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
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 hockey community is full of a variety of different people. Fans of different races, genders, backgrounds, upbringings, and sexualities all come together to watch and appreciate the game that they love. However, an aspect of life that isn't often talked about in this community is mental health, or, more specifically, mental illness. Nearly one … Continue reading What Role Does Mental Health Play in Hockey?
Nail Yakupov has signed a two-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg, a KHL (Russian league) team. He was drafted first overall in the 2012 draft by the Edmonton Oilers and, following a four-year stint with the team, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues, after which he signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. … Continue reading From First Overall to the KHL
For Taylor Hall, it's been a long road to his first playoff appearance. With his New Jersey Devils being eliminated from the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games on Saturday night, we decided to take a look back at how he got here, and why he deserves all of the praise he … Continue reading An Ode to Taylor Hall
Every year the Hart trophy by definition goes to the most valuable player to their team as deemed by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. This season has the largest pool of potential nominees than what we have seen in past seasons. Here are our picks for the Hart trophy: Jen’s Pick: Taylor Hall Every year, the … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Hart Trophy Picks
With the NHL season winding down, teams have to decide whether to keep on fighting or to tank and try to get a decent draft pick. But, as either a player or a fan, is tanking really worth it? Is tanking something that we, as fans, should actually root for? I think it’s safe to … Continue reading Is Tanking Really Worth It?
Years after the Edmonton Oilers trudged around in the bottom half of the NHL standings, they finally made the playoffs. There was so much potential and hope surrounding last season, but as we see this year, it's not that easy. This season, things have slowed down a bit. The momentum that was built during the … Continue reading What Went Wrong for the Oilers?