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

Weekend Update: Duchene, Desert Disasters, Drought

Week 6: November 5 – 12, 2017 Making headlines Matt Duchene was traded to the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team transaction between Colorado, Ottawa, and the Nashville Predators on Sunday, November 5th. The long anticipated blockbuster move occurred mid-game, with Duchene leaving the ice in the first period after less than two minutes … Continue reading Weekend Update: Duchene, Desert Disasters, Drought

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

College Hockey is Off To a Fast Start

Now that we're in the month of November, college hockey is in full swing. Teams are looking to continue hot streaks or get out of some low points, and many surprises have been happening this season already. In the Big Ten region, Minnesota leads the way with a 3-1-0 record in conference. Penn State and … Continue reading College Hockey is Off To a Fast Start

The Roadrunners’ Hot Start

The Tucson Roadrunners continued their hot start to the season with an overtime win over the Cleveland Monsters Saturday night. With their only regulation loss coming against the San Diego Gulls on opening night, the Roadrunners are 6-1-2 and on an 8-game point streak. After the win Saturday night, Tucson has tied the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins … Continue reading The Roadrunners’ Hot Start

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

Patrick Eaves is Out For Now

On Monday, October 3rd, the Anaheim Ducks announced that forward Patrick Eaves would be out indefinitely due to Guillain-Barre syndrome. Last week, Eaves began to feel weak then saw doctors afterward. He then was admitted to the hospital where he was in the ICU until his condition stabilized. Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder in … Continue reading Patrick Eaves is Out For Now