Report: Ads will be placed on jerseys during the World Cup of Hockey

A report from TSN indicates that various NHL sponsors have been informed that the jerseys during the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 will feature advertisements. Placing the ads on the uniforms during the World Cup would be a trial to determine what the backlash might be should the NHL move forward and place ads […]

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 24:  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a press conference as part of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weeknd at the Nationwide Arena on January 24, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

NHL will officially recognize Corsi, Fenwick and other advanced stats

Rejoice, advanced stat fanatics! The NHL is going to officially recognize some of the most beloved “fancy stats” and will be adding categories such as Corsi, Fenwick and a host of others to NHL.com. The league demonstrated their willingness to embrace some advanced tracking and metrics during the All-Star Game and they then revealed that this […]

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15:  T.J. Oshie #74 of the United States shoots on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski #72 of Russia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Looking at the World Cup of Hockey in 2016

The World Cup of Hockey in 2016 has been years in the making and Gary Bettman announced during All Star weekend that it’s definitely going to happen.  There are some new wrinkles to how it’s being done this time around.  Are the changes for the better?

First NHL All-Star Game in three years sees ticket prices rising

The NHL All Star game is going to be extra fun this season. It has been three long years since there has been a game between hockey’s best players. The fans should be eagerly awaiting this event, which normally comes annually in most sports, but has taken a hiatus due to extenuating circumstances. Of course, […]

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 18:  Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on November 18, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. The Predators defeated the Leafs 9-2.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capitals GM says he’d like a “do-over” of Filip Forsberg trade

When the Washington Capitals traded Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, fans were pretty certain the Capitals ended up on the losing side of the deal. That notion has only been confirmed as Forsberg has excelled in his first year and is the clear favorite for the Calder […]

at Staples Center on January 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Hockey Fights of the Week: 1/12 – 1/18

Welcome to Hockey Fights of the Week! As the league prepares to take a few days off for All-Star Weekend, we bring you the five best fights from last week. This is an interesting installment as you’ll see Patrick Sharp drop the mitts for the first time since 2008-09 and Anthony Peluso and Nicolas Deslauriers dish […]


NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 1/19

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 […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18:  A general view as fireworks go off at the start of the 2015 AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Report: 2016 Winter Classic will feature Bruins and Canadiens in Gillette Stadium

Back in December, a report surfaced that the Boston Bruins would host the 2016 Winter Classic inside Gillette Stadium. The league hasn’t commented on the 2016 Winter Classic publicly, but a few more rumors have popped up since that original report. According to WEEI 93.7, the Bruins will host the Montreal Canadiens in the 2016 Winter Classic. […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23:  Chris Stewart #80 of the Buffalo Sabres breaks in on the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on October 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Report: Flames and Predators interested in Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart may have had more trade rumors connected to his name than any other player in the NHL this season. The Buffalo Sabres forward has struggled yet again this year, but that hasn’t prevented several teams from expressing interest in the hopes Stewart can turn things around on a new team. A report from […]

skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Islanders defeated the Devils 3-2 in overtime.

NHL experimenting with cameras inside the goal posts

In an effort to improve their video replay and goal review system, the NHL is experimenting with new cameras which would sit inside the goal posts. As things currently stand, goal reviews are fairly limited as the league is confined to views from above and from inside the net. However, most close decisions require a […]

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 29:  Team Chara Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate after defeatin Team Alfredsson during the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place on January 29, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

7 ways the NHL can improve the All-Star Game

The NHL All-Star Game is an event fans love to criticize. From the player selection process to the uniforms, every hockey fan has a suggestion on how the league can improve the festivities. You may recall that we ran this style of post for the Winter Classic and now we turn our attention to the […]


NHL Network analyst Craig Button ridicules Carter Hutton, makes a fool of himself

NHL Network can be a pretty difficult channel to watch depending on the analysts in the room. Craig Button further proved that point after a ridiculous tirade against Nashville goaltender Carter Hutton. Suiting up in place of Pekka Rinne, Hutton was beaten twice over his shoulder by a couple of vintage Ovechkin blasts. Button blasted Hutton […]


Blackhawks make a dream come true for a young blind fan

As violent and physical as the game of hockey might be, many times the sport provides fans with some truly uplifting and memorable stories. The most recent involves the Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Sharp and 16-year-old Christina DeVries. Not long ago, the Blackhawks ran an ad campaign which asked fans “What’s Your Goal?” and Christina responded that she […]


GIFs: Joni Ortio makes two incredible glove saves

The goaltending situation in Calgary is a pretty confusing one. There’s a possibility the Flames will roll with three goaltenders (Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo and Joni Ortio), but head coach Bob Hartley has said that he hates the idea of using roster space on a third netminder and will play the situation by ear. Well, […]

8 May 2001:  Domink Hasek of the Buffalo Sabres stands guard in the goal during game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeat the Sabres 3-2 in overtime.DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT

Sabres criticized over modest ceremony for Dominik Hasek

Did you watch Buffalo’s ceremony for goaltender Dominik Hasek? If you missed it, you may be relieved to know that you really didn’t miss much. The Sabres had Hasek’s number painted behind the nets and raised a banner featuring his number. That’s about it. No special tributes, no former teammates and nothing worth tuning in to […]