Toy Fair is the annual trade show where toymakers large and small converge to show off their best sellers and innovative ideas. It’s also like “Shark Tank” if “Shark Tank” was only the parts with the optimistic pitches and not the parts where Kevin O’Leary asks you to throw yourself into a volcano for
Kent Johnson and Shanta Balut, a lovely couple from Moose Lake, Minnesota, were married on the ice at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday ahead of the Minnesota Wild’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The bride wore a white Minnesota Wild sweater with BRIDE on the back. The groom wore a black Blackhawks
It’s not a voice Max Pacioretty is used to hearing yet. “My first four years, I had like nine different coaches as a pro,” said the Montreal Canadiens captain. Now he has Claude Julien, who replaced Michel Therrien as head coach last week.
Let’s establish a few things about the Calder Trophy race. Yes, defenseman Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue Jackets has been spectacularly solid, and has given them the same kind of transformative boost that Auston Matthews has given the Toronto Maple Leafs. Yes, Mitch Marner might end winning the
How did you celebrate “Hockey Day In America,” assuming this isn’t the first you’re hearing of it? The made-for-TV “Hockey Day In America” unspooled on Sunday, with four games that featured American teams, with American players who were identified with gusto by American Pierre McGuire. There was a
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin does the micro version, which is to take over individual shifts in a game – and sometimes, it’s the most important shift of the night. Bear witness to this overtime shift from Drouin on Sunday that resulted in the game-winning goal with 3:19 left in overtime
Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators began the 2016-17 season recovering from a concussion. He’s gone on to be an integral part of their surprising surge in the Atlantic Division: 21 goals and 25 assists in 55 games, entering their game against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Stone was in a prove position
The NHL instituted bye-weeks this season as a kickback to the players, in exchange for their agreeing to skate their hung-over asses off in a 3-on-3 All-Star Game tournament format. But the byes are also for the sake of player safety in the regular season, although there’s been some debate about that
Chris Hansen – the Seattle arena developer, not the Dateline NBC reporter asking about those wine coolers and that rope – spoke with the media on Thursday to update them on his efforts to construct a state-of-the-art building in the SoDo district. A building he expects would house an NHL team before
The top of the NHL scoring leaderboard is filled with some familiar and obvious names: Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Patrick Kane. It features some expected scoring forced having better than expected years, like Brent Burns’ push for 30 goals as a defenseman.
St. Louis Blues Jake Allen called it a “weird rule,” and it resulted in one of the weirdest saves of the NHL season: Allen, stopping the puck without wearing his goalie mask. According to the NHL rulebook, if goalie loses his mask and his team doesn’t have control of the puck, play is stopped “if there
Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. Please recall last season, when Brandon Manning of the Philadelphia Flyers and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers got tangled up and saw the young Oilers star crash into the end boards
Michel Therrien has collected himself after being fired by the Montreal Canadiens, to the point where he could release his first statement on the matter. The Montreal Canadiens have always been a great organization, and recent events in no way change my perception of the team and its management. Being
PUCK SOUP is the hockey podcast on the Nerdist network from Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski and Dave Lozo of Vice Sports, Uproxx and The Comeback. This is a hockey podcast, in the sense that the talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about
The NHL suspended Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist for six games on Wednesday after he intentionally hit Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon with his stick on Feb. 12. Nyquist wanted to retaliate, and what we all saw in that moment was a Red Wings player suffering a momentary lapse of sanity
The Boston Bruins fired Claude Julien on February 7. Two days later, Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin held a meeting with three key veteran players – Carey Price, Max Pacioretty and Shea Weber – and without coach Michel Therrien present. Five days after that, Therrien was fired and
Former NHL player Mike Comrie is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department after one of the women in a three-way sex tryst at his home claimed he raped her “multiple times,” according to TMZ. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night
What would it take for GM Marc Bergevin to eject coach Michel Therrien from their self-described “foxhole” and change coaches for the Montreal Canadiens? It’s something we’ve all pondered, but his loyalty to the coach seemed indissoluble. It would take Claude Julien being available to replace him.