June 02, 2023

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals: The Florida Panthers meet the Vegas Golden Knights Saturday night in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Ic23b has made a well-timed jump into first place in our pickem after winning the last round with 25 points. I've fallen to second by 10 after managing just two points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 04:41 PM - 10 comments

May 17, 2023

Tempe Voters Reject New Arena for Arizona Coyotes: A proposal to build a new Arizona Coyotes hockey arena and entertainment district on a former landfill was rejected by voters in Tempe on Tuesday by a 12 percent margin. The $2.1 billion project would've used private funding for the arena but give team owner Alex Mureolo an estimated $500 million in tax breaks over 30 years. The campaign to vote No spent only $35,000 compared to $700,000 for Yes, which came mostly from Mureolo. A franchise move out of Arizona seems likely.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:36 AM - 12 comments

May 16, 2023

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals: There are now four teams left in the NHL playoffs. The Panthers and Hurricanes series begins Thursday night while the Stars and Golden Knights follow a day later. I'm holding on to first in the pickem but Jagsnumberone is two points back after winning the week with 42. Six of us picked Auston Matthews to score the most goals. He scored none. We won't be making that mistake again. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:42 AM - 13 comments

May 11, 2023

NHL enforcers die 10 years younger than their fellow players: The study, published Wednesday in the JAMA Network Open, found that enforcers died on average a decade younger than comparable peers who were drafted at the same rank, were of similar height and weight and played the same position.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 11:14 AM - 11 comments

May 10, 2023

The Night the Fan Fought Tie Domi: In 2001, a Philly fan flew through the penalty box glass and fought Tie Domi of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The fan filed a $50,000 lawsuit against Domi, the Maple Leafs, linesman Kevin Collins, First Union Center and the company that owns the Flyers. Domi told the rest of the story on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast and it's five minutes you won't want back.

posted by rcade to hockey at 05:25 PM - 1 comment

May 03, 2023

Leafs-trolling father-daughter duo has been at it for years.: Twitterer rufus_mcdaniel noticed the same pair of fans sitting in the lower bowl of ScotiaBank Arena during both rounds of the Playoffs (so far) first wearing Lightning jerseys and then Panthers. Turns out they're Toronto-area father-daughter season-ticket holders and diehard Canadiens fans who bond over cheering for their biggest rival's opponents.

posted by Ufez Jones to hockey at 08:14 PM - 2 comments

Seattle Kraken 5, Joe Pavelski 4: Joe Pavelski became the oldest player in NHL history to score four goals in a game Tuesday night, a losing effort by his Dallas Stars in the playoffs against the plucky Seattle Kraken. Pavelski did not celebrate the way Joe Thornton once said he would if he put four in net.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:52 PM - 4 comments

May 01, 2023

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2: Kraken Released: Three of the four matchups are set in the Stanley Cup playoffs, so it's time to submit picks. Florida visits Toronto at 7 p.m. Eastern to begin the round. With the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils in a game 7 tonight, I'm leading the contest with 64 and Ic23b is three back. Make your picks and quaff a Molson Golden for the Bruins and Avalanche.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:38 PM - 26 comments

Bruins in Ruins: Fantastic Season Followed by First-Round Flop: The Boston Bruins amassed 65 wins and 135 points, the best single-season record in NHL history. The Florida Panthers were not impressed, sending Boston home Sunday night to a game-7 overtime defeat and first-round ignominy. Conor Ryan of the Boston Globe blames "days of uncharacteristic missteps, second-guesses and logic-defying gaffes " all doled out by their greatest foe, themselves."

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:41 AM - 13 comments

April 15, 2023

Enter the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem: The NHL playoffs begin on Monday so it's time for the puck to drop on the annual NHL Playoff Pickem. First prize is an official NHL team puck. Make your pucks, er, picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:00 AM - 19 comments

April 09, 2023

Boston Bruins Break Record for Single-Season Wins: The Boston Bruins have become the first team in NHL history to win 63 games in a regular season and have a chance to set the single-season points record as well in their final two games. (One of the teams that won 62, the Detroit Red Wings in 1995-96, did it before an overtime shootout eliminated ties. Four Bruins wins came in OT.)

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:07 PM - 5 comments

April 05, 2023

Some NHL Players Won't Participate in Pride Nights: NHL teams are altering plans for how they'll celebrate Pride Night after a small number of players are refusing to wear warmup jerseys created to recognize the LGBTQ+ community. Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly, who has marched in Toronto pride parades with team execs, said "actions speak louder than words. And especially speak louder than attire."

posted by rcade to hockey at 08:17 AM - 1 comment

March 10, 2023

Harvard women’s hockey team facing allegations of hazing that included ‘naked skates’: For the 2nd time in 3 months, the Harvard women’s hockey team & head coach Katey Stone are facing allegations of hazing & abusive behavior. The latest report, from The Athletic, alleges that the program conducted annual “Naked Skates” & pressured underclassmen to mimic sex acts & drink alcohol at “Freshmen Fun Night,” among other instances that players within the program considered to be hazing. At “Freshmen Fun Night,” first-year players were pressured to “put condoms on bananas, fake orgasms & act out skills that referenced their sexual orientation” in some instances, according to the report from Katie Strang & Hailey Salvian

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 05:09 PM - 1 comment

December 19, 2022

New details about alleged Hockey Canada group sexual assault: Police investigators in London, Ont., say they have reasonable grounds to believe that five members of the 2018 world junior hockey team sexually assaulted a woman in a hotel room after a Hockey Canada fundraising gala, a recent filing to the Ontario Court of Justice indicates.

tldr version on Twitter

posted by NoMich to hockey at 11:04 AM - 3 comments

November 24, 2022

Maple Leafs legend Borje Salming dies at age 71: It was Harry Neale who once said every Swede in the NHL should send Borje Salming a piece of their pay cheque. Brendan Shanahan, who arranged a tribute night for Salming earlier this month, recognized the defenceman as “a pioneer of the game and an icon with an unbreakable spirit and unquestioned toughness.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 11:33 PM - 0 comments

July 22, 2022

Police open investigations into 2003 and 2018 Canadian world junior teams: Another Canadian world junior team is under a cloud of suspicion. Hockey Canada released a statement Friday regarding an alleged group sexual assault involving members of the 2002-03 national junior team. “We believe the alleged incident from 2003 should be investigated by the authorities, and we urge the police to open an investigation into this disturbing situation,” Hockey Canada said. “Hockey Canada will co-operate with and support the authorities in every way we can, and we once again urge anyone who may have relevant information about this alleged incident to contact Halifax police immediately.”

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 03:17 PM - 1 comment

June 13, 2022

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals Round: The puck drops on the Stanley Cup Finals at 8 p.m. Eastern Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Colorado Avalanche. Pick the series winner, the number of games, several props, and a tiebreaker. Good luck to everyone ahead of me in the standings, which is everybody.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:39 PM - 11 comments

May 30, 2022

NHL Playoff Pickem: Third Round: The NHL Conference Finals begin Tuesday night when the Edmonton Oilers visit the Colorado Avalanche. On Wednesday night the Tampa Bay Lightning visit the New York Rangers. NoMich leads by four over Ic23b and 10 over Rumple. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:40 PM - 14 comments

May 16, 2022

NHL Playoff Pickem: Second Round: The puck drops on the second round of the NHL playoffs tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Eastern when the Tampa Bay Lighting face the Florida Panthers. Cixelsyd leads our contest two ahead of NoMich and four ahead of ic23b. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:13 PM - 10 comments

May 01, 2022

Arizona Coyotes Are Moving to a 5,100-Seat Arena: The Arizona Coyotes are moving next season to a not-yet-finished arena at Arizona State University that will seat 5,100 fans. During the three years it will be there, the team will compensate by charging fans much higher prices. The team hopes to get an arena deal in Tempe after Glendale commissioned a study that found the arena would generate more economic benefit if NHL hockey wasn't played there.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:23 PM - 9 comments

Enter the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem: The puck drops on the NHL playoffs Monday night at 7 p.m. Eastern when the Boston Bruins face the Carolina Hurricanes. Pick the winners of the eight playoff series and four props. The contest winner receives an official NHL game puck of their favorite team.

posted by rcade to hockey at 08:48 PM - 12 comments

March 07, 2022

Stanley Cup Playoffs Get New Branding: The Stanley Cup Playoffs are getting a new logo after 13 years. Here's the old one for comparison. The NHL has a microsite illustrating the changes, which include a more photorealistic cup and a font inspired by the Windsor Hotel where the league was founded in 1917.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:01 AM - 1 comment

February 28, 2022

Russia and Belarus Suspended From International Hockey Play: Suspension of all Russian and Belarusian National Teams and Clubs from participation in every age category and in all IIHF competitions or events until further notice. And that's just the beginning of the statement.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 03:40 PM - 4 comments

February 15, 2022

Most NHL Teams Have a Dog: The Seattle Kraken have adopted a team dog, a four-month-old husky mix named Davy Jones. He joins the pack of 25-28 team dogs across the NHL. The Dallas Stars have a team calf named Mike Moodano.

posted by rcade to hockey at 05:26 PM - 3 comments

February 03, 2022

Ducks Hire Pat Verbeek as General Manager: The Little Ball of Hate is now running an NHL franchise. Pat Verbeek, an assistant GM for the Detroit Red Wings the past three seasons, now has the top job with the Anaheim Ducks. As a player he had 2,905 penalty minutes and won a Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars in 1999.

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:43 PM - 3 comments

November 07, 2021

High School Students Target Female Goalie with Vulgar Chants: An estimated 50-60 students from Armstrong High School in Pennsylvania abused their opponent's female goalie with two vulgar chants during an Oct. 28 game. The repugnant behavior -- which wasn't stopped by coaches, refs, or parents -- has resulted in a ban on students from the school attending games this season (aside from siblings of players sitting with parents).

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:43 PM - 3 comments

October 26, 2021

Blackhawks’ Stan Bowman resigns in overhaul over sexual assault cover-up: Stan Bowman’s 12-year reign as the Blackhawks’ general manager and hockey operations president is over. Bowman and right-hand man Al MacIsaac, formerly the two most powerful people in the 'Hawks’ hockey operations, were forced out Tuesday. Their departures headline an organizational overhaul enacted after releasing the results of an investigation into the handling of allegations that former video coach Bradley Aldrich sexually assaulted two players shortly before the 2010 Stanley Cup championship.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 04:04 PM - 6 comments

October 12, 2021

Uni Watch: The Official 2021-22 NHL Season Preview: What other way is there to celebrate the new NHL season than to review their uniform changes, so let uni-watch's Paul Lukas guide you through those changes. Also, The Athletic's Down Goes Brown gives you an oddly specific prediction for each team for the new season. (Link to a 30-day guest pass for The Athletic.)

posted by NoMich to hockey at 07:56 AM - 2 comments

July 29, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj: The SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem has been won by Tahoemoj with 132 points. Tommybiden is runner up with 114 and the coveted Costanza goes to Rumple.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:12 AM - 8 comments

July 24, 2021

Logan Mailloux a polarizing pick by Canadiens in first round of draft: The Canadiens selected the 6-foot-3, 212-pound London Knights defenceman with their first-round pick (31st overall) at the NHL Draft Friday night. The 18-year-old from Belle River, Ont., had renounced himself from the draft this week after paying a fine for an offence of a sexual nature in Sweden last year, which had several NHL teams vowing not to select him this weekend. “Being drafted into the NHL is an honour and a privilege that no one takes lightly,” Mailloux said in a statement released on social media before the draft. “The NHL draft should be one of the most exciting landmark moments in a player’s career, and given the circumstances, I don’t feel I have demonstrated strong enough maturity or character to earn that privilege in the 2021 draft. I know it will take time for society to build back the trust I have lost, and that is why I think it is best that I renounce myself from the 2021 NHL Draft and ask that no one select me this upcoming weekend.” Bergevin picked him anyways.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 10:30 AM - 11 comments

July 05, 2021

NHL Player Killed by Firework in Michigan: Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks died Sunday night after being struck in the chest by a firework in Novi, Michigan. The 24-year-old Latvian reportedly was in a hot tub when a mortar-style firework malfunctioned and headed towards a group of people.

posted by rcade to hockey at 05:23 PM - 2 comments

June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition: The Stanley Cup Finals between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning begin tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN. In the SportsFilter Pickem, Tahoemoj leads with 112 with Jagsnumberone one point back and Tommybiden 14 points back. Pick the winner and games along with six props.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:52 PM - 18 comments

June 25, 2021

Canadiens Advance to Stanley Cup Final: The Montreal Canadiens are returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since winning it in 1993. There hasn't been a winner north of the Maple-Poutine Line (or whatever the border is actually called) since that championship. Montreal will attempt to do what couldn't be done over that span by finalists Vancouver (1994, 2011), Calgary (2004), Edmonton (2006) or Ottawa (2007).

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:43 PM - 6 comments

June 14, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition: The Montreal Canadians and Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL playoff series tonight after the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning to take a 1-0 series lead Sunday. In our contest, Jagsnumberone leads with 107 over Tahoemoj at 87. Make your picks in the NHL Playoff Pickem by 9 p.m. Eastern tonight.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:42 AM - 12 comments

June 07, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Leader: Cixelsyd: The first-round leader in the NHL Playoff Pickem is Cixelsyd with 75 points, followed by Jjzucal with 72 and Tahoemoj with 70. Cixelsyd got three of the four props correct and seven of eight serieseseses, missing only on the Maple Leafs.

posted by rcade to hockey at 03:22 PM - 1 comment

June 02, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Pick the Canadiens/Jets Series: There's one last round 2 playoff series left to pick in the NHL Playoff Pickem. Before the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, pick the winner of the Montreal Canadiens/Winnipeg Jets series and the number of games it will take.

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:45 PM - 1 comment

May 29, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2: There's still the Canadiens/Leafs series to be decided, but round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. when the Islanders face the Bruins. Cixelsyd and Tahoemoj currently lead with 70 points after getting six series winners and two team props. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:07 AM - 23 comments

May 18, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem: The playoffs are underway in hockey and the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem has returned. Pick the teams that will win each series, the games each series takes, and three prop bets. First prize is an official game puck and eternal glory. The first picks are due Wednesday night.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:49 PM - 24 comments

March 28, 2021

Minnesota Duluth knocks University of North Dakota out in the longest game in NCAA tournament history : Bulldog forward Luke Mylymok scores at 2:13 of the fifth overtime to send the Bulldogs to a fourth-straight Frozen Four.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 07:59 AM - 0 comments

March 24, 2021

NHL Dumps Referee After Open-Mic Admission of Bias: The NHL has removed referee Tim Peel from all future games after he was caught on an open mic Tuesday night saying, "It wasn't much, but I wanted to get a fucking penalty against Nashville early." Before this incident, Peel's most memorable moment on the ice was taking a puck to the groin that ended up in the net.

posted by rcade to hockey at 02:34 PM - 3 comments