The NWHL Final was this weekend with the Buffalo Beauts playing the Metropolitan Riveters in Newark, New Jersey. The Riveters won the Isobel Cup 1-0, making this not only the first Cup appearance, but also the first Cup win for the franchise. The lone goal was scored by Alexa Gruschow, while goaltender and MVP Katie Fitzgerald … Continue reading Riveters Shutout the Beauts to Win the 2018 Isobel Cup
It goes without saying that any team who loses their starting goalie is prone to ultimate devastation. It's not uncommon to see a subtle, yet noticeable decline in a team's overall performance when the one they rely on most in the blue paint is not where they should be. But there are few teams whose … Continue reading Why the Corey Crawford-less Blackhawks are not playoff contenders
Week 14: January 1 - 7, 2018 Trading blockThe Montreal Canadiens turned heads this week as they make both literal and theoretical moves, trading back-up goalie Al Montoya to the Oilers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round 2018 draft pick, and allowing rumors of a Max Pacioretty trade to spread ravenous around the league. Their … Continue reading Weekend Update: New Year, New Team?
Winter is flu season for us normal folk, but injury is spreading like a nasty virus through the National Hockey League. In this weekend's update, we take a look at the various injuries that have plagued the league, and the impact on their respective teams. Jaden Schwartz (STL) - Following a brutal ankle injury, the … Continue reading Weekend Update: Catching the Injury Blues
Week 9: November 27 – December 3, 2017 End of an eraLate this week, the New Jersey Devils traded Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi, and a third-round 2018 draft pick to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Sami Vatanenand a conditional draft pick. The trade shook the world of Devils fans, considering the legacy that Henrique … Continue reading Weekend Update: I Do’s, Detroit Don’ts
Week 8: November 20 - 26, 2017 Injury report Kyle Palmieri (NJD) - The Devils right winger suffered what was eventually evaluated to be a broken foot during a game against Minnesota on Monday night. The injury could have Palmieri sidelined for up to six weeks, an unsavory outcome to his return after already missing … Continue reading Weekend Update: Happy Birthday, NHL!
Week 7: November 13 - 19, 2017 Transaction historyAt the beginning of this week, the Montreal Canadiens claimed Antti Niemi off waivers from the Panthers. With Price and Montoya still out, goaltender Charlie Lindgren surely needs a back-up, but there is much speculation on whether or not Montreal will be able to find that in … Continue reading Weekend Update: A Hat Trick of Hat Tricks