David Pastrnak To Face Review

During the second period of last night’s 5-2 comeback win, Dan Girardi was looking up, attempting to deflect an airborne puck in center ice.  While Girardi’s attention was thus diverted, Bruins forward David Pastrnak hit the unprepared Blueshirt defender, making contact with his head in the process, and possibly leaving his feet to effect the contact. Pastrnak […]

Woe vs. Wade

Every now and again the league changes the rules because of one player’s influence on the game.  Sean Avery‘s attempt to distract Martin Brodeur in the playoffs back in 2007 saw the league quickly re-interpret existing laws, Martin Brodeur himself saw the introduction of the trapezoid to limit his ability to play the puck. In […]

Latest Proposal Turned Down By League

The NHL and NHLPA remain on an undetermined schedule following today’s dismissal of the latest proposal by the league.  Following a suggestion last week by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman that the sides take a two week hiatus, the NHLPA instead responded this week with a proposal of their own. One of the biggest challenges appears […]

NHL reportedly makes concession

Rick Nash, Michael Del Zotto, Ryan McDonagh and Carl Hagelin are already playing in Europe, and Derek Stepan could soon be there as well, although there’s news today that the NHL made a concession earlier this week to the players. Darren Dreger of TSN reported on Twitter that the NHL has changed their stance on how the parties would reach a 50/50 […]

Players Are About To Start Losing Money

With the league’s October 25th deadline set to expire today, it looks more certain than ever that the best we can hope for is a shorter season.  How much does this factor into the equation for the players can be easily represented in dollar figures. In the latest NHL proposal, the NHL is looking for […]

Players getting bad advice?

Hey, it’s Friday October 19th and we’re just six days away from seeing the 82 game schedule become an impossibility.  At least according to the publicly announced position by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. In the past few days we’ve seen the owners come up with an offer, followed by three counter offers by the NHLPA, […]

Rangers Draft: Day Two

In our second installment, we take a look at day two of the Rangers’ draft, and the addition of six more prospects, as well as the departure of Alex Bourret after just over a year with the Rangers. Along with the trade of Bourret, the Rangers also sacrificed a seventh round pick as well as their 2009 […]

Steroid Rage

by Thomas McPherson John Kordic. It isn’t a name that will ring a bell in the memory of the average hockey fan. Kordic was known more for his fisticuffs than anything else he did on the ice in a professional career that spanned six years and four NHL teams. He was nothing more than a […]

The Rangers And The Cap

It has taken nine months of posturing and several weeks of hard negotiating, but it appears that a new NHL CBA is just around the corner.  Though much is yet to be revealed, the one thing that is apparent is that the NHL will likely start the 2005-06 season with a salary cap of around […]

The Neo-Optimist

I am a born again optimist…a neo-optimist if you will.  I am confident for the first time in months, that there will indeed be an NHL season AND a corresponding CBA in place in a matter of days.  Okay so you might think I cracked under the weight of the prospect that the season will […]