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
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
It made sense when they put this rule in place, to try to help rectify big mistakes and stop cherry-pickers from goal-hanging. Instead, roughly once a night the league turns into a game of synchronized line crossing like soccer and its off-sides. Continue reading NOT SO HOT ACTUAL SPROTS TAKE: The NHL replay reviews are horrible
I think we’re in for a classic series though, with each game being decided by one goal, and a couple of overtime games thrown in for good measure. Continue reading HOTSPROTSTAKES Staff Predictions: Stanley Cup Final
They use college football style chants to unsettle visiting goalies, they offer preference to locals in ticket purchases, and most of all, they embrace their “Nash Vegas” title. Hockey is an entertainment industry, and the Predators are more than happy to let that work, while certain, more “traditional” markets would rather the team just put their nose to the grindstone and put in a shift. Continue reading The Nashville Predators are in the Stanley Cup Final and this is gonna rule
Can the Nashville Predators continue their miraculous run towards their first Stanley Cup berth, or will the Anaheim Ducks put an end to the Music City magic? Check out our staff picks! Continue reading HOTSPROTSTAKES Staff Picks: Western Conference Final predictions!