Whaler fans never give up hope

It has been 17 years since the Hartford Whalers closed up shop in Hartford. But that doesn’t mean Whaler fans have give up hopes of an eventual return. Here is a pic Reddit user bouncymouse captured at the Hartford St Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday:

VIDEO: True Detective reacts to Canucks third period collaspe

          When two great things run into each other on the internet, everyone wins. On Sunday, "True Detective" ended its awesome eight-episode run on HBO. On Monday, the Canucks let the Islanders score seven third period goals in a stunning defeat.   So, of course, someone mashed up one of the best […]

Day 2 of GM meetings: OT changes, Faceoffs and more

According to Elliotte Friedman the GM's discussed an interesting new wrinkle to faceoffs: A proposal to change the way faceoff "cheaters" are dealt with. Now, the offender is kicked out of the circle, but too many GMs feel that's being used as a delay tactic, to rest tired teammates. Instead, the guilty party would be forced to […]

The 5 best moments from Episode 1 of HBO’s 24/7

  HBO's "24/7" is a must-watch for hockey fans. It doesn't even matter if you hate the two teams involved. The access given to us to see an otherwise behind-closed-doors universe is something we simply cannot get enough of. The first episode of "24/7" between the Leafs and Red Wings aired Saturday night, and it […]

NHL index: 11-18

Biggest story of the week   Steven Stamkos was having a MVP-like start to the season.  On Monday, he broke his leg in an unfortunate collision with the post.  He’s going to be sidelined for at least a few months, and his chances of playing in the Olympics aren’t looking good.  Tampa Bay was playing lights-out recently, and this is certainly going to really challenge them.  Head Coach Jon Cooper is confident that his team is still capable of playing decent hockey, even without Stamkos.  They won two of three this week and have been playing a great team game all season.  The injury to Stamkos may catch up with them at some point but they’re moving forward for now.     Goal of the week Jamie Benn with a ridiculous goal against the Flames   Save of the week The Stars owned the highlights this week.  Kari Lehtonen is making a habit of having the save of the week.   Top 5 Teams   1.  St. Louis – Many predicted the Blues to be a strong team this year.  They have points in 16 of 19 games.  Alex Steen has been unbelievable. 2.  Chicago – They picked up old friend Kris Versteeg this week in a deal with Florida. 3.  San Jose – Ended a 5-game road trip Sunday.  Got points in 4 of 5 games in breaking out of their slump. 4.  Phoenix – Not enough respect is given to the Yotes. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is a world class defenseman. 5.  Anaheim – Losers of three in a row, one of those a shootout loss, the Ducks are still playing solid.   This marks the second week in a row that a team from the East isn’t in the top 5.  Only one team in the East, Tampa Bay, would qualify for the playoffs if they were in the West.   Biggest Meltdown   Mike Milbury was highly critical of the Buffalo Sabres decision to hire Pat Lafontaine and Ten Nolan on NBCSN this week.  He went as far as to call it a PR move, […]

The weekly NHL Index: 11-11-13

Biggest Story of the week Kevin Dineen led the Florida Panthers to the playoffs two seasons ago.  This week he was fired along with his assistant coaches Craig Ramsay and Gord Murphy.  Replacing Dineen is Peter Horachek, who coached the Panthers’ AHL affiliate.  John  Madden and Brian Skrudland will be the new assistants.  This wasn’t […]