Methot Staying in Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators announced on Monday that defenseman Marc Methot is staying in Ottawa for at least the next four years. Methot, who plays on the top defensive pairing with captain Erik Karlsson, signed a four year deal worth $4.9 million US per season.  The deal also includes no trade clause list of 10 teams. Read more

Suspensions to Increase with NHL Rule Changes

On Thursday, the NHL announced a series of rule changes that will be in effect in the 2014-2015 season. The changes reflect many difficult situations that have come up in recent years, including: video review, shootout attempts, defensive zone penalties, face-offs, diving and kicked in goals.  On paper the changes might improve the game, or at Read more

Who’s to Blame for the Senators’ Poor Season?

The vultures are out.  With the Ottawa Senators reduced to a 0.3% chance of making the playoffs and just six games remaining in the 2013-2014 regular season, you would think fans and pundits were ready to sink their talons into anyone and everyone that could be held accountable after the pre-season expectations painted a rosier Read more

Ottawa Senators Running Out of Time

It’s back to work for the Ottawa Senators as they try to propel themselves into a playoff spot, after a night of fun on Wednesday at the Canadian Tire Centre with the annual Sens Skills Competition presented by SportCheck.  The Senators hosted more than 10,000 fans on a blustery night while Team Spezza and Team Read more

As the Ottawa Senators Head into the Olympic Break

The Ottawa Sentors have two games remaining before the Olympic break.  In that time they will have two opportunities, against two division rivals, the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins, to reach for a playoff spot. Don’t miss your chance to get Ottawa Senators tickets. Since October, the Sens have sat in a playoff position only Read more

Murray Staying in Ottawa

While the Winnipeg Jets were overhauling their staff, the Ottawa Senators were sticking with theirs.  On Monday, the Senators announced that they have extended General Manager Bryan Murray’s contract for another two years.  He was also named Director of Hockey Operations making him the chief decision maker in Ottawa, so to speak. It’s no coincidence Read more

Winnipeg Jets: Evander Kane’s Return Not Enough

While the return of Evander Kane might have given the Winnipeg Jets a welcome boost, fans are still not satisfied with their struggling team. The star left-winger, who missed six games due to a lower-body injury, had an immediate impact on his team when he returned to the lineup against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Read more

Ottawa Senators Continue to Struggle

It seems that at some point in any given NHL season every team, no matter how strong or how weak, is going to struggle. What started out as one of those rough patches for the Ottawa Senators is now turning into a nightmare. The Senators have made it through the first five minutes without giving Read more

Barring a disaster…

The Montreal Canadiens will make the playoffs. In fact, they should have home ice advantage. With only 9 games remaining in the regular season the Canadiens are sitting 1st in the North East Division and 2nd in the Eastern Conference with an impressive 25-9-5 record on the year. Granted, only the Pittsburgh Penguins have clinched Read more

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

The Playoff Picture

The shortened NHL season is well past the midway point and now closing in on the finish as the playoffs loom on the horizon. But before the post-season tees up the intensity, there is the trade deadline and that final regular season push for the final playoff spots. In the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Read more

Rookie Watch

One of the most exciting aspects of an NHL season is the Calder watch. Of course, the Calder is the trophy awarded to the league’s top rookie, and this year the battle is more intense than ever. With high praise already going to handful of prospects, including forwrds Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk, Cory Conacher and 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

NHL Mid-Season Awards

With everyone but the Boston Bruins having played at least 24 of the 48 games in this shortened NHL season, it’s time to take a look at who is leading their respective packs when it comes to the NHL awards. While individual awards are by no means the epitome of hockey, as the Stanley Cup 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

Bruins, Blues Dominate Special Teams

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 Read more

Ruff End for Sabres Head Coach

Yesterday afternoon, the Buffalo Sabres ended one of the longest standing eras in all of pro sports by dismissing head coach, Lindy Ruff, after 15 years as the Sabres bench boss. Originally drafted by Buffalo in the 1979 NHL draft, Ruff played through the 80’s, eventually finding his way into coaching with the expansion Florida Read more