NHL’s Playoff Format Is Heinously Broken. Here’s one way to fix it.

The NHL’s heart may have been in the right place when it decided to change the playoff format in an effort to get more division rivals to match up against each other in the postseason. But its head is in a place only the most experienced yogi would be able to put it. Since the 2013-14…

WATCH: NHL Players Fight, Have Extremely Pleasant Conversation In Penalty Box

Hockey fights are weird. Often times, players duke it not because they have any real animosity towards each other, but because it’s their job. On Saturday, the San Jose Sharks’ Brenden Dillon got in a tussle with the Nashville Predators’ Austin Watson, and the two threw a few punches before settling into an aggressive slow…

The 2017 All-Hockey Hair Team Announced

In what’s become a yearly tradition from Game On! Minnesota, the best hairdos from Minnesota’s top high school hockey players were unveiled on Sunday.     There’s a lot to like, and a lot that could use some work. We got volume, length, colour, and everything in between as teenagers from the State of Hockey…

NHL to ban live animals from all games

PETA has sent a letter to the NHL asking them to ban the use of live animals at hockey games. The letter is addressed to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and says: “On behalf of PETA and our more than 5 million members and supporters worldwide, [we] urge you to institute a policy against allowing animals…

NHL to permanently retire No. 66

New York Islanders forward Joshua Ho-Sang will receive an honor no NHL rookie ever has when the league permanently retires his jersey number later this month. No NHL player will ever again be able to wear Ho-Sang’s number 66, a move the league says is in recognition of the 21-year-old’s unique journey to the pros…

The NHL’s most memorable moments

Anthony Mantha scores first NHL goal, his grandfather sheds a tear Mantha’s grandfather is Andre Pronovost, a former NHLer himself who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings. He was in attendance at Joe Louis Arena for a game in March of 2016, when Anthony scored his first career NHL goal….

How the flu disrupted the 1919 Stanley Cup

The staffers found out first. Upon clocking into work the morning of April 1, 1919, they were soon handed an unexpected assignment: strip away the temporary ice sheet from the arena in downtown Seattle, and instead begin laying the foundation for a roller rink. Why the sudden change? A few hours later, at 2:30 p.m.,…

This is the team who hold the most draft picks after the NHL trade deadline

Here’s a look at how many picks each teams holds as of now, with the caveat that with so many conditions on so many picks that were swapped, this list could change between now and the June 23-24 NHL Draft. Kevin Shattenkirk (Washington) and Ben Bishop (Los Angeles) were the two biggest names to move,…

Jonathan Toews named NHL’s first star for February

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg and Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of February.   FIRST STAR – JONATHAN TOEWS, C, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Toews paced the NHL with 7-11-18 in 10 games to guide the Blackhawks (39 18-5, 83 points)…

Five Canadian NHL teams are in the playoff chase but cling to berths

For going on 10 years now, a succession of Edmonton Oilers’ general managers have found themselves in the same desultory position at the NHL trading deadline: Obliged to sell off player assets to get help for some future date when their fortunes might finally turn for the better. The future is inching ever closer –…