Tired Teams: Opponents After March 1

The stretch drive is on and teams are aware of the implications of every game. Three-point games make the average fan cringe while driving...

NHL Team Records in B2B Games vs Tired Teams

NHL Team Records in B2B Games vs Tired Teams With the NHL trade deadline now over, attention turns to the stretch drive for a...

Saying Goodbye to Pat Burns

According to TSN, Pat Burns, the only coach to ever win the Jack Adams Trophy with three different NHL clubs, has passed away due...

Tucker-ed Out

Darcy Tucker has officially called it a career. "After spending the whole summer anticipating I would play, it got to a point where...

From The Archives: Exclusive Interview With Alex Steen

First, a confession.  Or, more like an obvious statement.I love covering hockey.  I love covering it, in all of its forms and states.  I...

Canadian Tire is Canadian Hockey

I was recently invited to a Canadian Tire press conference announcing their new five-year partnership with the NHL to become the League's Official Sporting...

Frontload Threat: Smokescreen for Definition

Is the leagues threat of retroactive contract withdrawal a smokecreen to create definition over the Kovalchuk ruling?

League Chasing Front-Loaders

Now that the NHL has won the arbitration award based on "salary cap circumvention" with the Kovalchuk situation, they are ready to tackle the...

NHL Wins, Kovalchuk a Free Agent

The NHLPA filed a grievance against the NHL for rejecting Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils' mammoth 17 year contract. After an arbitration...

Mayers a Shark?

According to CBC Sports, the San Jose Sharks are on the verge of signing free agent grinder Jamal Mayers. The Sharks announced on their...

No to Niemi, Yes to Turco

The Chicago Blackhawks have decided to walk away from Antti Niemi's arbitration awarded $2.75M contract, and have instead signed veteran free agent Marty Turco...

Notes on “The Contract”

Got some interesting feedback from a couple sources regarding Kovalchuk's 17 year deal, and its potential impacts on future CBA negotiations.Source 1:"These long-term deals...

Kovalchuk Signs with the Devils

The book has (finally) closed on the Ilya Kovalchuk saga, as the Russian winger elected to remain with the New Jersey Devils.  This ends...

Know Your Enemy – Off Season Moves in the Northeast Division

The two greatest military tacticians of the past 5000 years – Sun Tzu and Sgt. Slaughter – both spoke on the value of knowing...

Savard to Leafs?

According to Howard Berger, who reported live from the NHL Entry Draft this weekend, there is a ton of steam behind the Leafs and...

BlackHawks – Thrashers Blockbuster

According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded forwards Dustin Byfgulien and Ben Eager along with defenseman Brent Sopel and prospect Akim...

Scratch Hamhuis Off The List

Looks like the Halak trade may have opened up the floodgates.  At least, it has for the Nashville Predators, who announced two separate trades...

Halak Dealt to Blues

TSN has reported that goaltender Jaroslav Halak has been acquired by the St. Louis Blues. Thus far there is no report on the return,...

Nathan Horton on the Block?

So let's get this straight: Burke wants a top six winger with some size who can score. Ideally, that player is young enough to...

My New Favourite Player And Why The NHL Never Stops Amazing Me

It was something that was unbelievable, but at the same time, somewhat not surprising, given the type of people they are.As many of you...