Killing the NHL Draft Resolves Nothing

Given the embarrassing appearance of a handful of NHL clubs seemingly “tanking the season” to improve their odds of winning the draft lottery, some observers suggest doing away with the draft. Here’s why that’s a bad idea. First, there’s the...

NHL Blog Beat – March 21, 2015

Remembering CapGeek founder Matthew Wuest, 10 unusual NHL goalie records, analysis of Devan Dubnyk’s phenomenal play and much more in today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness.  THE HOCKEY WRITERS: A collection of remembrances from several notable...

NHL Blog Beat – February 12, 2015

Reaction to the Evander Kane trade, the trick dynamic of NHL escrow and much more in today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness. GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe ranks the 10 worst breakups between a star player and his team in NHL history, and evaluates the Evander...

On “Tanking” in the NHL

In recent weeks there’s been some chatter in the media and blogosphere suggesting, and even accusing, some NHL teams of deliberately attempting to “tank” this season. The reason? To better their chances of winning the NHL 2015 Draft Lottery, thus ensuring the...

NHL Blog Beat – September 1, 2014

Ten most fascinating NHL teams and players, further commentary on possible NHL expansion, plus analysis on drafting goaltenders, an unofficial fan guide to evaluating NHL officiating and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.  PUCK DADDY:...

NHL Blog Beat – June 30, 2014

The NHL week that was, reaction to the Sam Gagner trades, analysis of the Canadiens shopping Josh Gorges and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.  GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe looks back on the NHL week that was, plus the sheer joy of...