Alfie’s Return to Ottawa Recap 12.01.2013

Spoiler Alert: Alfie scored. Totally got the goal that iced the game for us, an empty netter that put us up 4-2 with about a minute left. The nail in the coffin. The dagger in the heart. The Cooke skate-blade on the heal of Erik Karlsson. The arrow through the heart. The bullet through Lincoln’s […]

Red Wings Thanksgiving Recap 11.29.2013

Sorry I missed you all after the Boston game, meant to recap that but you have to understand the pressures of Thanksgiving Family Holidays. My parents and grandparents were here and kept forcing drink down me; partying like a woe begotten Red Wings team had just slammed a second place Boston Bruins team by 5 […]

Win In Winnipeg Puns! Derp. Recap

This game was silly from the get-go. Jordin Tootoo was out on the first shift with Helm and Miller and fought some guy. Great work. Take a bow, Jordin. The first several minutes of this game belonged to Winnipeg, who had a 2-on-1 that was broken up on a great play by DeKeyser, but unfortunately […]

Sharks Wings Recap 10.21.2013

Detroit welcomes one of the best team in the entire NHL in the San Jose Sharks and that means lots of intensity and energy and action we’re amped to play this one right? Meh.  Detroit came out icing the puck every 2 or 3 minutes. At the midway point of the game they had 7 […]

Roy-Roy-Waaah. Welcome Back

Tonight's Gameday Movie Feature is one of the best yet. Per our NOHS Art Director: "In a world where roles are reversed, Patrick Roy is a successful NHL coach… Todd Bertuzzi is an unaggressive teddy bear… Will we win this Avs game 7?… or will we be sentenced to a life of slavery being in […]

Detroit Welcomes Troubled Youngsters from Phoenix

Tonight the Detroit Red Wings, in all their glory and splendor, host the dogs from the desert that boast one of the biggest stories of the offseason. For us, it has been quite the exhausting journey. Much like the neighbor kid who grows into a huge, belligerent drunk a-hole, then moves back into his mother’s […]

Honest Question

Are you happy with today? I was, but then a moment of reflecting upon our acquisitions and non-acquisitions made me see the light. We lost Damien Brunner and Valtteri Filppula to free agency. We gained Stephen Weiss-not-VVeiss and Daniel Alfredsson. So what? If we remove context, and someone says to me, seemingly out of the […]

NOHS Mailbag 06.12.2013

Here’s a bit from our NOHS mailbag, in which we get sacks and sacks of letters. This one comes to us from a reader in our Desert Contingent here in Arizona, and it regards the issue of our self-proclaimed rivals in the Phoenix Coyotes and, at a larger issue, Detroit’s move to the ranks of […]

Recap: Game 7 Awaits

This game started out with an ugly, very fast, Chicago powerplay goal. Really terrible PK letting them score 9 seconds into the PP. Hossa, of all people, fending off Z. The penalty kill would redeem themselves and help us swing the momentum, later on, however. Patrick Eaves put away a rebound on a Miller shot […]

Another Perspective

If you are like me, then the only Chicago Blackhawks fans you will engage in conversation with are the intelligent, respectful types. Especially on twitter, which sort of corners the market on rude little trolls. @Hockeenight and @AndrewCieslak are two such Hawks fans. Not everyone from opposing fanbases (and their blogs) needs to be angry, […]

Red Wings Pregame Rituals

Video leaking out of the Red Wings ghastly new playoff pre-game ritual: Sacrificing a Goose. That's our lovable Swiss Sniper gone straight K-31 (Karabiner…7.5×55, a real beauty) on a fellow rookie and Game 3 hero, Gustav Nyquist. If this turns out to be the winning formula, Nyquist may retire at the end of the year. […]

Red Wings Playoff Recap: 5.20.2013

When one says “the fans at Joe Louis threw more octopi on the ice than the Wings put pucks in the opposing net,” one tends to feel weak, feeble, and like hockey really isn’t all that important of a sport, anyway. But when 4 octopi hit the ice, each of which is gloriously twirled by […]

Chicago on Ice – Game 1

Much has been made of our struggles in this year of strife. We watched Chicago run away with the division title, Western Conference top seed and, by virtue of Bestern/Leastern Conference Logic, the President’s Trophy. But we dared not deem this a year to “rebuild.” This is a year to re-arm. Re-load our arsenal. Led […]

How Will You Remember the 2013 Regular Season?

First and foremost, up front, I want to know what you all think of this regular season. It only ended on Saturday, and with the playoffs beginning Tuesday it seems there is no time to reflect. Playoff mode, where this team tries every year to find their STFU switch in the complete inky darkness and […]

What A Week

So just over a week ago I left the desert, and the world of hockey fandom, briefly to visit the Pacific Northwest. Brother was graduating college, which for me was probably my own personal peak of achievement so I was happy to share his with him. Very proud of the guy and I feel I […]