We hear it every season, and we hear it even louder in every post-season. The NHL has an officiating problem. It renders games all but unwatchable. It’s truly the only sport where we as fans simply accept that penalties are just going to happen when they happen, and it will have zero correlation with what’s actually happening on the ice. Fans were treated to a … Continue reading None of the 6 goals in the Bruins/Lightning game should have happened.
The Federal Hockey League wants to build a Midwestern brand…but what about their East Coast teams? Continue reading State of the Federal: Gridlock and the American Midwest
It’s almost NHL awards season which could only mean one thing! For every award that is awarded, there are 30 fanbases who are simply aghast that a player on their favorite team was so unceremoniously passed over. Clear evidence that the league has a bias against them. Along with the annual bit of trivia: “Did you know Mike Babcock has never won the Jack Adams … Continue reading How good is Mike Babcock, really?
After what could be adequately called a “disappointing” first round of the NHL playoffs, we are now careening at top speed toward the most exciting second round in recent memory. All we can do is hope it lives up to the Hype! Round 1 Retrospectives Western Conference Nashville Predators 4-2 Colorado Avalanche The Colorado Avalanche made a strong case for themselves against the NHL’s number … Continue reading NHL Playoffs: Round 1 Retrospectives and Round 2 Preview
Folks, after a wild ride that saw one team fold and an expansion team set an attendance record that will probably never be broken, the 2017-18 Federal Hockey League season came to and end last. Continue reading State of the Fed: Wolves capture FHL Commissioner’s Cup; wild off-season set to begin
DISCLAIMER: I did not think of this myself. I read it somewhere several years ago and have heretofore been unable to locate that piece. If you find it somewhere, I would love to credit those writers for the work. The NHL is a big league of hockey players run by gigantic idiot-morons who screw everything up in every imaginable way. Harping on these things is … Continue reading A better way to count game-winning goals.
The joke has always been that once the playoffs start, you basically need to murder someone for it to be a penalty, especially once overtime starts. So far it’s not so much the lack of calls, but just the insane inconsistency we see night-in, night-out from the stripes. Continue reading The officiating in the NHL playoffs has been horrendous so far
After a wild regular season and a playoffs that has been so tight you could make diamonds out of it, the Federal Hockey League’s crown jewel gets underway tonight as the Commissioner’s Cup final gets underway between the Port Huron Prowlers and the Watertown Wolves. Continue reading Federal Hockey League Commissioner’s Cup Preview!
I said this on Twitter last night, and I’ll say it again right now, and I promise you it is not meant to take away from what Vegas has done this year: Almost every NHL GM should be embarrassed by what Vegas was able to do this season. Continue reading Most NHL GMs should be embarrassed and ashamed by the Golden Knights’ success
We did this last year, and it was a ton of fun, and the good news is we have a TON of new blood in the playoffs this year, so there are plenty of new horns and songs to listen to. Continue reading Ranking the 2018 NHL Playoff goal horns and songs