Don’t expect them to play into the rivalry any time soon.
Originally published June 2017 via FlockU.
After a full 12 months of speculation, countless lists of insiders ranking players, and a very unexpected emergence of a new number one, the NHL’s Class of 2017 is complete.
Continue reading “Post NHL Draft: Nico Vs. Nolan Heats Up”
Originally written in May 2017 as a final assignment for Interpretive and Editorial Writing.
Hockey players are known as the toughest athletes compared to ones of other sports, because of the toothless, bloody image they perpetuate and the injuries they play through. Fan culture, and even the culture in locker rooms, praise this, calling it “hockey tough.” Continue reading ““Hockey Tough” Is Just Regular Stupid”
Originally published May 2 via The Charger Bulletin.
Leading up to April 29, die-hard fans of the NHL’s lowest-placing teams are eagerly waiting to find out where their favorite team would be drafting this June. Continue reading “NHL: Nolan or Nico?”
Originally published May 1 via The Charger Bulletin.
The University of New Haven Chargers baseball team swept a Northeast-10 Conference Southwest Division doubleheader on Sunday, April 30. They downed LeMoyne College 5-0 in the opener, and 2-1 in the second game of the day. Continue reading “Chargers Baseball Sweep Doubleheader”
Originally published April 1 via The Charger Bulletin.
The race for the Calder Trophy, awarded by the Professional Hockey Writers Association each year to the “most proficient” first year player in the NHL, is a lot more wide-open than it may seem right now, with less than a week to go in the regular season.
Continue reading “NHL: Rookie Of The Year Race”
Originally published March 10 via The Charger Bulletin.
One of the craziest weeks of the hockey season came to an end with the trade deadline on Wednesday, March 1 at 3 p.m. After this date, there is a freeze on trading until the offseason begins. Continue reading “NHL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers”
Originally published February 16 via The Charger Bulletin.
Last week, Boston saw massive celebrations for one of its major sport franchises. For another Boston sport franchise, it was the end of an era. Continue reading “As One Boston Team Celebrates, Another Changes”
Originally published January 27 via The Charger Bulletin.
Imagine this: You’re watching your favorite hockey team play, and they’re playing a team that’s only a little bit better than them. The stakes? A playoff spot.
Continue reading “Are Shootouts On The Way Out?”
Originally published on December 9, 2016 via The Charger Bulletin.
Welcome to the National Hockey League, Vegas Golden Knights.
The NHL’s 31st franchise was finally given its identity on November 22, at a celebration outside the arena they’ll play in. Bill Foley, the team’s majority owner made the announcement alongside the team’s general manager, George McPhee, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
Continue reading “Vegas’ Road To The NHL”
Originally published November 28, 2016 via The Charger Bulletin.
At the beginning of each NHL season, each team’s management must decide what they’re going to do about their rookies still playing on an entry-level contract.
The ELC is a two-way contract, meaning the player is not guaranteed to stick with their NHL team for the whole season, with a time limit based on the player’s age at the date of their signing. When a player is signed right out of the entry draft, their contract length is three years.
Continue reading “The NHL’s Major-Junior Problem”