Welcome to the definitive hockey blog that gives you in-depth coverage, power rankings, analysis, fantasy hockey tips and a weekly NHL recap. We even cover the AHL and Major Juniors. When the Stanley Cup playoffs arrive, this is definitely the best place to be. We will give you full previews of each series in each round and analysis after the games. If you love hockey and the NHL, you have come to the right blog.

Column Schedule (During the NHL Season)

Monday – Hat Trick looks at the top three storylines of the week.

Tuesday – Fantasy Focus unearths waiver wire gems to give you the edge on your hockey fantasy team.

Wednesday – Between the Pipes recaps all of the past week’s NHL action in a MMQB style. With a weekly features topic, goalie spotlight, fights of the week, goat of the week, this week in hockey history, did you know and many other sections to catch you up on things you might have missed in the world of hockey.

Thursday – Power Rankings ranks each team in the NHL and gives a quick outlook on each.

Friday – Weekend Warriors looks at the top fantasy players for the weekend, usually those that have two weekend games.

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Meet the Writers

Matthew Sitkoff: Founder

Matthew Sitkoff

Matthew is the founder of “Pucking Awesome!” He was born and raised in Exton, PA a suburb of Philadelphia. He went to college at Temple University where he worked in the PR department for the Philadelphia Flyers and Phantoms. He then moved out to the West Coast for a bit to take in the sunshine and reality TV scene. He returned to the east coast and has been working in Television Studio Production for the last five years.

Alex Mueller: Contributing Writer/Webmaster

alex cupAlex joined “Pucking Awesome!” in October of 2009 and spent many hours laboring at the current design. He also realized his dream of touching the Stanley Cup in 2007, since they wouldn’t let him pick it up.  He is also hoping the Ducks win the Cup this year again. Alex writes the weekly NHL recap column titled “Between the Pipes”. During the Stanley Cup playoffs “Between the Pipes” will not only consist of recaps but also previews of each series in each round.



Phil Williams: Contributing Writer

Phil Williams has been watching hockey since randomly switching on a Capitals game one evening in early 1992, and has been a die-hard Washington Capitals fan ever since he saw Dino Ciccarelli score a goal within 30 seconds of turning that game on! (Might’ve been agains the Flyers, can’t remember) The two Caps memories I will never forget were Dale Hunter harpooning Pierre Turgeon in 1993 after he knocked us out of the playoffs, and Game 6 of the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals when we beat the Buffalo Sabres in Overtime. My favorite Capitals of all time are: Peter Bondra, Dale Hunter, Calle Johansson, Olaf Kolzig, Alex Ovechking, Nicklas Backstrom, and last but not least, Al Iafrate! Most hated player of all time: Anybody who’s ever worn a Pittsburgh Penguins uniform except for Mario Lemeiux. I can’t hate a guy who beat cancer!

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