Louis Blues looks on during a game against the Vancouver Canucks at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. The game was a tie, 2-2. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Cratty /Allsport

10 Notable NHL Forwards Of All Time

Over the years, the NHL has seen some absolutely incredibly forwards, and ranking them is an extremely hard process. But, we’ve taken on the challenge of attempting to place our top 10 most notable NHL forwards of all time down below.  Maurice Richard: There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Maurice Richard is one […]

The Edmonton Oilers Could Have Their Entire First Line Representing Team Canada In Beijing

Team Canada has been sending lineups filled with stars to the Olympics since the NHL started allowing their players to take part in 1998. They’ve brought gold back home on three occasions since then, doing so in 2002, 2010, and 2014.  The NHL pulled out in 2018, however, and did not allow players to participate […]

The Top 3 Canadian NHL Players Of 2021

There are players from all over the world in the NHL. However, it should come as no real surprise that Canada is one of the most well-represented countries in the league. At the start of the 2021 NHL Season, the total number of players that were Canadian was 43%, meaning they almost accounted for half […]

The Craziest Moments In NHL History

More than any other big-league sport on the continent, the NHL is full of explosive moments, moments where a bold strategy pays off or two players start duking it out on the ice. With fighting and other passionate displays essentially permitted, there have been many moments in NHL history that can only be described as […]

Predictions for the NHL 2020 All-Star Game

The NHL All-Star Game is set for January 25, 2020, and it’s shaping up to be quite an interesting event. We’ve already witnessed a bit of head coach controversy, as Vegas’ Gerard Gallant was named as a head coach, only to be fired on January 15 by the Golden Knights, and was replaced by Arizona […]

The Best Underdog Stories in NHL’s History

As one of the biggest American sports, the Stanley Cup has been won by brilliant teams in the league’s history. Of course, bookies’ favorites don’t always win championships. In its long history, the league has seen many underdogs lift the trophy when no one gave these teams any chances. The NHL is one of the […]

4 beginner tips for new hockey players

If you’re new to ice hockey but are eager to get involved in this amazing sport, there are a few things you should know ahead of your first time on the ice.  Here are just a handful of hints to get you started, ranging from the kit you’ll need to the best ways to learn […]

ST PAUL, MN – JANUARY 12: Zach Parise #11 and Jonas Brodin #25 of the Minnesota Wild speak during the first period of the game against the Montreal Canadiens on January 12, 2017 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Two Minnesota Wild players have the mumps, because the NHL is apparently stuck in 1824

If you loved playing both NHL ’94 and The Oregon Trail as a kid, we have the news story for you. After five Canucks players were diagnosed with the mumps last week, two Wild players have been quarantined with the infection as well. It’s a full-on league outbreak. According to the NHL’s release, other members of […]

DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 29: Tomas Jurco #26 of the Detroit Red Wings skates while playing the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena on November 29, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Recent deals have already provided a trade deadline preview

Each year the trade deadline in the NHL comes and goes, there aren’t a lot of changes and people are left scratching their heads. Are these general managers so risk averse that they don’t want to make major trades? A few trades involving Patrick Eaves, Tomas Jurco, Martin Hanzal and Ben Bishop have taken place already, […]

Officials Association vetoes Vermette’s suspension reduction

Thanks to the NHL Officials Association, Antoine Vermette’s suspension for slashing a referee won’t be reduced. Vermette idiotically took a swing at an official after a faceoff last month. The slash earned him an abuse of official penalty, an ejection and a 10-game suspension from the league. Looking to get his suspension reduced, Vermette appealed the […]

during the first period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on January 23, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.

Martin Hanzal traded to Wild, nets Coyotes a ridiculously good return

The Minnesota Wild are all-in. In a stunning move, Minnesota acquired Martin Hanzal (and Ryan White) for a steep package: It’s a nice addition for Minnesota without factoring in the cost. Hanzal is a solid two-way center with scoring touch. In 51 games, Hanzal’s got 15 goals and 26 points on an offensively challenged Coyotes roster. […]

GLENDALE, AZ – OCTOBER 09: Shane Doan #19 and Martin Hanzal #11 of the Arizona Coyotes talk during warm ups to the NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at Gila River Arena on October 9, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Jets defeated the Coyotes 6-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Video: Shane Doan doesn’t understand the Martin Hanzal trade

Don’t count Shane Doan among the group thinking the Coyotes got the better of the recent Martin Hanzal trade.

SUNRISE, FL – JUNE 26: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs talks with Mitchell Marner after being selected fourth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Babcock appears to take issue with Leafs’ medical staff over Marner

Mitch Marner sat out his fifth straight game on Satuday with an upper-body injury, failing to impress Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. Babcock expressed frustration about Marner’s absence, telling media members Marner looked like “the best player” at practice. He was unsure why Marner was forced to sit. Babcock is reportedly frustrated with the medical […]

Video: AHL players fight on and off the ice in wild brawl

Vince Dunn of the Chicago Wolves and Kurtis Gabriel of the Iowa Wild had a pretty spirited fight in the third period of their game on Saturday night. After they exchanged punches on the ice, the two weren’t finished as they met up off the ice in the tunnel and fought a bit more. Watch Dunn […]