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Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: NHL Gets It Right with Moving Tributes After Shootings

NHL gets it right with shooting tributes The NHL does a lot of things that make you question whether it's an international professional sports league or a fantasy football league run by a guy who does things to benefit his friends. Whether...Show More Summary

NHL: 'Incidental' Goaltender Contact Needs to Have Video Review Possibibility

Goaltender interference has been a hot topic in the NHL ever since Ryan Miller was run over by Jordin Tootoo in 2011. Speaking of goalie interference, the NHL got rid of the "Brett Hull rule," but a new menace has formed in the NHL over...Show More Summary

NHL Fans in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto Sing 'O Canada' in Unison

It's been a tough week for Canada after the recent shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, so the NHL made sure to honor the victims on Saturday. NHL fans in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa sang the Canadian national anthem, "O Canada" in unison to pay tribute to those affected by the recent tragedy. [ YouTube ] Read more NHL news on

Canucks' Zack Kassian Jumps into Opponent's Bench to Avoid Penalty

And the award for riskiest move ever to avoid a penalty goes to...the Vancouver Canucks' Zack Kassian ! In order to avoid a penalty for having too many men on the ice, Kassian jumped directly into the St. Louis Blues bench. Luckily for him, he made it out unharmed. [NHL, h/t Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard] Read more NHL news on

David Krejci, Milan Lucic Must Take Immediate Charge of Boston Bruins Offense

Fittingly, Jarome Iginla’s first visit to the TD Garden since his one-year stint with the Boston Bruins coincided with David Krejci ’s belated 2014-15 season debut. The overlap of those two sidebars served as a stark reminder that Boston’s...Show More Summary

Chicago Blackhawks Use Technology to Create On-Ice Pregame Introduction Video

If this is the future of pregame introduction videos, sports fans will be getting their money's worth before games even start. At their home opener on Saturday, the Chicago Blackhawks used technology to put an awesome pregame introduction video on the ice. Show More Summary

Hockey Player Trevor Gillies Slams Opponent's Head into Ice After Fight

Former NHL player Trevor Gillies has been known for his dirty play, but this might be one of his worst offenses. The Adirondack Flames were facing the Rochester Americans in an AHL matchup Friday night when Gillies got into a scuffle with Americans rookie William Carrier. Show More Summary

Detroit Red Wings Need to Move Forward Without Daniel Alfredsson

The Detroit Red Wings opened up the season with a gutsy 2-1 win against the Boston Bruins, and they did it without their leading scorer. That player is Daniel Alfredsson. The sensational Swede scored 49 points for the Wings last season,...Show More Summary

Complete Guide to the 2014-15 NHL Season

When the puck drops at Air Canada Centre at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday night between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, it will mark the first meaningful NHL contest (no offense, exhibition schedule) since the Los Angeles Kings...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 50 Centers for the 2014-15 NHL Season

Oh, so I get the easy assignment. In a league full of excellent men in the middle, I've got to be the one to parse them apart, to number them one over—or behind, if you prefer—the other. Is this why I get the big bucks? Oh, OK then. Look, we all know Sidney Crosby is going to be No. Show More Summary

What Can Jeremy Morin Bring to the Chicago Blackhawks?

Jeremy Morin is not going to find himself in the headlines or the highlight films very often. But the young left wing made a statement at the end of the 2013-14 regular season, and it's one that made general manager Stan Bowman and head...Show More Summary

Complete Preview for the Winnipeg Jets' 2014-15 Season

The upcoming season will be the Jets' fourth season in Winnipeg, and once again, the team will begin a campaign in which making the playoffs is the ultimate goal. Last year, the Winnipeg Jets finished seventh in the division, they allowed...Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Battle for the Boston Bruins Backup Goaltending Position

Niklas Svedberg still makes the most sense as the Boston Bruins’ go-to backup goaltender for the 2014-15 season. Although his preseason has been anything but stellar, most of his setbacks have been forgivable enough. Furthermore, age, experience and familiarity with the system all combine to give him the edge over Jeremy Smith and Malcolm Subban. Show More Summary

Should Andrew Shaw Play as a Third-Line Center or a Bigger Role in 2014-15?

Are the Chicago Blackhawks giving Andrew Shaw the credit he has earned? With the season set to begin Oct. 9 in Dallas, the Blackhawks appear to have their top two lines set for the early part of the schedule. The top line consists of wings Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp centered by Jonathan Toews. Show More Summary

How Boston Bruins Defenseman Dougie Hamilton Can Make 2014-15 a Career Year

In a way, third-year Boston Bruins blueliner Dougie Hamilton has yet to play a complete NHL season. A lockout delayed and shortened his rookie campaign, and he missed 18 of 82 regular-season contests in 2013-14. Although, what he has done over 125 total appearances, particularly the last 12 playoff outings, emits no shortage of promise. Show More Summary

Boston Bruins Winger Brad Marchand Must Act Like a Veteran in 2014-15

Multiple milestones await Brad Marchand this fall. He enters his fifth full season with the Boston Bruins eight goals and six assists away from breaking 100 in his career total under each heading. Naturally, that would entail reaching 200 regular-season points in his NHL career. Show More Summary

Will the Chicago Blackhawks Come Through as Stanley Cup Favorites in 2014-15?

Heavy is the head that wears the crown. The Los Angeles Kings have to look out, because everyone in the NHL is going to be gunning for them this year. No team may have the Kings more in their sights than the Chicago Blackhawks. While...Show More Summary

The Whale Tale of Chicago Blackhawks Coaches Joel Quenneville and Kevin Dineen

Joel Quenneville is one of the most accomplished coaches in the history of the NHL. He has directed the Chicago Blackhawks to two Stanley Cup triumphs and ranks third on the all-time regular-season victory list (706) among head coaches,...Show More Summary

Will Jakub Voracek Ascend to Stardom with Philadelphia Flyers in 2014-15?

Jakub Voracek is a supremely talented winger and legitimate first-line player who has put up solid numbers in the past while showing good chemistry with center Claude Giroux. But those things, independent of each other, are not quite enough. Show More Summary

Hockey Player Busts Out 360 and Evades 4 Defenders to Score

Vincent Praplan of the Kloten Flyers in the Champions Hockey League has already put his name in for the goal of the year. During the game between the Flyers and HV71, Praplan used a smooth 360 to juke a defender, then split two more with a nice cutback before beating the goaltender with a backhand shot. Now that is impressive. [YouTube] Read more NHL news on

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