A Letter to NHL Fanboys & Homers

A Letter to NHL Fanboys & Homers

Your team isn’t special.  They are not the greatest thing since sliced bread.  They are not a group of angels that have never made a dirty play in their careers. […]

Beauchemin for Lupul and Gardiner (Bridget Samuels/Flickr)

Ducks-Stars Game Three Thoughts

Anaheim missed a chance to take a stranglehold on their Western Conference quarterfinals matchup, dropping to Dallas last night. Anaheim still has a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven. Some thoughts […]

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Tape2Tape: Seabrook Suspended, But Was It Dirty?

On Sunday, it was announced by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety that Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook received a three-game suspension for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 6 comments · News/Commentary
Leon Draisaitl at BMO CHL Top Prospects Game (Photo: Brad Watson)

Oilers Panel: Future of Kevin Lowe, the Coaching Staff. Who is Leon Draisaitl?

Welcome to the Oilers Panel. On this weeks Oilers Panel, The Hockey Writers contributors will voice their opinions on; the future of Kevin Lowe, the future of the coaching staff […]

Jackman celebrates with teammates after scoring the GWG on Saturday (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Blackhawks Blues Series Will Leave Duncan Keith Black and Blue

So far the first round Central Division match-up between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks has been full of great hockey, thrilling games, and plenty of OT time. […]

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Playoffs by the Numbers

Playoffs have finally arrived, and it wouldn’t be any NHL postseason without some “incite-ful” events and interesting stats and facts. Here are some of the numbers from the first two games […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Ovi chatting with the refs (Tom Turk/THW)

Hockey 101: Delay of Game

This is part of our Hockey 101 Series A Google search for the delay of game penalty in the NHL will bring up a litany of articles debating its implementation. […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
This Vancouver Canucks fan may have the stuff, but her team fell short in bringing the cup back to Canada. (Icon SMI)

Women and Hockey, Pink Hats and Equality

I was 6 years old the first and last time I wore a hockey jersey to school. It was a gorgeous retro Calgary Flames jersey and I had found it […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 19 comments · News/Commentary
Chris Kunitz is pointless in his last six games. His longest such streak of the season. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Does the “Kunitz Effect” Have Broader Value?

Evaluating prospects before they’re drafted is tricky business. It’s nearly impossible to know how a guy’s game is going to translate to the NHL, or predict how he will progress […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
The NHL: Nuts Out of Whack

The NHL: Nuts Out of Whack

The NHL apparently thinks that grabbing your family jewels is much worse than whacking the boys with a stick. What do you think, did the NHL get it backwards or […]

by · April 19, 2014 · 3 comments · News/Commentary
Ryan Smyth battles Ryan Getzlaf(Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE)

Saskatchewan in the NHL Playoffs

I am from Saskatchewan. Yes, I’ve been hearing all the lame jokes about Saskatchewan ever since I’ve moved here. Like how flat the province is, that you can still see […]

by · April 18, 2014 · 1 comment · News/Commentary
The Blues have critics no matter what the situation (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

St. Louis Blues Lead Playoff Teams With Secondary Market Tickets Below Face Value

    As the Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway, the price of playoff tickets in rising across the league on the secondary market. The average playoff ticket for each team […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary