Tag Archives: NHL

  • Building A Stanley Cup Champion In The Salary Cap Era (Infographic)

    Building A Stanley Cup Champion In The Salary Cap Era (Infographic)

    Since the NHL installed a salary cap prior to the 2005-06 season, there have been six different Stanley Cup champions (Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins).  And while the management for each of those teams will surely tell you that putting together a championship roster is no […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Janssen vs. Haley — 4/3/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Janssen vs. Haley — 4/3/12

    With the NHL season winding down, tensions seem to be especially high, and last night that resulted in a total of six fights.  A few of those, like James Neal vs. Andrew Ference, Michael Rupp vs. Jody Shelley and Matt Frattin vs. Marcus Foligno, were worthy of a spot on the “Frozn Fisticuffs Fight of […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Almond vs. Shaw — 4/1/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Almond vs. Shaw — 4/1/12

    It was a busy day of fisticuffs in the NHL yesterday, as a brawl between players and coaches unfolded during a game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, while the other five games on Sunday’s schedule helped contribute an additional six fights to the day’s total.  And while the Pens and Flyers clearly […]

  • All Hell Breaks Loose At Conclusion Of Penguins vs. Flyers (Video)

    All Hell Breaks Loose At Conclusion Of Penguins vs. Flyers (Video)

    With the Flyers leading 6-3 and only one minute remaining in their Atlantic Division match-up against the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday afternoon, all hell broke loose.  And when I say “all hell broke loose,” I’m not just talking about a few fights and an exchange of some unfriendly words. Not even close! Instead, “all hell breaking […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Olver vs. Booth — 3/28/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Olver vs. Booth — 3/28/12

    When David Booth of the Vancouver Canucks and Mark Olver of the Colorado Avalanche dropped the gloves during the first period of last night’s game, the Canucks’ Maxim Lapierre was quick to arrive on the scene, believing that Booth would need some back-up.  He was wrong. Booth looked awfully comfortable with his gloves off, especially […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Bollig Dominates Again — 3/25/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Bollig Dominates Again — 3/25/12

    Brandon Bollig’s busy month of March continued during last night’s game against the Nashville Predators, as the Chicago Blackhawks enforcer dropped his gloves for the sixth time in the past 20 days.  This time it was Jordin Tootoo taking his best shot at Bollig, and the results were not pretty, as the Predators’ forward was […]

  • Atlanta Thrashers Fans Protest By Throwing Jerseys On The Ice (Video)

    Atlanta Thrashers Fans Protest By Throwing Jerseys On The Ice (Video)

    Two surprising facts were unveiled during Saturday night’s game between Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators.  The first is that the Atlanta Thrashers actually did have fans before being moved north of the boarder to Winnipeg prior to the start of this season.  The second is that those fans, although few in number, apparently still […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Weise vs. Dowell — 3/22/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Weise vs. Dowell — 3/22/12

    The Dallas Stars are fighting for a playoff spot, both figuratively and literally.  That was certainly the case last night when they hosted the Vancouver Canucks, and while they would go on to lose the battle on the scoreboard, Stars’ forward Jake Dowell was able to earn a win during his first period bout with […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 23rd) – Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (March 23rd) – Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1994 that Wayne Gretzky scored his record breaking 802nd career NHL goal.  Gretzky surpassed his childhood hero Gordie Howe, whose record stood for almost 15 years. In the second period of a game against the Vancouver Canucks, Gretzky received a cross-ice feed from Marty McSorley and buried it into […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Bollig vs. Boll — 3/20/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Bollig vs. Boll — 3/20/12

    The Chicago Blackhawks’ Brandon Bollig has been fighting just about anyone and everyone that gets in his way these days, as he has dropped the gloves a total of six times since February 29th.  The latest person to get in his way was Jared Boll during last night’s game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and […]