May 22nd, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news and analysis column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks sign Yan-Pavel Laplante The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Yan-Pavel...

May 21st, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey: The Penguins nearly completed a comeback for the ages (started by Phil Kessel, who else), but just fell short as the Lightning tied up the series. But losing the game wasn't the biggest issue. Trevor Daley suffered what looked to be a very serious injury and was forced to leave...

May 17th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey: The Pittsburgh Penguins got through their series against the Washington Capitals on the backs of hot goaltending and secondary scoring. Their first game vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning seemed to be void of both those things. Had the Pens magic run out? Had they finally met their...

May 15th, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

'The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news and opinion column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Embed from Getty Images Update on Canucks at the World Championships The Canucks boast a large crop of players at this year's World Championships, and despite the relative unimportance of this event, it's still...

May 13th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey: Even the best players have off nights sometimes. Though it always looks a lot worse when it's during the most important game of the year. Shea Weber and Roman Josi, the Predators best defensive duo, had less than an ideal outing in Game 7 vs. the Sharks, and were on the ice for...

May 10th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey: We have a Game 7 folks. Two of them to be exact. The Dallas Stars came out of the gate like a team who didn't want their season to end, and the Blues came out looking like a team that thought it would be an easy win. St. Louis almost made a comeback but the Stars held on thanks to...

May 9th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey: The Tampa Bay Lightning are headed to the Conference finals for the second year in a row. They did so in impressive fashion, making fairly quick work of both the Red Wings and Islanders, all without their captain Steven Stamkos and one of their top defencemen in Anton Stralman....

May 7th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey: The Washington Capitals were the best team in the regular season, and it wasn't close. They looked like a well-oiled machine from start to finish, with no apparent flaws or weaknesses. They never faltered, they stayed relatively healthy, and they were on cruise control for most of...

May 6th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

ESPN has released an epic trailer for an upcoming E:60 documentary on hockey hair hosted by none other than the coach Barry Melrose. We all know the hockey hair has deep roots, from Guy Lefleur to Patrick Kane's playoff coif and the return of Jagr mullet this year. It's maybe best represented by the annual tradition at the Minnesota State...

May 5th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey: Patrik Laine is going to be a great player. He's got the talent. The Winnipeg Jets were arguably the real winners on draft lottery day, because he will fall into their laps. But make no mistake. This doesn't mean the Toronto Maple Leafs should pass on Auston Matthews to get him....

May 3rd, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey: Let us begin with the Kris Letang hit. It was unnecessary to be sure. Was it as bad as Brooks Orpik's hit? No. It was reminiscent of Dustin Byfuglien's hit on Mark Stone, and everybody loved that one. After Barry Trotz whined about the Penguins getting preferential treatment, the...

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