Hockey 101

NHL Playoffs 2024

How Do NHL Playoffs Work?

NHL Playoff season is upon us, and you may be wondering, “how do playoffs even work?” Whether you are new to the sport or have been a lifelong fan, playoffs can be confusing. How do teams clinch a spot? What is a wildcard? How many games do they play? All of your questions will be […]

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When Can Newly-Drafted Prospects Break Through Into The NHL?

When do or can prospects make the jump to the NHL/AHL level? Most NHL prospects take 3-5 years post-draft to reach the NHL, with less than a third of first-rounders making an NHL team. Factors like skill development and individual progression dictate the timeline. Additionally, a strict NHL-CHL agreement impacts where prospects can play, depending on age. Any player under the age of 20 is ineligible to play in the AHL. NHL Entry Draft intricacies, entry-level contracts, Russian political issues and AHL stints shape a prospect’s journey.

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ECHL: Savannah Ghost Pirates Sweep Rapid City Rush

Ghost Pirates Sweep Rush in 3 game series set in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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What is the PWHL?

Hockey 101: The PWHL Explained

The PWHL is causing a huge buzz across the hockey community as they begin their inaugural season. Six teams have taken their respective cities by storm, breaking attendance records again and again, and creating a new generation of superstar female athletes, all while inspiring the next. Let’s take a look at the league, its teams, […]

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Diary of a Last Place Fan

What is it like being a fan of the second-worst team in the league? I will give recaps of the last game through the eyes of a fan and not that of a writer. Here we go, highlights of last night’s San Jose Sharks vs. Calgary Flames game. Coming off the less-than-inspiring 1-0 loss in […]

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Beginners guide to hockey penalties

Hockey 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Hockey Penalties

Slashing? Boarding? Cross-checking? If you’re new to hockey, you may be hearing these words thrown around a lot but not quite understanding what the referees are really saying. No worries– it’ll all be explained here! The key thing to know is that there are different consequences for different penalties, depending on the type. Some penalties […]

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What if the NHL Added a Two-Point Shot?

In 2018, while writing for Full Press Coverage, I proposed a rule change for the NHL. This rule change would increase scoring in the league, which has seen scoring increase over the last two seasons. This was after scoring had either plateaued or dipped the previous two leaguewide. The appeal of watching a hockey game […]

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Hockey 101: How NHL Overtime Works

In the National Hockey League (NHL), overtime is a thrilling spectacle that often decides the outcome of regular-season games. Unlike the traditional 60-minute regulation time, overtime introduces a sudden-death format that promises excitement, strategy, and a rush of adrenaline for players and fans alike. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve deep into the rules […]

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Hockey 101: How to Watch Your First NHL Game

Hockey, often called “the fastest game on earth,” combines speed, skill, and excitement in a way few other sports can match. For newcomers, the flurry of action on ice might initially seem overwhelming. However, understanding a few essential elements can turn your initial curiosity into a lifelong passion for this thrilling sport. In this blog […]

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Hockey 101: 8 Tips on How to Bet NHL Hockey Like a Pro

Betting on NHL hockey is an exhilarating way to enhance your enjoyment of the game. Whether you’re a seasoned sports bettor or new to the world of gambling, understanding the ins and outs of NHL betting can make the difference between a thrilling win and a disappointing loss. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dive into […]

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