Only in Toronto

Today was the first day of free agency, which generally is an awesome, fun filled day, but the crazy factor was kicked up a notch by the fact that Toronto traded away their best player. For the third year in a row, and despite a down year, Phil Kessel led the Maple Leafs in scoring. […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15:  Jonathan Toews #19 and Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate by hoisting the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Cup Dumps 6/16/15

What everyone is talking about Obviously, the big news last night was that the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. It’s their 3rd this decade, which qualifies as a dynasty in this era ofthe NHL and salary cap. The Hawks are as good as Hockey gets in this day and age. Enjoy it, Chicago. It’s going […]

Cup Dumps 6/14/15

What everyone is talking about Using many different words that mean the same thing, several outlets have stated that the Blackhawks are on the verge (edge, cusp, Ver-ge in one terrible pun) of the Cup. That is to say, they are one win way of winning a cup, and earning a place in history as […]

Cup Dumps 6/11/15

What everyone is talking about People are wondering what it is, exactly, that the Blackhawks need to do to keep up their pace and win the Cup. Do they still have enough tread on their tires after several seasons’ worth of deep runs, a fairly grueling series with the Ducks and a roster that is […]

Cup Dumps 6/9/15

  What everyone is talking about We’re three games into the Stanley Cup final, and the biggest question has been regarding the health of Ben Bishop. Of course, whatever the answer is, the important thing to note is that the Lightning still lead the series 2-1. Sporting News, CBC, NHL.com Scoreboard Tampa Bay 3, Chicago […]

Cup Dumps 6/7/15

What everyone is talking about The series isn’t over! In fact, we know it’s not even half over now that Tampa evened the series in Game 2, thanks to a flurry of early goals, some goaltending hijinks and domination from their top line. You know, given the way the playoffs have gone for both of these teams […]

Cup Dumps 6/4/15

What everyone is talking about Obviously, down to one series left in the season, everyone is going to be talking about the series (except for TSN!), so we’re going to be looking at individual story lines, or in this case, the same phrase in the headlines. Safe is death: NBC, Yahoo Scoreboard Chicago 2, Tampa […]

Blackhawks vs. Lightning, the Tale of the Tape

The Stanley Cup Final starts in two days. TWO DAYS! Tampa Bay and Chicago have taken different paths to be the last two teams playing NHL hockey this season, with the Blackhawks playing a nip and tuck series with the Ducks after massacring their previous opponents. Their games were taut, but they had a tendency […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 30:  The Chicago Blackhawks pose in front of the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly after the Blackhawks 5-3 victory against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Honda Center on May 30, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Cup Dumps 5/31/15

  What everyone is talking about The Blackhawks completed their 7 game series against the Ducks with a victory that was much more authoritative than the rest of the series. The Blackhawks are in the Finals for the third time in the past 5 years, which is pretty good. ESPN, NBC, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, SportsNet, […]

Cup Dumps 5/30

What Everyone is Talking About The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to the Stanley Cup Final. They shut out the Rangers for the second time in 3 games, winning the game on the backs of a defense that has only been present intermittently. They will need to step it up  bit next round, no matter who they […]

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Cup Dumps 5/28/15

What everyone is talking about I made a joke about the pouty face NHL.com caught Duncan Keith in yesterday, but as it turns out, that very well may be have been a real live game face . He dragged Chicago into a 7th game with Anaheim. This was, somehow, the least compelling game of the series, but […]

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