Alex Ovechkin was born to be a Stanley Cup champion

There came a point in time when it seemed that Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would never win a Stanley Cup championship. One of hockey’s most well-known and brightest stars entered 2018 having won the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) three times and the Maurice Richard Trophy (league’s leading goal-scorer) on seven occasions. The only thingContinue reading “Alex Ovechkin was born to be a Stanley Cup champion”

Bryan Bickell Retires On An Admirable Note

The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been underway for over a week now, and the quest for the Cup is the biggest spotlight in all of sports at the moment. However, on the final day of the NHL’s 2017 regular season there were a number of notable stories that made headlines. One of which involvedContinue reading “Bryan Bickell Retires On An Admirable Note”

P.K. Subban’s Memorable Return To Montreal

Former Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban returned back to Montreal, on March 1, and for the first time since the 2013 Norris Trophy winner was traded by the Canadiens to the Nashville Predators. And, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Subban, age 27, received a warm welcome from the Bell Center’s sold out andContinue reading “P.K. Subban’s Memorable Return To Montreal”

Penguins’ Phil Kessel Brings Stanley Cup To Sick Kids Hospital

In 2009, when NHL all-star forward Phil Kessel arrived in Toronto to play for the Maple Leafs he promised the Canadian city a Stanley Cup Championship. Kessel spent six seasons with the Original Six franchise, but the Leafs were unsuccessful in bringing the Toronto fan-base its first Cup since 1967. And, let’s just say LeafsContinue reading “Penguins’ Phil Kessel Brings Stanley Cup To Sick Kids Hospital”

I Applaud Steven Stamkos

Unrestricted-free-agency (UFA) in professional sports — another variable in a sports fan’s version of a never ending drama and entertaining soap-opera. Fans have been crushed after seeing some of their favorite star-athletes leave the name on the front of the jersey for another city’s sports franchise, and one that could offer more money to aContinue reading “I Applaud Steven Stamkos”

San Jose Sharks Sign Fan For A Day

Back in March of 2014, the San Jose Sharks really set themselves and the NHL apart from other professional leagues and teams in North America. The Sharks signed 17-year old (then) Sam Tageson to an official NHL contract with the organization for one day. Tageson had been diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and was toldContinue reading “San Jose Sharks Sign Fan For A Day”

Steven Stamkos NHL Media Day Interview: ‘Student Of The Game’

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks will play each other in this year’s Stanley Cup Finals. Being that I’m from New Jersey, and had never been to a “Bolts” game before, I found it pretty cool and ironic that I actually got to see these teams face-off against each other in Tampa, FloridaContinue reading “Steven Stamkos NHL Media Day Interview: ‘Student Of The Game’”

A Friendly Reminder: Jersey Hung Up At ‘The Rock’

As you walk in or out of the south side tower at the Prudential Center behind the escalators there’s a wall full of college hockey jerseys hanging on display from all around the state of the New Jersey. It was a tribute done by the New Jersey Devils towards hockey in Jersey. I no longerContinue reading “A Friendly Reminder: Jersey Hung Up At ‘The Rock’”

A Young Winnipeg Jets Fan Gives Girl Signed Stick At Game

Random acts of kindness always seem to not only amaze me, but inspire as well. What’s even more inspiring is witnessing young sports fans, hockey fans, do something extraordinary like nine-year-old Keaton Hamin displayed recently. Young Hamin was at a Winnipeg Jets game when he just so happened to have won a give away contest,Continue reading “A Young Winnipeg Jets Fan Gives Girl Signed Stick At Game”

Scott Gomez: The Players’ Tribune “Not Done”

It’s not everyday you see a professional athlete come out and write something for everyone to see while they’re still playing their respective sport. Sure, a lot of athletes write a book or release some sort of literature after their playing days are over; either they were one of the all-time greats sharing their successContinue reading “Scott Gomez: The Players’ Tribune “Not Done””