Hockey

Column: Keep your upsets, hockey

Column: Keep your upsets, hockey

Then the playoffs started, and they were promptly swept by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Got outscored 19-8 over the course of four games to a feisty Blue Jackets crew. Such is hockey. There is tremendous variance in playoff hockey. It is unpredictable and so-called inferior teams win all the time. Fine with me.

NHL Column: Lose for Hughes

NHL Column: Lose for Hughes

“The tank,” these days, is a fan’s favorite word. It provides solace for their teams’ losses, and hope for a better tomorrow. When a season takes a wrong turn, with the playoffs becoming a pipe dream, the modern belief is that a team is better off losing to improve their odds at a higher draft pick. While mathematically speaking, this is logical, the philosophy has gotten to the point where fans actually prefer that their team lose every game.

NHL Column: Islanders flying high without Tavares

NHL Column: Islanders flying high without Tavares

In July, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed superstar center, John Tavares, stealing him away from the New York Islanders, the team that drafted him first overall in 2009. Tavares flourished with the Islanders, establishing himself as one of the premier forwards in the league. With the move, he abandoned his NHL beginnings, looking towards his childhood home team.

The NWHL and the Connecticut Whale are showing signs toward growth in the future

The NWHL and the Connecticut Whale are showing signs toward growth in the future

Roesler has been the complete package for the Whale. Not only is she the first ever player/coach in the NWHL, but she is one of the team’s top defenders. Being a coach in addition to a player was something that she didn’t think was possible until head coach Ryan Equale (former UConn hockey All-American) asked her about it.

Editorial: New hockey arena is a waste of money

Editorial: New hockey arena is a waste of money

There is nothing that the University of Connecticut loves and values more than its athletic program. We love our sports, and we especially love to invest heaping amounts of money into our various athletic programs. Sure, this makes sense for the most part, as athletics is one of the things that makes our school so well-known and helps us gain lots of money to put back into the university. However, UConn does not always spend all of this money wisely and has historically been criticized time and time again for poor decisions regarding how it allocates its funds.

Men's Hockey: Letunov lifts Huskies in OT for seventh straight win

Men's Hockey: Letunov lifts Huskies in OT for seventh straight win

Two minutes and 51 seconds into overtime, junior forward Maxim Letunov was being harassed by several Boston University defenders. Skating left to right and desperately trying to juggle a bouncing puck, he got some space and forced a backhanded shot while falling to his knees.