TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 8: Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs talks to the referee during action against the Vancouver Canucks during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre February 8, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Phil Kessel goes off on Toronto reporter who insinuates he’s to blame for Carlyle’s firing

Any time that a coach gets fired, it makes for a tough and awkward time in the locker room. Players have to deal with the insinuation that the firing was their fault, and usually the players that are targeted are the best of the bunch. Alexander Ovechkin has dealt with insinuations that he is uncoachable […]

GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 29: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers sits on the bench during a break from the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 29, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Flyers 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Claude Giroux leaves game with cut to back of left leg, avoids serious injury

A scary moment occurred during the Philadelphia Flyers-Carolina Hurricanes game, as Justin Faulk accidentally stepped on the back of Claude Giroux’s left leg: The Flyers did not call the injury anything other than a lower body injury, but Giroux left the ice unable to place weight on his left leg. Faulk appeared to step on […]

This Oilers trade proposal from Damien Cox is ridiculous

Taylor Hall is (inexplicably) on the trade block right now as the Edmonton Oilers prepare to blow their franchise up everywhere but where they should, which is the front office. Of course, when hockey fans hear that one of the game’s best forwards might be trade bait, they salivate and throw around proposals that they […]

P.K. Subban has a unique defensive technique

There is such a thing as too much information sometimes, especially when it comes to spilling the beans on your defensive techniques: cutting the cheese. Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is one of the best in the game without a doubt, but how? Why is he so effective at what he does? In an interview […]

Winnipeg Jets can’t spell Mark Scheifele’s name

Mark Scheifele isn’t an unknown around the Jets’ locker room or organization. He’s not some temporary try-out, or a young kid who’s about ready to be sent back to his junior team. He’s the Jets’ first draft pick after relocation moved the Thrashers to Winnipeg, and he’s become a regular and dependable part of their […]

NHL 15 features Philadelphia “Fleyrs”

There are lots of complaints going around from gamers regarding NHL 15’s bare-bones next-gen release, but Flyers fans have an extra one to worry about. From redditor Equadora: Here’s the shirt magnified: Well, that’s unfortunate. I’m sure that Fleyrs fans are happy to see their team get some love. Add another one onto the massive […]

Barry Trotz’s relationship with Alex Ovechkin may be complicated

I like to assume that Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz is a man of few words who says directly what he means, and very much means what he says. In that case, Alexander Ovechkin better pick up his game. In an interview with former hometown newspaper The Tennessean, Trotz tells Josh Cooper that he and […]

Blackhawks fans hypocritically push to ban “The Stripper”

I think this comes with age. Perhaps it comes with life experience in general. I just don’t get worked up about small injustices anymore. By “small injustices” I don’t mean the pay gap between men and women, or the fact that internationally women are still subjugated by men in a generally paternalistic world-view that’s so […]

Anaheim Ducks to retire Teemu Selanne’s number

Hopefully Teemu Selanne isn’t seriously considering playing in the KHL this season – if he does, he’ll miss his jersey retirement. The Anaheim Ducks are having a Teemu Tribute Night on Sunday, January 11th to honor their franchise’s greatest player. Appropriately enough, it will be against the Winnipeg Jets. Teemu’s iconic number 8 will be […]

NHL releases ugly sweaters for the holidays

The NHL has released tacky sweater themed jerseys in the past for the holiday season, which I compared to the tacky sweater worn by Colin Firth’s Darcy in Bridget Jones’ Diary. I can’t imagine that they were such big sellers among the fanbase that someone in marketing wanted to spin off actual ugly sweaters, but […]

THN warns Blackhawks about length of Kane and Toews deal?

The Chicago Blackhawks recently signed both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to eight year contracts worth $10 million a year. That’s a long time, and a lot can change in eight years. That’s what this Hockey News article should’ve said. Two sentences. That’s it. Instead, the reader is given synopses of four different players and […]

Detroit Red Wings Twitter account dispenses feminist words of wisdom

As a woman, I inwardly (and probably outwardly) cringe whenever I see someone making it a goal to hook up with a player and using the term “puck bunny” as something to aspire to. Sure, that’s their deal and personal business and yada yada yada. The Detroit Red Wings’ Twitter account seems to agree with […]