in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 25, 2016 in San Jose, California.

3 reasons why the San Jose Sharks will win the Stanley Cup

Recently we took a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins and outlined three reasons why they will win the Stanley Cup. Considering we have no idea which team will hoist the best trophy in sports, here are three reasons why the San Jose Sharks will take home the Cup. 1. Lethal offense The Sharks have had […]

PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 26: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in action against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 26, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

3 reasons why the Pittsburgh Penguins will win the Stanley Cup

The San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins will face off in this year’s Stanley Cup Final. The two teams enter the Final with very different stories and backgrounds, but both are more than capable of claiming the title. As a result, this two-part series will look at why each team could win the Cup, […]

DALLAS, TX – APRIL 29: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars clears the puck against the St. Louis Blues in the second period in Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 29, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

How can the Dallas Stars fix their dreadful goaltending?

The Dallas Stars took a step forward this year in many aspects. They won the Central Division with 109 points (their most since 2006-2007) a year after falling short of a postseason berth in 2014-2015. The faces of the franchise – Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn –  and the rest of the Stars’ electric offense was […]

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Washington Capitals shouldn’t change a thing

Blow it all up! Trade Alexander Ovechkin! Fire Barry Trotz! Change the entire team! Hold your horses and settle down that raw emotion. The Capitals fell to the Penguins in the Eastern Conference semis in six games. It was a hard fought series from both sides and was top notch entertainment from two of the league’s best. […]

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 25: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks reacts after being eliminated by the St. Louis Blues in Game Seven of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. The blues beat the Blackhawks 3-2 to win the series. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty Images)

Pivotal offseason lies ahead for the Blackhawks

It’s odd to think that at this time of the year the Chicago Blackhawks are focused on the offseason rather than contending for a Stanley Cup. The Hawks tend to deal with there mortal enemy the salary cap only after they are champions. The Hawks went all in this year. It’s peculiar to see them out so […]

TAMPA, FL – APRIL 30: Jonathan Drouin #27 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the first period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 30, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Jonathan Drouin is seizing his opportunity

It didn’t seem that it was meant to be. Rewind back to the regular season. Back to the days when Jonathan Drouin was requesting a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning and taking part in a rare hockey maneuver – holding out. Drouin refused to play for the Lightning and wouldn’t return to NHL action […]

NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 26: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 26, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. The Lightning shutout the Devils 4-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

What does Steven Stamkos really want?

The NHL’s biggest free agent is going to have plenty of options to choose from when July 1st rolls around. Scorers capable of 50+ goals a season don’t find their way into the free agent market too often. While Stamkos may have lots of options and lots of suitors for his services, we must evaluate what Steven […]

NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 06: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes the puck in the third period against the New Jersey Devils on March 6, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Best and Worst from the NHL’s first round

Round 2 of the NHL playoffs is underway, but let’s take a quick look back at the Best and Worst from the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

DETROIT, MI – APRIL 17: Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with Darren Helm #43 during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 17, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Tampa Bay leads the series 2-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It’s the start of a new era for the Detroit Red Wings

On April 21st, the Detroit Red Wings were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. The defeat didn’t just end their 2015-2016 season, it also marked the end of an era for the franchise. It’s been rumored that Pavel Datsyuk’s days as a Detroit Red Wing have come to […]

ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 19: Referee Kevin Pollock #33 signals no goal after Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks (not pictured) headed the puck into the net against the Anaheim Ducks during the second overtime of Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 19, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

The NHL needs to tweak the coach’s challenge

To get the call exactly right? Or to keep the integrity of the game? What’s more important? That’s currently the hottest debate among the hockey world. Frustrations are starting to boil over with the NHL’s review system and particularly with the coach’s challenge starting to become a headache, factoring in several close games. Fans are split […]