Well, that was better. Still not great though! Very few of these series lived up to the hype, but that’s okay! Still a long way to go! Round 2 Retrospectives Western Conference Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 San Jose Sharks That’s it. I give up on understanding the Golden Knights. Marc Andre Fleury has decided that he’s good again and it’s really tweaking me off. These … Continue reading NHL Playoffs: Round 2 Retrospectives and Conference Finals Previews
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
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
Welcome to Cucks in Deep, a weekly right-wing (hockey term!) hockey column about all of the conspiracies and news going on in the world of hockey that the NHL and other leagues don’t want you to know about and the lamestream media are too afraid to report on. But not us. Continue reading Cucks in Deep: What are the odds that a player gets vertigo in the same division as a Hitchcock?
So with the Penguins passing Detroit in terms of Stanley Cups starting in 1990, it begs the question, have the Penguins actually been the best NHL franchise since 1990? Let’s debate! Continue reading HOTSPROTSTAKES Debate: Better NHL franchise since 1990, Detroit or Pittsburgh?
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