Yearly Archive:: 2017

Something is Off with Offsides

Now that the NHL is in the replay challenge era it has become apparent to me that offsides needs to be rethought in both the technical aspect and the challenge process.  As so many replays of offside plays have been looked at this season and playoffs, they show the absurdity of the current rule requiring

Sabres Lack Lottery Luck

Tonight the NHL held the draft lottery for the 2017 Entry Draft. Once again the Sabres were in the running due to a non-playoff finish and once again they did not win. Not only that, but their position feel by 2 spots to #8 overall. This is not a very strong draft, so there should

East Coast Blues?

Portland, Maine lost its AHL team this past offseason as they were sold and relocated to Springfield, Massachusets after the Springfield team was moved to Tucson, Arizona. The swift stripping of New England of several AHL teams fulfilled the apparent manifest destiny to settle California and the west for the benefit of western NHL teams.

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday I had a fever and the only cure was more Eichel! The game versus the Leafs was an emphatic statement of what Jack can do when he brings everything he has. Since his late start to the season he has been very good and put up a point per game, a lot of shots,

And then there were 4

Today I made the trek to Manchester, NH to see the regional final that would send 1 team to the Frozen Four in Chicago.  The Notre Dame Fighting Irish took on the UMass Lowell Riverhawks. It was a good hockey game all around that was tied 1-1 after the first and second period, then the

Capital Coup

So the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone. This one was a yawner. Not as many deals as usual and those that were made lacked significance for the most part. The big winner this year is the Washington Capitals. FEBRUARY 27: St. Louis Blues trade D Kevin Shattenkirk and G Pheonix Copley to

Sunday Slap Shots

As I enjoy the Sabres v Canucks tonight, it just reminds me of the pitiful scheduling the NHL has these days. I don’t know why the changes over the years, but I much preferred the heavy rotation being Wednesday-Friday-Sunday. Nowadays Tuesday is the busiest night of the week. When has anyone said, “oh boy Tuesday