NHL Hockey Blog

New NHL rumours, information, news and opinions - the latest in hockey!

NHL Hockey Blog header image 4

NHL’s Montreal Canadiens For Sale

April 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Montreal Canadiens For Sale - NHL Watching

Don’t even mention Jim Balsillie in the same breath as the Montreal Canadiens, it isn’t going to happen. This is one storied franchise and the NHL is going to make sure that a group with serious ties to the team is successful.
Some sites — notably TSN.ca — are [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Hockey News

End of the NHL Season - Success or Disappointment?

April 8th, 2009 · 34 Comments

End of the NHL Season

Here we all are nearing the end of another NHL season, and “big post salary cap CBA” surprise… it is a race down to the finish. With both the East and West still trying to figure out who will finish 7th, 8th and 9th us fans have time to pause [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Hockey News

Demoting NHL Players to the Minors

January 7th, 2009 · 49 Comments

NHL Teams Demoting Players - Real Benefits?

Not a new topic, but a somewhat common occurence in the NHL today. Taking advantage, if you have structured your organization well, of younger players that can freely move between the NHL and minor league. Great for injuries, terrible when you lose an asset with nothing to [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Around the NHL Forums

Canada Juniors Win Gold - Go Canada Go

January 5th, 2009 · 98 Comments

Canadian Juniors Win Gold

Easily the highlight of the night is Canada’s junior hockey team winning gold at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa. Summary articles from CBC, TSN and Sportsnet can be seen here — Canadian Juniors Dump Sweden — Canada Defeats Sweden — Canada Wins 5th Straight Gold Medal. Great to [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Hockey Information · Hockey News

NHL Teams Battling for Mediocrity

January 5th, 2009 · 29 Comments

NHL Teams - Many Scraping Into the Playoffs?

Take a look at the standing to date — NHL.com stats here — there are 10 teams in position to crack 100 points. Not bad, and I would even hesitate to say the distribution of teams is more bell shaped than last year.
Will 95 points get a [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Hockey News

Hockey Doesn’t Need Fights - A Different Opinion

January 4th, 2009 · 52 Comments

NHL Hockey - Does the game work without fighting?

I wrote a brief article on fighting in the NHL yesterday, and Lyle Richardson at Spector’s Hockey put his thoughts to digital paper this morning. Lyle’s article can be seen here, and in summary he argues that fighting should be removed from hockey in one form [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Hockey Information · Hockey News

NHL Hockey: Fighting Part of the Game?

January 3rd, 2009 · 60 Comments

NHL Hockey and Fighting are the Same Thing

Should fighting be part of the NHL game? This always ends up being debated each year and it is hard to believe that this topic comes up over and over again. Or is it? Well, that is because it has a lot of support on both [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Hockey Information

NHL Draft 2009: Tavares or Hedman

January 3rd, 2009 · 58 Comments

Tavares vs Hedman at the NHL Draft 2009

How this all plays out between the final standings in April and the draft lottery is going to be exciting. Not as exciting as the 30 team draw was for Sidney Crosby, but pretty darn good.
Tavares is going to be the #1 pick in the upcoming 2009 [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Hockey Information · Hockey News

Gaborik Traded… before July 2009?

January 3rd, 2009 · 24 Comments

Gaborik to be Traded Prior to Unrestricted Free Agency?

Marian Gaborik will be playing for another team come next season, that is for certain. It doesn’t appear that the Wild are going to coddle him during this surgery & rehabilitation period, and Management’s insistence that he play through the injury and postpone surgery doesn’t help [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Hockey Trade Rumors

Team USA VS Finland - Under 17 World Championship

January 2nd, 2009 · 33 Comments

Team USA Thumps Finland at Under 17 Hockey Championship
 
International hockey is great, period.I had the pleasure of taking in an Under 17 hockey game earlier this week being played out here on the West Coast of Canada. This was the Under 17 World Championship — and while not up to the standard of the [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Hockey News