Now that we're down to four teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it's time to look at who the potential Conn Smythe Trophy winner might be. The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded at the end of the Stanley Cup Final to the player who is deemed the most valuable to his team during the playoffs … Continue reading Potential Conn Smythe Winners
The 2018 World Championship will take place in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark. The tournament began Friday, May 4 and will conclude with the finals being on Sunday, May 20. As always, since the tournament is taking place at the same time as the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, many key stars will be missing. However, this leaves room for … Continue reading NHL Star-Studded World Championship
The Washington Capitals will be playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third straight year. It's become a running joke that the Capitals can't make it out of the second round, especially when playing against the Penguins. Despite having a solid team the last few years, the … Continue reading Will This Be the Caps’ Year?
The team from the city of luck proves it's more than that. The Vegas Golden Knights swept the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. They won the series 4-0 and only allowed three goals in all of the games combined. As an expansion team making it into the playoffs in the first year, many don't … Continue reading A Vegas Sweep? You Bet!
Every year the Hart trophy by definition goes to the most valuable player to their team as deemed by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. This season has the largest pool of potential nominees than what we have seen in past seasons. Here are our picks for the Hart trophy: Jen’s Pick: Taylor Hall Every year, the … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Hart Trophy Picks
The Norris trophy goes to the best defensemen in the NHL this season. We often see it go to the best "defensive forward," a defensemen who happens to score a lot of goals. This doesn't necessarily make them the best defensemen, but the definition of the trophy and who deserves it is up to interpretation. … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Norris Trophy Picks
As the season comes to an end, nominees for various trophies like the Calder, Norris, Selke, Jack Adams, Vezina, and Hart will be named by the NHL on behalf of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, NHL general managers, and the NHL Broadcasters' Association. All of us at Puck It Up have decided to make our own … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Calder Picks