Daily NHL clicks
1. Ice Chips (TSN): The nuts and bolts of NHL news: Roster information, injury reports and game notes.
2. Puck Daddy (Yahoo!): Comprehensive hockey blog edited by Greg Wyshynski; gets more clicks than Bobby Orr’s knees.
3. Red Light Posts (SI): There’s no shallow end in Stu Hackel’s pool (and no bad music, either).
4. Slap shots (NYT): The Times offers grades, Q&As, and other Gotham-centric takes on hockey.
5. Cross Checks Blog (ESPN): Daily Debates, rants, and often even-tempered musings from ESPN.
1. 30 Thoughts: Elliotte Friedman’s thought-provoking quick hits for CBC.
2. The Sheet: Jeff Marek’s similarly thought-provoking observations for Sportsnet.
3. Larry Brooks: The New York Post’s hockey columnist is famous for getting the best of John Tortorella – and everyone.
4. Fischler Report: Stan Fischler has authored or co-authored more than 90 books on hockey over seven decades.
5. Helene Elliott: Los Angeles Times columnist and the first female journalist inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
1. CapGeek.com: Detailed, updated and reliable information on current players’ contracts. Buy out Roberto Luongo!
2. Hockey-reference.com and hockeydb.com: Both essential player search engines; the former has more stats, while the latter has more players.
3. Hockeyfights.com: Fight videos, fighters’ records, penalty minute leaders and more.
4. NHLPA.com: Directory of certified agents, and a .pdf of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, among other content.
5. ShrpSports.com standings: Search NHL standings by date, at any point in any season.
1. Hockey’s Future: Because ranking prospects isn’t serious business.
2. Backhand Shelf (The Score): Justin Bourne edits this light-hearted take on the game.
3. Icethetics: Logos, uniforms, miscellaneous aesthetic-related hockey topics.
4. Sports Club Stats: Each team’s chances of making the playoffs.
5. The Fourth Period: “Hockey’s Lifestyle Magazine”.
1. Hockey Primetime: Articles, analysis and archived podcasts.
2. View From My Seats: Kindred spirit Matt Reitz is a hockey nut from California.
3. Hockey Analysis: Hockey’s “Moneyball” frontier and a haven for stat geeks.
4. Red Line Report: Kyle Woodlief, a former scout, is the Mel Kyper of hockey.