On Tuesday evening, the NHL Draft Lottery took place in Toronto. After the dust settled, the Florida Panthers won the lottery and will pick first in June’s NHL Draft which will take place in Philadelphia. While the New Jersey Devils did not qualify for the playoffs, they will be picking 30th in the first round […]
On Saturday night, the Adirondack Phantoms (affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers) were scheduled to take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (affiliate of the New York Islanders) at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. However, the game was canceled due to unsafe ice conditions. Why was the ice unsafe for play? Great question.
As was first reported by Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine. According to the arrest report, the driving under the influence charge is a misdemeanor in the second degree charge while the possession of […]
Things have not gone well for the Toronto Maple Leafs as of late. Once thought to have a solid foothold in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the Leafs have lost seven consecutive games thanks to a 4-2 beating by the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. Enter Riddick Bowe.
On Monday evening, Evgeny Kuznetsov made his North American debut for the Washington Capitals. The 21 year old was one of the world’s top prospects before making his debut and is expected to infuse some vitality in a Washington team who currently sits outside of the playoff picture and is looking […]
On the NHL’s trade deadline on Wednesday, the New York Islanders traded forward Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens for prospect Sebastien Collberg and Montreal’s 2nd-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (the Islanders will send their 5th-round pick back to Montreal if the Canadiens make the playoffs). The trade […]
Ever since Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos broke his tibia during a game back in November, his Olympic future was left hanging in the balance. On Wednesday, the Lightning announced that Stamkos hasn’t fully recovered from his injury and will withdraw from the Sochi Olympics. According to a Tampa Bay press release, Stamkos underwent […]
On Saturday night, a line brawl broke out at the start of a game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. In case you missed it, here is the video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Vlel1VPZ4zA It started when Bob Hartley, the Calgary Flames head coach, decided to start his fourth line against the Canucks. […]
We all know how tough hockey players are. Hell, Gregory Campbell broke his leg from blocking a shot during a penalty kill in the playoffs. This story adds another notch to the belt of hockey toughness lore. Schenn was skating up to New Jersey's Dainius Zubrus to make a body check […]
After USA Hockey released its 25-man roster for the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday after the Winter Classic, many fans and pundits took to social media and various websites to lambaste the roster. The biggest cause for the vitriol was due to three players being left off of the roster: Bobby […]
If you watch hockey games on NBC Sports Network, you know that there’s always an announcer between the team benches. It usually works; the announcer can usually grab a player’s interview before the opening face-off and and can give some insight during the games that’s usually missed by the guys […]
The Phoenix Coyotes found a new way to lose a hockey game. The Coyotes took on the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night at the First Niagara Center. Sixty minutes of regulation couldn’t produce a winner so both teams went into an overtime period to award the extra point. Then things got […]
If you’ve been watching hockey the last few seasons, you know that the Edmonton Oilers have been an awful hockey club. Since losing the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Oilers have failed to reach the playoffs. They’ve even won the draft lottery a few times and have been able to load […]
The saga surrounding Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov’s assault case has finally drawn to an end. On Friday, the case was finally dismissed due to the fact that the prosecutors could not prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This was first reported by the NBC affiliate in Denver. Varlamov was free on $5,000 bond […]
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov has officially been handed down charges by the Denver District Attorney’s Office stemming from an incident last month. As first reported on by the Denver Post, Varlamov will be heading to court on one count of assault in the third degree, a Class 1 misdemeanor in the State of Colorado. […]