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
The hockey-verse never disappoints when it comes to dropping big trade news. In this case, it was a peculiar wee hour of the morning bombshell that left NHL fans flabbergasted. Max Pacioretty has been the subject of trade rumors for months now. Many fans and journalists alike have been speculating that Pacioretty would likely be … Continue reading Knights Cover a Void With a “Patch”: Trade Evaluation
The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk from the Montreal Canadiens Friday afternoon in exchange for Max Domi. With trade rumours swirling for the past few seasons, it appeared it was only a matter of time before the Canadiens moved Galchenyuk. A change of scenery is likely to benefit both players involved. Galchenyuk, the 2012 third … Continue reading Trade Impact: Coyotes Acquire Galchenyuk
Another week, another Top Shelf Pours here at Puck It Up! This week is featuring the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens ended this season in 28th place with a total of 71 points (which broke my heart a bit because I know a handful of Habs fans and I love Max Pacioretty). Without further ado, this … Continue reading Top Shelf Pours for the Montreal Canadiens
We're reaching the halfway mark of the 2017-2018 NHL season. A lot of teams have surprised us so far. Whether some are worse than we thought or better, all of us at Puck It Up have updated our initial predictions. Vanessa Kuri:Stanley Cup Finals: Initial Prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks Updated Prediction: Nashville Predators vs. … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Midseason NHL Predictions
Week 14: January 1 - 7, 2018 Trading blockThe Montreal Canadiens turned heads this week as they make both literal and theoretical moves, trading back-up goalie Al Montoya to the Oilers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round 2018 draft pick, and allowing rumors of a Max Pacioretty trade to spread ravenous around the league. Their … Continue reading Weekend Update: New Year, New Team?
When you're a professional athlete, being criticized by the media unfortunately comes with the job. Recently, hockey media in a few cities have taken their role to another level and many fans question if it's warranted. In Canada particularly, sports media can be a bit overwhelming for athletes. Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal cover hockey like … Continue reading Canadian Hockey Media is Like No Other
Week 9: November 27 – December 3, 2017 End of an eraLate this week, the New Jersey Devils traded Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi, and a third-round 2018 draft pick to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Sami Vatanenand a conditional draft pick. The trade shook the world of Devils fans, considering the legacy that Henrique … Continue reading Weekend Update: I Do’s, Detroit Don’ts
Week 8: November 20 - 26, 2017 Injury report Kyle Palmieri (NJD) - The Devils right winger suffered what was eventually evaluated to be a broken foot during a game against Minnesota on Monday night. The injury could have Palmieri sidelined for up to six weeks, an unsavory outcome to his return after already missing … Continue reading Weekend Update: Happy Birthday, NHL!
Week 7: November 13 - 19, 2017 Transaction historyAt the beginning of this week, the Montreal Canadiens claimed Antti Niemi off waivers from the Panthers. With Price and Montoya still out, goaltender Charlie Lindgren surely needs a back-up, but there is much speculation on whether or not Montreal will be able to find that in … Continue reading Weekend Update: A Hat Trick of Hat Tricks