Bluelines: Tanking is a Naughty Word in Hockey
Stan Fischler looks at NHL teams and tanking, a special Boston Bruins roster that deserves love, playing hockey in Calgary, Red Kelly, Phil Kessel's future, the McDavid and Makar from over a century ago and so much more.
Bluelines: Looking Back at the Frenzy
Stan Fischler shares his thoughts on the early days of NHL free agency, John Tortorella, the USHL and so much more.
Bluelines: The Draft's Delightful and Depressing
Stan Fischler shares his thoughts from the 2022 NHL draft, Alex DeBrincat, RIck Bowness, Mike Grier, Jack Campbell and so much more.
Bluelines: Do the Lightning Stand a Chance?
Stan Fischler looks ahead to Game 5, what the Tampa Bay Lightning need to do to win the Stanley Cup, what's next for the Florida Panthers, Barry Trotz and so much more.
Bluelines: John Tortorella is the Perfect Coach for Flyers
Stan Fischler looks at John Tortorella's hiring in Philadelphia, what the Lightning need to do better in Game 2, the New York Rangers' upcoming off-season, the life of Jim "Bearcat" Murray, Ryan Miller, Jon Cooper and so much more.
Bluelines: Why the Lightning Have Won Three in a Row
Stan Fischler looks at why the Tampa Bay Lightning hold a 3-2 series lead, Barry Trotz watch, David Pastrnak, Bruce Cassidy's firing, Ken Holland, Cale Makar and so much more.
Bluelines: Pity the Poor Goaltenders
Stan Fischler looks at the rough life of a playoff NHL goaltender, where Barry Trotz needs to coach, Frank Vatrano's excellence, women's hockey in Israel, the time someone got arrested for driving a Zamboni drunk and more.
Bluelines: Behind the Lightning's Remarkable Resiliency
Stan Fischler looks at the Tampa Bay Lightning, Connor McDavid, John Tortorella and the Philadelphia Flyers, a major milestone for women's hockey, Frans Nielsen, Claude Giroux and so much more.
Bluelines: The Battle of the Sunshine State
Stan Fischler looks at the Florida/Tampa Bay battle, Evgeni Malkin's future, television ratings in the United States, the Carolina Hurricanes' arena, Seattle's state of coaching, how to be a Zamboni driver and more.
Bluelines: The Crosby, Trouba Affair and How it Affects a Series
In a jam-packed Friday column, Stan Fischler looks at the Islanders' coaching search, breaks down the remaining playoff teams, Sidney Crosby, the Arizona Coyotes, Darnell Nurse, Cale Makar, Vladimir Tarasenko, Shane Wright and much, much more.
Bluelines: Singing the Third-String Blues
Stan Fischler looks at the rise of third-stringers making an appearance – and a positive impact – in the playoffs. Plus, he breaks down some things to think about this weekend, the USHL playoffs, Toronto's lack of production from a big-name star and more.
Bluelines: All Hail the Panthers!
Stan Fischler looks at a pair of Florida-based powerhouses, Jeff Blashill, the Jack Adams award, the underrated Pittsburgh Penguins, the Vegas Golden Knights, officiating and much more.
Bluelines: Stan Fischler's List of What You Need to Know
Stan Fischler shares thoughts about teams around the league; a comparison between Austin Matthews and Rick Vaive; the Ottawa Senators; Mike Bossy; Pat LaFontaine and much more.
Bluelines: The Overlooked Side of Auston Matthews
Stan Fischler talks about the play of Auston Matthews, his thoughts on the Coloado Avalanche, his pick for the Calder Trophy, Evgeni Malkin, the strength of the USHL and much more.
Bluelines: A Harsh, But Honest, View of the Contenders
With some help from his friends, Stan Fischler looks at how some of the top contenders will fare down the stretch run, the loss of a New York hockey staple, how train rides kept hockey teams close in the past and so much more.
From the Archives: A Curious Trio of Opposites
Stan Fischler looks back at a hockey photo that has stuck with him for over 70 years, and just how different the careers were for everyone involved.
Bluelines: Women's Pro Hockey Needs Unity, not Enmity
Stan Fischler looks at recent development in women's hockey; the top contenders after the trade deadline; stories about Scotty Bowman; the Toronto Maple Leafs; the Carolina Hurricanes; and Hampus Lindholm's impact is broken down.
Bluelines: How to Go Nuts About Major Hockey Talking Points
This week on Bluelines, Stan Fischler looks at three of hockey's most controversial topics: fighting, the shootout and officiating. Plus, he discusses Auston Matthews, the Florida Panthers, Jean Potvin, John Forslund and more.
Bluelines: With Goalie Power Off, the Rangers Are Doomed
Stan Fischler talks about why the Rangers need a better backup goaltender, shares a chat with John Forslund, praises Jake Oettinger's play, receives a scouting report on the Colorado Avalanche and much, much, much more.
Bluelines: The Little Things That Mean a Lot
Stan Fischler returns for his weekly Bluelines column, talking about "the little things" in the NHL, Marie-Philip Poulin, the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending situation, Mason Marchment's hot play, Emile Francis and more.
Bluelines: Jim Devellano, the 1-Man Manager Machine
Stan Fischler chats with former NHL GM Jim Devellano about the impact he had on general managers around the league and the story of how he got to Detroit. Plus, Fischler discusses goaltenders, Crosby, Flyers coaching and more.
Bluelines: Who Are They Kidding in Edmonton?
Stan Fischler takes a look at the recent changes in Edmonton, the Carolina Hurricanes, Martin St. Louis, Brad Marchand, Tuukka Rask, Mike Smith and more in a stacked edition of Bluelines.
Bluelines: Those Wild Things are Making Trouble
As Wild things should be, Stan Fischler believes Minnesota is exciting and legitimately could adopt that old saying, "Why not us?" when it comes to Cup aspirations. He looks at the Wild, Chris Kreider's incredible play and more.
Bluelines: The Monumental Miracle in Pittsburgh
No matter what, you can't seem to keep the Pittsburgh Penguins down. Stan Fischler looks at that, continues his Doc Emrick interview, shares his thoughts on backup goalies and much, much more.