Making A Lasting Impression

By: Mike Rifkin The Nashville Predators announced last week that General Manager David Poile will retire on June 30th. Poile is the only General Manager in Predators history and will be replaced by the first coach in team history, Barry Trotz. Poile said, “I am incredibly proud of everything the Predators organization has accomplished duringContinue reading “Making A Lasting Impression”

Singing The Blues

By: Mike Rifkin Thursday night, after the Blues lost 3-2 in overtime to the Canucks, Head Coach Craig Berube let his frustrations out on his team. Berube said, “A lot of our best players aren’t doing their jobs.” Berube continued to say, “Our best players don’t play with any passion, no emotion, and no inspirationContinue reading “Singing The Blues”

    Midseason NHL Awards

By: Mike Rifkin With the NHL All-Star Game this weekend, here is how I would vote for the major awards. HART: Connor McDavid – Oilers. Every night McDavid does something special. In 50 games played, the best player in the world has 41 goals and 92 points. He is 16 points ahead of teammate LeonContinue reading ”    Midseason NHL Awards”

Leading By Example

By: Mike Rifkin The NHL All-Star Game takes place next weekend, thus putting us at the halfway point of the season. At the halfway point, people debate who the current frontrunners for awards are. Two other captains deserve to be talked about regarding the Hart Trophy. Oilers Center Connor McDavid won the Hart Trophy (MVP)Continue reading “Leading By Example”

Surging In Seattle

By: Mike Rifkin Most NHL teams have hit the halfway point of their schedule. If they haven’t yet, they are close. One of the best stories of the first half of the season is the play of the second-year Seattle Kraken. Last season the Kraken finished with a record of 27-49-6, the second-worst record inContinue reading “Surging In Seattle”

Figuring It Out

By : Mike Rifkin Filip Chytil scored the Overtime winner for the New York Rangers as they defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Monday. On December third the Rangers lost 5-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks and a lot of people were wondering what would happen next. The Rangers have responded with four consecutive wins.Continue reading “Figuring It Out”

Goalie Interference

By : Mike Rifkin  Prior to the 2015-16 season the NHL incorporated challenges (like the NFL ) for two specific plays offsides and Goaltender Interference. While both were interesting when they first came into play, now they come marred with controversy and fans questioning both. Offsides is pretty clear cut, but goalie interference is whereContinue reading “Goalie Interference”