RALEIGH, NC – JUNE 19: Chief Executive Officer of the Carolina Hurricanes Peter Karmanos Jr. hoists the Stanley Cup after game seven between the Hurricanes and the Edmonton Oilers of the 2006 NHL Stanley Cup Finals on June 19, 2006 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes went on to defeat the Oilers 3-1 to win the series 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Peter Karmanos could sell the Hurricanes, even if it means relocation

Back in April, Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos responded to low attendance figures and Quebec relocation rumors by stating the following: “The Hurricanes will not become the Nordiques and I can guarantee it.” Well Karmanos might not want to make any more guarantees, because he has reportedly decided to put the future of the Hurricanes in […]

This Week in NHL Stupid: You’re shooting at the wrong net!

Welcome once again to This Week in NHL Stupid, where we at Puck Drunk Love draft the silliness and the stupidity in hockey. And this particular week in NHL Stupid got off to a rip roaring start, as Nikolaj Ehlers scored the game winning goal on a sweet deflection …

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 16: Goalie Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins lays on the ice injured against the Washington Capitals during the first period at Verizon Center on November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Video: Evgeni Malkin hits his own goalie in the face with his stick

Penguins goalie Matt Murray might want to bail a little quicker when his teammates are fighting past the whistle. Last night’s disastrous loss to the Capitals had its cherry on top of their awful sundae with :23 left in the first period when Evgeni Malkin got into a post-whistle scrap with T.J. Oshie after Oshie […]

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 02: Martin Brodeur #30 of the St. Louis Blues reacts after a stop in play trailing 4-3 to the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at Honda Center on January 2, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks won 4-3. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

This Week in NHL Stupid: Head shots, bag skates and how to become a legend in 7 games

Welcome to another addition in “This Week in NHL Stupid”, where we track the stupidity of the hockey world. Let’s start with Toronto: You might remember this head shot by Nazem Kadri on Daniel Sedin from last Saturday. The stupidity was the lack of discipline by NHL Player Safety on a hit that wasn’t […]

Video: Ryan Miller impersonates second baseman, makes crazy save

Ryan Miller was leaving the bench for an extra skater as the Canucks were down by two goals late on Thursday against the Red Wings. Miller reversed course as Henrik Zetterberg quickly bore down on the wide open net. What happened next resides on the border of ridiculous and sublime: I can’t tell if […]

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 08: Antti Raanta #32 of the New York Rangers is injured in the third period as Markus Granlund #60 of the Vancouver Canucks and Ryan McDonagh #27 of the Rangers run into him at Madison Square Garden on November 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Antti Raanta pulled by concussion spotters, Rangers take loss as result

The new wrinkle in the NHL this season is the presence of concussion spotters, who can call down to the ice if they think a player is playing with concussion symptoms. It’s happened a small handful of times this season, and on Tuesday it created an odd situation, as it was a goaltender – Antti […]

Video: Max Domi drops Ryan Kesler with one punch

We knew from the beginning that Max Domi was a different type of player than his father Tie ever was, showing more skill in his pinkies than his father had in his entire career. But that doesn’t mean Max wasn’t paying attention to his dad’s old highlight reels. And he proved it when he faced off […]

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 12: A general view of the interior of the arena prior to the New York Rangers hosting the Ottawa Senators in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

This Week in NHL Stupid: Where’d everyone go?

Welcome to the fourth edition of “This Week in NHL Stupid” where we track stupidity from all facets of the league. Now I want to start by ranting on a couple of things that aren’t so much “eye-catching” as they are “brain-hurting”. No Games On Halloween So the obvious thing is that there’s a random […]

TAMPA, FL – APRIL 8: Goalie Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is injured against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 8, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

This Week in NHL Stupid: All I want for Christmas …

Welcome to Puck Drunk Love’s third installment of “This Week in NHL Stupid”, where we explore the world of stupid weekly in the National Hockey League. Now I want to start off with something that I consider to be pretty stupid, just not for the reason you think. On Tuesday, Lightning goalie Ben Bishop came […]

TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 18: Referee Gord Dwyer #19 explains the reversal of a Florida Panthers shootout goal to head coach John Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the game at the Amalie Arena on October 18, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

This Week in NHL Stupid: Where rules are rules only when we feel like it

Welcome to another edition of “This Week In NHL Stupid”, where we at Puck Drunk Love explore the hidden gems of stupidity around the league. We start by centering around rules. It’s always a good idea to follow them, especially when you’re a rookie trying to make it in the NHL. Islanders rook Matthew Barzal pushed […]

COLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 15: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks warms up prior to the start of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 15, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Video: Joe Thornton invades Blue Jackets post-game show

Sometimes people don’t understand that television personalities have a job to do. Jody Shelley is now a television personality, and he was just trying to do his job on Saturday night, which was analyze the Blue Jackets’ 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks. But when one of the Sharks is a former teammate, well […]

Loui Eriksson welcomes himself to Vancouver by scoring in his own net

Loui Eriksson had better hope that first impressions aren’t everything. He made his Vancouver Canucks debut against the rival Calgary Flames. Anything short of scoring an own goal would have probably been enough to fly under the radar and save himself from being the target of the fans’ ire. No. Nooooo, nooooo, nooooo, no. […]

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – OCTOBER 13: Carolina Hurricanes players and coaches watch during a challenge of the third-period tying goal by the Winnipeg Jets during NHL action on October 22, 2016 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Photo by Jason Halstead /Getty Images)

This Week in NHL Stupid: Inaugural stupid edition

Welcome to the first edition of “This Week In NHL Stupid” where we at Puck Drunk Love highlight the not so smart in the hockey world. We would like to dedicate our very first edition to this minor league hockey fan, who currently leads the league in stupid.

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 04: Cal Clutterbuck #15 of the New York Islanders bounces off Dylan McIlrath #6 of the New York Rangers during the second period at the Barclays Center on October 4, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

5 NHL teams headed for a fall during 2016-17 season

Some teams are likely to rise from previous depths during a hockey season. But as those clubs move up, others have to take a fall. We discussed which teams are trending upwards in a previous post. Here, we’re taking a look at which NHL clubs will take a slide during the 2016-17 season. These five […]