Canucks Cleaning House

Step One of restoring order to the Vancouver Canucks is out of the way. The Canucks announced on Tuesday that President and General Manager Mike Gillis had been relieved of his duties. The news came in the wake of Monday night’s decisive shutout loss to the Anaheim Ducks, effectively eliminating the Canucks from any chance Read more

Canadian NHL Teams Playoff Standings: Western Conference

The 2013-2014 NHL regular season is down to its last week with only one Canadian team currently guaranteed a spot in the post-season. Not since 1973 has only one team made the playoffs from the country that claims the sport as its own. As of Monday, there are no Western Conference Canadian teams with the Read more

It’s Time for the Canucks to Fail

  According to SportsClubStats, as of Sunday the Vancouver Canucks had a 0.5% chance of making the playoffs.  The team that is 3 seasons removed from the Stanley Cup Finals and the President’s Trophy is now on the brink of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008, incidentally the same year the team last Read more

Luongo Comes Full Circle with Trade to Panthers

  Almost two years after the Roberto Luongo saga began, it ended where it started.   On the eve of the NHL trade deadline, the Vancouver Canucks returned their sometime starting goalie back to the team that traded him to the Canucks in 2006, the Florida Panthers.  Luongo is joined by forward Steven Anthony as Read more

The Vancouver Canucks are Coming Home

It’s been a long time since the Vancouver Canucks have been home.   The team spent their last five games on the road before the Olympic Break, their second longest road trip of the season.  They have not played at Rogers Arena at all in February. It’s been a rough couple of months for the Canucks Read more

Price and Luongo go Head to Head

We can only hope, or imagine, that Mike Babcock will be keeping an eye on Thursday night’s game. Hoping, because Babcock will be coaching both the Canadiens starting goalie, Carey Price and the Canucks’ Roberto Luongo when they suit up for Team Canada at the upcoming Olympic Games, and only one can be the starting Read more

Holy Hockey Day in Canada!

In case you missed it, Hockey Day in Canada went out with a bang.   The tone of the game was set with the opening faceoff, when Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley sent out Kevin Westgarth and Brian McGrattan as part of his starting lineup.  The Vancouver Canucks responded in kind and a line brawl 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

Quick Start Has Habs on Top

Last season the Montreal Canadiens finished in 15th place in the Eastern Conference, 3rd worst in all of the NHL, including the honour of being the poorest performing team on home ice. But that was last year. This season, the tide has turned as the Habs have embraced a new wave of change from top Read more

One Fasth Duck

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 Nail Yakupov, Vladmir Tarasenko, Alex Galchenyuk, Cory Read more