1. Marcus Foligno's Brother Nick Sees His 1st NHL Goal from Opposing Bench

    Rookie Marcus Foligno, son of former Sabre Mike Foligno, scored his first NHL goal on Saturday in the Buffalo Sabres' 4-3 shootout win over Ottawa Senators . Foligno’s tally tied the game at 3-3 with 5:54 left in regulation...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 1,347 reads 3 comments

  2. What's Doing in Toronto, Phoenix, and with Scott Gomez, Tom Renney, Ron Wilson?

    What's going on here? There's no lack of news around the NHL as it heads into the homestretch. Here are The Maven's thoughts on a few topics: The Phoenix Coyotes continues to be a story...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 866 reads 6 comments

  3. 5 NHLers Who've Come from out of Nowhere, to Somewhere

    As everyone who watches hockey knows, there's such a thing as a rollercoaster season and for some stick-handlers there's a roller coaster career. One never can predict from one campaign to another who's going to be a star and who's going to flop...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 7,731 reads 12 comments

  4. Phoenix Coyotes: Bucking the NHL Odds, on and off the Ice

    While the Coyotes ' fate in Phoenix hangs in the balance, the on-ice value of the club continues to soar in astonishing fashion...

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  5. Paul Kelly and the Power Struggle on the Collegiate Ice Lanes

    A power struggle is going on between university hockey people and influential NCAA D-I college coaches (Jack Parker, Red Berenson, Jeff Jackson, George Gwozdecky, Dave Hakstol, Rico Blasi, etc...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  6. Phoenix Coyotes: Despite On-Ice Success, Uncertainty Remains While Quebec Waits

    The sands of time are rapidly slipping through the hour-glass of the Coyotes future. As has been the case ever since Bettman, Inc. annexed the franchise, there are three sides to the story: 1...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 819 reads 9 comments

  7. Sidney Crosby, Canucks, Canadiens and Coyotes Clouded by Trade Hysteria

    MAJOR EVENTS THAT WERE CLOUDED BY THE TRADE HYSTERIA: * FATE OF THE COYOTES: The sands of time are running out on NHL hockey in Arizona...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 1,629 reads 0 comments

  8. Nashville Predators GM David Poile Continues to Create Winning Environment

    David Poile's new contract is a testament to his creative managership of the Nashville Predators. The only general manager in franchise history and the only one to be a finalist ...

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  9. The Maven's Yays and Boos for the Week

    Once upon a time, when I was doing New York Islanders broadcasts for SportsChannel, I came up with a pre-game show idea called "Yays and Boos," which fans seemed to like...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 712 reads 1 comments

  10. The Maven's 5 Biggest National Hockey League Disappointments

    Have you ever taken a ride on the Cyclone? That's the king of all roller coasters in Coney Island, and the best part of this heart-throbbing ride is that it finally comes down after many ups...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 2,264 reads 11 comments

  11. Alex Ovechkin: Criticisms Aside, Its Now Put Up or Shut Up for Ovie

    It's getting tense in Washington, especially after getting waxed, 5-0, by Carolina on Monday night. The Caps however are only two points out of the playoffs—and a number three ...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 1,378 reads 2 comments

  12. Fischler Report: Extensive Hockey Coverage from Stan Fischler, David Kolb & Co.

    I was not born to be a hockey Maven. It only happened that way in 1939 when I was seven-years-old and saw my first game at the "old" (actually the third) Madison Square Garden...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 1,657 reads 1 comments

  13. National Hockey League's Top Observations of the Week

    Each week we will identify the National Hockey League's top observations that regularly would not be seen with the standard untrained eye...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 264 reads 1 comments

  14. Philadelphia Flyers Jaromir Jagr on Winter Classic: Been There, Done That

    There are two views about future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr—one positive and the other negative. Both surfaced in the last week, which included JJ’s visit to Pittsburgh , where he received negative reviews...

    Stan Fischler Written by Stan Fischler about over 2 years ago 1,967 reads 2 comments