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McLeod’s First Devils Season Filled with Learning Experiences
With only three points (all assists) in his first 21 NHL games, there is still a lot of room to grow for Michael McLeod, who was the first round pick (12th overall) of the New Jersey Devils in 2016. He has been finding his way and adjusting to playing against men during his first foray […]
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McAvoy’s Suspension Warranted, but Painful in Playoffs
The Boston Bruins caught a break. When Charlie McAvoy hit Columbus Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson in the head in Game 6 of their second-round matchup and only received a two-minute penalty, the Bruins got lucky. When McAvoy was suspended for one game of the Eastern Conference Finals, the punishment fit the crime given that […]
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NHL News & Notes: Dermott, Zito and Seattle & More
In today’s News & Notes, Travis Dermott is set to undergo shoulder surgery, the new Seattle franchise is scheduled to interview Bill Zito for their general manager position and Dylan McIlrath has signed an extension in Detroit. Related: NHL News & Notes: McAvoy, Canadiens Sign Leskinen & More Dermott Out 6 Months The Toronto Maple […]
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Blues Elevate Armstrong as Brodeur Heads Home
When Martin Brodeur unexpectedly revived his career with the St. Louis Blues in December 2014, no one knew that the goaltending legend would remain part of the Blues’ organization for the better part of four years. But, after retiring midseason, Broduer was named a special assistant to general manager Doug Armstrong, and after the season, […]
NHL 19: A Refreshing Twist on the Classic Game
With a new NHL season comes a new NHL video game. Similarly to the real NHL landscape where fans are sure to see things they’ve never seen before during the 2018-19 season, the new NHL 19 video game that’s set to release on Sept. 14, 2018 should provide that same unique feeling relative to years […]
The Grind Line: Red Wings Who Need to Step Up
Detroit has been swarming with news in recent weeks. Detroit Red Wings, Henrik Zetterberg isn’t expected to participate in training camp and, likely, the regular season. With the loss of their captain, the remaining Red Wings will face increased responsibility. The rising stars and current skaters will have to significantly ramp up their game in […]
5 Forgotten St. Louis Blues Players
The St. Louis Blues have always had near-the-top attendance ratings and boast an excellent list of alumni players such as Wayne Gretzky, Bernie Federko, Al MacInnis, Brett Hull, Chris Pronger and potential Hockey Hall-of-Fame inductee, Keith Tkachuk. Wayne Gretzky, Curtis Joseph and Brendan Shanahan are among the usual forgotten Blues players, but they were big enough names who […]
Habs Need Mete & Juulsen to Step Up
Before last season, Shea Weber was one of the most consistent players in the league, playing in 95.8% of his games. Now at 33 years old, he is coming off his most significant injury as a professional and still in the process of rehabbing. Last year, he suffered a torn tendon in his foot in the […]
History of the Florida Panthers Captains
If you find yourself wearing a big “C” on your sweater, you can assume that you have reached the pinnacle of individual hockey success. Being named team captain is an ode to an individual’s character as well as his playing ability by his team and teammates. Throughout the Florida Panthers relatively young existence, there have […]
Off the Crossbar: The Newest Ovechkin Threat
Move over, Connor McDavid. Look out, Sidney Crosby. Get out of the way, Taylor Hall. Here comes Sergei Aleksandrovich Ovechkin. The less-than-a-month-old baby is already taking the hockey world by storm. Born to Washington Capitals superstar, Alex Ovechkin and his wife, Nastya, Sergei entered the world on Saturday, Aug 18, 2018. His birthdate–8/18/2018–is rather befitting […]
Clara Rozier: Forging France’s Future in Women’s Hockey
France’s Women’s National Ice Hockey Team is in the process of creating hockey history. After winning gold at the 2018 Women’s Division IA World Championship – played on their own home soil in the town of Vaujany – the French women have been promoted to the top division in women’s hockey for the first time […]
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New Faces in New Places: Petr Mrazek
During the month of September, we will profile New Faces in New Places from around the NHL. We now look at Hurricanes’ goaltender Petr Mrazek. He filled in while Brian Elliott was injured in Philadelphia but has battled inconsistency most of his career. Can he help stabilize the net in Carolina? Petr Mrazek 2017-18 Stats: […]
3 Takeaways From Schmidt’s Suspension
The Vegas Golden Knights’ blue line has been dealt a blow, as defenceman Nate Schmidt will miss the first 20 games of the 2018-19 season. The 27-year-old was suspended by the NHL on Sunday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy. Schmidt will be allowed to participate in training camp but is ineligible to play […]
Best & Worst Trades in Panthers History
In the 25 years since the Florida Panthers became a franchise, their 10 general managers have made a lot of trades. As an expansion team for the 1993-94 season, they made 16 trades in their first year alone. Some of these early trades made an impact as the team finished one point outside the playoffs […]
One for the Ages: Doug Harvey’s 1968-69 NHL Season
There will never be any replicating of Doug Harvey. One should be very cautious even about drawing comparisons between the legendary defenseman and other players since his time. Bobby Orr certainly revolutionized the defense position. Paul Coffey rewrote the majority of the offensive records for D-men. Nicklas Lidstrom defined the 1990s and 2000s as the […]
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Burns Is Primed for Third Season With Beauts
Typically flying under the radar, Buffalo Beauts defender Jordyn Burns has been the teams’ steadiest defender the past two seasons. While she is an NWHL player who has never been in the limelight, her defensive capabilities are respected league-wide. Enough so that Burns was named to the 2018 NWHL All-Star Game and attended the festivities […]
3 Otters’ Takeaways From the OHL Showcase
The Erie Otters returned to Buffalo’s Harborcenter to participate in the OHL Showcase. They welcomed the Windsor Spitfires, Flint Firebirds and the defending OHL champion Hamilton Bulldogs to the three-day event. By the time the dust settled on the weekend, the Otters won once by salvaging a 2-1 win on Sunday against the Bulldogs. The […]
New Faces in New Places: Jack Johnson
During the month of September, we will profile New Faces in New Places from around the NHL. We now look at Penguins’ defenseman Jack Johnson. He fell out of favor in Columbus and landed a new five-year deal with their rival. Did the Penguins make a wise investment? Jack Johnson 2017-18 Stats: 3-8-11 in 77 […]
New Faces in New Places: James van Riemsdyk
During the month of September, we will profile New Faces in New Places from around the NHL. We now look at Flyers’ winger James Van Riemsdyk. He’s coming off a career year in goals and now returns for a second stint in Philadelphia. Can he keep the good times rolling? James van Riemsdyk 2017-18 Stats: […]
Can Devils’ Santini Make a Breakthrough?
For any NHL team, depth is a must when competing for a playoff spot. New Jersey Devils defenseman Steven Santini figures to play a part in that in 2018-19. On Aug. 14, the organization re-signed the restricted free agent to a three-year deal that carries a cap hit of $1.42 million a year. He’s coming […]
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