Winners and Losers

With the Pittsburgh Penguins adding veteran skill and leadership in captains Brenden Morrow of the Dallas Stars and Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames only days before the gruesome, season-ending injury to captain Sidney Crosby, the Penguins have my vote for the runaway winners of the trade deadline sweepstakes. Tampa Bay did alright as well, Read more

Attention #Habs Fans!

As most of you may know, we have already had a lot of fun with our friends at montrealhockeytalk.com so far this season and we’re now excited to partner with them to bring you further excitement! Visit www.montrealhockeytalk.com to find out more details and be on the lookout for some exciting contests and giveaways coming Read more

Thunder Hawks

It’s become such a phenomenon that Lebron James of the Miami Heat, who have been on quite a tear themselves – winning 15 straight – sent his regards over twitter to the Chicago Blackhawks for their surreal unbeaten streak of 24 games, 30 if you count back to the end of the last regular season. Read more

Flames Fans Brace For Change…

The Calgary Flames have been a team in a state of flux over the last few seasons as they have aged and descended down the ranks of the Western Conference. Once a dominant force led by Jarome Iginla and Mikka Kiprusoff, the truth is that the Flames are now trying to tread water, seeking whichever Read more

Crosby Still King

After a couple years of uncertainty, Sidney Crosby has once again reached the peak of the NHL scoring charts. Healthy and perhaps on better shape than ever before, Crosby currently leads the NHL with 34 points in 23 games played. Sitting 2 points ahead of Tampa Bay sniper, Steven Stamkos, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain is Read more

A Few Surprises Among NHL’s Top 10 Scorers

Nearing the halfway point of this shortened NHL season, it’s interesting to see the familiar and not so familiar faces that dot the NHL’s scoring leader board. Among the top 10 scorers in the NHL are regulars such as Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos (both currently tied for 1st in scoring with 31 points apiece, Read more

Hockey Day In America – Growing the Game

If there is one thing that the 2004-05 lockout yielded, it was better coverage for the game of hockey. Especially in the United States. With the exponential growth of social media, the NHL embarked on a great journey to begin interacting and growing their fan base. From failures in Atlanta to success on Nashville, the Read more

Only 47 Days Until Trade Deadline…

With a quarter of the NHL season pretty much complete, attention turns to the second quarter and, of course, the fast approaching trade deadline. Set for April 3rd of this year, things are only beginning to heat up. Never before has the league had a trade deadline expire in April. And never before have fans Read more

Who Can Beat the Blackhawks?

Chicago started of the season hot. But so did the Canucks, the Devils, the Bruins, the Canadiens, the Lightning and a couple more teams. Yet, while the rest of the teams have more or less cooled, the Blackhawks sit atop the NHL 25% of the way through the season, having yet to lose a game Read more

Scoring Great Seats

If there is one positive that has emerged from the lockout it has been the abundance of well priced tickets that have been made available thus far. Compared with years past, most every team has a group of tickets that are affordable and family friendly. Searching through hockeytickets.ca’s massive online inventory opens the door for Read more

Early Season Surprises

As we approach the 10 game mark of the NHL’s shortened 48 game season, the early games have yielded some very surprising results. The Sharks, Bruins and Blackhawks are all off to hot starts, but so too are the surprising Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues and New York Islanders. Equally surprising is Read more

Scoring, Goaltending and Big Hits

With the first week of NHL action consuming fans at a ravenous pace, it’s amazing to note the skill, action and intensity that was missing during the lockout. Though the first few games of the season have shown the rust that a four month lockout can cause, it has reminded us of the incredible plays Read more

OPENING NIGHT: Hockey is Here!

It is finally upon us, NHL opening night. It may have taken a whole lot longer than we all wanted to get here, but, finally, after all the mess of the lockout fades in the rear view mirror, we get to move ahead with the chase for the Stanley Cup! Beginning tonight, Saturday, January 19, Read more

Will the Offense Run Wild?

Over the last summer, many changes were made as players switched jerseys in a fervent effort to make sure they had a team to call their own before the lockout put an end to the musical chairs that Free Agency has become. The good news is that, thanks to the end of the lockout, we’ll Read more

Schedule Launch this Weekend

With the NHLPA currently conducting their ratification vote on the newly established CBA, a vote which should be completed by Saturday morning, it is looking more and more certain that the NHL will announce its schedule for a 48 game 2013 season on Sunday. Though they could always publish it earlier, it would seem that Read more

Hockey Talk: Leafs Fire Burke

With the lockout now starting to get smaller and smaller in our rear view mirrors, it’s now back to what fans love most; hockey talk! And with that, the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to be the first club to make a splash this season as they announced the firing of Brian Burke as their GM. Read more

Your Daily Dose

The last 48 hours have been a mad rush for the nearly 200 NHL players who were playing overseas to make their way back to North America and their respective NHL terms. For some, like those playing in the AHL or ECHL, the journey won’t be that long, but for others, such as those many Read more

A Week to Save the Season

Happy New Year to all you struggling hockey fans out there! We hope that the World Junior Hockey Championship has helped whet your appetite for more hockey to come, though there is yet any certainty that will happen. Nevertheless, the NHL and NHLPA have been back at it, meeting with a mediator and negotiating the Read more

Mending Torn Egos (…in court)

The NHL and NHLPA have decided to take this emotionally fuelled NHL lockout and, despite 90 days of negotiations and numerous concessions, throw it into the court system. Talks of “decertification” and “disclaimers of interest” have popped up all over the place and, in following in the footsteps of the NBAPA, it would appear the Read more

NHL Cancels Games Through Dec. 30

News has emerged this morning that the NHL will be announcing the cancellation of all games due to be played before New Years Eve. Though they have yet to formally announce these cancellations, it will only be a matter of time. But what does this mean for the NHL? Presumably, the league will also cancel Read more