Category: NHL

The NHL Needs To Suspend Raffi Torres For Life

The NHL Needs To Suspend Raffi Torres For Life
On Saturday night, Raffi Torres did what Raffi Torres does. He delivered a cheap shot, injuring a player. Torres missed all of last season because of an ACL injury. But in his return to the ice, Torres targeted the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg – during a preseason game. Silfverberg left the game and did not return,... Read more »

40 Predictions for the 2015-16 NHL Season

40 Predictions for the 2015-16 NHL Season
Last year, I posted 40 predictions for the NHL season. So, let’s do it again! Hart Trophy: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Art Ross Trophy: Crosby Ted Lindsay Award: John Tavares, New York Islanders Norris Trophy: Shea Weber, Nashville Vezina Trophy: Pekka Rinne, Nashville Jack Adams Award: Bob Hartley Calder Trophy: Jack Eichel, Buffalo Selke Trophy: Jonathan... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks 2015 NHL Draft Recap

Chicago Blackhawks 2015 NHL Draft Recap
The Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks were one of the quietest teams at this weekend’s NHL Draft. It was a busy weekend, with many teams making major trades. While many figured a veteran like Patrick Sharp and/or Bryan Bickell would be traded to make cap space for the coming season, the Hawks didn’t make a deal... Read more »
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Drafting A Winner: The Last 10 Years of Chicago Blackhawks 1st Round Picks

Drafting A Winner: The Last 10 Years of Chicago Blackhawks 1st Round Picks
We took a somewhat painful look back at the last ten years of Cubs and White Sox first round draft picks before the MLB Draft earlier this week. Now, as the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning get set to play a best-of-three scenario to decide the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion, let’s take a walk... Read more »

2015 Stanley Cup Final: Conn Smythe Power Rankings

2015 Stanley Cup Final: Conn Smythe Power Rankings
On Saturday night, we learned the two teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup beginning Wednesday night. The Chicago Blackhawks will try to win their second title in three years and third in six seasons; the Tampa Bay Lightning will look to win the second Cup in franchise history, and first since 2004. Each... Read more »

Looking Back: My 40 Bold NHL Predictions

Looking Back: My 40 Bold NHL Predictions
Back in October, before the 2014-15 NHL season started, I made 40 bold predictions. So, let’s see how I did. Note: the NHL Awards that will be voted on are left as-is unless, in the case of the Vezina, the winner is easily assumed. Hart Trophy: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Art Ross Trophy: Steven Stamkos,... Read more »
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Hockey Hall of Fame: It's Time For Steve Larmer To Be In

Hockey Hall of Fame: It's Time For Steve Larmer To Be In
This isn’t the first time we’ve banged the drum for one of the Blackhawks’ all-time greats to get into the Hockey Hall of Fame. But hopefully it’s the last. Steve Larmer should be in the Hall already. Looking ahead 12 months, he might have a chance in 2015. On Halloween, Ken Campbell at The Hockey... Read more »

40 Predictions for the 2014-15 NHL Season

40 Predictions for the 2014-15 NHL Season
Hart Trophy: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Art Ross Trophy: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Ted Lindsay Award: John Tavares, New York Islanders Norris Trophy: Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Vezina Trophy: Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Jack Adams Award: Barry Trotz Calder Trophy: John Gibson, Anaheim Selke Trophy: Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Lady Byng Award: Patrick Kane, Chicago... Read more »

NHL Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning
As we conclude our 2014-15 season previews in the Atlantic Division, we’ve already discussed the Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. After a season derailed by a major injury to Steven Stamkos and the drama surrounding the departure of Martin St. Louis, the Tampa Bay Lightning had the busiest offseason in... Read more »
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NHL Preview: Boston Bruins

NHL Preview: Boston Bruins
As we continue our 2014-15 season previews in the Atlantic Division, we’ve already discussed the Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens. Like the Blackhawks, the Boston Bruins have some salary cap driven decisions to make before the 2014-15 season begins. What’s in store for the Bruins this year? Additions: none Subtractions: Jarome Iginla, Chad Johnson,... Read more »