An Ode to the St. Louis Blues


Flashback to January and tell me who the hell would have seen this coming from the St. Louis Blues? Dead last in the NHL standings in January. Now, they are Stanley Cup Champions. How did they get here? An Unexpected Lift in Goal January 7th vs the Philadelphia Flyers is where the

What It Feels Like to Miss the Playoffs For a Red Wings Fan


Well, this is weird. For the first time in 25 years (and my entire lifetime), my favorite team--the Detroit Red Wings--have missed out of the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs. I had seen this day coming for a long time, probably since December or January. I realized that the team I watched hit

Bruce Boudreau: The Most Underrated Coach in Hockey


When great hockey coaches are brought up, who comes to mind? Men like Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour, Pat Quinn, Mike Keenan, Toe Blake, and Pat Burns are often thought of; when it comes to current great coaches men like Mike Babcock, Joel Quenneville, Ken Hitchcock, Lindy Ruff, and Alain Vingeault are often

The Stanley Cup Returns


The Stanley Cup commenced yesterday on April 16th, the 2 month playoff battle begins in the NHL. 16 teams have their hopes set on becoming the historic next list of names inscribed on the trophy that celebrates the culmination of blood, sweat and tears that goes into an 82 game season,