“The little engine that could”, “David vs. Goliath”, “You’re too small to play this game”. Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher has probably heard all of those catchphrases over the course of his minor and professional career as a hockey player. Standing at a whopping 5’9 (and that’s being generous), “Gally” is certainly not one of the biggest players on the ice by any means. His game is certainly not flashy or pretty to watch, but man oh man, can this guy play the sport of hockey. Continue reading →
Welcome to the third edition of the NHL Weekly Roundup. Well, John Tavares is back! In Tavares’ second game back for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the star forward scored the game-winning overtime goal against the Vegas Golden Knights. Last week’s team on the rise, the St Louis Blues, stayed hot winning all three of their matches for the week, and if you got the chance to watch my game of the week you enjoyed a great one with the Boston Bruins beating the Pittsburg Penguins 6-4. Sadly though I’m not always going to be right, the Buffalo Sabres continued slipping as they lost both of their games this past week. In news unrelated to my last article, congratulations to Anaheim Ducks veteran Ryan Getzlaf on his 1,000th game played! Now let’s get into our stars of the week.Continue reading →
Happy weekend everyone, lots of high-profile games on this nine-game evening slate. The Leafs and Habs renew their rivalry in Montreal, the surging Blue Jackets visit the Flyers, Calgary and Winnipeg meet up for an outdoor game for the Heritage Classic, and finally, in perhaps the game of the night, the high-flying Nashville Predators visit last year’s President’s trophy winners, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Let’s dig into it and make some Ice Picks!
Ten game slates are sometimes hard to decipher. There are many matchups to consider and numbers to sort through. The most important thing is to not play too many lineups because you can’t decide between lines to play or narrow your overall player pool. Continue reading →
Saturday night is usually a big night in NHL and tonight is no different as we have 11 games to choose from on the main slate. Tonight the focus will be Boston hosting the Devils, the Jets and Blackhawks in Chicago, the surging Carolina Hurricanes looking to stay undefeated versus the Blue Jackets and the Maple Leafs looking to rebound at Detroit. Let’s drop the puck and make some Ice Picks. Continue reading →
Thursday night is a full schedule for some puck action. All toll we have 11 games to choose from. There is bound to be a game or two you can bounce back and forth with the Thursday night NFL offering which could get out of reach with the Patriots envolved. My projections forecast Tampa Bay and Toronto, San Jose/ Chicago, St. Louis at Ottawa and Edmonton at Jersey as great games to target for offensive production. Sharpen the skates, time for Ice Picks! Continue reading →