NHL Early-Season Surprise Teams

Several clubs are having surprising starts to this NHL season. Here’s a look at those doing noticeably better or worse than expected as of Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Arizona Coyotes. During the offseason, they brought in Rick Tocchet as head coach and added center...

Game Over For Iginla?

As the Calgary Flames last week welcomed aging right wing Jaromir Jagr to their ranks, former Flames captain Jarome Iginla remains without a contract. It’s possible the 40-year-old Iginla could sign with an NHL club in the near future. After all, if the...

Taking a Knee & The Penguins’ White House Visit

I prefer to keep my views on political or social issues out of my daily coverage of the National Hockey League. However, recent events have compelled me to weigh in with my rambling thoughts. Last Sunday, NFL players and team owners staged a protest over President...

Blackhawks and Kings Could Face a Tough Road Ahead

Not so long ago, the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings were perennial Stanley Cup contenders. Entering 2017-18, however, their glory days are in the past as they face uncertain futures. Between 2011-12 and 2014-15, the Blackhawks and Kings won four Stanley Cups...

Leafs Need Work to Reach Cup Contention

Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons considers this season’s version of the Maple Leafs a future Stanley Cup champion. Not this season, mind you, but very soon, perhaps within a couple of years.  Led by the “Big Three” of forwards Auston Matthews, William...