Hockey’s Roman Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Chicago Blackhawks

Many hockey fans know the story of the Chicago Blackhawks and their ascension from the depths on the hockey underworld. They went from not being on TV and playing in front of 5500 fans per night to a perennial contender with the longest sell-out streak in the history of the NHL. However, over the past…

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Offseason Grades: Metropolitan Division

As the offseason continues for the NHL it’s time to analyze each team’s offseason transactions. These transactions will determine whether or not the said team will make or miss the playoffs. It’s time to look at the Metropolitan division team’s offseason moves. Carolina Hurricanes The ‘Jerks’ made quite the statement last season by storming their…

NHL: Best Possible Stanley Cup Final Matchups

The final four teams are ready to start the third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, possible Finals matchups are already being processed. Out of the four possibilities, we are going to rank each possible matchup from least exciting to most exciting. Bruins vs. Blues OR Sharks As most sports fans noticed, teams located in…

NHL: Contenders and Pretenders of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs have been underway for only a few weeks now and history has already been made. The Columbus Blue Jackets (WC2) swept the President’s Trophy Tampa Bay Lightning (1). The New York Islanders (2) established themselves as a tough team as they swept the Pittsburgh Penguins (3). There have been many surprises…

NHL: Playoff Predictions

T-minus five days until the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin! A few teams having already clinched a spot, but the wild card spots are a tight race. This season has been one of the most competitive seasons as points were close all year long. We’re going to take a look at each conference and predict who…