Should the NHL expand in Las Vegas?

The NHL is currently testing the waters in Las Vegas to see if the city would be a proper fit for a future professional hockey team. All signs are currently pointing to the league expanding to the Sin City, barring some sort of major surprise. Expansion always comes with a large amount of risk, but […]


This Oilers trade proposal from Damien Cox is ridiculous

Taylor Hall is (inexplicably) on the trade block right now as the Edmonton Oilers prepare to blow their franchise up everywhere but where they should, which is the front office. Of course, when hockey fans hear that one of the game’s best forwards might be trade bait, they salivate and throw around proposals that they […]


What’s behind the resurgence of Rick Nash?

Currently Rick Nash, a member of the New York Rangers, is on pace to score 52 goals this year along with 38 assists for 90 points. Both the on pace goals and points would eclipse career highs of 41 goals and 79 points. This is a stark contrast to last season when he finished with […]


Report: Oilers may be ready to shop Taylor Hall

The Edmonton Oilers are a fascinating group to follow. Perhaps the most mismanaged franchise the sport has seen in recent memory is reportedly preparing to shop around Taylor Hall. This comes from a new report from Darren Dreger who believes the Oilers are ready to deal the talented young forward. The full transcript of Dreger’s […]


Hockey Fights of the Week: 12/8 – 12/14

Did last week’s fights deliver one of the best of 2014-15? You be the judge, but we’re always excited when two captains start throwing punches. Aside from that, the other major story here involves NHL officials and the fact they’re breaking up fights earlier and earlier. Unless you’re going to ban fighting, ban it, otherwise […]


NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 12/15

What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings on Puck Drunk Love can be found here. Keep in mind that based on the 2013-14 NHL season, 13 out of 16 playoff teams […]

Winter Classic most expensive NHL ticket in United States in 2015

The Chicago Blackhawks will be ringing in the New Year by taking on the Washington Capitals at Nationals Park on January 1 as part of the 2015 NHL Winter Classic. Over the past several years the Winter Classic has grown to be a tent pole event on the NHL calendar, and this year is no […]


Drew Doughty says the Kings need to “turn this thing around quickly”

The Los Angeles Kings have been a difficult team to analyze so far in 2014-15. At home, the Kings are a strong side with an 11-4-1 record. On the road, their record is 4-6-5. It’s been a tale of two teams and the Kings are currently performing below the great expectations assigned to the defending Stanley […]


Sidney Crosby actually does have the mumps

When Sidney Crosby was recently interviewed by the media, no one could take their eyes off the right side of his face. Crosby’s puffy cheek seemed to be a pretty clear indicator that he had the mumps, but the team was cautious in saying why they were resting the star forward this weekend. The Penguins […]


A prospective Las Vegas NHL owner would host a “Name the Team” contest

The NHL hasn’t even decided on whether or not a team will be calling Las Vegas home, but that hasn’t stopped one prospective owner from thinking about team names. William Foley, the man linked to a Vegas club, had an interview with Elliotte Friedman and he revealed what he had in mind as far as team names […]


Video: Check shatters the glass, injures fans at ECHL game

Glass shattering at a hockey game is an extremely dangerous situation. It’s actually remarkable that we don’t hear about serious injuries more often considering how many times we’ve seen glass shatter in the lower levels of hockey. Another scary incident occurred down in the ECHL between the Wichita Thunder and the Quad City Mallards. Todd […]

Wild 2

Minnesota runs Wild at home but stumbles on the road

The Minnesota Wild this season are a tale of two teams thus far. At home they appear to be among the NHL’s elite with a 9-3-1 record, while on the road they fall below the break even mark at 6-8-0. How does a team play so different at home than they do on the road […]


Report: 2016 Winter Classic will be held in Boston

The NHL hasn’t officially named the location for the 2016 Winter Classic, but a new report has surfaced suggesting it will be held in Boston. Bob McKenzie reported this news during the TSN’s Insider Trading segment and he also discussed the other outdoor games the league will play in 2015-16. In the TSN segment, McKenzie […]


Mike Babcock denies report stating he signed a contract extension

There have been plenty of rumors circulating over the last few months surrounding Mike Babcock’s future. The most recent came from the Windsor Star which stated Babcock was about to sign a contract extension to remain with the Detroit Red Wings. Considering all of the rumors/reports/speculation we’ve seen suggesting the seasoned coach is on his way […]


Report: Sabres ready to trade Chris Stewart

The Buffalo Sabres are ready and willing to trade Chris Stewart. After Stewart was used as a healthy scratch, the writing was more or less on the wall that the club was prepared to move on. This rumor has been around for several weeks, but some more fuel was added to the fire in a new Pierre […]