Video: Kessel and Booth briefly fight during practice

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a frustrated group and tempers finally boiled over during the team’s practice on Friday. Phil Kessel and David Booth engaged in a brief altercation during a scrimmage before it was broken up by the other players. These things happen and shouldn’t be blown out of proportion, but it’s difficult not […]


NHL ships new nets which have room for cameras inside the posts

You might remember back in January we discussed the fact the NHL was going to be experimenting with cameras inside the goal posts. The objective being that the league would have another look to call on for goal reviews and the new angle might allow for a better view of close plays. At the time, […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 27:  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Which teams don’t deserve to win the Connor McDavid sweepstakes?

Today it was announced courtesy of Damien Cox that the 2015 draft lottery will be taking place on April 18th. A date that many teams have already had circled on their calendars to be sure but which teams don’t deserve the services of Connor McDavid? A lot of teams have had their bouts of diversity that they […]

DENVER, CO - APRIL 17:  A detail photo of the logo on the ice as it is ready for action as the Minnesota Wild face the Colorado Avalanche in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 17, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Should the NHL try daytime weekday playoff games?

The NCAA Tournament is still going, but let’s be frank: the best part is done. The first two days of the Tournament, which take place on the third Thursday and Friday of March every year, feature 32 games in a 36-hour span from noon on Thursday to midnight on Friday. Many sports fans consider those […]


NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 3/25

These rankings shows which teams are trending up and down based on the past week’s play. What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage, scoring chances for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings can be found here. Keep in […]


Best and worst of the NHL: Week 26

After sipping on some adult beverages this past weekend and having a relaxing weekend away from the real world, I have come to bring you some of the best and worst of the National Hockey League (shouldn’t it really be the International Hockey League, the league is in two countries all things considered. This is […]


GIF: Darren Helm spears Mike Smith in the junk

We’ve mocked Mike Smith a lot over the last few weeks. First, he jumped over a shot and allowed a bizarre goal. Next, he shot the puck off of Brandon Sutter and into his own net. What could possibly follow up those two incidents? How about a spear in the junk from Darren Helm? Smith […]

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 17:  Brandon Bollig #25 of the Calgary Flames fights Ryan Reaves #75 of the St Louis Blues during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Hockey Fights of the Week: 3/16 – 3/22

The past week featured some outstanding hockey fights. As teams push to close out the season on a high note (either in hopes of a playoff spot or in hopes of winning the Connor McDavid lottery), emotions are running high. Do any of these fights belong in our list of the year’s best? Let us […]


Which individual talents lead to goals being scored in the NHL?

There is a great deal of evidence showing that shot metrics, specifically unblocked shot attempts and all shot attempts, are predictive at a team and individual player level in regards to future goals scored. This is a great metric to analyze a team overall, but what do these statistics really tell us about the individual […]

Road to Frozen Four in Boston Gets Underway This Week

While the NCAA Basketball Tournament rages on, their counterparts will be battling for glory on the ice in the 2015 NCAA Hockey Tournament. Sixteen teams will lace up the skates and play for a chance to raise the trophy at the Frozen Four Championship Game on April 11th at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. […]

ST CATHARINES, ON - JANUARY 22:  Connor McDavid #97 of Team Orr skates during the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game against Team Cherry at the Meridian Centre on January 22, 2015 in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Connor McDavid completes OHL regular season with 120 points in 47 games

The Connor McDavid hype seems to grow by the way. As the NHL regular season winds down, fans from several teams are actively rooting for their organizations to fail and fall as far down the standings as possible with the hopes of securing better odds for the top overall pick in the upcoming draft. Is […]


Video: Red Wings score winner with a broken stick

The Detroit Red Wings OT winner against the St. Louis Blues was pretty controversial. Justin Abdelkader tapped in the winner, but the review clearly showed he was using a broken stick. Under the NHL’s rules, a goal can not be counted if it’s scored with an illegal – in this case broken – stick. Amazingly, […]

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 17:  Tyler Ennis #63 of the Buffalo Sabres takes a shot on goal against Niklas Svedberg #72 of the Boston Bruins during a shootout at TD Garden on March 17, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Sabres defeat the Bruins 2-1.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Roundtable: Discussing the NHL moving to 3-on-3 OT hockey

The NHL is going to use a form of 3-on-3 in overtime in an effort to cut down on the number of games decided by a shootout. While the details surrounding the 3-on-3 play haven’t been nailed down quite yet, change is coming. Fans met the news with mixed reactions and so too did the PDL […]

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 3: Interim head coach Peter Horachek of the Toronto Maple Leafs directs the players during a time out against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on March 3, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. Toronto defeated Florida 3-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Maple Leafs forward says dressing room is “pretty screwed up”

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been the equivalent of a garbage fire this season according to the local media, the team’s fans and just about everyone who has watched the team. The dressing room appears to be in an awkward state following repeated quotes from the team’s management criticizing players as well as a recent statement […]

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 07:  P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on March 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Canadiens defeated the Coyotes 2-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

P.K. Subban fined again for diving

The NHL has once again fined P.K. Subban for diving. Subban collapsed after being hooked a bit during a game against the Ottawa Senators on March 12th and the NHL felt it was worthy of a $3,000 fine.