The Chicago Steel sealed their fate with an overtime goal last Saturday night, defeating the Muskegon Lumberjacks in four games to claim the Eastern Conference Championship title and secure a spot in the Clark Cup Final. Tomorrow night they will take on the Sioux Falls Stampede, who earned their Western Conference Championship title with a … Continue reading Three Wins From the Clark Cup: Chicago Steel Advance to Finals
Seated second seed of the Eastern Conference with a record-breaking regular season in the books, the Chicago Steel are gearing up to face their first offseason opponent this weekend on home ice. The team set multiple team and individual records throughout the 62-game regular season stretch, including a franchise record for successive postseason appearances, clinching … Continue reading Chicago Steel to Begin Their 2019 Clark Cup Quest
Going into this season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, there are many elements to the different teams that fans look forward to watching unfold on the ice. And now, with a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game one, the Columbus Blue Jackets are coming into the playoffs with the entire hockey world on notice. The … Continue reading Will the Blue Jackets Keep Their Cannon Firing?
The Hart gets awarded to the player "judged to be the most valuable to his team" and is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Last year, writers almost unilaterally ruled out the notion that a player can win this award even if his team is not in the playoffs. From what I've heard … Continue reading Kucherov Will Win the Hart, But Should He?
The NHL trade deadline looms near and it's always fun to see what the return for certain players ends up being at this time of the season. It's even more fun to see which teams are desperate enough to risk it all. We went back to the start of the 2013-2014 season (when the divisions … Continue reading Trade Patterns of Every NHL Team
Every year in the NHL, there are some sleeper teams that end up being a pleasant surprise for spectators and some teams with high expectations that fall just short of the hype. The Edmonton Oilers are a team that have been caught in the middle of those classifications. Before they were able to draft the … Continue reading Oil Spills Push Edmonton to the Brink
On January 25th, 2019, the Colorado Avalanche realized that they would need a replacement for Nathan MacKinnon in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition since he was forced to pull out due to injury. MacKinnon was slated to participate in the "fastest skater" segment against the likes of Jack Eichel and Mat Barzal. Using a tweet, … Continue reading The NHL Skills Competition, #PayDecker, and More: The Divide Between Men’s and Women’s Hockey
Click here to read parts one and two of this series first! One of the best parts of watching hockey, or even sports in general, is watching relationships develop between players. Whether it's a rivalry that's all in good fun between opponents or a close bond between long-time teammates, it really helps fans build a … Continue reading Oh, Brother! The NHL’s Siblings of the Past, Present, and Future (Part Three: Future)
The Chicago Blackhawks were a team to be reckoned with for the better part of a decade. Only four players remain from the team that won the first modern era Stanley Cup in 2010. This core and the team that won the Cup were put together by Dale Tallon who served as the general manager … Continue reading Evaluating All of Bowman’s Trades
Click here to read part one of this series first! One of the most enjoyable parts of watching hockey, or even sports in general, is watching relationships develop between players. Whether it's a rivalry that's all in good fun between opponents, or a close bond between long-time teammates, it really helps fans build a connection … Continue reading Oh, Brother!: The NHL’s Siblings From the Past, Present, and Future (Part Two: Present)