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
It's safe to say not many people predicted the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights to be in the Stanley Cup Final, but here we are. Four games in and the Capitals lead the series 3-1. Vegas won the first game at home and then dropped three straight games. The Capitals have been playing … Continue reading The Stanley Cup is the Capitals’ to Lose
Now that we're down to four teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it's time to look at who the potential Conn Smythe Trophy winner might be. The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded at the end of the Stanley Cup Final to the player who is deemed the most valuable to his team during the playoffs … Continue reading Potential Conn Smythe Winners
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?
The Norris trophy goes to the best defensemen in the NHL this season. We often see it go to the best "defensive forward," a defensemen who happens to score a lot of goals. This doesn't necessarily make them the best defensemen, but the definition of the trophy and who deserves it is up to interpretation. … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Norris Trophy Picks
It's February 17th, 2018. An exciting hockey game is going down between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The third period was winding down, and the home team was up 7-1. The game was full of physicality and energy especially when Capitals right-wing Devante Smith-Pelly got into a … Continue reading Racism in the Rink: The Devante Smith-Pelly Situation
There is nothing quite so romanticized in hockey as the frozen pond — playing outdoors, the fog of breath hanging in the air, snow falling as ruddy-cheeked lads battle the elements and each other in a game that nature grants them only during those long, cold weeks of short days. But is the NHL’s romance … Continue reading NHL Outdoors: A Classic Case Of Burnout?
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 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!
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