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It's been said that one of the cruelest things a person can do is to awaken someone's love without truly loving them. (Romance and hockey aren't juxtaposed often enough, imho.) Now, with sports inviting so many mixed feelings by trying to play through a global pandemic, is precisely the...
About one-and-a-half years ago, long before COVID-19 was ever a thought, the Tampa Bay Lightning were knocked out the first round of the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs in one of sport’s biggest upsets. In 2018-19, Tampa Bay racked up 128 points, tying the record for the best regular...
The Final Four features the two favorites on each side of the ledger, Tampa Bay and Vegas, facing off against a pair of capable upstarts who are playing terrific hockey in the New York Islanders and the Dallas Stars. The bubble shrinks to just one site for the Conference Finals,...
The last three weeks have truly been the National Hockey League’s version of March Madness. (August Awesomeness?) The Cinderellas, Chicago and Montreal, enjoyed their moment in the sun before the clock struck midnight on the league’s pretenders. Now that first few weeks have passed, the truly elite teams, especially Boston,...
After a frenetic week of hockey, the NHL is back. Call them postseason games or not, the qualification round saw plenty of terrific series and a couple of March Madness-style 12-5 upsets—with heavy underdogs Chicago and Montreal advancing into the conference quarterfinals. The league proved that, despite no fans...
After a 2019-20 National Hockey League (NHL) season unlike any other that included an abrupt 140-day pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hockey is officially back with an epic sprint to the finish. 24 teams remain alive, with the eight remaining lowest seeds in each conference facing a play-in...
Detroit is Hockeytown. At least that’s what it likes to call itself.  The Red Wings have won Stanley Cups there, the Great Lakes Invitational college hockey tournament is played there each year, and it has hosted Frozen Fours before. The most recent came in 2010, when the event took place...
Jordan Binnington
Three years ago, I got to be part of a blockbuster event. After covering and participating in Kraft Hockeyville USA when it came to Marquette, Michigan in 2016, I thought that would be the peak moment of exposure for the Upper Peninsula. An often-overlooked place in the country (especially by...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCkym7pbBo&list=PL1NbHSfosBuGtFVEXrdXf0iYrgB4s9dVA&index=2&t=0s Sitting in last place at the beginning of the 2019 calendar year, St. Louis provided optimism for every National Hockey League (NHL) team by rebounding all the way to a magical Stanley Cup championship run in June. The Blues won’t be the favorite to repeat. The title of this...
For two-plus rounds the San Jose Sharks were the story of the 2019 playoffs. The Sharks were certainly a serious contender despite suffering several key injuries during their quest. However, what San Jose will be remembered for most during this postseason is helping rewrite the NHL yearbook. The Sharks...