New Jersey’s Case Of The Tuesdays

New Jersey has been a pleasant surprise in their ability to stay around .500 this far into the season. As we head further into December, the level of production from the top-six forwards has been very solid still. However, some severe concerns about the bottom-six and the bottom defensive pairings have created more problems. The Devils […]

The Merrill Malaise Gets Worse In Jersey

This is a flip the bird type post!  Jon Merrill was not expected to be an offensive force but at the very least, more was expected defensively. The problem this year for the New Jersey Devils is that he really has had two months to forget. What may be worse is that New Jersey was really counting on […]

Exploring Saturday Night Special For Fantasy

Most people know I do a “Saturday Night Special” column on Dobberhockey highlighting the values and high priced options for daily fantasy hockey. However, it has come to a lot of people’s attention that hockey just gets pooed on even by the fantasy sports industry and sometimes the NHL quite honestly. No one likes to admit how […]

A Look Back At Devils Prospects (9/8)

It is hard to believe that New Jersey Devils rookie camp starts on Thursday. As the players get ready for their trip up to Buffalo, a few surprises may just be on the horizon. In total, 24 players are on the roster. This is comprised of two goalies, seven defensemen, and 15 forwards. When you further break […]

Treading Fantasy Wise On Patrick Kane

This is going to be one of the toughest questions to ascertain as the season approaches. What will become of Patrick Kane? As everyone knows, rape cases can take a long time to come to a verdict. It is feasible that the Chicago Blackhawks forward could play the entire season before even being charged. That sounds crazy but […]

Can New York Rangers Win The Stanley Cup Next Season?

After an impressive 2014-15 season, New York Rangers are looking to challenge for their fifth Stanley Cup success in franchise history. Despite New York’s long-standing success and history, they have been crowned NHL champions just once in the post-war period. Since 1940, the Rangers have appeared in the Stanley Cup on five separate occasions – most […]

The Program Returns Again Hockey Fans!

The Program returned once again on Sunday night with the same old attitude and yet a little more snarl than usual. Tim Rosenthal and myself figured it was about damn time to bring the podcast back and this time we have upgrades. One of the biggest issues we always had editing was the sound of the host. It […]

Betting Made Easy By

Bettors a little help and a hat tip to It was been a crazy first round and just think we are just getting into the teeth of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Bettors will not have it easy as the schedules get shorter and shorter so start here by learning more about NHL betting. Watching […]

Cory Schneider A DFS Smile For Sore Eyes

It really has been a fun time of it for daily fantasy players who have rode Cory Schneider over and over and over again. The first half featured some solid numbers and an inkling of what was to come. However, few knew it would be like this. Tuesday night featured a St. Patrick’s Day “Retro Night” and another sterling […]

Playing With The Daily Fantasy Hockey Landscape

Hello readers…. As always, we are trying to do some different things. Yes it may not work but the goal is to always stretch the boundaries. In the near future, I will be working for ProjectRoto. It is one of the best fantasy sports sites out there for a reason. They seek to change the way […]

The Injury Ninja All Star Team

Oh god! He is back! The greatest nightmare in the history of sports has assembled an All Star Team capable of crushing Team Toews and Team Foligno. Sadly to recruit these players, there had to be an injury or sometimes a perceived injury but those are minor details. These rosters have a few guys missing and yes the […]

A Look Back: Lou’s Devil — Marketing

This was the first part of a three part series that debuted when the blog was called “The NHL Arena Program”. Here it goes……there will be more as well as new content. The picture above is from 2014. Let’s take a trip back in time.   LOU’S ACKNOWLEDGED MISTAKE: MARKETING When this era is over, […]

Hey We’re Back!

Sorry for the absence but it was necessary in order to start oh I don’t know….my hockey writing career in earnest. There are many people to thank for that but one in particular and that is obviously Rachel Cena. The Program will become a bit of a personal hockey writing site and it will pretty be all […]

Looking at the Kings top games of December

The Kings will play a total of 11 games during the remainder of December, having gone 2-1 through the first three.  The reigning Stanley Cup Champions will look to use December as a month to improve their record of 14-8-5. The Kings current record is slightly lower than the first 27 games of last season, […]

Blackhawks and Habs meet in a battle of bruised giants

The Montreal Canadiens travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. This battle was shaping up to be a battle of two of the NHL’s best goaltenders, but Chicago’s Corey Crawford has suffered a lower body injury and will miss the next two-to-three weeks. Antti Raanta will start in his place. He […]