In 2006, David Foster Wallace profiled a young Roger Federer for the New York Times in ‘Roger Federer as Religious Experience.’ In the article, Wallace systematically reinvents what is possible in sportswriting. Seven sentences in, he unfurls a single sentence of almost 300 words describing a single point between Federer and Andre Agassi in the
The New York Rangers are set to begin training camp in just a couple of weeks, with preseason and regular season play beginning shortly thereafter. At the moment, the roster seems to be set in stone and the necessary pieces are where they need to be. But not entirely, as there are a few players
The Vegas Golden Knights are a paradox. For one, they’re an ice hockey team based in the desert. The National Hockey League’s success – or lack thereof – in such markets doesn’t exactly inspire great confidence (see: Coyotes, Arizona). Plus, the Golden Knights were the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home
The Colorado Avalanche conducted a fair amount of business in the lazy summer month of July. Some of it good, some of it bad, and some of it ugly. Here’s a breakdown of the Avalanche moves and you can decide for yourself: has it been a good summer for the Avalanche? Or did they bury
Trevor Zegras is about to start what the Anaheim Ducks and their fans hope will be a long and fruitful union as their top-line center. However, Anaheim’s 18-year-old, ninth-overall selection has a few stops to make along the way before he reaches the NHL, including playing for the Boston University Terriers. Here’s what he will
The Pittsburgh Penguins are at an interesting crossroad when it comes to their team, specifically on defense. The team has invested a lot of money into a defense core that needs to improve if this team wants to make the playoffs. Can the Penguins ride their stars on offense and be just good enough on
After an explosive season in which the Carolina Hurricanes made rare headlines around the NHL, one of the questions going into the 2019-20 season is whether or not the famous storm surges will live on. A few players in postseason interviews have already hinted at the possible return of the post-game celebrations. Carolina Hurricanes players
While Roberto Luongo will officially become the first Florida Panthers player to have his jersey retired, the hope is it could open the floodgates. Luongo is obviously deserving having played 572 career games with the franchise (No. 1 among goalies). It’s commonly accepted that few other players best personify the franchise as a result. Roberto
Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings traded a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft for Tampa Bay Lightning forward Adam Erne. Steve Yzerman’s first trade as general manager of the Red Wings brings back his former second-round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft. But what can Red Wings fans expect from the 24-year-old forward?
NHL.com released a top-20 current wingers and no Nashville Predators made the list, not even Filip Forsberg. In addition to the top-20, the site released a “wings the bubble” list, which included five more players, and again, no Predators made that list either. Therefore, out of the top-25 wingers in the NHL, Forsberg is not
One of the greatest things about the sport of hockey is that the passion we see on the ice can often be recognized in other elements of players’ lives. While it is important that players in the limelight can be seen as role models for the younger fans watching their games, there are a few
Rookies are often thrust into the spotlight as hockey minds try to predict a young player’s potential for growth. Watching a star grow into their own is one of the more exciting parts of hockey, especially when they show flashes of brilliance in their first NHL season. These are the five rookies who did it
As teams continue to reinforce their rosters for the upcoming season, the Carolina Hurricanes’ biggest improvements may come from within. The Hurricanes’ prospect pool is headlined by winger Andrei Svechnikov and center Martin Necas, two former first-round picks in 2018 and 2017, respectfully. They have taken slightly different paths to the NHL since being drafted,
NHL players, with few exceptions, are paid fixed salaries regardless of their performance and are not allowed to be financially incentivized to win. This is true even in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where most players earn far less than they do in the regular season. http://gty.im/155359972 How are NHL Players Paid? The reality of playing in
It finally happened. After what has seemed like months of speculation regarding a potential trade between the Arizona Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins, with Phil Kessel being the centerpiece of the deal, the swap finally happened late on Saturday afternoon, with the news breaking at around 4:30 P.M. local time in the Valley of the Sun.
Patrik Laine has been a hot topic for the Winnipeg Jets this off-season, and for good reason. The 21-year-old is currently a restricted free agent and coming off a season that has left a lot of question marks in terms of his performance and effort. He finished with 30 goals, 50 points and a minus-24
In today’s Rumor Rundown, we discuss a couple teams and some off-season plans that may be in the works. Are the Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators discussing a major move? What about the New York Rangers who have told fans of their intention to rebuild but may not be completely acting like a rebuilding team?