What Does a Salary Cap Increase Mean for the NHL?

This year's NHL free agent class is filled with talent. Among the bigger names are John Tavares, James van Riemsdyk, James Neal, Rick Nash, and Joe Thornton. However, there's more to the group besides the talent on the surface. Players like Ilya Kovalchuk, Mike Green, Patrick Maroon, Michael Grabner, and Thomas Vanek are also up … Continue reading What Does a Salary Cap Increase Mean for the NHL?

Trade Impact: Coyotes Acquire Galchenyuk

The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk from the Montreal Canadiens Friday afternoon in exchange for Max Domi. With trade rumours swirling for the past few seasons, it appeared it was only a matter of time before the Canadiens moved Galchenyuk. A change of scenery is likely to benefit both players involved. Galchenyuk, the 2012 third … Continue reading Trade Impact: Coyotes Acquire Galchenyuk

Metropolitan Riveters News Round-Up

Over the past few days, the women's hockey world has been filled with news. A new team has been added to the NWHL, and the league's free agency period opened up on June 1st. So far, the Buffalo Beauts have brought back Hayley Scamurra, Maddie Elia, Lisa Chesson, and Corinne Buie. In the realm of … Continue reading Metropolitan Riveters News Round-Up

The Stanley Cup is the Capitals’ to Lose

It's safe to say not many people predicted the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights to be in the Stanley Cup Final, but here we are. Four games in and the Capitals lead the series 3-1. Vegas won the first game at home and then dropped three straight games. The Capitals have been playing … Continue reading The Stanley Cup is the Capitals’ to Lose

Will Jeff Skinner Stay?

Since the 2017-2018 NHL season has ended, trade rumors have begun to surround a few players. One of those players has been Jeff Skinner. Skinner's Carolina Hurricanes failed to make the playoffs again, making this the ninth consecutive season without qualifying. Since he has only been playing for the team (and in the NHL) for … Continue reading Will Jeff Skinner Stay?

Welcoming the Minnesota Whitecaps to the NWHL

On May 15th, 2018, The National Women's Hockey League officially expanded for the first time! The NWHL added Minnesota as their fifth team, in addition to their original "founding four" teams. When the league was established in 2015, there were four teams; the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, and New York (now Metropolitan) Riveters. … Continue reading Welcoming the Minnesota Whitecaps to the NWHL

Potential Conn Smythe Winners

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