Meet “The Roomies”: The Future of the New York Rangers

Three guys, aged 23, 24, and 25, playing great hockey for the New York Rangers and living together in an apartment in New York City. Sounds like a dream come true, right? Meet Kevin Hayes, Jimmy Vesey and Brady Skjei. They’re the guys that are living this fantasy right now. Besides having a ton of … Continue reading Meet “The Roomies”: The Future of the New York Rangers

Hey Now, You’re An All Star! 2018 All-star Game Nominations Announced

The voting for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game has begun! For the third consecutive year, fans will have the opportunity to name one captain for each division of the league; Metropolitan and Atlantic, making up the Eastern Conference, and the Western Conference being made up of Pacific and Central. They can do this by visiting … Continue reading Hey Now, You’re An All Star! 2018 All-star Game Nominations Announced

Where Will Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Land?

Before the beginning of the 2017-2018 NHL season, many people (including myself) considered the Edmonton Oilers to be serious Stanley Cup contenders. After all, they finally broke into the playoffs in 2017, led by captain Connor McDavid, though they were eliminated in the second round by the Anaheim Ducks. Over the summer, they lost Jordan … Continue reading Where Will Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Land?

Top 5 Underrated NHL Defensemen

Defensemen, in general, are probably one of the most underrated parts of the sport of hockey. They don’t always have to put up points, but it’s a bonus when they do. Their job is to help their goaltender crush dreams, to put it plainly. They have to keep the puck out of the net when … Continue reading Top 5 Underrated NHL Defensemen

Brian Boyle’s Tearful, Yet Triumphant Return

  Brian Boyle used to be seen by many as one of the “bad guys” of hockey. According to hockeyfights.com, the 32-year-old has 29 career NHL fights, and eight in the AHL. Many brushed him off as just an instigator. In all of his NHL seasons but one, the center’s number of penalty minutes surpasses … Continue reading Brian Boyle’s Tearful, Yet Triumphant Return

Why Your Disappointment in Ryan Strome Isn’t His Fault

One of the biggest trades of the 2017 offseason came just after the expansion draft. On June 22nd, 2017, the Edmonton Oilers sent 27-year-old right wing Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for 24-year-old center Ryan Strome. This is obviously a very uneven trade, for many reasons. What We've Seen So Far … Continue reading Why Your Disappointment in Ryan Strome Isn’t His Fault

The Vadim Shipachyov Situation: Summary and Analysis

On May 4th, 2017, the Vegas Golden Knights signed 30-year-old Russian free agent Vadim Shipachyov. He had spent the prior eleven seasons with the KHL, the most recent four with St. Petersburg SKA and seven with Cherepovets Severstal. He was signed to a two-year contract worth 4.5 million dollars per year, but he ended up … Continue reading The Vadim Shipachyov Situation: Summary and Analysis