A quarter of the way through the NHL season we’re starting to see the league goalscoring race take shape. Sidney Crosby sits atop the leaderboard, which should be a bit of a surprise because while he scored 51 a few years ago, he’s far more often in the mid-30s range. Sure Crosby is a guy who can just
Some teams are getting reliably great goaltending even if the teams themselves aren’t that good (*cough*therangers*cough*) and others are getting bad goaltending we should have expected all along even though they’re actually pretty good (*cough*thehurricanes*cough*).
The Canucks are quickly learning that Erik Gudbranson isn’t the difference-maker they wanted him to be, and while Ben Hutton appears to be a pretty good player in his own right, the idea of giving him first-pairing minutes is concerning to say the least.
NOVEMBER 8: Casey Fitzgerald #5 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates his goal against the New Hampshire Wildcats with his teammates Ryan Fitzgerald #19, Colin White #18 and Ron Greco #28 during NCAA hockey at Kelley Rink on November 8, 2016 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Eagles won 5-3.
Jonathan Toews celebrates a goal by the Chicago Blackhawks. Over the past week a lot of people have started to take notice of what the Columbus Blue Jackets are doing. Greg covered it pretty well the other day: They’re a lot like the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars,
There are many reasons why this happened, and why the NWHL is different from the NHL in terms of how and how much it pays its players. Now look, the whole John Scott thing was the most lightning-in-a-bottle situation the NHL could have ever come across.
Maybe it’s that the college hockey media is getting smarter. The others are conference-mate Penn State (11-1-1) and Harvard (which, as usual got a late start on the season and is 5-1-1). It’s been a weird year in college hockey in general to this point, because the teams you’d think would do well are
One of the things that seemed like a foregone conclusion coming into the season was that the Boston Bruins would miss the playoffs again, potentially prompting wholesale changes for an organization that seems to badly need them.
APRIL 18: Shayne Gostisbehere #53 of the Philadelphia Flyers takes a shot in the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 18, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Washington
Before joining the family business, Kendall Anderegg had been in multiple management positions during her five-year stint at Intel. Had it not been for a family emergency in 2002, her career path toward Mutual Materials, a Bellevue-based manufacturer of masonry and hardscape products, may have taken
Pamela Hinckley is the only honoree in the 13-year history of Women of Influence to hold the title chief vegetable officer. Unconventional, yes, but fitting given that her career path is far from traditional. Hinckley is CEO of Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen.
Sheri Flies (pronounced Fleece) joined Costco in 1994 and has shifted from the company’s legal division to the merchandising side during her 22 years at the retail chain. What insight about the working world would you offer to ambitious 16-year-old girls?
As president of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Lisa Brandenburg oversaw improvements across the board that garnered national acclaim. Brandenburg joined Seattle Children’s eight years ago as senior vice president and chief administrative officer.
NOVEMBER 11: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Air Canada Centre on November 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Auston Matthews hasn’t scored since Oct. 25. Because if Matthews isn’t producing the Leafs aren’t winning a whole lot this year.
College hockey is normally loath to give players Atlantic Hockey and the WCHA too much credit for producing big numbers. Guys who would be perfectly good players in, say, Hockey East or the NCHC can go to an Atlantic Hockey or WCHA club and dominate the lesser talent they face on a regular basis. Zac
While everyone likely thought a worst-case scenario for Edmonton was “Connor McDavid only turns into the second-best player alive” this year, there couldn’t have been too many who had them pegged as the top team in their division by mid-November. The Oilers lost on Friday night, despite putting 42 shots
OCTOBER 13: Patrik Laine #29, playing his first NHL game, of the Winnipeg Jets looks to make a pass against the Carolina Hurricanes during NHL action on October 22, 2016 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. On Tuesday night, Patrik Laine scored his second hat trick of the season.
JUNE 24: Jim Benning of the Vancouver Canucks attends round one of the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. GMs know Benning is in over his head and they’re circling him like teens on mopeds.
(Ed. Note: The column formerly known as the Puck Daddy Power Rankings. Ryan Lambert takes a look at some of the biggest issues and stories in the NHL, and counts them down.) 8. Being a good young player in the NHL
Union’s rise from ECAC doormat to national title winner was dizzying. Once Nate Leaman got a full class worth of his own players around 2007, they went from being occasionally .500 to regularly clearing .600 in short order. By the time Leaman left for Providence — another short-order national title
The Rangers are one of those teams again. Right now, just to throw out some basic numbers, the Rangers have a plus-26 goal differential, and that’s with Henrik Lundqvist playing like garbage for the first two and a half weeks of the season. Pickups like Brandon Pirri and Nick Holden were low-dollar