Come Correct To P.K. Subban About His Corsi Or Don't Come At All

The NHL is holding its annual player tour, in which it drags many of its top stars to New York for days of interviews and appearances. ESPN's Craig Custance took advantage of the opportunity (Insider link) to ask players what they thought of their own unconventional analytics, aka fancystats. » 9/10/14 3:54pm 9/10/14 3:54pm

Sad Canadiens Mascot In Rangers Jersey Is The Saddest Mascot

Oh my God, Youppi! What have they done to Youppi!? You would think it's impossible to look so wretched while covered in electric-orange spaghetti fur—and have a name that includes an exclamation point and is literally French for "yippee!"—but then you've never been Youppi! in a Rangers jersey all alone on a… » 6/01/14 1:16pm 6/01/14 1:16pm

Boston Hockey Twitter: Not As Racist As Made Out To Be

After Montreal's P.K. Subban scored to beat Boston in game one of their series, there were two inescapable talking points: That the word "nigger" was trending in Boston (this was quickly debunked) and there had been 17,000 tweets containing the slur and Subban's name. Would it change your impression if you found out… » 5/23/14 1:42pm 5/23/14 1:42pm

The Habs' Luck Is Real, And It's Spectacular

The Canadiens' 3-2 overtime victory in New York puts them right back in this series, a close-fought game that devolved into an absolutely wild final five minutes or so. Three goals in short succession sent it to OT then decided it—punch, counterpunch, sucker punch—and all three were deflections that could never in a… » 5/23/14 9:33am 5/23/14 9:33am

Carey Price Is Out For The Series

The Canadiens' chances of reaching their first Cup final since 1993 has suffered a major blow, after coach Michel Therrien announced that goalie Carey Price will miss at least the rest of the series with an injury suffered in a Game 1 collision with the Rangers' Chris Kreider. As you might expect, some of the Habs are… » 5/19/14 12:24pm 5/19/14 12:24pm

Just Give Us The Habs And Bruins Every Year, Please

Consider me officially on-board with the NHL's new playoff format. Formerly, the second round was re-seeded based on regular season record, which may have been fairer, but paid no mind to familiarity or its cousin contempt. The new bracket format is designed to match up divisional rivals, and after just one… » 5/15/14 9:17am 5/15/14 9:17am