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Were there any winners in the Perron, Hagelin trade?

Early Saturday morning it was announced courtesy of TSN’s Bob McKenzie that a trade had come to fruition. David Perron and Adam Clendening of the Pittsburgh Penguins were traded for Carl Hagelin of the Anaheim Ducks. Other than the late hour that it was completed, it was a perplexing move because its seemed like mostly a lateral move skill wise. Hagelin is due three more years...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Anton Stralman’s spin-o-rama, backhand goal

Excluding the shootout, you wouldn’t expect to see an NHL defenseman try a spin-o-rama in the offensive zone. Anton Stralman pulled out not only a spin-o-rama, but also a nifty backhand goal which tied the game between the Lightning and Penguins. That’s an incredible goal. The post Video: Anton Stralman’s spin-o-rama, backhand goal appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

The Montreal Canadiens traded for John Scott for some reason

BREAKING NEWS: An NHL All-Star was traded. Yes, former Arizona Coyotes All-Star rep John Scott has been (or is on the verge) of being dealt to the Montreal Canadiens with defenseman Stefan Elliott in exchange for Jared Tinordi. The Canadiens then flipped Elliott to the Phoenix Coyotes for defenseman Victory Bartley. ARI-MTL trade call is in works. Tinordi to ARI and return expected...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Which team could challenge the Capitals in the Eastern Conference?

As we enter the second half of the NHL season, the Eastern Conference has yet to un-bunch itself. At the moment, the third (Detroit) and 13th-place (Philly) teams are just eight points apart. Only Buffalo, Toronto and Columbus seem to have fallen totally out of the playoff picture while only Washington has really separated itself from the mushy middle. Florida is four points clear...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 15

Hello tweetsters! It’s time to catch up on the social media craze that is NHL Twitter for Week 15. Now, if you’re sitting at home reading this and not hiring a financial consultant, then you probably didn’t win the $1.54 billion Powerball drawing on Wednesday. Puck Drunk Love would like to offer its condolences to you for having to go back to work. But for you Capitals fans...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Brian Elliott destroys some sticks in the tunnel

The Blues were awful in their game against the Hurricanes on Thursday night. The lone player who showed up was Brian Elliott, making save after save to keep the Blues within reach. After allowing a third goal, Ken Hitchcock pulled Elliott. Rightfully so, Elliott wasn’t too pleased. Will the Blues ever play well for Elliott? The post Video: Brian Elliott destroys some sticks in...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Shea Weber and Roman Josi go undercover in Nashville

There have been a lot of videos over the past few years where athletes go undercover and interview the unsuspecting public about themselves. This one is a little different because it features the duo of Shea Weber and Roman Josi interviewing fans at the same time. Weber and Josi adopted new identities (Jeff Biddle and DJ Amadio) and asked fans questions about the Predators and...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Does anyone care that the new NHL All-Star jerseys glow in the dark?

The list of great things that glow in the dark is very, very short. In fact, I can’t think of a single great thing that glows in the dark off the top of my head. That apparently doesn’t scare the NHL as they have decided to move forward with a glow-in-the-dark emblem on their All-Star Game sweater. You've seen the #NHLAllStar jerseys but did you know they do this? Just like...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Sam Bennett passes the puck to himself, scores nifty backhand goal

When you are one of the top picks in any given year in the NHL draft, you will enter the league with a chip on your shoulder. Sometimes you live up to expectations and other times you let the pressure get the best of you. Last night, Sam Bennett tallied a hat trick in the first period. Just how impressive could his fourth goal be after his early accomplishments? Apparently pretty...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Brayden Schenn levels Torey Krug, fights Kevan Miller

Brayden Schenn was busy in a hurry in Wednesday’s contest between the Flyers and Bruins. First, he completely leveled Torey Krug. Then, he dropped the mitts with Kevan Miller who took exception to the hit. It’s always kind of annoying when a fight breaks out over a clean hit, but we might give this one a pass. What a hit it was. The post Video: Brayden Schenn levels Torey Krug...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers announcer apologizes for bizarre insults towards the Sedins

The Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks experienced a tumultuous ending in yesterday’s 3-2 Canucks victory. After Daniel Sedin scored the game-winner, the two teams got into a bench brawl. Words, pushes and shoves were exchanged, but no actions crossed the line – well, except for Panthers color commentator Denis Potvin getting in on the action, calling Daniel Sedin a “low...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Russian Islanders players try to fit in with hipster lifestyle

The move from the Nassau Memorial Coliseum to the Barclays Center has been a contentious topic for many Islanders fans. The Islanders’ life blood was the people from Long Island supporting the team through thick and thin. When it was announced that they would be moving to Brooklyn, it was met with some trepidation. A lot of the team and fans still live on Long Island, but luckily...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Retrospective: The Boston Bruins’ offseason wasn’t as bad as it appeared

The Boston Bruins experienced dramatic turnover this summer. They had a tough go of things in 2014-15, finishing with a solid 96 points but they still were eliminated from playoff contention on the season’s last day. The Bruins felt they needed change despite finishing as close as you can to the playoffs, and canned general manager Peter Chiarelli, promoting assistant GM Don Sweeney...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

2015-16 NHL Midseason Awards

These are the totally official Puck Drunk Love NHL midseason awards. Don’t let any of the other writers fool you, this is the best and only list you need to read. This will be a thorough breakdown of all the awards you know and love. Hart Trophy: Patrick Kane It may ruffle the feathers of some but Patrick Kane is easily the best player in the league this year. He not only leads...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets joke about Powerball and the Oilers

The Blue Jackets Twitter account is known as one of the best around the NHL. They are always willing to interact and give necessary feedback. It is literally the entire point of social media – to make sure that fans are well informed, entertained and engaged. Sometimes though they do like to poke a little fun at the opposition, this time using the popular topic of Powerball. ...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Lundqvist makes unbelievable scorpion save

We all know Henrik Lundqvist is one of the best in the league. That is an indisputable fact. He has been slumping recently and many were beginning to speculate that Lundqvist might be on the decline. He let everyone know Monday night that it definitely was not the case. Scorpion save! Lundqvist has had no fewer than 10 of these types of saves this year and he keeps doing it year...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

A look back at the star-studded 2013 NHL Draft

The NHL draft tends to be pretty predictable. The vast majority of top picks turn into star players. If you’re picking in the top 10, there’s a good chance you’re getting a solid player at the very least. Picks 11-20 are filled with boom-or-bust type players. You’ll get your Marek Zagrapan types, but you’ll also get the Vlad Tarasenkos of the world. After the first round...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 14

It’s that time again. No, it’s not time to take over the world but it is time to watch a bunch of grown men try to beat up one another. Hockey Fights of the Week returns and we’ve got a collection of some extremely lopsided scraps. 5. Andy Andreoff (LA) vs Cody McLeod (COL) – Jan. 4th We love fighting rivalries. Usually players will fight once a year across several years...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin and the tough road to 500

While the romance of numbers left us a long time ago in other sports for various reasons, the 500-goal mark in hockey is still special. Perhaps more special now than it has ever been. Alex Ovechkin reached the magic mark in Washington against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, and he became the fifth fastest in NHL history to do so, reaching it in his 801st game. Considering the...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

The NHL may change All-Star voting after John Scott

John Scott is in the All-Star Game. It’s a reality now and people are still double and triple checking that this is still taking place. While fans are enjoying the fact Scott will participate in the new 3-on-3 format, the NHL doesn’t want a situation like this to arise again which is why they are taking measures to eliminate that possibility. Elliotte Friedman broke it down...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Jets fans cheer when Evander Kane falls during warmups

Evander Kane was eager to put on a show in his return to Winnipeg, but things got off to a bumpy start during the warmup. Immediately after taking the ice, Kane stepped on a puck and went tumbling to the ice. Jets fans – as you might imagine – cheered loudly. (Via Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Jets fans cheer when Evander Kane falls during warmups appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Bizarre: Canucks publicly announce they want to trade Chris Higgins

Traditionally when a team wants to make a trade, fans may hear rumors about a deal but the team won’t confirm their intentions until either a deal is done or long after a deal falls through. The Vancouver Canucks have opted for a more public strategy and made it known that they want to trade Chris Higgins. #Canucks confirm the club is exploring trade options for Chris Higgins...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Which NHL players had the best-selling jerseys in 2015?

The NHL recently unveiled a pretty interesting chart displaying which players had the best-selling jerseys in 2015. The majority of the names and teams represented are about what you’d expect, but there are a few noteworthy points which deserve some analyzing. 2015 Top-Selling Player Jerseys on https://t.co/uVFwKq4AbP: pic.twitter.com/2IX135ack3 — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Blues may make an offer for Jonathan Drouin

Tampa Bay Lighting forward Jonathan Drouin’s trade request has rival teams salivating at the possibility of acquiring the 20-year-old left winger. The former third overall pick wasn’t given a big opportunity with the Lightning and was recently demoted. Drouin’s still has massive potential and has still managed to score 40 points in 89 NHL games. One team knocking on general...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders coach wants to make some roster changes

The New York Islanders have played some decent hockey this season, which has been good enough to keep them in the thick of the playoff picture. However, their play hasn’t been good enough to keep pace with the red-hot Capitals, and it hasn’t been good enough to create some breathing room in the crowded Eastern Conference. Head coach Jack Capuano has recognized the good play...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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