Vancouver had a great start to the season with a 3-0-0 record which surprised most of the so-called hockey ‘experts’. While part of the successful start can be related to luck (the Canucks haven’t been in the lead for a single minute so far) they are also playing quite good hockey (best 5v5 Corsi in the league). But is the successful start really a surprise? Not really… And why do most peo... Read More »
The most heard argument AGAINST a return of Ilya Kovalchuk in the NHL is that he really f*cked the New Jersey Devils by leaving them for the KHL, a couple of years into a huge contract. In 2010 the Devils acquired Kovalchuk (and defenseman Salmela) in a deal with the Atlanta Trashers for Oduya, Bergfors, Cormier and a 2010-1st round pick. Atlanta was unable to resign Kovalchuk and decided to trade... Read More »
The trade deadline has passed and the Blackhawks have made some solid moves over the last few weeks. They acquired a legitimate 1LW in Andrew Ladd, solidified their bottom six with Weise and Fleischmann, and swapped Scuderi for Ehrhoff. With these additions the Chicago Blackhawks are set to win another Stanley Cup and become a true dynasty team.
Hitting and fighting is something that has always... Read More »