NEWS & ADVICE
April 12, 2014
The Daily Puck: The Hands Being Dealt
All 16 playoff spots are now spoken for. Who plays whom? Who doesn't want to play whom?
The Daily Puck: It's Curtains
As the regular season draws to a close on Sunday, there are still some questions left unanswered.
April 11, 2014
The Daily Puck: Shanahan To The Rescue!
Brendan Shanahan's set to take over as president and savior-in-chief of a Maple Leafs organization in disarray.
April 10, 2014
The Daily Puck: Back In Black
Kris Letang is back for the Pens, Horton scores without playing, and the case is made for Erik Haula.
April 8, 2014
The Daily Puck: Mr. Universe Is Back
The Daily Puck: Back On Ice In Dallas
Columbus and Dallas resume the March 10 contest against Columbus in the wake of the Rich Peverly injury
April 7, 2014
The Daily Puck: The Devils Made Me Do It
April 5, 2014
The Daily Puck: Captain Serious-ly Missing
The Blackhawks shut down Jonathan Toews for the rest of the regular season. What does this mean for the defending champs?
The Daily Puck: Beasts Of The East
The Bruins look primed to roll the Eastern Conference on their way to the Stanley Cup. Can someone stop them?
April 4, 2014
The Daily Puck: Best Offense Is No Defense
Alex Ovechkin is on pace to lead the league in goals while finishing dead last in plus-minus -- an NHL first, if he finishes that way.
April 3, 2014
The Daily Puck: Harding Practices Again
Josh Harding returns to the lineup, Corey Perry is made of magic, and both the Coyotes and the Maple Leafs need to get it together.
April 1, 2014
The Daily Puck: Teach Me How To Dougie
Dougie Hamilton's hot for the Bruins, and fantasy owners who ignore his top-pairing role and recent productivity do so at their own peril.
The Daily Puck: Senator Elect?
Mika Zibanejad has been showing his skill in the nation's capital
March 31, 2014
The Daily Puck: Playoff Talk
March 29, 2014
The Daily Puck: These Birds Don't Fly
Are the Pens really the second-best team in the East? I see a team full of question marks and holes.
The Daily Puck: Falling Leafs
It may start to feel like Spring, but Toronto fans will confirm that this is in fact the season of disappointment.
March 28, 2014
The Daily Puck: Wilting Flower
Marc-Andre Fleury's struggles have deflated the Penguins lately, and they're not the only top team in a late-season slump.
March 27, 2014
The Daily Puck: Yes We Canuck
Don't look now, but the terrible Canucks might not be as terrible as we think they are.
March 25, 2014
The Daily Puck: Penguin Down
The Penguins will be without Evgeni Malkin possibly for the rest of the regular season
March 24, 2014
The Daily Puck: Hot 'Hawk
Corey Crawford's at the top of his game, but the Blackhawks are dealing with some roster turnover as they prepare to face the Stars on Tuesday.
March 23, 2014
The Daily Puck: Players Like Doan Bubbling To Top
It's crunch time in fantasy hockey and time is running out.
March 22, 2014
The Daily Puck: Champions of The Hub
They don't really miss Tyler Seguin, eh? The Bruins are prepared for another long Cup run.
The Daily Puck: Not Finnished Yet
Another top prospect, Teuvo Teravainen, is expected to make his debut with Chicago on Sunday. How excited should fantasy owners be about the young Finn.
March 21, 2014
The Daily Puck: Rise Of A Star
Matt Duchene has taken the league by storm since the Olympics, cementing his place among the NHL's top skaters.
March 19, 2014
The Daily Puck: There's No Place Like Home
Tuesday was a night of returns: Patrick Roy went back to Montreal, Matt Moulson went to Long Island, and Chris Kunitz Returned From Injury.
The Daily Puck: Return of The Devil
Zach Parise returns to New Jersey while the playoff race heats up.
March 18, 2014
The Daily Puck: Broadway Blues
Martin St. Louis has just two points -- and no goals -- in seven games since joining the Rangers at the trade deadline.
March 16, 2014
The Daily Puck: Pittsburgh Receives Some Good News
Kris Letang and Beau Bennett are expected back at Monday practice
March 15, 2014
The Daily Puck: Fantasy Play-offs are Here (for some)
Some head-to-head leagues are starting their playoffs Monday - make sure you maximize your roster!
March 14, 2014
The Daily Puck: Twin Valleys
The only Sedin currently standing, Henrik will try again to break out of a lengthy slump as the Canucks visit Washington on Friday.
The Daily Puck: California Feeding Frenzy
The Sharks are surging and destroying everything in its path. Are they the best team in California?
March 13, 2014
The Daily Puck: The Canadian Line Dance
We take a look at what top lines are firing on all cylinders and which ones are struggling. Plus, the Flames beat the Ducks 7-2, just like I predicted.
March 11, 2014
The Daily Puck: Blues Traveler
Ryan Miller, winner of his first four games since being traded to St. Louis, may never want to leave now that he has an elite team in front of him.
The Daily Puck: Orcas Dying
Kevin Bieksa and Vancouver don't have much to smile about of late.
March 9, 2014
The Daily Puck: Timonen playing like it's 1999
Philadelphia's 38-year-old blueliner is showing that he's still got something left in the tank.
March 8, 2014
The Daily Puck: Welcome To The Party!
Evgeny Kuznetsov, the best player outside the NHL, is coming to the Capitals. What's he worth and what can you expect from him?
March 7, 2014
The Daily Puck: Better Than Great
Nathan MacKinnon's already broken one of Wayne Gretzky's records, ripping off the longest-ever point streak by an 18-year-old.
The Daily Puck: Quack Attack
The Ducks got faster by cutting Dustin Penner. But will it be enough?
March 6, 2014
The Daily Puck: Trade Deadline Edition
St. Louis' a Ranger, Gabby a King, and Vanek a Hab, oh my! A flurry of action at the trade deadline and we're talking about what it means for your team.
March 4, 2014
The Daily Puck: Decision Time
The Rangers have to make a tough choice about captain Ryan Callahan as Wednesday's trade deadline approaches.
The Daily Puck: Luongo's Sweet Freedom
Roberto Luongo won't be sad to leave Vancouver for sunny Florida
March 2, 2014
The Daily Puck: Parise No Longer Paydirt
The Wild have $98 million reasons to expect more scoring from the ex-Devil, but will it ever happen again?
March 1, 2014
The Daily Puck: The First Domino
Now that the first big trade is out of the way, how will other teams react to St. Louis adding Ryan Miller and Steve Ott?
February 28, 2014
The Daily Puck: Return And Reassurance
Nicklas Backstrom soothed his fantasy owners with a big game Thursday following a positive drug test at the Olympics.
The Daily Puck: Miller Time In Missouri
Six teams have emerged as legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. Which team made a move to push them over the edge?
February 27, 2014
The Daily Puck: The Spirit Of St. Louis
St. Louis and Kesler want to get out of town and the Sedin's miserable slump limps on.
February 25, 2014
The Daily Puck: Break Time's Over
A disappointed Ryan Miller and the Sabres get back to work against the Hurricanes on Tuesday as NHL action resumes following the Olympics.
The Daily Puck: Full Speed Ahead
The NHL kicks off its post-Olympic stretch run
February 7, 2014
The Daily Puck: All Eyes On Sochi
Saturday marks the final day of NHL action before the Olympics, where 12 teams will vie for the gold. Which teams are the favorites? Who will win gold?
February 6, 2014
The Daily Puck: Packing Up The Vanek
Stamkos is out of the Olympics and assessing how much Thomas Vanek will really cost Garth Snow.
The Daily Puck: Health Break
Steven Stamkos headlined some players whose health status may have disappointed fantasy players
February 4, 2014
The Daily Puck: Shake It Up
The slumping Canucks need to shake up their roster (and probably calm down their coach), and Alexandre Burrows, with no goals on the year, is among the change-of-scenery candidates.
The Daily Puck: Hawks, Ducks Battle
Jonas Hiller and the Ducks take on Chicago Wednesday Where will Ryan Miller end up?
February 2, 2014
The Daily Puck: Wanted: Right Winger For Sidney Crosby
The Penguins continue to play musical chairs at right wing
February 1, 2014
The Daily Puck: Sochi Looms, Teams Face Ultimate Dooms
Teams are at different stages as the Olympic break approaches. Where do they stand?
The Daily Puck: Eastern Conference A Fine Mess
Washington needs Nicklas Backstrom to start producing more if the Caps want to stay in a crowded Eastern Conference playoff race
January 31, 2014
The Daily Puck: Let's Take This Inside
Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers get to be the home team on Friday as the Islanders try to avenge Wednesday's 2-1 Blueshirt win at Yankee Stadium.
January 30, 2014
The Daily Puck: Midnight Oil
Scrivens stops 59 shots in record-setting shutout
January 29, 2014
The Daily Puck: Qu'est-ce qui se passe?
What is going on? A floundering Montreal team has gone from second place to seventh in less than a month. Should fans - or players - be worried?
January 28, 2014
The Daily Puck: Back In Beantown
Tim Thomas makes his return to Boston on Tuesday for the first time since getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs in 2011-12, then retiring for a year.
January 26, 2014
The Daily Puck: Is Braden Holtby Back?
January 25, 2014
The Daily Puck: In Good Hands
A new crop of rookies is making an impression on the NHL and has the league in good hands.
January 24, 2014
The Daily Puck: Jockeying For Position
Corey Schneider and the Devils face Braden Holtby and the Caps on Friday as the two teams battle for position in the hotly contested (if mediocre) Metropolitan Division.
The Daily Puck: Hot For Hockey
January 23, 2014
The Daily Puck: Another Del Zaster Movie?
Michael Del Zotto heads to Music City
January 21, 2014
The Daily Puck: Motivational Antics
Roberto Luongo will try to lead the Canucks to a win Tuesday in their first of six games without suspended coach John Tortorella.
The Daily Puck: Flyers Raking In Goals
Scott Hartnell and the Flyers are scoring in bunches, but take on a rising Carolina team.
January 19, 2014
The Daily Puck: Trade Season is Here
Dan Waldner examines some of the names that have been rumored to be on the move as trade season unofficially opens.
The Daily Puck: Crosby To Captain Team Canada
Crosby could miss a game due to Olympics
January 18, 2014
The Daily Puck: Brotherly Love for Mason
The Flyers inked Mason to a three-year extension with a manageable cap number... what's going on here? And what about fan favourite Ray Emery?
January 17, 2014
The Daily Puck: Monkey Off His Back
The Coyotes' much-tested Mike Smith finally picked up his first shutout of the year Thursday -- 39 starts into the season.
January 16, 2014
The Daily Puck: Scriving and Saving
Scrivens gets moved to Edmonton, Dubnyk to Nashville, and all the Canucks go to the penalty box
January 14, 2014
The Daily Puck: Nash Reaching Equilibrium
Rick Nash is starting to round into his old power-forward form for a Rangers team that's starting to heat up in midwinter.
The Daily Puck: Rivalry Night
Ryan Kesler needs to step up for Vancouver while Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin battle on Wednesday.
January 12, 2014
The Daily Puck: What's one game of Sidney Crosby worth?
The Penguins have a light, one-game schedule, making for some tough fantasy decisions
January 11, 2014
The Daily Puck: Miller Time?
Ryan Miller seems destined to be traded out of Buffalo. Where will he go?
January 10, 2014
The Daily Puck: Johnny And The Wilting Leafs
Jonathan Bernier will backstop the Leafs on Friday night as they look to bust their recent slump.
The Daily Puck: Ovechkin Shoots For 60
If Ovechkin scores 60 goals, it'll be the third time since 2008 a player has done so. Can he do it?
January 9, 2014
The Daily Puck: The Roller Coaster Of Glove
January 7, 2014
The Daily Puck: Goaltending Shuffles To Come?
Goalies could drive this year's trade market, as needs and excesses around the league are creating intriguing matches for deadline deals.
The Daily Puck: Sharpening For Sochi
Patrick Sharp has been on a tear the last two weeks and will be heading to Sochi
January 5, 2014
The Daily Puck: Ringing In 2014 With The New (And Old)
January 4, 2014
The Daily Puck: How Will Sochi Affect Your Team?
What effect will a player's inclusion in the Winter Olympics have on your fantasy roster?
January 3, 2014
The Daily Puck: Horton Hears A Win
Key players return from injury after a three-day holiday break and the start of a new calendar year. Which players will make the biggest difference?
January 1, 2014
The Daily Puck: U.S. Olympic Roster Announced
Did Bobby Ryan get snubbed? Will Mike Yeo have a job at the end of the week?
December 31, 2013
The Daily Puck: Catching Up With An Old Teammate
Jaromir Jagr's New Year's Eve plans include facing his old Penguins as he tries to catch former teammate Mario Lemieux for No. 7 on the all-time scoring list.
The Daily Puck: A Classic Conundrum
Detroit and Toronto Limp Into The Winter Classic
December 29, 2013
The Daily Puck: Is Ryane Clowe-ser To Returning To His Former Self?
December 28, 2013
The Daily Puck: S Is For Sidelined
With Dennis Seidenberg and Alex Steen sidelined, will the Bruins and Blues have enough depth to stay at the top?
The Daily Puck: No Time To Sing The Blues
The Blues have lost their leading scorer, who will step up?
December 27, 2013
The Daily Puck: Still The King?
The NHL resumes action Friday after breaking for Christmas and the resulting post-turkey coma. Did Santa bring Henrik Lundqvist his game back?
December 22, 2013
The Daily Puck: The Makings of a Mediocre Fantasy Team
Brayden Schenn highlights a team looking for an identity
December 21, 2013
The Daily Puck: Backup Bonanza
Fantasy GMs are being surprised by stellar play from unlikely sources this season.
December 20, 2013
The Daily Puck: 400 For Ovechkin
Ovechkin's on pace for 70-plus goals. Can he do it?
December 19, 2013
The Daily Puck: Ja Great
Jagr continues to topple records and climb the all-time scoring list in his 22nd NHL season.
The Daily Puck: The Glue Men
Paul Holmgren compared Scott Laughton to Mike Richards. Can the story write itself?
December 17, 2013
The Daily Puck: Candy Kane
Patrick Kane is hotter than hot. Hotter than hotter than hot. We're gonna have to give him his own category soon.
The Daily Puck: A Night In The Metropolitan
Henrik Lundqvist faces a formidable foe in the Penguins while Ottawa's Robin Lehner looks to secure more playing time
December 15, 2013
The Daily Puck: Sergei Gonchar's Last Stand
Sergei Gonchar is years past his prime, but a four-assist performance Saturday puts him back on the fantasy radar.
December 14, 2013
The Daily Puck: Lightning Strikes In Tampa
When Steven Stamkos went down with a broken leg the Lightning could have folded their tent, but instead they are in a playoff position. The play of Ben Bishop is a big reason why they have succeeded.
December 13, 2013
The Daily Puck: Yakking Over Yakupov
Nail Yakupov's sophomore season continues to be a total bust.
The Daily Puck: Can Kunitz Crack Canada?
Is Chris Kunitz worthy of a spot on Team Canada based on his chemistry with Sidney Crosby?
December 11, 2013
The Daily Puck: The Perry Games: Catching Fire
How you should handle injuries and suspensions on your team. Also, Corey Perry is unstoppable.
December 10, 2013
The Daily Puck: Blackhawk Down
Chicago will need to adjust to life without Corey Crawford while two goalies traded for one another last summer square off in Toronto.
December 9, 2013
The Daily Puck: The Rising Cap
Next year's salary cap will be $7 million higher thanks to the NHL's new TV deal -- a rise that may lead to some regrettable contracts.
December 8, 2013
The Daily Puck: James Neal Knees Fantasy Owners
James Neal faces a suspension for his hit on Brad Marchand on Saturday. How much time will he miss?
December 7, 2013
The Daily Puck: Turning the Corner
David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty and Eric Staal have all found their mid-season form
December 6, 2013
The Daily Puck: Seguin's Slump Dims Stars
Tyler Seguin's recent slump and injury struggles have cooled the Stars off, while Henrik Lundqvist's new contract may energize the Rangers.
The Daily Puck: Zero To Heroes
Injuries are ramping up, so which has-beens and never-weres will get their once-in-a-lifetime chance?
December 4, 2013
The Daily Puck: King's Ransom
Is Henrik Lundqvist's new contract an albatross for all involved or is GM Glen Sather suffering from Stockholm Syndrome?
December 3, 2013
The Daily Puck: Wednesday Daily Puck
Steve Mason, Claude Giroux Guiding Flyers
December 2, 2013
The Daily Puck: You Must Be Jokinen
December 1, 2013
The Daily Puck: Pens' Stellar Play Becoming Fantasy Owners Reality
The Penguins are posting crazy numbers, reaching milestones on a nightly basis and helping fantasy owners win
November 30, 2013
The Daily Puck: No Going Home?
Daniel Alfredsson returns to Ottawa with his new team on Sunday. What kind of reception will be get from the Sens faithful?
November 29, 2013
The Daily Puck: Return Of Mr. Universe
Ilya Bryzgalov opened eyes in Edmonton and around the league with a Thanksgiving shutout in his first start with the Oilers.
The Daily Puck: Righting The Ship
The Canucks and Sabres have combined for more than 140 years with no Cup wins. How much longer is the punishment?
November 27, 2013
The Daily Puck: D-Day For DiPietro, T-Day For You
Former Islanders heading in opposite directions: DiPietro's AHL tryout comes to an end; Vanek on fire since his return.
November 26, 2013
The Avs made one of the league's most one-sided trades in 2011 when they dealt Kevin Shattenkirk and Chris Stewart for Erik Johnson
November 25, 2013
The Daily Puck: Up-Hiller Battle
Jonas Hiller and the Ducks look to win their third straight game Tuesday against Dallas in the day's only action.
November 24, 2013
The Daily Puck: OSHIE Regulating NHL Defenses
Carolina is paying Jordan Staal a lot of money, but so far the results haven't been there. Can he turn things around?
November 23, 2013
The Daily Puck: Turnaround Time
Teams across the league are starting to change their fortunes - not all are in the same direction.
November 22, 2013
The Daily Puck: Sugar Kane
Patrick Kane's rounding into midseason form, happy news for the Blackhawks and happier still for his fantasy owners.
The Daily Puck: West is Best
The Eastern Conference has been awful so far - will it last?
November 20, 2013
The Daily Puck: Marquee Clarke & the Funky Bunch
MacArthur and Berra steal the spotlight from the Ovi and Sid show.
November 19, 2013
The Daily Puck: Antti Repellent
Antti Niemis struggles have to have the Sharks -- not to mention his fantasy owners -- suddenly worrying about their rock in goal.
The Daily Puck: Somebody That We Used To Know
Dany Heatley returns to Ottawa Wednesday, a city sure not to forget him
November 17, 2013
The Daily Puck: Versteeg Back In His Old League
Kris Versteeg is expected to complement the Blackhawks nicely after two-year vacation in Florida.
November 16, 2013
The Daily Puck: Stars Are Born
The Stars brought Tyler Seguin to Dallas and paired him with Jamie Benn. The results so far: so good.
November 15, 2013
The Daily Puck: No More Funny Games
The first quarter is done and it's time to weed out the pretenders
November 14, 2013
The Daily Puck: Not Nailed Down
Trade speculation is swirling around the Oilers' Nail Yakupov right now, but is he worth the rumored price?
November 13, 2013
The Daily Puck: Malkin In The Middle
Malkin isn't really struggling; the Sabres and the Oilers are struggling.
November 12, 2013
The Daily Puck: Stamkos Down
Steven Stamkos suffered a gruesome leg injury Monday, taking the shine off Tampa's hot start to the season and breaking the heart of many a fantasy owner.
The Daily Puck: Oil Frenzy In Alberta
The Oilers are scoring, but scrutiny is unavoidable
November 11, 2013
The Daily Puck: Steen Machine Continues To Roll
Alexander Steen's piling up points even when they shouldn't count
November 9, 2013
The Daily Puck: Hall of Fame Weekend
Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan headline this year's exceptional list of Hall of Fame inductees
November 8, 2013
The Daily Puck: Breaking Bryz
Ilya Bryzgalov played just two seasons in Philadelphia after signing a nine-year, $51 million deal with the Flyers. Can he resurrect his career in Edmonton on a one-year deal?
November 7, 2013
The Daily Puck: Staaling Out
Quiet starts for Eric Staal and brother Jordan have been a big reason why the Hurricanes have been lagging in the standings early.
November 6, 2013
The Daily Puck: Hemsky Gets Job At The Rumor Mill
Hemsky, Yakupov, Kreider, and Del Zotto get their names bandied about in new trade rumors.
November 5, 2013
The Daily Puck: Hossa and Hawks Host Jets
Marian Hossa and the Blackhawks host the Jets on Wednesday.
November 4, 2013
The Daily Puck: Open Season
Ryan Miller's under pressure and on the trade block for the struggling Sabres, who visit San Jose on Tuesday.
November 3, 2013
The Daily Puck: Flower Power
Marc-Andre Fleury has been very sharp to begin the season, but can he maintain an elite level? John Toperzer takes a closer look.
November 2, 2013
The Daily Puck: SA/Gging Sens
Erik Karlsson remains a fantasy stud at his position, but a horrendous defensive effort by him and his mates has the Sens sinking down the Eastern Conference standings.
November 1, 2013
The Daily Puck: Stuck on the Ground
Claude Giroux still appears to be working his way back from a wrist injury, creating yet another problem for the Flyers. How did they handle it against the Caps on Friday night?
October 31, 2013
The Daily Puck: Kreid-ing High
Chris Kreider's top-six opportunity is starting to turn into fantasy-worthy production. It's time to jump on board.
October 30, 2013
The Daily Puck: Howl-o-ween Analysis
The Coyotes are terrible, I mean great, I mean fantasy great.
October 29, 2013
The Daily Puck: San Jose Knows The Way
The Sharks are storming the NHL, can their Pacific Coast rivals to the south slow them down?
October 28, 2013
The Daily Puck: Moulson's Golden Debut
Matt Moulson scored twice in his Sabres debut; your move, Thomas Vanek.
October 27, 2013
The Daily Puck: What's Wrong With Geno?
Evgeni Malkin still has a superstar ceiling, but he's not playing at an elite level. John Toperzer takes a look in the return of The Daily Puck.
April 10, 2011
The Daily Puck: Huge Showdown
Marian Hossa and the Blackhawks need at least one point Sunday against the Wings to clinch a playoff spot.
April 9, 2011
The Daily Puck: Detroit's Big Tease
Jiri Hudler teased fantasy owners in his return to the NHL but has collected only 36 points in 72 games.
April 8, 2011
The Daily Puck: Spezza Stays Hot
Despite Ottawa's struggles as a team, Jason Spezza has put together a strong season, including 10 points in his last six games.
April 7, 2011
The Daily Puck: Corey Perry, Again
Corey Perry hit the 50-goal milestone with a hat trick Wednesday night.
April 6, 2011
The Daily Puck: Surging Sabres
Thomas Vanek had a hat trick on Tuesday night.
April 5, 2011
The Daily Puck: Habs' Slumping Skaters
April 4, 2011
The Daily Puck: Another Huge Eastern Conference Game
The Rangers and Bruins will hook up in a game that has huge playoff implications.
April 3, 2011
The Daily Puck: Backsliding Islanders
Rick DiPietro has stopped just 83 percent of the shots he's seen in the last two games.
April 2, 2011
The Daily Puck: Congrats, Jarome
Jarome Iginla notched 1,000 NHL points. All the Calgary forward needs now is a Cup.
April 1, 2011
The Daily Puck: Singing the Blues
Miikka Kiprusoff has struggled lately, but he's been dominant in three starts against the Blues, stopping 80 of 81 shots.
March 31, 2011
The Daily Puck: On a Goal-Bender
Jarome Iginla has stepped his goal-scoring pace even as the Flames have faltered.
March 30, 2011
The Daily Puck: Unheralded Superstar?
Is Corey Perry the best player the NHL has yet to hype? He's tied for the league lead in goals scored (44) with Steven Stamkos.
March 29, 2011
The Daily Puck: Teddy Flash Strikes Again
Teemu Selanne keyed the Ducks' big win over the Avs on Monday night with a hat trick.
March 28, 2011
The Daily Puck: Original Six Matchup
Pavel Datsyuk will probably sit out for at least another game.
March 27, 2011
The Daily Puck: Royal Pain
Anze Kopitar's injury Saturday night has huge ramifications.
March 26, 2011
The Daily Puck: It's Crunch Time
Hot or not? Put Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos in the latter category. He has five goals since January.
March 25, 2011
The Daily Puck: Hank the Tank
Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist is starting nearly every night now - and making the most of his opportunities.
March 24, 2011
The Daily Puck: Surging Blackhawks
Corey Crawford's shutout of the Panthers helped keep the Hawks in competitive shape in the uber-tight Western Conference.
March 23, 2011
The Daily Puck: Callahan on Target
March 22, 2011
The Daily Puck: Will the King Wear His Crown?
Henrik Lundqvist has been dealing with head and neck injuries, but he's projected to start Tuesday's game against Florida
March 21, 2011
The Daily Puck: The Football Mentality
Alexander Ovechkin and other stars might sit out down the stretch for maintenance reasons.
March 20, 2011
The Daily Puck: Benn's Binge
March 19, 2011
The Daily Puck: Dropping Saturday's Puck
Whether Vincent Lecavalier's retaliatory slash on P.K. Subban was justified is questionable. There's no questioning the pain delivered, though.
March 18, 2011
The Daily Puck: Devilish Turnaround
Travis Zajak and the Devils have shown new life over the last several weeks.
March 17, 2011
The Daily Puck: Twin Scoring Streaks
The Sedin twins each have seven-game scoring streaks still going strong. Who else is hot around the NHL?
March 16, 2011
The Daily Puck: The Concussion Issue
Sidney Crosby has had two consecutive games of symptom-free skating.
March 15, 2011
The Daily Puck: Under the Thumb
Will Nicklas Backstrom (pictured) play Tuesday night?
March 14, 2011
The Daily Puck: Scoring Bender
Thomas Vanek has eight points over the last five games.
March 13, 2011
The Daily Puck: Slumping Avs
Milan Hejduk is minus-8 over his last four games.
March 12, 2011
The Daily Puck: It's Good to be King
Anze Kopitar is on a pretty ridiculous roll, including a hat trick Friday night.
March 11, 2011
The Daily Puck: Island Surprise
March 10, 2011
The Daily Puck: Chara's Hit
Should Zdeno Chara have been suspended?
March 8, 2011
The Daily Puck: Hot Hawks
Marian Hossa has been disappointing this season, but he's heated up along with the rest of his teammates during their eight-game winning streak.
March 7, 2011
The Daily Puck: Sekera Heats Up Buffalo
March 6, 2011
The Daily Puck: Get Iggy With It
Jarome Iginla is on fire for the Flames right now.
March 5, 2011
The Daily Puck: Devil of a Time
New Jersey's Travis Zajac one-upped the Gordie Howe Hat Trick on Friday.
March 4, 2011
The Daily Puck: Spirit of St. Louis
March 3, 2011
The Daily Puck: Under Radar Russian
Alexander Ovechkin's Twitter emergence is bringing other Russians out from under the radar.
March 2, 2011
The Daily Puck: The Price is Right
Carey Price returned in style Tuesday.
March 1, 2011
The Daily Puck: Ellis Lands On His Feet
Dan Ellis has benefited considerably from the trade to Anaheim.
February 28, 2011
The Daily Puck: Brodeur's Back
Marty Brodeur returned with a flourish this weekend.
February 27, 2011
The Daily Puck: Blue Shirts' New Blueliner
Bryan McCabe is now a Ranger.
February 26, 2011
The Daily Puck: Frustrated Fleury
Marc-Andre Fleury is playing the best hockey of his life, but the Penguins can't score goals for him.
February 25, 2011
The Daily Puck: Mighty Mason
February 24, 2011
The Daily Puck: Motown Bound?
Detroit could be an ideal location for Tomas Vokoun.
February 23, 2011
The Daily Puck: Hossa Still Slumping
Marian Hossa has just six goals in his last 37 games.
February 22, 2011
The Daily Puck: Misery
Will the new owner change matters in Buffalo?
February 21, 2011
The Daily Puck: Another Injured Penguin
Jordan Staal was the latest Penguin to go down with an injury Sunday. Will he be able to play with the short turn-around Monday night?
February 20, 2011
The Daily Puck: Hockey Day in ... Canada
Jarome Iginla and the Flames host Sunday's biggest game.
February 19, 2011
The Daily Puck: Pipin' Hot
Niklas Backstrom is reaping the rewards after taking some games off to rest his knee.
February 18, 2011
The Daily Puck: Slumping Star
February 17, 2011
The Daily Puck: Injuries Everywhere
A number of teams had significant injuries on Wednesday night.
February 16, 2011
The Daily Puck: Time to Move On?
The Sens have lost 10 in a row at home. Is it time for them to trade Jason Spezza?
February 14, 2011
The Daily Puck: Pink Ice
February 13, 2011
The Daily Puck: Original Six Sundays
Henrik Zetterberg and the Wings hook up with the Bruins on Sunday.
February 12, 2011
The Daily Puck: Back in Action
Washington's Mike Green is probable Saturday after battling a head injury.
February 11, 2011
The Daily Puck: East-West Showdown
Tim Thomas and the Bruins square off against Detroit in a matchup of elite teams from each conference.
February 10, 2011
The Daily Puck: Double Rainbows
Rick DiPietro didn't emerge well from his fight against Brent Johnson.
February 9, 2011
The Daily Puck: Devils in the Details
Does Martin Brodeur's recent hot streak (8-1-1) damage the Devils' long-term outlook?
February 7, 2011
The Daily Puck: Gagne Getting it Together
Simon Gagne is starting to put it all together for the Lightning.
February 6, 2011
The Daily Puck: More Futility in Toronto
The Leafs appear to be on the outside looking in at the playoff race once again.
February 5, 2011
The Daily Puck: Oh Brother!
Daniel Sedin, Henrik's brother, is leading the NHL in scoring. Could Sedin brothers go back-to-back with Art Ross Trophies?
February 4, 2011
The Daily Puck: Miikka on Fire
Miikka Kiprusoff has won five straight games for the surging Flames.
February 3, 2011
The Daily Puck: Holy Franzen!
Johan Franzen ripped off five goals against the Senators.
February 2, 2011
The Daily Puck: The Daily Puck Jinx
Alexander Edler got hurt shortly after we touted him in this space.
January 26, 2011
The Daily Puck: The Fury
Marc-Andre Fleury needs a new nickname.
January 25, 2011
The Daily Puck: Young Flyer Keeps Producing
January 24, 2011
The Daily Puck: Ovie Back on Track
Alexander Ovechkin is coming off of his best week in a long time.
January 23, 2011
The Daily Puck: T.J. Oshie is Back, Looking Sharp
January 22, 2011
The Daily Puck: It's Only Blue for Green
Mike Green still has value on the blue line, but it's too late to extract top trade value from him.
January 21, 2011
The Daily Puck: Mining for Cole
January 20, 2011
The Daily Puck: Nabokov in Detroit
Evgeni Nabokov could be a Red Wing soon.
January 19, 2011
The Daily Puck: More Comings and Goings
Niklas Backstrom could return from injury on Wednesday night.
January 18, 2011
The Daily Puck: The NHL's Head Injuries Problem
Sidney Crosby's concussion will draw a lot of attention to the NHL's concussion policies.
January 16, 2011
The Daily Puck: Old School Southeast Shootout
Steven Stamkos and the Lightning hooked up in a high-scoring game with the Hurricanes on Saturday night.
January 15, 2011
The Daily Puck: Concussed Crosby Still Out
Sidney Crosby's week to recover from a concussion has come and gone, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the Penguins keep him out until after the All-Star break.
January 14, 2011
The Daily Puck: Bieksa Heating Up
January 13, 2011
The Daily Puck: Recent Call-Up Impressing on the Island
January 12, 2011
The Daily Puck: Missing Wings
Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Jimmy Howard all will sit out of the All-Star game.
January 10, 2011
The Daily Puck: Hiller Giving Opponents the Chills
January 9, 2011
The Daily Puck: Great White North
Ryan Kesler is one of many Canucks that has been productive lately.
January 8, 2011
The Daily Puck: The Sydney Crosby Mystery
Sydney Crosby is out with a concussion, but when did he actually suffer the injury?
January 7, 2011
The Daily Puck: Stepping Out of Sid's Shadow
January 6, 2011
The Daily Puck: Rollin' Red Wing
Detroit defenseman Niklas Lidstrom's 13 points over his last eight games land him on Thursday's 'Hot' List.
January 5, 2011
The Daily Puck: Sharpshooter
Patrick Sharp is third in the NHL in Shots on Goal.
January 4, 2011
The Daily Puck: Green Day
Mike Green has had his fair share of ups and downs on the season already, but he has now started to pick up the pace with points in four straight games.
January 3, 2011
The Daily Puck: Bad Actor
Was Alexander Ovechkin's reaction to the Caps winning the Winter Classic a bit overwrought?
January 2, 2011
The Daily Puck: Unlikely Shootout
Ryan Miller and the Sabres were engaged in a wild, high-scoring affair Saturday night.
January 1, 2011
The Daily Puck: Happy New Year
Shane Doan hopes to start 2011 the same way he ended 2010 -- on a hot streak.
December 31, 2010
The Daily Puck: A New King
December 30, 2010
The Daily Puck: Stars' Eriksson Stays Red Hot
December 29, 2010
The Daily Puck: Injured Stars Return
Ales Hemsky returned to action for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
December 28, 2010
The Daily Puck: Tough Times For Miller Owners
December 26, 2010
The Daily Puck: Happy Boxing Day
Canada enjoys Boxing Day with a full slate of games.
December 23, 2010
The Daily Puck: It's a Trap!
Martin Brodeur should benefit from the return of Jacques Lemaire as the Devils' coach.
December 22, 2010
The Daily Puck: Better Balance in the West
The San Jose Sharks are a great example of how balanced it is in the rough and tumble West.
December 21, 2010
The Daily Puck: Malkin Dominates Coyotes
Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin has scored eight points in his last three games, including five in Pittsburgh's victory over Phoenix on Monday. Find out who else is hot, and cold, in today's Daily Puck.
December 20, 2010
The Daily Puck: Kesler on a Roll
Ryan Kesler's hat trick Saturday capped off a big month-long stretch for the Canucks center.
December 19, 2010
The Daily Puck: Sliding Into Tampa Bay?
Evgeni Nabokov might be wearing a Tampa Bay Lightning sweater soon.
December 18, 2010
The Daily Puck: Sickening Play Turns Fantasy Owners Green
Washington's Mike Green has done his owners no favors this season.
December 17, 2010
The Daily Puck: Remember Lupul?
December 16, 2010
The Daily Puck: Hat Trick for Fleischmann
December 15, 2010
The Daily Puck: Malkin's Return
Evgeny Malkin returned to action Tuesday night.
December 14, 2010
The Daily Puck: Approaching Royalty
Anze Kopitar is on another hot streak.
December 13, 2010
The Daily Puck: Cold Caps
Mike Green has just one assist in his last 10 games, and the Caps are coming off of a 7-0 shellacking at the hands of the Rangers.
December 12, 2010
The Daily Puck: Let it Clowe
Ryane Clowe has gotten on the scoresheet in six of the last seven games and has tallied two points in four of those games, getting him back onto a near point-per-game pace for the season.
December 11, 2010
The Daily Puck: Cold Front in Boston
Marc Savard has fallen into a cold spell since his return. When will he snap out of it? Will he snap out of it?
December 10, 2010
The Daily Puck: Hot Couture
December 9, 2010
The Daily Puck: Grab Gagner
December 8, 2010
The Daily Puck: Playing the Bongos
Alexander Semin once had a memorable hockey fight.
December 6, 2010
The Daily Puck: Opportunities in Chicago
Patrick Kane's injury will create an opportunity for another Blackhawk to play on a scoring line.
December 5, 2010
The Daily Puck: Riding Coattails
Kris Letang is getting plenty of power play time with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, and producing with that opportunity.
December 4, 2010
The Daily Puck: No Holes in this Net
Roberto Luongo stuffed the Blackhawks for his 53rd career NHL shutout.
December 3, 2010
The Daily Puck: Filppula Finds His Wings
December 2, 2010
The Daily Puck: A Valuable Instigator?
December 1, 2010
The Daily Puck: The Foot That Slew New York
Sidney Crosby has received two awards recently, one an honor, one not so much.
November 30, 2010
The Daily Puck: Hated Heatley Heating Up
Dany Heatley face a road trip to Ottawa later this week.
November 29, 2010
The Daily Puck: Red Hot Red Wings
November 28, 2010
The Daily Puck: Sabres Slumping
November 27, 2010
The Daily Puck: Penguin Power
Marc-Andre Fleury is undefeated in his last eight (7-0-1), but he is expected to get a well-deserved day off Saturday.
November 26, 2010
The Daily Puck: Iginla Heating Up
November 24, 2010
The Daily Puck: On Pace
Steven Stamkos is on pace for 50-in-50. At what point are
November 23, 2010
The Daily Puck: One Lonely Game
The Oilers and Coyotes square off in the only game of the evening.
November 22, 2010
The Daily Puck: Schneider Pushing Luongo?
Cory Schneider could start playing more frequently in place of Roberto Luongo for the Canucks.
November 21, 2010
The Daily Puck: Staal in the Eye of the Hurricane
November 20, 2010
The Daily Puck: Jarome Speaks
Jarome Iginla latest hat trick finally gives him something to brag about this season.
November 19, 2010
The Daily Puck: Stamkos Surging
Steven Stamkos is showing no signs of slowing down, racking up six goals and 11 points over the past week.
November 18, 2010
The Daily Puck: Semin on Fire
Alexander Semin has 17 points over his last nine games.
November 17, 2010
The Daily Puck: Ready to Burst
Patrick Marleau had a big game Monday and appears to be on the verge of a scoring outburst.
November 16, 2010
The Daily Puck: Flying High
Mike Richards started the season slowly, but has been on a tear as of late. He has now picked up 5 goals in just 3 games, and has a point in 9 of his last 10 games played.
November 15, 2010
The Daily Puck: Get Hamred
Roman Hamrlik has points in four consecutive games.
November 14, 2010
The Daily Puck: Regained Value
Carey Price and Tyler Myers are on the path to regaining previously lost value.
November 13, 2010
The Daily Puck: Playing Like Patrick Dull
After a sensational start, Patrick Sharp has just two points and a minus-7 mark in his last six games.
November 12, 2010
The Daily Puck: Koivu On a Roll
November 11, 2010
The Daily Puck: Trouble in Jersey
With Ilya Kovalchuk not performing well and Zach Parise (pictured) hurt, the Devils' slide has continued.
November 10, 2010
The Daily Puck: Get Your Goon Points Here
Matt Cooke should find himself in the middle of the action with the Pens facing the Bruins on Wednesday night.
November 9, 2010
The Daily Puck: Hejduk on Fire
Milan Hejduk has been on fire as of late, picking up 13 points in his last 8 games for Colorado.
November 8, 2010
The Daily Puck: Yotes' Regression
November 7, 2010
The Daily Puck: Home With the Rangers
November 6, 2010
It hasn't come easy, but Carey Price finally looks like the goalie Montreal thought it had when he broke into the league in 2007-08.
November 5, 2010
The Daily Puck: Cold as Ice
Rick DiPietro is off to a miserable start this season.
November 4, 2010
The Daily Puck: Sidney Fights!
Sidney Crosby dropped his gloves Wednesday night, but he couldn't help the Penguins stave off a 5-2 loss.
November 3, 2010
The Daily Puck: Tough Goalie Decisions
The Pens have played better with Brent Johnson between the pipes than with Marc-Andre Fleury. Who should they go with regularly right now?
November 2, 2010
The Daily Puck: Alfie on Fire
Daniel Alfredsson is on fire, but is he healthy enough to play Tuesday?
November 1, 2010
The Daily Puck: Monday's Games
October 30, 2010
The Daily Puck: A Look at Saturday's Slate
Evgeni Malkin left the ice before the end of Friday's game with an undisclosed injury, making him questionable for Saturday's contest vs. Carolina.
October 29, 2010
The Daily Puck: Hat Trick for Stewart
October 28, 2010
The Daily Puck: What's Wrong With Brodeur?
Martin Brodeur and the Devils are off to a brutal start.
October 27, 2010
The Daily Puck: The Quick and the Benched
Jonathan Quick gets the night off for the Kings on Wednesday.
October 26, 2010
The Daily Puck: Flames on Fire
Miikka Kiprusoff and Rene Bourque (pictured) will try to continue their hot streak against the Oilers Tuesday night.
October 25, 2010
The Daily Puck: Three-Game Slate
Jeff Erickson previews Monday's three-game slate.
October 24, 2010
The Daily Puck: Back in the Saddle
Miikka Kiprusoff will start on Sunday night after getting Friday night off.
October 23, 2010
The Daily Puck: Good Things Happen in Three's
Daniel Alfredsson potted three goals in his last game, reaching 1,000th career NHL point in his 1,009th career contest.
October 22, 2010
The Daily Puck: Turco Delivers
October 21, 2010
The Daily Puck: Suter Sidelined
Ryan Suter suffered a lower body injury and will miss at least the next three games.
October 20, 2010
The Daily Puck: Five Yahoo's Worth Your Consideration
John Toperzer discusses five undervalued players that may be available in your Yahoo! leagues, including the Islanders' Blake Comeau.
October 19, 2010
The Daily Puck: Horton Hears a Goal
Nathan Horton is enjoying his new digs in Boston.
October 18, 2010
The Daily Puck: Leafs vs. Isles
The undefeated Leafs take on the Atlantic Division-leading Islanders. The two teams, who were both predicted to compete for the first overall draft pick, face off Monday night at the Air Canada Center.
October 17, 2010
The Daily Puck: Two Late Games
Cory Schneider gets the start ahead of Roberto Luongo (pictured) Sunday night.
October 16, 2010
The Daily Puck: The Daily Puck
Marc-Andre Fleury is off to a tough start this season, but he holds a 19-7 career mark against Saturday's opponent, the Flyers.
October 15, 2010
The Daily Puck: Horton Happy in Boston
October 14, 2010
The Daily Puck: Kippy Between the Pipes
Miikka Kiprusoff gets the start on Thursday night against the Panthers.
October 13, 2010
The Daily Puck: Picking Up Injured Players
Injured players such as Brian Campbell (pictured) and Jason Pominville are good free agent targets in some leagues.
October 12, 2010
The Daily Puck: Jiri Hudler and the Wings Host the Avs
Drew Clement breaks down Tuesday's slate.
October 9, 2010
The Daily Puck: Off to an Injured Start
Jason Spezza missed Friday's game and is a game-time decision Saturday.
The Daily Puck: Slumping Sabre
Thomas Vanek (pictured) is off to a slow start for the Sabres.
October 8, 2010
The Daily Puck: Hot Devil
Travis Zajac is in a prime position on a line with Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise.
October 7, 2010
The Daily Puck: Opening Night
Sidney Crosby and the Pens are in action on Opening Night
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