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Hurricanes Rebuild; Jay Harrison to Winnipeg
Jay Harrison was dealt to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Is this the first of possibly many moves by new Carolina Hurricanes GM Ron Francis? Was Ronnie’s first trade a […]Author information

Ideal Opponent For the Avalanche Outdoor Game?
There have been lots of rumbling going around that Denver will finally host an outdoor NHL Stadium Series game. The game would be held at Coors Field, possibly as soon […]Author information

Hockey News: Flames Lose Again; Steven Mason Injured
Tough times for the Flames. [Calgary Herald] Jussi Jokinen’s decision to move on from the Penguins was made for him. [Post Gazette] What is Nazem Kadri? [Maple Leafs Hot Stove] […]Author information

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Leafs, Hawks Both Win 6-3
There were two games scheduled in the National Hockey League last evening, with both ending up with 6-3 scores.  However, the home team came out on the long end in […]Author information

Roundtable: What’s Next for the Edmonton Oilers?
The Edmonton Oilers’ disappointing season continued this week with an overtime loss in their first game without Dallas Eakins behind the bench. After 33 games, their 20 points ranks them […]Author information

Hurricanes Approaching End to Long-Standing Rumor
Tonight, the Carolina Hurricanes face off against the New York Rangers for the first time this season, which means it’s time for the first reference to the Staal brothers this […]Author information

Canada Loses to Russia but Team Set
Despite out-shooting the Russians 53-20, the Canadians dropped their first exhibition game 2-1 at the Air Canada Centre Friday night. Canada seemed to dominate the play in the rematch of […]Author information

Elias and Devils Respond To Boo Birds In Victory
Fighting through frustrating. Brushing off the boos. Patrik Elias was none too pleased after he and his teammates are roundly booed by the hometown fans, following a 2-0 blanking at […]Author information

Shootout Woes Continue to Plague Lightning
Tampa Bay’s shootout woes continued to show Friday night in its loss on the road to ­­­­­­the New Jersey Devils. Tampa outplayed the Devils, who are now 2-for-20 in shootouts […]Author information

Radko Gudas Impressive In Return From Injury
View image | After missing three games, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas returned to the lineup against the New Jersey Devils and immediately made an impact. While the […]Author information

Are Ottawa and Anaheim Joined at the Hip?
Even though they are on opposite sides of the content and don’t see each other very often, the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators have an uncanny connection to one another. […]Author information

What are the Bruins Asking Santa for?
The Bruins are NOT a Stanley Cup contender. At least not right now with their current roster. Rumors have been flying around like crazy and I don’t doubt that a […]Author information

Jake Gardiner Leafs Fan’s New Whipping Boy
Has Jake Gardiner played well this season? Not particularly, but it’s not like he’s been horrible. OK, for argument’s sake, let’s say maybe he has been. But if that’s the […]Author information

College Hockey’s Elite Prepare for Pittsburgh Showdown
If you would have told me last year at the holiday break of the College Hockey season, that Robert Morris, Penn State, and Colgate would all be ranked in the […]Author information

THW Podcast Episode 9: Eakins Not the Problem in Edmonton
Join Sebastian Noren and Marcy Di Michele as they break down the latest news from around the league. The mumps, Bob Hartley, and the soap opera that is the Edmonton […]Author information

Three Surprising Members of IIHF Hall of Fame
On Thursday via the organization’s website the International Ice Hockey Federation announced the class of seven individuals who will be inducted into their Hall of Fame at a ceremony in […]Author information

Goalbuster Returns: Rangers Extend Talbot through 2015-16
The Rangers have re-signed goaltender Cam Talbot through the 2015-16 season, with a one-year contract extension worth $1.45 million as reported by Larry Brooks. Rangers have signed Cam Talbot to […]Author information

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Russians to Play Pros? Not Likely
As the Russian National Hockey Team cuts a swath through Canadian opposition like a hot knife through butter, the constant question asked by everyone is “How good are these guys […]Author information

Bishop for Conacher has been Yzerman’s Best
In the 2013 season the Tampa Bay Lightning made a deal to acquire 6’7 goaltender Ben Bishop from the Ottawa Senators for Cory Conacher and a 4th round draft pick. […]Author information

Blackhawks Make Right Call in Response To Hit on Jonathan Toews
Ben Smith couldn’t find the back of the net. The Chicago Blackhawks’ fourth-line winger whacked away at the puck in Tuesday night’s 5-3 win against the Minnesota Wild, once, twice, […]Author information

NHL Continues Efforts to Lower Its Environmental Impact
Earlier this week, the NHL announced that they have named Constellation its official preferred energy provider. Together, the NHL and Constellation will conduct energy efficiency analyses and recommend energy management […]Author information

What Will it Take to End Red Wings’ Losing Streak?
The Detroit Red Wings come into Friday night’s game against the New York Islanders on a four-game losing streak, three of which have been in a shootout. During these four […]Author information

The Top-5 European Blues of All-Time
The St. Louis Blues have built a top-six forward unit the past few seasons that is mostly comprised of Americans and Canadians. David Backes, Brad Boyes, Paul Kariya and T.J. […]Author information

Mumps and Bruises: Three More Isolated in Rangers Organization
The mumps –confirmation tests pending- have struck the Rangers organization yet again, and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight. On Thursday, the organization announced that three more […]Author information

Goaltender Dilemmas: Did the Blackhawks Make the Right Choice?
When there’s a ton of talent to pick from, of course there’s going to be some tough decisions on which choices are the right ones. It couldn’t have been easy […]Author information

Is Claude Giroux Waging Biological Warfare?
Trash talking and trying to throw your opponent off their game is a constant theme in hockey. Players like Dan Carcillo and Maxim Lapierre have made an NHL career out […]Author information

Hockey News: Saku Koivu Tribute; Mumps Report
How did the mumps start in the NHL? Here’s a handy map to help break it down. [Pensblog] Not even the refs are immune. [Sportsnet] Sidney Crosby is recovered and […]Author information

An Improbable Hero in Pittsburgh
At the onset of a new season, general mangers put together a team that they believe will have success and a team that they believe is built for a playoff […]Author information

Comparisons Know No Boundaries: The Blue Jackets of Other Leagues
Yes, even sports teams can have doppelgangers. Every team has its role players and these roles can hold similarities across various sports. Hockey shares basketball’s schedule length, football’s physicality, soccer’s […]Author information

Personnel Check: Bad Coaching Decisions Hurting Flyers
Michael Del Zotto I’ll start with Del Zotto because it is by far the most baffling situation of them all, he is the posterchild for the bad coaching decisions that […]Author information

On the Horizon: Future Coyotes to Watch For
The 2014-15 NHL season has become a trying one for the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes have won only two games this month and both came at the expense of the […]Author information

Will Frederik Gauthier Make the Final Team Canada Cut?
Top Prospect Frederik Gauthier is one of the last 15 forwards left on the Team Canada Men’s World Juniors National Hockey Team roster. As the team needs to cut down […]Author information

Sharks Survive Kryptonite & the Kids Are Alright
Kryptonite Over the last couple of seasons the San Jose Sharks have made it a frustrating habit of losing to some of the worst teams in hockey. Typically it has […]Author information

“Leafs, Hurricanes Streaks Snapped in Raleigh”
The Carolina Hurricanes came out firing on all cylinders Thursday night in Raleigh. The red-hot Toronto Maple Leafs were in town, bringing their six-game winning streak to match up against […]Author information

Crisis In Edmonton
During the Christmas break, I will be spending time with family in my childhood home of Edmonton, Alberta: Formerly known as the City of Champions. This didn’t come as a […]Author information

Q & A with Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators
Because of its cultural diversity a lot of hockey players generally have unique and memorable names. Whether it’s Tuukka Rask or Pekka Rinne or Sergei Bobrovsky for whatever reason, they […]Author information

Flyers Backcheck: Those Blasted Shootouts!
When it comes to those blasted shootouts, the Flyers are on quite the run. Thursday night’s shootout loss to the Florida Panthers marked their 10th straight loss in the skills […]Author information

Crossroads: Sabres Need to Choose a Path
The Sabres are one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now as winners of 10 of their last 14 games.  The hot streak has propelled the Sabres into […]Author information

Shannon Miller Firing Reflects Poorly On UMD
The firing of Shannon Miller, head women’s hockey coach for the University of Minnesota-Duluth made the rounds this week. The reasoning the university made public was that Miller cost the […]Author information

The Risks and Rewards of Viktor Stalberg
Former 20-goal scorer and Stanley Cup champion Viktor Stalberg was placed on waivers by the Nashville Predators on Thursday for the purpose of being assigned to the AHL for conditioning. […]Author information

Why is Jimmy Howard Struggling in the Shootout?
The shootout has become a bit of a sore subject for Detroit fans. It’s gotten to the point where Jeff Riger of 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit actually asked Mike […]Author information

Merry Christmas, Team Canada!
 Team Canada received an early Christmas gift Thursday. The Ottawa Senators have announced they will loan Curtis Lazar to the team for the upcoming World Junior Championship. Ottawa’s decision will […]Author information

8 Team Russia Players to Watch For at 2015 World Junior Championships
After two straight Bronze Medals, Team Russia parted ways with coach Mikhail Varnakov to bring back Valeri Bragin, who led the Mother Land to the 2011 Gold Medal and the […]Author information

Has the NHL Killed the Winter Classic?
Winter Classic? Or Just Another Outdoor Game? Before you read the article, just think to yourself as a hockey fan. Do you know who’s playing in this years Winter Classic? […]Author information

50 Years Ago in Hockey – A Bad Break for Gilles Tremblay
A busy news day with lots going on in the hockey world.  Montreal and Toronto tied 2-2 last night at the Forum in Montreal as  a key member of the Habs […]Author information

2015 NHL Draft Alternate Rankings – Holiday Edition
The holiday season is almost upon us. With that season, comes a few beloved traditions: gift-giving, holiday music and the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. World Juniors time is also […]Author information

Goals for ‘Canes Calling on Line Two; Please Pick up
Goals are calling the Carolina Hurricanes’ second line of Jeff Skinner, Victor Rask, and Elias Lindholm. Will they please pick up and answer the call in tonight’s match against the […]Author information

Saku Koivu’s Tumultuous Career With The Montreal Canadiens
The Canadiens will honor their former captain Saku Koivu before their game against the Anaheim Ducks.  The Finnish star was the centrepiece of the Montreal Canadiens for more than a […]Author information

Leafs Shouldn’t Take Canes Lightly
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in Raleigh tonight to take on the last placed Carolina Hurricanes (yes the Canes even sit behind the Edmonton Oilers). The Leafs are on arguably […]Author information

Sharks Must Find a Scoring Right Wing
Scoring Still a Concern The San Jose Sharks are currently on quite a roll. After hovering around .500 during an extremely rough road schedule the first two months of the […]Author information

Canadiens Need Their First Line to Keep Producing
‘’I used to never score a goal, maybe I’ll go back to my old ways.’’ Standing in front of his stall for post-game interviews, Max Pacioretty was coming off a […]Author information

The NHL’s Ultimate Cap Compliant Roster
Armchair GMs have long enjoyed trying to construct the ultimate NHL roster from a pool of every player in the league. With Capgeek’s Armchair GM mode, fans can build and […]Author information

NY Rangers Breeze Through Western Canada
The New York Rangers have come a long way since the start of last season. For those of you who don’t recall, they began last year with an epic nine-game […]Author information

The Best Nicknames in Hockey
Nicknames are as much a part of hockey as the blue line. You are given one early by your mites coach only later to be called something else by your […]Author information

T.J. Brodie: Robin to Mark Giordano’s Batman
Much has been made of Calgary Flames’ defenseman Mark Giordano’s start to the season and rightfully so. The Flames’ captain leads NHL defensemen in scoring to the tune of 31 […]Author information

Maple Leafs: Getting Healthy Means Getting Better
To say the Toronto Maple Leafs have been hot as of late would be an understatement. In fact, the team’s won their past six games and has a 10-1-1 record […]Author information

Hockey News: Road Team Rules
Sens Shutout Devils, 2-0 Kyle Turris provided all of the offense for the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, as they beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0.  The Sens were outshot by […]Author information

Rick Nash for the Hart Is a Conversation worth Having
A couple months back I wrote an article about this year’s “Resurgence of Rick Nash” following last spring’s disappointing playoffs for him individually. Now, two months later, Nash’s strong play […]Author information

Can One Trade Really Fix the Boston Bruins?
Lately, it would be generous to say that the Boston Bruins have been playing uninspiring hockey. Whether it’s letting a late lead slip away or staking their opponent to an […]Author information

William Nylander Gets Chance to Prove Himself to Toronto
The people of Toronto will have the chance to see Team Canada up close and in person when the World Junior Hockey Championship comes to town. However, for Leafs fans […]Author information

Jets Prospects Hope to Fly at World Juniors
The World Junior Hockey tournament is a Christmas tradition that many hockey fans look forward to. It is their chance to  cheer on their home nation while getting a glimpse […]Author information

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