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Duhatschek: MacTavish would do well to follow Penguins blueprint

Here is the challenge facing Craig MacTavish, the new Edmonton Oilers general manager: He needs to find himself – and not in a metaphysical, new age, journey-of-life sort of way either.<p>No, MacTavish literally needs to find himself – or more precisely, a younger version of his playing self, the one …

Sens able to regroup after leaving chaos of Boston to beat Canes

On first glance, it looked like a typo.<p>"I think we can all play for each other," Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, once an Ottawa Senator, was quoted as saying at the Bruins practice facility in Wilmington. "And through these tough times make people cheer."<p>Surely he said "pray" for each other … …

Most Hilarious Yelp Review for Every NHL Arena

Folks who don't spend any time online may find this hard to believe, but when you give people on the Internet anonymity and ask them what they think, the results tend to be amusing at best.<p>Websites like Yelp! are useful because of this "crowd-review" type of mentality, where you can read various …

Winnipeg Jets Edge Lightning: Will They Pass the Rangers for 8th in the East?

The Winnipeg Jets won’t go away, at least not yet. A 4-3 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday, their fourth in a row, kept the Jets’ playoff hopes very much alive.<p>Captain Andrew Ladd, who has been dominant all season, got things started early on when he beat Ben Bishop five-hole with a …

Six outdoor NHL games in 2014; Yankee, Dodger Stadium included

If you're not a fan of outdoor hockey, then you will not like the NHL's plans for next season. Beginning with the 2013-14 season, the outdoor game …

NHL to have total of six outdoor games in 2014: reports

The NHL is going to add five more outdoor games to its 2014 schedule, according to multiple media reports on Tuesday.<p>The Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings at Ann Arbour's Michigan Stadium had already been announced for Jan. 1 2014.<p>TSN and ESPN are both reporting …

Ottawa Senators Prospect Roundup: Junior Call-Ups

Most of the season, Ottawa and injuries have been playing games with Luke Richardson's roster. The team has survived the call-ups and send-downs, the …

Goal Line Report - Kukla's Korner

When looking at the NHL as a whole, it is easy to see that several NHL netminders thrive when given a second chance to prove their worth.<p>As an …

Ice Hockey

Adam Oates: Alex Ovechkin ‘absolutely’ should be NHL MVP

Following a game in which Alex Ovechkin defended a teammate to rally not just the Capitals themselves but the Verizon Center crowd in its entirety and scored his league-best 28th goal of the season, Coach Adam Oates was asked about the star winger.<p>Specifically, does Oates believe that Ovechkin is …

NHL Death Watch: How much trouble are the NY Rangers really in?

<i>Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation.</i><p>The …

My Toughest Faceoff Kindle Edition

After being a first-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 1974, Brent Peterson embarked on a successful National Hockey League playing career …

Seth Jones among top prospects who await worst NHL teams

The Florida Panthers are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. But they own a three-point lead in the equally important Seth Jones sweepstakes.<p>Going into Tuesday's games they had the NHL's lowest point total of 32, but the Colorado Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay …