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
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)
Every day, the hockey world changes. Even if it's just a little bit. Between jersey additions, new logos, teams making trades and rules being modified, the NHL is constantly going at a mile a minute. However, even in today's fast-paced hockey world, some traditions are still able to stand the test of time. One of … Continue reading Lou Lamoriello and Tradition’s Place in Hockey
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?
As the season comes to an end, nominees for various trophies like the Calder, Norris, Selke, Jack Adams, Vezina, and Hart will be named by the NHL on behalf of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, NHL general managers, and the NHL Broadcasters' Association. All of us at Puck It Up have decided to make our own … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Calder Picks
With a little over half of the 2017-18 season played, the Calder Trophy race appears to be shaping into a two-man race between Islanders center Mathew Barzal and Canucks winger Brock Boeser. Mathew Barzal Barzal was drafted 16th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2015 NHL entry draft and spent the last four … Continue reading Calder Trophy Race Coming Down To Barzal vs. Boeser
The Islanders held their first Do It For Daron night on January 5th, 2018 when they played against the Penguins. Put together by Luke Richardson after his daughter passed away from suicide in 2010, the night helped raise awareness and money for the movement. While the Islanders might have lost on the ice, their help … Continue reading Mental Health Night at Barclays
The New York Islanders are heading back to Long Island but this time, they’ll be playing at Belmont instead of at the old Coliseum. Governor Cuomo made the announcement on Wednesday at the Islanders press conference. The Islanders won a bidding contest to build an 18,000-seat arena on the Belmont race track, construction will begin … Continue reading The Islanders Are Coming Home
When it comes to players' contracts, it can be hard for a fan to avoid thinking about them. If you’ve been paying attention to the Islanders or John Tavares, or just so happen to be a hockey fan, you may already know that he’s currently in the last year of his contract. With no hints … Continue reading Will He Stay or Will He Go?
One of the biggest trades of the 2017 offseason came just after the expansion draft. On June 22nd, 2017, the Edmonton Oilers sent 27-year-old right wing Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for 24-year-old center Ryan Strome. This is obviously a very uneven trade, for many reasons. What We've Seen So Far … Continue reading Why Your Disappointment in Ryan Strome Isn’t His Fault