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Report: Ads will be placed on jerseys during the World Cup of Hockey

A report from TSN indicates that various NHL sponsors have been informed that the jerseys during the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 will feature advertisements. Placing the ads on the uniforms during the World Cup would be a trial to determine what the backlash might be should the NHL move forward and place ads on jerseys around the league. Via TSN: The NHL has informed sponsors that...
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Brodeur blames lockouts for not reaching 700 wins

Martin Brodeur has officially retired from the NHL. His on-ice career netted him a total of 691 wins. As impressive as that number is, some lamented the fact he wasn’t able to reach the 700-win plateau. How does Brodeur feel about the fact he came up nine wins short? He blames the lockouts. Brodeur, on not getting to 700 wins: "Yeah, 691. It's not too bad." Also said: "It's all...
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NHL will officially recognize Corsi, Fenwick and other advanced stats

Rejoice, advanced stat fanatics! The NHL is going to officially recognize some of the most beloved “fancy stats” and will be adding categories such as Corsi, Fenwick and a host of others to NHL.com. The league demonstrated their willingness to embrace some advanced tracking and metrics during the All-Star Game and they then revealed that this trend will be continuing. From Puck...
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Looking at the World Cup of Hockey in 2016

The World Cup of Hockey in 2016 has been years in the making and Gary Bettman announced during All Star weekend that it’s definitely going to happen.  There are some new wrinkles to how it’s being done this time around.  Are the changes for the better? For those that are unfamiliar with the World Cup of Hockey, the idea originally started as the Canada Cup in 1976.  The Canada...
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Video: Alex Ovechkin’s highlights from the All-Star Draft

Alex Ovechkin is one entertaining guy. Put him in a situation with the spotlight, his friends and some booze and you’re guaranteed to be laughing. The post Video: Alex Ovechkin’s highlights from the All-Star Draft appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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First NHL All-Star Game in three years sees ticket prices rising

The NHL All Star game is going to be extra fun this season. It has been three long years since there has been a game between hockey’s best players. The fans should be eagerly awaiting this event, which normally comes annually in most sports, but has taken a hiatus due to extenuating circumstances. Of course, there was no game last year thanks to the Olympic break, and the year...
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GIF: Erik Karlsson’s attempted check on J.T. Miller didn’t go well

Erik Karlsson had a big hit in mind when he was lining up J.T. Miller. The play resulted in a huge check, but it didn’t go quite as Karlsson envisioned. What an incredible display of power by Miller. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: Erik Karlsson’s attempted check on J.T. Miller didn’t go well appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Capitals GM says he’d like a “do-over” of Filip Forsberg trade

When the Washington Capitals traded Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, fans were pretty certain the Capitals ended up on the losing side of the deal. That notion has only been confirmed as Forsberg has excelled in his first year and is the clear favorite for the Calder Trophy. Are the Capitals regretting their decision? You better...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Minnesota Wild fan mocks the Green Bay Packers

One of the biggest rivalries in the NFL is between fans of the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. Following Green Bay’s late loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title game, you can bet that Minnesota fans were laughing at the Packers’ misfortune. One Minnesota Wild fan took full advantage of his front row seat as the Wild took on the Columbus Blue Jackets. @Russostrib...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 1/12 – 1/18

Welcome to Hockey Fights of the Week! As the league prepares to take a few days off for All-Star Weekend, we bring you the five best fights from last week. This is an interesting installment as you’ll see Patrick Sharp drop the mitts for the first time since 2008-09 and Anthony Peluso and Nicolas Deslauriers dish out some beatings. 5. Troy Bodie (TOR) vs Kyle Clifford (LA) ...
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NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 1/19

What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings on Puck Drunk Love can be found here. Keep in mind that based on the 2013-14 NHL season, 13 out of 16 playoff teams ranked in the top 16 of these same analytics power...
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Report: 2016 Winter Classic will feature Bruins and Canadiens in Gillette Stadium

Back in December, a report surfaced that the Boston Bruins would host the 2016 Winter Classic inside Gillette Stadium. The league hasn’t commented on the 2016 Winter Classic publicly, but a few more rumors have popped up since that original report. According to WEEI 93.7, the Bruins will host the Montreal Canadiens in the 2016 Winter Classic. This new report indicates that the...
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Report: Flames and Predators interested in Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart may have had more trade rumors connected to his name than any other player in the NHL this season. The Buffalo Sabres forward has struggled yet again this year, but that hasn’t prevented several teams from expressing interest in the hopes Stewart can turn things around on a new team. A report from Sportsnet.ca speculates that the Calgary Flames and the Nashville Predators...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL experimenting with cameras inside the goal posts

In an effort to improve their video replay and goal review system, the NHL is experimenting with new cameras which would sit inside the goal posts. As things currently stand, goal reviews are fairly limited as the league is confined to views from above and from inside the net. However, most close decisions require a closer look of what’s actually happening on the goal line. The...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

7 ways the NHL can improve the All-Star Game

The NHL All-Star Game is an event fans love to criticize. From the player selection process to the uniforms, every hockey fan has a suggestion on how the league can improve the festivities. You may recall that we ran this style of post for the Winter Classic and now we turn our attention to the All-Star Game. How can the NHL improve the All-Star Game? Offer your opinion below. Take...
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GIF: Cody McLeod misses a check, ends up in Tampa Bay’s bench

Cody McLeod was lining up a huge check during Saturday’s game between the Avalanche and Lightning. As he sped in for a big hit, Mark Barberio stepped aside and McLeod flew over the boards and into Tampa Bay’s bench. You can tell that there isn’t much of a rivalry between the Avs and Bolts by the fact McLeod was able to hop right back out of the bench without incident. The...
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NHL Network analyst Craig Button ridicules Carter Hutton, makes a fool of himself

NHL Network can be a pretty difficult channel to watch depending on the analysts in the room. Craig Button further proved that point after a ridiculous tirade against Nashville goaltender Carter Hutton. Suiting up in place of Pekka Rinne, Hutton was beaten twice over his shoulder by a couple of vintage Ovechkin blasts. Button blasted Hutton over his inability to stop Ovechkin...
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GIF: Daniel Carcillo’s dirty cross check on Mathieu Perreault

Here’s a shock – Daniel Carcillo is at the center of yet another controversial play the NHL is going to have to review. With the puck no where near the two players, Carcillo skated behind Mathieu Perreault and delivered a brutal cross check to the arm of the Winnipeg forward. Watch how Perreault’s arm bends under the weight of Carcillo’s dirty hit. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The...
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Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews show off All-Star unis

Ready or not, here come the hideous 2015 All-Star Game uniforms. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews took a moment to show off the white, black and neon green look the NHL is rolling out in Columbus. Toews vs. Kane. It has begun. #NHLAllStars pic.twitter.com/tnjOPnMz8T — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) January 16, 2015   Just … wow. It’s as if the NHL is trying to...
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Blackhawks make a dream come true for a young blind fan

As violent and physical as the game of hockey might be, many times the sport provides fans with some truly uplifting and memorable stories. The most recent involves the Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Sharp and 16-year-old Christina DeVries. Not long ago, the Blackhawks ran an ad campaign which asked fans “What’s Your Goal?” and Christina responded that she simply wanted to attend...
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GIFs: Joni Ortio makes two incredible glove saves

The goaltending situation in Calgary is a pretty confusing one. There’s a possibility the Flames will roll with three goaltenders (Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo and Joni Ortio), but head coach Bob Hartley has said that he hates the idea of using roster space on a third netminder and will play the situation by ear. Well, Ortio may have made that decision a bit more difficult with two...
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GIF: Bobby Ryan crushes Alex Galchenyuk

This might be one of the best hits so far in 2014-15. Alex Galchenyuk spun with the puck in an attempt to find some space, but instead all he found was Bobby Ryan. Give Ryan credit for timing his hit perfectly. Even Montreal fans will have to tip their cap to this crunching check. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: Bobby Ryan crushes Alex Galchenyuk appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Sabres criticized over modest ceremony for Dominik Hasek

Did you watch Buffalo’s ceremony for goaltender Dominik Hasek? If you missed it, you may be relieved to know that you really didn’t miss much. The Sabres had Hasek’s number painted behind the nets and raised a banner featuring his number. That’s about it. No special tributes, no former teammates and nothing worth tuning in to see. While fans have questioned why the Sabres...
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Video: Ref accidentally says Atlanta instead of Anaheim

NHL official Brad Watson had an embarassing moment during the Ducks-Leafs game on Wednesday night. When announcing the decision of a review, Watson slipped up and started to say Atlanta before correcting himself by saying Anaheim. The look on his face when he realizes what he’s saying, specifically when he realizes he has said the name of a city which hasn’t had an NHL team since...
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Corey Perry considered signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs

Corey Perry is currently in the second year of his eight-year, $69 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks. With Perry locked up through 2020-2021, it’s pretty difficult to imagine him in a different uniform. However, only a couple years ago Perry considered joining the Toronto Maple Leafs. The LA Times recently spoke with Perry and it’s clear that he’s happy with the decision...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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