What a season it was for NHL rookies throughout the league, with most of the spotlight and hype surrounding the first and second overall draft picks, Jack Hughes of the Devils and Kaapo Kakko of the Rangers. Both started to come into their own and show highlights of elite-level skill while both playing for underperforming teams.
On Tuesday afternoon, league commissioner Gary Bettman announced the NHL’s Return to Play Plan for the playoffs, thus effectively ending the regular season. This announcement was delivered via a 16-minute video, which was complicated regarding certain topics, so we’re here to break it down.
We kicked off episode four of our Off the Ice Podcast by asking the hypothetical question of “what separates the Generational players from their peers”? We determined that most NHL players are on the same “playing field”, with access to a wide variety of resources to help reach their maximum potential. Resources that include access to premium training facilities, nutrition, trainers, so on and so forth.
Coming off of an incredibly busy summer with the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association, Team Canada’s Sarah Nurse joined us on the MonkeySports Podcast to give us some insight on the PWHPA and what they’ve been up to.
Finding the “right” stick kickpoint is all a matter of preference and can take some time to determine which one works best for you. The position you play, the shot type you take the most, and upper body strength will all factor in to which one you go with.
On this month’s episode of our Off the Ice Podcast, we had a number of different topics to discuss. Starting things off, we got into a quick discussion about the two hottest sticks currently on the hockey market; the Bauer Nexus ADV and the True AX9. We gave a quick overview of both, but for more in-depth details check out the Nexus ADV here and the AX9 here.
Hockey gloves are a key element of your overall hockey equipment package. But they do more than just provide protection for your hands, they also offer a comfortable and solid grip on your stick. In order to get the best use and protection, it’s important to make sure you wear the proper size hockey gloves.
Back in mid-2019 we, the Digital Content Team here at MonkeySports, loosely brought up the idea of starting a podcast. We would come into work every day and have casual sports debates, of all variety, so we started thinking: “Huh, these would be good topics for a podcast episode…” January 2020. That was our internal deadline.
The month of November was an exciting one in the NHL, with quite changes being made within the standings. We will go over a few teams who we think stood out and shot up in the rankings, as well as mention a few teams that are falling in the standings and performing below expectations. So, without further ado, lets jump right in.
It is no question that the Sabres are one of the biggest surprises in the NHL so far this season. Sitting at 9-2-2 and 20 points, they are tied for 2nd place in the entire league through the month of October! However, on paper, it might not come as too much of a surprise with talented guys like Jack Eichel, Jeff Skinner, and Rasmus Dahlin, to name a few. With this younger roster finally starting to come together and work in unison, we are excited to see how they further progress as a team throughout the season.
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