Ice Cubes | With apologies to Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis, the talking-head Muppet to president Brendan Shanahan, there is competition for this year’s NHL award for owning the same amount of brains as a Pez dispenser.
Two teams looking to earn invitations to the NHL playoff party meet tonight in Philadelphia where the Flyers host the Calgary Flames.
Two teams headed in opposite directions square off tonight in Dallas where the Stars host Anaheim. The Ducks are headed towards a third straight Pacific Division title and begin play with a commanding 12-point lead over second-place Vancouver.
The Washington Capitals try for their sixth straight win in Carolina when they visit the Panthers.
Ice Cubes | While the NHL lagged behind in maintaining enhanced statistical data, fans of the sport did it for them. Over the years, names like Fenwick and Corsi allowed fans and bettors to visualize a different angle to on-ice performance.
Celebrating 40 Years | This week we go back 10 years to 2005. It’s interesting that with Las Vegas more than halfway to the goal of 10,000 potential season ticket holders for a hoped for future NHL franchise, the league experienced its lowest point back then: The lockout.
The injury riddled Montreal Canadiens look to extend their Eastern Conference lead when they visit the St. Louis Blues. Montreal (38-16-5) leads Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders by one-point in the battle for No. 1 seed.
If the New York Islanders hope to remain on top in the Eastern Conference, then they’ll need a victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks to do it.
The Tampa Bay Lightning can clinch a winning road trip with a victory tonight over the Arizona Coyotes.
Thanks to a castoff goaltender, the Minnesota Wild are making a late charge at a Western Conference playoff spot. They’ll continue their push tonight in Edmonton as they take on the Oilers.
Two of the NHL’s top teams collide tonight in Anaheim at 7 p.m. PT where the Ducks host the Tampa Bay Lightning in a potential playoff preview.
Ice Cubes | The NHL trade deadline is fast approaching, with the Nashville Predators – the current leaders to capture the President’s Trophy – making a clear statement they will be trading paint with anyone in the title hunt for the Stanley Cup.
In most sports, a coaching change can provide a spark for a struggling team. However that’s not been the case with the Maple Leafs whose decision to change their bench boss has backfired in a big way.
So where is the starting point to define 40 years of GamingToday? Why, at the beginning, of course. Chuck DiRocco created the first issue of SPORTS FORM in May 1976 and the all black and white version promoted a full page, front page photo of Honest Pleasure as the favorite for the 102nd running of the Kentucky Derby.
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