Tag Archives: NHL

  • The 11 Worst Places to Be a Sports Fan in 2013

    The 11 Worst Places to Be a Sports Fan in 2013

    Seven different cities saw their teams play in a championship game or series for one of the four major pro sports leagues in 2013—Baltimore, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Miami, San Antonio, and St. Louis. And of course, in addition to those cities, a bunch of others saw their teams have excellent regular seasons or surprising […]

  • Stat Line of the Night – 12/10/2013 – Alex Ovechkin

    Stat Line of the Night – 12/10/2013 – Alex Ovechkin

    Remember three years ago when Alex Ovechkin lost his scoring touch and people were wondering if he’d ever be a prolific scorer again? Well, as it turns out, those “bad” seasons in which he averaged “only” 35 goals were merely aberrations. Last year he returned to form and cranked out 32 goals in 48 games. […]

  • 25 Biggest Athlete Retirements of 2013

    25 Biggest Athlete Retirements of 2013

    Just about every year we see at least one or two superstar athletes call it a career. There will be some speculation, they will call a press conference, they will announce their retirement and thank the fans and their organization, and then people in the media will write some nice stories about them. This year, […]

  • Nick Foligno Pulls a Tomas Hertl, Scores a Between-the-Legs Beauty (Video)

    Nick Foligno Pulls a Tomas Hertl, Scores a Between-the-Legs Beauty (Video)

    Between the legs—that’s where all the cool kids are going in the NHL these days. First, of course, it was the Sharks’ 19-year-old Tomas Hertl, who announced his entry in the NHL with a four-goal performance against the Rangers on October 8 that was capped by a ridiculous between-the-legs top shelf breakaway goal. Then it was […]

  • 10 NHL Franchises Worth Less than the Dallas Cowboys…Combined

    10 NHL Franchises Worth Less than the Dallas Cowboys…Combined

    Yesterday Forbes released their annual list of the NHL team values, and there’s good news and bad news. First the good news: the average value of an NHL team rose 46% in the last year, and it wasn’t just the big fish pulling everybody up. Even the little guys increased in value. Now the bad […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 11/25/2013 — Martin St. Louis

    Stat Line of the Night — 11/25/2013 — Martin St. Louis

    Martin St. Louis may have to make do without Steven Stamkos for a few more months while his Lightning teammate recovers from a broken leg.  But even without his linemate, the 5’8″ winger didn’t seem to miss a single beat during last night’s contest against the New York Rangers. After being honored with a silver […]

  • 13 Least Thankful People in Sports Right Now

    13 Least Thankful People in Sports Right Now

    Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and you know what that means: we have the watch the Dallas Cowboys play the Oakland Raiders. No, I’m totally just kidding! Well, not about the Cowboys-Raiders part. That really is happening. But I’m kidding when I say that’s all Thanksgiving means. Obviously, Thanksgiving really means pausing from the […]

  • Hockey Stick Gets Stuck in Visor of Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (GIF)

    Hockey Stick Gets Stuck in Visor of Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (GIF)

    These days, more and more NHL players are wearing those cute little half visors. Some of them (like the Sedin Twins) probably wear them to deter other guys from punching them, and a few others probably wear them because they thing it looks cool. The rest, however, are trying to prevent serious eye injuries. After […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 22nd) – Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (November 22nd) – Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1999 that Wayne Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame.  Gretzky became the tenth and last player to bypass the usual three-year waiting period. Wayne Gretzky being elected to the Hall-Of-Fame was a no-brainer, as he is considered by many to be the greatest player in hockey […]

  • 14 Awesome NHL Player of the Game Trophies

    14 Awesome NHL Player of the Game Trophies

    You may not have realized it if you don’t follow the NHL that closely (or if your team is no fun), but there’s a really awesome trend sweeping the league these days: player of the game trophies. I’m not talking about official awards handed out by media or the league. I’m talking about handmade and/or found items […]