Are NHL Teams Better Or Worse In Must-Score Shootout Situations?

Last week, the Panthers and Capitals set a record by taking a shootout 20 rounds, eclipsing the previous record (15) held by a November 2005 game between the Caps and Rangers. It was also the first time since the shootout was implemented in 2005/2006 that skaters were allowed a second attempt, which is only… » 12/22/14 3:29pm 12/22/14 3:29pm

A Poisonous Zamboni Machine Hospitalized 81 People This Weekend

This Saturday during a Minnesota Junior Hockey League game in Wisconsin, a Zamboni machine malfunctioned, leaking enough carbon monoxide from a propane tank to hospitalize 81 people. » 12/15/14 5:04pm 12/15/14 5:04pm

What if the NHL played an NFL-style season? We did this last week with basketball and baseball, but a reader noted the omission* and did some number crunching of his own. Good news for the Rangers and Flyers! [Mitchell's Blog] » 10/08/13 5:18pm 10/08/13 5:18pm

What's New In The NHL This Year?

The NHL season officially drops the puck tonight with two marquee matchups and some garbage involving the hobbled Oilers and miserable Jets. While loathe to break with our tradition of needlessly dismissive and alienating hockey previews, enough has changed this year to warrant a primer. » 10/01/13 3:04pm 10/01/13 3:04pm

Here's Where Your Crackstarter Money Is Going

As you may recall, roughly six weeks ago we succeeded in raising $200,000 from readers in an effort to purchase and publish a video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. I'm disappointed to announce definitively that the money won't be going to purchase and publish a video of Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.… » 7/18/13 3:11pm 7/18/13 3:11pm

Barry Melrose's Twitter Feed Is A Depressing Barometer Of The NHL…

With the NHL in the middle of another lockout, ESPN analyst/hockey man/mullet person Barry Melrose has been occasionally chronicling his thoughts on Twitter the past several weeks. In that time, we've seen hockey's only voice on the Worldwide Leader slowly lose his hopes for an NHL season. » 10/31/12 4:31pm 10/31/12 4:31pm

Six, Wait No, Five Reasons To Watch The NHL Draft, Which I Think Is…

Basketball season just ended. Hockey season wrapped up a week ago. NFL preseason games seem far, far away. Euro 2012 happens during the daytime. I bet you think it's baseball or bust for night sports. But you'd be wrong, because the NHL Draft is coming, live from Pittsburgh. I'm not certain when, but I think it's… » 6/22/12 6:36pm 6/22/12 6:36pm

Unpopular Sport Forms "Strategic Promotional Alliance" With Band That…

Big announcement today from the NHL. So big it merited a press release that maunders on for nearly 1,000 words. You're not going to bother reading it, but here's the gist: The NHL has an awards show on June 20 in Las Vegas. It has hired Nickelback to be the headlining band. It's hailing the move as a "strategic… » 4/20/12 4:25pm 4/20/12 4:25pm

3 Things To Watch For On The First Night Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs,…

We're pretty sure the National Hockey League playoffs begin tonight. They excite lots of folks, so they might excite you too. » 4/11/12 2:20pm 4/11/12 2:20pm

NHL TRADE FUCKING DEADLINE

There's the closing bell, and we've broken out the all-caps and fired up the ol' siren gif. That can only mean one thing: the NHL's trade deadline has passed. Lots of smaller-but-significant moves made (trade trackers here, here, and here), but everyone wants to know: whither Rick Nash? We'll know in minutes. » 2/27/12 3:00pm 2/27/12 3:00pm

Almost Five Reasons To Watch The NHL All-Star Game, Which I Think Is…

The NHL All-Star Game—which is always an exciting contest—takes place this weekend in Ottawa. I think it's on Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. Here is why you should watch, if the game actually is on that channel at that time. » 1/27/12 7:00pm 1/27/12 7:00pm

Jack The Ripper Spoiled The Unveiling Of Canada's Newest Baseball Team,…

The group behind London, Ontario's newest pro baseball team, the Rippers, claims not to have had one of the most infamous serial killers in mind when they chose the name and designed the logo seen here. London, Ontario's "Ripper" is a man hiding behind a cape, wearing a top hat, and wielding a baseball bat, and he… » 11/17/11 1:45pm 11/17/11 1:45pm

All Involved In The Vancouver Riots Can Turn Themselves In And Get A…

Vancouver-area spa empire Eccotique has announced its "Calm Down and De-Stress" promotion, whereby participants in June's Vancouver riots can earn a $50 gift certificate for turning themselves to the Vancouver Police Department. » 10/14/11 3:30pm 10/14/11 3:30pm

Kansas City's MLS Team Compiled Laughable, Stereotype-Filled Video To…

This introduction video, via KCKRS, is perhaps the greatest semi-official compilation of cheap Canadian stereotypes known to man. » 7/24/11 4:30pm 7/24/11 4:30pm