The Best Blogs, Team-by-Team

We thought this would be a fun way to build a database of blogs without the boredom of doing a blogroll.  Consider this Puck the Media’s new blogroll.  It’ll head to the top of the page.

Anaheim Ducks: Earl Sleek, Battle of California
Because of his efforts to revive the hockey cartoon, and because he provides us with great insight into a fanbase we haven’t a clue about.

Atlanta Thrashers: Ben Wright, Blueland Blog
We’re always suspicious of team-sponsored blogs, but Ben’s a solid guy who provides Thrasher fans with a go-to database on Hockey in Hotlanta info.

Boston Bruins: Cornelius Hardenbergh, Hockey Blog Adventure
There wasn’t much of a Bruins blogosphere until a couple of years ago, but now many are blossoming, including this one, which really shows off the bitterness of the Boston hockey fan, considering they’ve won everything else.

Buffalo Sabres: Vance, Bangin’ Panger
Best.  Blog Name.  Ever.

Calgary Flames: Matt Fenwick, Battle of Alberta
We kind of swore off the Flames when Sutter headed up to Alberta, but we always make sure to check in on any “Battle” site.
Any site with a glossary is a winner in our books.

Carolina Hurricanes: Bob Harwood, Canes Country
His interview with John Forslund really grabbed our attention (considering it was one we couldn’t get) and he provides really solid coverage on Carolina hockey.  One of my favorites on SBN.

Columbus Blue Jackets: Bethany’s Hockey Rants
She hasn’t updated as much lately, but her work during the Blue Jackets initial playoff run last spring was something fun and informative to read.

Chicago Blackhawks: Mr. Miller, Blackhawk Zone
Though we kind of wish he’d bring back Wirtz Sucks.

Colorado Avalanche: Jibblescribbits
A good Twitter friend and a fellow lover of alternative rock.  Good enough in our book.

Dallas Stars, Razor with an Edge
So what if he’s a professional broadcaster?  He’s funnier than almost anyone, professional or otherwise.

Detroit Red Wings: The Chief, Abel to Yzerman
Hands down the most enjoyable read in hockey on a team basis.  Filled with hilarity, anger, and genuine passion.  In another life, Chief was Mark Twain, I swear.

Edmonton Oilers: Derek Zona, The Copper & Blue
Solid lineup of Oil bloggers.  By no means a mickey mouse organization.

Florida Panthers: George Richards, On Frozen Pond
Again, a professional writer, but there’s honestly not too much going on in the blogosphere.  Richards makes up for it by providing funny opinions as well as hard news.

Los Angeles Kings: Rudy Kelly, Battle of California
Because, let’s face it, it’s the most awesome name in hockey blogging.

Minnesota Wild: Elise, 18,568 Reasons Why
The Wild are another team we don’t follow much, but this is where we head if there’s any news that we want opinions on.  Hasn’t updated as much lately, and that’s a shame.

Montreal Canadiens: Robert L., Habs Eyes on the Prize
Fantastic, insightful essays on the history of Les Habitantes, mixed in with current news and opinion.

Nashville Predators: The Oakes Gentlemen, Preds on the Glass
The father and son dynamic Preds on the Glass brings is one I hadn’t seen before, and it adds pretty interesting insight into a relatively new franchises.

New Jersey Devils: The Ookies, Interchangeable Parts
AKA: Two women I’m not nearly as funny as.  Whenever I talk about the Devils to people who don’t know hockey, I steal their jokes.  They’re that funny.

New York Islanders: B.D. Gallof, Hockey Independent
Another Twitter friend.  We’re not Islanders haters, so we love reading about them.  Gallof is the best, and most creative of the bunch.

New York Rangers: Derek Felix, Battle of New York
The only Ranger fan we can stand.  We may or may not have created that site.

Ottawa Senators: Dany Heatley Speedwagon, Scarlett Ice
Bar none, one of the funniest people we have ever come across in our existence.

Philadelphia Flyers: Travis Hughes, Broad Street Hockey
Great guy.  Terrible team, but great guy.

Phoenix Coyotes: OdinMercer, Five For Howling
With all the anti-Phoenix material Mirtle posted over the summer, it’s remarkable these guys could stay in existence and be awesome with how awkward that must be.

Pittsburgh Penguins: The Homosexuals Who Run The Pensblog
Wonderful, hilarious homosexual gentlemen.  Big Muse fans.  We can dig it.

San Jose Sharks: PJ Swenson, Sharkspage
Any blog with some good photography becomes an instant favorite.

St. Louis Blues: Brad Lee, St. Louis Game Time
Hilarious, biting Blues coverage.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Raw Charge
Cassie’s a Twitter friend, and John Fontana is one of our oldest pals in blogging.  The Lightning don’t deserve this kind of awesome, informative writing.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Pension Plan Puppets
Occasionally we’ll argue, but there’s nothing wrong with that if you’ve got something to say.  Of course, if you don’t have something to say about the Leafs…

Vancouver Canucks: Yankee Canuck, Nucks Misconduct
There’s a deep, thriving Canucks blogosphere.  This is our personal favorite.

Washington Capitals: On Frozen Blog
One of the websites that lead the charge for the advance of the Washington Capitals bloggers.  Fantastic stuff.

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21 Responses to The Best Blogs, Team-by-Team

  1. Chris says:

    Not bad. I’d like to respectfully point out (IMO) the best Habs blog: habsinsideout.com Run by Habs beat writers at the Montreal Gazette.

  2. LD says:

    Carolina?

  3. Good list of actual blogs. Thanks for the nod.

  4. Nathan says:

    Not that I don’t like what she’s written, and I’m not going to toot my own horn (I’m not THAT conceited), but Elise at 18,568 Reasons Why has written two articles this season. She seems to have given up on the season like so many other Wild fans.

    Just a thought.

  5. Nathan says:

    If I were going to pick my favorite Wild blog that isn’t my own, I’d go with Nick in New York and Kevin in PA’s Hitting the Post. Great stuff on the Wild and the NHL in general. http://hittingthepost.blogspot.com/

  6. Bethany says:

    Noticeably absent…a Blue Jackets blog :)

  7. Odinmercer says:

    You have no idea Steve, you have no idea… :P

  8. HockeyJoe says:

    Not here to pick a fight, and Elise’s blog is nice and all but it’s not exactly up to date.

  9. Bethany, I noticed the same from the RSS feed. Congrats on the mention with the edit!

  10. I take offense to this post. I consider myself to be a very tolerable Rangers fan!

    Haha.

  11. ajinnashville says:

    Couldn’t agree more regarding http://www.predsontheglass.com/. Buddy Oakes is one-of-a-kind, and a helluva great guy.

  12. To toot my buddy Vance’s horn, although Bangin Panger is the shizz his actual Sabres blog is Double Edged Sabres:

    http://doubleedgedsabres.com/

    Great dude even if his Penguins hate makes me sad. :(

  13. Thanks for the shout out Steve!

  14. On behalf of OFB, thanks, Steve!

  15. We are humbled by the mention.

    Thank you, sir.

  16. Derek says:

    Thanks Steve. I don’t consider myself some great blogger but it’s always nice to be mentioned. I actually stumbled upon this by accident and really enjoyed looking at some of the other blogs. Some great choices. Love that you included Razor. He cracks me up.

    I owe you for our blog and of course, couldn’t do it w/o Hasan.

    Love the new look. It’s smoking!

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