When you perform in a market as passionate and intense as Montreal and things go as badly as they have for the Canadiens, everything gets magnified. So, with that in mind, let’s begin parsing the play that led to the Canadiens 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday night.... Read more
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In his ruling upholding Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for physical abuse of an official, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman did not mince words. Not one little bit. Not only did he not accept the NHL Players’ Association’s notion that Wideman’s actions were the result of the effects of a concussion,... Read more
If Dennis Wideman is going to have his 20-game suspension reduced, it’ll be up to a neutral arbitrator to do so. The NHL announced Wednesday that commissioner Gary Bettman has ruled on Wideman’s 20-game ban for his hit on linesman Don Henderson, and Bettman’s decision is to uphold the... Read more
Time flies. Feels like the NHL just announced the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, complete with six nations and two gimmick teams, like ’em or not. But that was more than a year ago. The tournament is six-and-a-half months away, and teams must announce at least 16 members, including... Read more
Before the season started, everyone knew the Washington Capitals were good. How good, exactly, was up for debate, but it’s hard to argue with anyone who picked the Capitals as potential Stanley Cup champions before the puck had even dropped on opening night. With their 3-1 victory Tuesday over... Read more
Well, things are getting a little interesting in the Central Division these days, aren’t they? First, it’s home to the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 teams in the NHL, with the St. Louis Blues making a late-season charge and giving the Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks reason to sweat.... Read more
With the trade deadline less than two weeks away and the rumor mill churning at full speed, hockey fans are dreaming of all the potential blockbusters that could be on the way. Chances are, we won’t get any. The true blockbuster trade is a dying art in the NHL,... Read more
Ed Belfour had one of the most successful careers of any goaltender in NHL history. During his 17-year career, he won the Calder Trophy, two Vezina Trophies, three William M. Jennings Trophies, the Stanley Cup, and an Olympic gold medal. When he finally hung up his skates in 2007,... Read more
The Tampa Bay Lightning’s announcement that superstar Steven Stamkos won’t be dealt by the Feb. 29 trade deadline could provide a boost to the trade value of Winnipeg Jets left winger Andrew Ladd. Like Stamkos, the 30-year-old Jets captain is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July. Since re-signing... Read more