Author: James O'Brien

Detroit Red Wings v Boston Bruins - Game Five

PHT Morning Skate: Death of Corsi? (The stat, that is)


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Does the advent of tracking technology call for the decline of advanced stats such as Corsi? The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell argues as much. (The Hockey News)

Ryan Getzlaf is putting together an MVP-like season for the Anaheim Ducks. (OC Register)

The Chicago Blackhawks seem to be embracing life as one of the NHL’s model franchises. Believe it or not, there was a time when such a thought seemed almost unfathomable. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a one-day $20,000 Fantasy Hockey league for Tuesday’s NHL games. It’s just $2 to join and first prize is $2,000. Starts Tuesday at 7pm ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.

“The All-Star Game isn’t just about you, Canada,” – writes Sportsnet’s Mark Spector. (Sportsnet)

Roberto Luongo did some live-tweeting of the 2015 All-Star Game. Here are a few highlights:

Byfuglien’s neon skates, More GoPro fun, other All-Star bits


Social media certainly was around the last time an NHL All-Star Game happened – remember Alex Ovechkin clowing Phil Kessel with his phone? – but 2015’s edition constitutes the latest ramp up.

Hockey fans got to delight as teams, players and the league pulled back the curtain that much more. Check out this assorted collection of doodads from the days leading up to today’s event.

First, Dustin Byfuglien’s wearing some none skates for the contest:

Brian Elliott better watch out:

Wait, is it Aleksander Ovechkin instead of Alex Ovechkin now? Whatever the case may be, here he is with Carey Price & Co.



The rookies seem to be enjoying themselves, as well.

Finally, enjoy some wild camera angles thanks to GoPro at the skills competition:

WATCH LIVE: 2015 NHL All-Star Game

2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game
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Friday marked the day of the fantasy draft and Saturday provided plenty of entertainment in the fantasy draft, but now the 2015 All-Star Game itself is finally just about ready to kick off.

You can watch the game on NBCSN and also via the NBC Sports Livestream link below:


Here are some links regarding Team Toews and Team Foligno:

Alex Ovechkin’s pursuit of a free car continues

Team Foligno wins Skills Competition

Shea Weber registers the hardest shot

Corey Crawford hopes he doesn’t get lit up too much today