Corey Crawford Starts the Season Out Hot

Corey Crawford is off to an impressive start this season. In six games, he's allowed eleven goals. He's second among starting goaltenders with a .947 save percentage. If he keeps this pace up, he'll definitely be a Vezina Trophy nominee by the end of the season. Crawford's goal-tending stole many games for the Blackhawks last … Continue reading Corey Crawford Starts the Season Out Hot

Nathan Walker: First Australian NHL Player

Nathan Walker made history Saturday night in the Washington Capitals 6-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens as the first Australian born player to play in the NHL. If that wasn't special enough, he also scored his first goal in his first game. The goal was initially credited to Devante Smith-Pelly, but after further review, it was changed … Continue reading Nathan Walker: First Australian NHL Player

Puck It Up’s NHL Season Predictions

As the NHL season starts, it’s fun to guess how it will end. Here are Puck It Up’s predictions. (Keep in mind these are predictions of what we think will happen, not what we want to happen.) Stanley Cup Finals Stanley Cup Winner Unexpected Team to Make Playoffs Team That Should Make the Playoffs, But … Continue reading Puck It Up’s NHL Season Predictions

Blackhawks Logo Isn’t Racist, But Does Invite Racism

The Chicago Blackhawks logo and name has been controversial for years. As the team gained popularity after winning the Stanley Cup in 2010, not only in Chicago, but all around the country, their logo started to come under scrutiny. Last week, a popular rapper from Chicago, Vic Mensa, called attention to the "racist" logo on … Continue reading Blackhawks Logo Isn’t Racist, But Does Invite Racism

In Defense of Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews seems to be regarded as an overrated and a not-so-great player by fans all over the league. It all started when he was named amongst the NHL Top 100 this past January. Of the one hundred inducted, only six were active players. Despite the fact that the NHL should have had more spots … Continue reading In Defense of Jonathan Toews

NHL’s Top 10 Current Rivalries Ranked

As the NHL season approaches, so does the hostility and one-upmanship among fans of various teams. Rivalries in the league tend to be based geographically and divisionally. There are many that have come and gone, and many that have only just begun. For fans new and old, here's a ranking of current rivalries in the … Continue reading NHL’s Top 10 Current Rivalries Ranked

NHL Contradicts Itself by Hosting Preseason Games in China but Saying No to Winter Olympics

The NHL is scheduled to have two preseason games between the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks on September 21 and September 23 in China. (Tickets now available here.) This is the first time the NHL will be holding a game in China. Exposing the country to an elite level of hockey will be very beneficial … Continue reading NHL Contradicts Itself by Hosting Preseason Games in China but Saying No to Winter Olympics