Jon Cooper is the NHL’s second-longest tenured coach and his Lightning are the toast of the league. Tampa’s bench boss dishes on what he learned from last year’s letdown, why he quit a public defender job to coach hockey and Steven Stamkos’ secret skill.
1 . The NHL announced last night that Kid Rock would be performing at its All-Star Game this year. Given that Rock is 1) Irrelevant the music world these days and 2) A Donald Trump supporter, Twitter was aghast. So, Twitter was being Twitter, basically. There were many amusing tweets, but we need to
With Saturday’s games in the books we are officially halfway through the 2017-18 season. The biggest story of the year has been the incredible play of both the Vegas Golden Knights and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Fans have also been spoiled by some incredible performances such as that by Nikita Kucherov, who is on pace […]
Expert prognosticating and fantasy hockey pool disasters aside, it feels like fun to have some relatively new teams make it to the second round of the NHL playoffs. And it's funny how the first-round departures of the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings feel different for both powerhouse teams
Slowly but surely — emphasis on slowly — that has all started to change for the Jets. Patrik Laine, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, just put together one of the best rookie seasons for an 18-year-old in recent NHL memory with his 36-goal in 73 games performance. Mark Scheifele, just now entering […]
No one could be happier with the play of Marc-Andre Fleury this postseason than the Pittsburgh Penguins brass, except maybe the brain-trust in Las Vegas. Fleury has put to rest any doubts about his postseason performance and is playing his best playoff hockey since the 2007-08 campaign. He's made general manager Jim Rutherford look like […]
A look around the web at the most recent New York Islanders news. Make Eyes On Isles your go to website for all things Islanders.Newsday’s Arthur Staple did a New York Islanders mailbag, where people could ask him questions on twitter and he would answer them in his column. There were some ve…