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,
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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.
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
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
It may be only a touch over a quarter of the way into the 48 game NHL season, but special teams are starting to set teams apart. On the power play, the St. Louis Blues have been nothing short of brilliant, scoring 19 goals on 60 power play opportunities for an astounding 31.7%. A full
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
Yesterday we regaled you with tales of the Chicago Blackhawks, a team that had yet to sustain a loss in regulation through their first 12 games. Well, they did it again last night, holding off the Anaheim Ducks, losing in a shootout and maintaining their near-perfect record of 10-0-3 through 13 games. On the flip
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
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
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
The best part about the end of the lockout wasn’t that hockey was coming back, it was more about the season that hockey was coming back to. By nearly halving the regular season, the NHL has opened up the door wide to the possibility that anything can happen. There is no time to mess around
If you think about, the only other thing in the last 8 years to get NHL fans’ blood boiling, aside from lockouts, of course, has been the implementation of the shootout. Initiated following the 2004-05 lockout to bring an element of automatic excitement for fans, the shootout has caused nothing but headaches for most players,
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
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
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.
After NHLPA head Donald Fehr indicated that both sides were rather close to a deal last Thursday night, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman quickly and vehemently denies the idea that both sides were within reach of a deal. In what was more of a tantrum and a venting session, Bettman decried the NHLPA’s statements, claiming it
The non-traditional bargaining groups put forth by the NHL and NHLPA have been making headway in a fashion that previous gatherings have failed to do. The groups, 18 players representing the NHLPA and 6 owners representing the NHL, went late into the night last night discussing new proposals designed to end this 80+ day stalemate.
The NHL & NHLPA met for 8 hours yesterday afternoon without their lead representatives, Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr. The result? Cautious optimism! With a total of 18 players, including superstars Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews, the NHLPA met with 6 NHL owners, including chairman of the board of governors and Boston Bruins owners, Jeremy