On Friday night, during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, Ducks center, Ryan Getzlaf, was caught on camera yelling an anti-gay and sexist slur. His punishment for saying the phrase? A $10,000 fine. That's all. Last year, when Montreal Canadien's Andrew Shaw was on the Chicago Blackhawks, he too shouted an anti-gay slur at the … Continue reading Why Does the NHL Even Bother?
Harry How/Getty Images Since Nashville Predator Ryan Johansen answered a question about Western Conference foe and Anaheim Duck Ryan Kesler in his post-game media scrum, hockey fans across social media had an opinion. But would you rather he not have said anything? After a 5-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of the … Continue reading Was Ryan Johansen Wrong in Voicing His Opinion?
After just the first round of the NHL playoffs, the NHL has reported that there is no perfect bracket left in their annual Bracket Challenge. Who could have predicted a Predators sweep over Chicago, or St. Louis eliminating Minnesota in just 5 games? How about the 8th seeded Leafs standing their ground and pushing Washington … Continue reading Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1: Hot & Cold
The 2017 playoffs are about to be underway with many interesting match-ups happening. After the Maple Leafs failed to win against the Columbus Blue Jackets, they were set to face the first-seeded Washington Capitals. The Capitals are coming off another great season- winning the Presidents Trophy, and looking to make it past the dreaded second round. … Continue reading Series Preview: Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
When the NHL announced they would abstain from attending the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, mixed emotions developed from the players, coaches, and broadcasters that are all involved with the sport of hockey. Here are some quotes from all of those the decision effected.
As sports fans, we recognize that there is something bigger than all of us. Something bigger than the Commissioner's Trophy, bigger than a Super Bowl ring, and bigger than the Stanley Cup. Ultimately, it's bigger than the Olympic games themselves, because the opportunity to play for and represent your country is larger than life to … Continue reading Hockey Deserves Better
February was the month of numerous bye weeks, hot streaks, point streaks, milestones, and the trade deadline. BYE WEEK The bye week was not a good friend to many teams in February. Teams were 16-12-2 in games before their respective bye week. Coming off of the 5-6 day break they were 10-16-4. Due to the … Continue reading February Round-Up: Around The League