Dates of Interest – NHL 2012-13 season.

With the NHL’s shortened ’12-’13 season finally underway, here’s a quick look at some notable dates in the season calendar. Wednesday, January 23 – NBC Sports Network begins its “Rivalry Wednesdays”, as the Boston Bruins visit the NY Rangers...

NHL Blog Beat – July 5, 2012.

Reaction to the Parise/Suter deals, trade talk, and a hypnotic look at every goal in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.   BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner believes the Minnesota Wild have been making all the right moves, not just by signing Zach Parise and Ryan...

Parity or Parody in NHL?

It’s been suggested the NHL’s current playoff system rewards mediocrity, but that’s simply not the case. Read on to find out why. The presence of the New Jersey Devils (the sixth overall seed in the Eastern Conference) and the Los Angeles Kings (the...

2012 NHL Conference Semifinals Predictions.

The Conference Quarterfinals are now history and the field of playoff teams has been reduced to eight. Here’s my preview and predictions for the NHL Conference Semis. Western Conference. St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings. How they got here: The Blues...

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – April 14, 2012.

Recaps of last night’s Stanley Cup Playoffs games (as the Flyers and Kings take 2-0 series leads), plus previews and notes for today’s games between Washington-Boston, Ottawa-NY Rangers, San Jose-St. Louis and Chicago-Phoenix. NHL.COM: Today’s...

2012 NHL Conference Quarterfinals Schedule.

Courtesy of NHL Public Relations, find below the dates, times and national broadcast information for the 2012 Stanley Cup Conference Quarter-Final round, which begins Wednesday, April 11.  All times listed are ET and subject to change. 2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE...