It’s insulting to hockey fans to have to listen to the trio of Pierre, Mike, and Jeremy for three hours every night, because it’s clear they know nothing about modern hockey, and are stuck in this idea of 1993 where it’s hit first, hit second, throw a punch, and maybe try and score after all that. Continue reading NBC’s hockey “analysis” is insulting to fans
The second round of the NHL is the best round of the NHL Playoffs, and maybe in all of pro sports. Continue reading The 2nd Round is the best round of the NHL Playoffs
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.
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
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
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
It’s finally here! After way too many games with way too few Olympic breaks, the NHL postseason is upon us! And what a post-season it’s shaping up to be. We have 15 teams all of which are hoping to at least look like they have some dignity before Nashville just trucks over them (spoiler alert). But let’s stop wasting time and get right into it! … Continue reading 2018 NHL Playoff Preview: Round One
Other sports really don’t have this, but what if they did, what would be the NBA, MLB, or NFL version of having Scott Foster come in, in those respective sports? Continue reading What is the Scott Foster equivalent in other sports?
Oh god what am I doing. The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and we’ve had a couple days to let the dust settle. It was a fairly slow deadline overshadowed by the prospect of the best defenseman in the NHL being traded by his skinflint owner. Which, of course, never happened. But we have trades, trades, trades! To CBJ: Ian Cole To OTT: … Continue reading Brief Comments on Every Single NHL Deadline Trade