Sidney Crosby

NBC is getting wild with its NHL TV schedule for 2018-19 season

This year’s NHL TV schedule is being dubbed as the most diversifying schedule that NBC has ever had for the NHL, featuring under-promoted teams.<p>On …

Ice Hockey

Wednesday Night’s all right for Penguins

Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are scheduled to appear in seven midweek nationally-televised games this season on NBC Sports Network.The post …

Ice Hockey

Ryan Wilson - Re-drafting 2005

I am going to look back at previous drafts and re-draft the top ten with the hindsight we have now. This will value their entire body of work over …

NHL

NBC Releases Chicago Blackhawks’ 2018-19 National Schedule

On Monday, August 13th, 2018, NBC released their NHL TV schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season. They’ve made some changes, so let’s take a look at …

Ice Hockey

Sid, Geno, Phil: Who ya got as most likely to win the scoring title in 2019?

If one of the Penguins “big three” were to win the scoring title in 2018-19, which one would it be?In 2017-18 the Pittsburgh Penguins were the only …

Ice Hockey

Poll: Who Are The Best Defensemen In The NHL?

Last week the hockey world exploded into debate when the NHL Network released their list of the Top 20 Centers in the league. They had <b>Connor McDavid</b> …

Ice Hockey

Quick Strikes: NHL Network ranks Victor Hedman Top Defenseman in the league

The Bolts<p>Reigning Norris Trophy winner and Tampa Bay Lightning pivot Victor Hedman tops the NHL Network’s list of the best defensemen in the NHL …

Ice Hockey

Dallas Stars: Should Stars Fans Worry About the Future of Tyler Seguin?

With Tyler Seguin heading into his final year under contract with the Dallas Stars, should Stars fans worry about his future with the team?<p>Although a …

NHL

Colorado Avalanche to be featured prominently on NBC’s national NHL coverage

Early this morning, the NHL on NBC television schedule was announced for the 2018-19 season and the Colorado Avalanche are going to be a part of the …

NHL

Oilers will have seven games aired on NBC this season

NBC just released it’s schedule for the 2018-19 NHL season and they’ve added a couple features that seem favour the Edmonton Oilers. Though they’ve …

Ice Hockey

Madden Monday for August 13th

In this week\'s Madden Monday we talk with Mark Madden about what to make of the Steelers first preseason game, their off-field personality, the …

NFL

NBC Unveils Revamped, Wider-Ranging NHL Schedule for 2018-19 Season

NBC released its NHL schedule for the 2018-19 regular season, and it’s packed with a whole lot of hockey.<p>The network will air 109 games, its most …

Ice Hockey

Draisaitl’s Deal is Among the NHL’s Best

Approximately one year ago, Leon Draisaitl signed an eight-year contract worth an average of $8.5 million per season. At the time there were a number …

NHL

Jack Todd: Tabloid athletes don't need top talent, but it doesn't hurt

As Johnny Manziel was putting in a pretty good effort in a losing cause against the Ottawa Redblacks Saturday evening, word came that former Alouette …

Rogers Cup

Salary Cap Deep Dive: Pittsburgh Penguins

<i>Navigating the Salary Cap is probably one of the more important tasks for any general manager to have. Teams that can avert total cap chaos by</i> …

NHL

2022 Winter Olympics: Will NHL players participate?

According to Gord Miller of TSN, the International Ice Hockey Federation has given the Olympic Committee four choices regarding NHL players and the …

Ice Hockey

The Red Wings finished up some important business a few days ago when they signed Dylan Larkin to a new five-year contract worth $6.1 million per …

NHL

Poll: Can Connor McDavid Win The Art Ross Trophy For A Third-Straight Year?

The Edmonton Oilers went from a top performing playoff team in 2016-17 to a struggling franchise that didn’t even come close to earning a playoff …

Ice Hockey

Penguins’ Guentzel Poised to Get Paid

40 goals.I’m not even going to bury the lede here. I firmly believe that Jake Guentzel is going to score <i>at least</i> 40 goals next season for the …

NHL

Penguins Prediction Rewind: Jakes Guentzel leaves Conor Sheary in his dust

Note: Last summer, beat writer Jonathan Bombulie made a series of predictions leading up to the start of the 2017-18 season. Some of them were ...

Ice Hockey

First they came for Sir John A…

Lisa Helps must feel a sense of satisfaction. The Mayor of Victoria has just got her city council to remove a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from …

Canada

Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews and the Rocket Richard Trophy

If Auston Matthews can stay healthy for the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is no reason to believe he won’t win the Rocket Richard Trophy.<p>The Toronto …

Canadian Hockey

Italian wine harvest begins, productive year forecast

ROME —<p>The Italian wine grape harvest season has started with Pinot and Chardonnay grapes in the northern Lombardy's Franciacorta region, with experts …

Italian Wine

The Kings of the Modern Sports Era

Right now, as in any era, there are athletes who stand head and shoulders above all others in their fields. Whether this standing is based on skill, …

Roger Federer

What are we driving at with Draisaitl?

Is there a hockey saying that irks you?I guarantee there is at least one and probably more. I find new phrases are always popping up to describe …

Ice Hockey

Mason Rudolph on budding Steelers career: "Mentally, it’s been tough"

When the Pittsburgh Steelers traded up in the third round with the Seattle Seahawks to select Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph, many saw him …

Fantasy Football

Three questions facing Columbus Blue Jackets

<i>Each day in the month of August we’ll be examining a different NHL team — from looking back at last season to discussing a player under pressure to</i> …

NHL

Tim Benz: Pittsburgh's confidence in Crosby

Updated 14 minutes ago<p>Take 500-plus Pittsburgh sports fans. Put them in a room together.<p>Now pose a bunch of sports-related topics for debate.<p>How many …

Ice Hockey

Tucker: Whatever happened to Penguins vs. Kings/Hawks?

Email<p>It's been a full decade now since the <b>Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin</b> Penguins claimed their first Stanley Cup at the climax of the 2008-09 season, …

Ice Hockey

Penguins Prediction Rewind: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin still eat up ice time

Note: Last summer, beat writer Jonathan Bombulie made a series of predictions leading up to the start of the 2017-18 season. Some of them were ...

Ice Hockey