DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 29: Tomas Jurco #26 of the Detroit Red Wings skates while playing the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena on November 29, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Recent deals have already provided a trade deadline preview

Each year the trade deadline in the NHL comes and goes, there aren’t a lot of changes and people are left scratching their heads. Are these general managers so risk averse that they don’t want to make major trades? A few trades involving Patrick Eaves, Tomas Jurco, Martin Hanzal and Ben Bishop have taken place already, […]

NEWARK, NJ – JANUARY 02: Head coach Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins gives instructions to Brandon Carlo #25 during the second period against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 2, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins fire Claude Julien. What’s next for the team?

The Boston Bruins have fired their Stanley Cup winning coach Claude Julien in a bit of surprising news. For the past few years the conversations began to grow louder and louder for his removal. The consensus among many in the media was there wasn’t a good replacement for the long time coach. He has long […]

NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 03: Kyle Palmieri #21 of the New Jersey Devils hits Sean Monahan #23 of the Calgary Flames during the first period at the Prudential Center on February 3, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Does the NHL have a standardization problem?

If you’re an NHL fan, chances are you’ll watch the sport no matter what. If they take fighting away, it isn’t as if you’ll walk away from the sport. If they take away the blue line it isn’t going to change your world. So why should you give a crap about what the league is […]

Video: AHL shootout winner goes in off the back of the goalie’s head

Life can be tough sometimes. Linus Ullmark, the goaltender for the Rochester Americans, had himself one heck of a game and had to find out that idiom the hard way. The Rochester Americans and Toronto Marlies played themselves a tight AHL affair. The game ended up going to the shootout. Colin Smith looked to be denied […]

GLENDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 23: Goaltender Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks skates out onto the ice before the start of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on November 23, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Canucks’ Ryan Miller is ticked off over ice at the United Center

If you have been in the NHL for a long enough period of time, you have seen everything. Bad ice, delays of all kinds, fights that become especially brutal. For veteran goaltender of the Vancouver Canucks Ryan Miller, he is upset about one thing only after their game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The damn ice.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 24: Jack Capuano of the New York Islanders leaves the ice following a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 24, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders won the game 2-1 to win the series four games to two. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jack Capuano has been fired, but was he the right person to blame?

In a move that seemed like a long time coming, Jack Capuano was fired as head coach of the New York Islanders. The Islanders have had a rough start to the year and it looked like at some point they were going to need a scapegoat to pin it all on. General Manager Garth Snow […]

COLUMBUS, OH – JANUARY 3: David Savard #58 of the Columbus Blue Jackets congratulates Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets after defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 and extended the teams winning streak to 16 games on January 3, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Three interesting facts from the Columbus Blue Jackets’ winning streak

While the Columbus Blue Jackets’ winning streak has ended, it doesn’t mean we can’t remember their streak fondly. It was one of the most improbable runs in the salary cap era of the NHL. While in the grand scheme of the season it may not mean much, many are hoping that it can elevate the […]

MONTREAL, QC – JANUARY 05: Team captain Luke Kunin #9 of Team United States skates off with the IIHF trophy during the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal game against Team Canada at the Bell Centre on January 5, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Team United States defeated Team Canada 5-4 in a shootout and won the gold medal round. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The World Junior Championship deserves a much bigger platform than it currently has

Hockey has had waves of popularity in the United States, which often coincide with the national team playing on a big stage. Hockey makes for an exciting product when you put pride in your own country into the mix as well, you get rabid fans. It’s time for the World Junior Championship to permanently jump into […]

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 06: Dennis Seidenberg #4 and Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders celebrate a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers at the Barclays Center on December 6, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

These 3 NHL teams should start planning for the 2017 Draft

It’s that time of year when the good teams in the NHL start pulling away from the bad ones. With that, it’s starting to become clear which teams need to place their playoff aspirations on hold and look forward to the upcoming 2017 NHL Draft. These three struggling franchises clearly need to start looking to the offseason […]