2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Complete second-round schedule

The second round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs is officially set, with eight teams remaining in the hunt for the Cup. After the first round featured zero Game 7s, all eight teams are ready to being second-round play on Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 27. Sindey Crosby and the defending Stanley Cup champion…

The end of the North Stars (20th anniversary edition)

Twenty years ago, after a loss in Detroit, the players trudged out of the visiting locker room at Joe Louis Arena and the Minnesota North Stars were finished. Twenty years ago, after a loss in Detroit, the players trudged out of the visiting locker room at Joe Louis Arena and the Minnesota North Stars were…

These Are The Most Memorable Nicknames In NHL History

From the Chicoutimi Cucumber to the Pocket Rocket, NHL players have been tagged with nicknames that run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous. In the latest edition of NHL 100, a weekly series from The Canadian Press, we look at just a few memorable nicknames: POCKET ROCKET Henri Richard has a Stanley Cup…

These Are The NHL’s Most Horrible Moves

The decision to bail on the 2018 Olympics is just the latest in a string of, shall we say, questionable moves by the league Guaranteeing an expansion team a spot in the Stanley Cup final Let’s say you doubled the size of your league from, oh, six to 12 teams. That means you have six…

Henrik Zetterberg spills fan’s beer in Ottawa, pays him back in most awesome way

Sometimes paying for a premium seat is worth the price. A Citizen reader, who was at the game Tuesday night between the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings, had a close encounter with Henrik Zetterberg during warm-ups. Ryan sent in the following message: “My buddy Mike and I were down against the glass for the…

How the NHL can prevent players from going to Olympics

One day after the National Hockey League announced it will not participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the Washington Capitals star doubled down and reaffirmed his commitment to play for his country next February – with or without league approval. “I didn’t change my mind, and I won’t,” Ovechkin told reporters in Toronto….

The REASON Why NHL Will Not Send Players To 2018 Winter Olympics

The NHL had no problem delaying the start of their season for the completely phony and unnecessary 2016 World Cup of Hockey, but they will not put their league on hold next year for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to a league release. “We have previously made clear that while the overwhelming…

NHL Olympic announcement could come earlier

We could finally be close to a decision on whether or not the NHL will send its players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. On Saturday night, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman mentioned on Hockey Night in Canada’s headlines segment that the league could announce its decision before the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs next week because,…

NHL playoffs predictions

The Chicago Blackhawks will win their fourth title in eight seasons The fact that a Stanley Cup championship this year would give Chicago its fourth in less than a decade maybe lessens the glamour of calling the Blackhawks future champs. But that doesn’t mean a run to the top wouldn’t be any less of a…

NHL to make special announcement in China

The NHL will be making a special announcement at the LeSports Center in Beijing, China Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET. A press conference including NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director Mathieu Schneider, Bloomage Chairman & Executive Director Madame Zhao Yan and O.R.G. Packaging Charirman Mr. Zhou Yunjie is scheduled. The…