Week 1: October 2 - 5, 2019 Featured Image Source: TSN.ca A Captain Unveiled For the first time in over three years, a Toronto Maple Leafs player skated out onto the ice bearing a C on their sweater, when John Tavares was announced the 25th captain of the Leafs ahead of their home opener last … Continue reading Weekend Update: Captains, Contracts, and a World Cup Comeback?
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
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)
Team Kane and Team Hinostroza faced off once again for the second annual Chicago Hockey Charity Classic. The event benefitting Special Olympics Chicago took place yesterday at MB Ice Arena, with Team Hinostroza coming out with the fun-filled victory. Here's a closer look at the day's events!
The Washington Capitals will be playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third straight year. It's become a running joke that the Capitals can't make it out of the second round, especially when playing against the Penguins. Despite having a solid team the last few years, the … Continue reading Will This Be the Caps’ Year?
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
We're about eighteen games into the season and, as teams start to find their groove, some players are struggling to do the same. There are many big names in the NHL who are in or have been in goal droughts. Artemi Panarin, Mitch Marner, and Patrick Kane have all snapped their goal droughts recently. Panarin went 10 games … Continue reading Goal Droughts are Sucking the League Dry
The Pittsburgh Penguins recently announced their decision to accept the invitation to visit the White House with the Stanley Cup. The team issued a statement defending their decision: “The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House. We attended White House … Continue reading Pittsburgh Penguins Fail to Take a Stand
As the NHL season approaches, so does the hostility and one-upmanship among fans of various teams. Rivalries in the league tend to be based geographically and divisionally. There are many that have come and gone, and many that have only just begun. For fans new and old, here's a ranking of current rivalries in the … Continue reading NHL’s Top 10 Current Rivalries Ranked