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CASEY | Reshaping Hockey, On and Off the Ice

By Erin Casey April 13, 2023

As the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs near, I can’t help but gush over how much I love watching the NHL. Unfortunately, it seems as if the number of Americans who share that sentiment is steadily declining,...

WELCH | NHL Faces Moment of Reckoning Over Several Racist Incidents

WELCH | NHL Faces Moment of Reckoning Over Several Racist Incidents

By Maddy Welch December 5, 2019

  The NHL has suffered from two racism scandals in two weeks: one from a television personality in Canada and another from a head coach. The incidences have forced the entire hockey community to face...

WELCH | NHL Exhibits the Growing Importance of Star-Studded Rosters to Win Championships

WELCH | NHL Exhibits the Growing Importance of Star-Studded Rosters to Win Championships

By Maddy Welch November 20, 2019

Winning a championship is a blessing and a curse because ultimately the only move from that apex is down, as has been the case for many of this decade’s NHL dynasties.  This process of keeping...

WELCH | NHL Teams Continue To Give Risky Contracts to Aging Defenseman

WELCH | NHL Teams Continue To Give Risky Contracts to Aging Defenseman

By Maddy Welch November 8, 2019

Last week, the Nashville Predators signed star defenseman Roman Josi to a $72 million contract for the maximum duration, eight years, which breaks down to around $9 million per year. This contract makes...

WELCH | NHLs Increase in Scoring Requires an Increase in Skater Safety

WELCH | NHL’s Increase in Scoring Requires an Increase in Skater Safety

By Maddy Welch October 25, 2019

Scoring is up across the four major North American sports: The NBA has seen an explosion of attempts and a spike in accuracy of three-point shots, more home runs are hit now than were hit during the steroid...

WELCH | How Much a Rookies Debut Really Tells us About Their NHL Future

WELCH | How Much a Rookie’s Debut Really Tells us About Their NHL Future

By Maddy Welch October 11, 2019

At last, the time has come. The National Hockey League season is upon us. The first week is always a bit wild, since traded players are settling in with their teams, line combinations are being tested,...

WELCH | Reloaded Capitals are Ready to Make a Run

WELCH | Reloaded Capitals are Ready to Make a Run

By Maddy Welch September 27, 2019

Mark your calendars, because Hockey season starts Oct. 2, and the Washington Capitals will play the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the St. Louis Blues, on opening night. Calling the Blues “champions”...

ON THIN ICE | 2019s NHL Free Agency Period Can Change Its Format for Years to Come

ON THIN ICE | 2019’s NHL Free Agency Period Can Change Its Format for Years to Come

By Maddy Welch September 13, 2019

As much as I wish hockey season was just around the corner, it is still a whole 21 days away. While that seems like an eternity for fans before the season begins, it also means just three weeks remain...

Funding Cuts Reduce Access for Club Sports Athletes

By Nishant Bhaumik April 25, 2019

Multiple Georgetown club sports teams expect obstacles to financial accessibility for students after the Advisory Board for Club Sports saw its funding decreased for the 2019-20 school year. The budget...

IPPOLITO: Shootouts Threaten Hockey’s Integrity

By Michael Ippolito March 20, 2015

The fate of the shootout, one of the most exciting and unique features of hockey, is in jeopardy. This week, the general managers of the NHL officially submitted potential modifications to the NHL’s...

NHL Point System Needs Fixing

By Tom Hoff April 3, 2014

In the NHL, a team is awarded two points for a regulation, overtime or shootout win. Meanwhile, a team receives zero points for a loss in regulation, but receives one point — the “loser point” —...

Frozen Four Packs a Punch

By Matt Castaldo March 31, 2014

After March Madness is over, NCAA fans will go into single-elimination tournament withdrawal. Thankfully, the Frozen Four will take place a few days after the conclusion of the 2014 men’s basketball...

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