Hockey History

Retro Rangers: Book Review – The Franchise

Rick Carpiniello spent the better part of 43 years (1978-79 – 2020-21) covering the New York Rangers and the NHL for the New York Journal News as well as The Athletic. And his new book, The Franchise: New York Rangers… A Curated History of the Blueshirts, does a great job of condensing all those years into a highly informative and entertaining 256 page read.

Hockey History: “Dippy Don” was the Best Backup!

Hockey History: “Dippy Don” was the Best Backup!

Don Simmons was a very good goaltender who just happened to be playing in the wrong era. Like many netminders in the years before expansion,  Simmons had the great misfortune of trying to break into the NHL during what many consider to be the Golden Age of Goaltending.

'I think it's going to be insane:' NHL execs make trade season predictions

With two weeks and change until the March 8 deadline, here's what is being discussed in front offices around the league. [...]

Who is the NHL's best winger right now? Players, execs vote for their top 10

The NHL Positional Rankings series for 2024 continues, with some eye-opening results from our ballots cast by those inside the game. [...]

Ranking the NHL's top 10 goalies for 2023-24

Connor Hellebuyck, Jeremy Swayman and Jake Oettinger have their teams in the playoff mix. Who else makes the list this season? [...]

The 10 best defensemen in the NHL for 2023-24

Where do the high-scoring Cale Makar and Quinn Hughes land? What about "defensive defenseman" Jaccob Slavin? Here's how those in the NHL see it. [...]

Panthers winger Lomberg fined $2K for elbowing

Florida Panthers winger Ryan Lomberg was fined $2,083.83, the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement, for elbowing Ottawa Senators defenseman Jakob Chychrun during Tuesday night's game. [...]

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