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Sven Baertschi’s Make or Break Season
On June 24, 2011, the Calgary Flames drafted winger Sven Baertschi in the NHL Entry Draft. Baertschi was the first player selected by Jay Feaster in his then-new role as […] Author information ...

Ducks On The Rise: Anaheim’s Top 3 Breakout Candidates
1. Frederik Andersen I wrote a few weeks ago on the Anaheim Ducks’ goaltending battle, and little has changed since. Although John Gibson appears to be the Ducks’ goalie of […] Author information

Montreal Canadiens Social Media Guide
It’s a remarkably daunting task to catalogue all of the available, thought-provoking, writers and journalists that cover the Habs in the abundant Montreal Canadiens social media market.  Not only is […] Author information

Not Just Another Nashville Predators Q&A
Hi everyone! We are plugging through the Q&A’s and are now up to the Nashville Predators. Let me introduce you to Tyler Davis, our newest writer for Nashville. He was kind enough […] Author information

Robby Fabbri Closes in on Roster Spot
The St. Louis Blues are quickly closing in on their final roster for the 2014-15 NHL season, but the coaching staff’s toughest decisions still lie ahead. One of the biggest […] Author information

5 Potential New Rivalries for the Avalanche
Every team has an 82 game schedule, but in each season there are certain games you just can’t wait for. Whether its rivalries new or old, or perhaps teams you […] Author information

Will Sharks Open With All Rookie Line?
Raw Rookies The San Jose Sharks have played the majority of their preseason featuring an all rookie line. Neither 2014 first round draft pick Nikolay Goldobin, 2012 second round draft […] Author information

3 NHL Home Openers That Will Rock
Anticipation fills the air. With the meaningless tune up games drawing to a close, the regular season is almost upon us. Fans will pack arenas, desperate to will their favorite […] Author information

NHL Preseason: Laughton, A Strong Candidate on Day 5
As the preseason continues, so does The Hockey Writers’ three stars mini-series featuring the top prospects from every day of training camp. With the staggering number of injuries suffered by […] Author information

Ilya Bryzgalov: Back-Up Goalie, Selfie Pro
Bryzgalov the Quote Machine If you didn’t know by now, Ilya Bryzgalov is a fan of the spotlight. The Russian net minder started his career as a social media star […] Author information

Change the Culture of Domestic Violence & Be a “Vehicle for Social Change.”
No longer can we hide it or act like it doesn’t exist; there IS a domestic violence problem in professional sports leagues, and further more, a crime issue. Domestic violence, […] Author information

Hockey News: Oilers Can’t Sign Tkachev; Crosby Returns
Good news, Sidney Crosby will make his preseason debut tonight. [Sports Illustrated] Pittsburgh may already have their replacement for Marc-Andre Fleury. [Pensblog] Will Mike Babcock stay or go? [Detroit Free […] Author information

NHL Expansion Roundtable: Las Vegas
Wayne Newton, the guys from The Hangover series and… the NHL? It’s been a long-debated topic since the NHL moved its annual awards show to Las Vegas in 2010 – […] Author information

Who Has a Shot to Strike Lightning?
On September 27th, the Tampa Bay Lightning made a gigantic cut to their training camp roster, reducing it from 64 to 36 players, reassigning 25 to Syracuse Crunch, their AHL […] Author information

October 1, 1964 – Last Night’s Results and News
Another night of NHL exhibition games across North America with four matches taking place. In the one  NHL-only game, the Bruins routed the Rangers 6-2.  In the other contests,  Toronto stung Seattle […] Author information

5 Blue Jackets Key To Avoiding Early Season Slump
The Blue Jackets are a completely different team than they were three short years ago. Columbus missed the 2013 Playoffs by a tiebreaker and followed it up with a rousing […] Author information

Sabres Final Cuts: Who’s In and Who’s Out
The regular season is a little over a week and the Sabres are left with 31 players in training camp.  A few players are in the bubble with only two […] Author information

Can Key Opportunities Help Bobby Robins Make the Bruins?
In the second period of Tuesday night’s game against the Islanders, Bobby Robins muscled the puck from center ice and carried it deep into the offensive zone before attempting to […] Author information

The Solution to the Washington Capitals Second Line Centre Hole: Bobby Ryan
Should the Washington Capitals Trade For Bobby Ryan? Bobby Ryan is one of the NHL’s most electric players.  The 27-year old Cherry Hill, NJ native was drafted second overall in […] Author information

Oilers Offseason Spotlight: the Goaltending
The goaltending position is one that underwent an overhaul last season. The Oilers started 2013-14 with the duo of Devan Dubnyk and Jason LaBarbera between the pipes in the hopes […] Author information

A Portrait of the Lightning as a Young Team
With three preseason games under their belt, an image of a new, re-shaped Tampa Bay Lightning has finally begun to form. No longer will analysis have to consist of speculations […] Author information

Can Evander Kane Score 50 Goals?
“I said when I got drafted that I can score 50 and I know I can score 50.” - Evander Kane to The Winnipeg Sun. Kane, a 23-year old Vancouver-native, […] Author information

Why Now Is a Great Time to Buy the Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos is looking to sell his NHL franchise. His reasoning seems to be sound, as he’s 71 and would prefer to leave on his own terms […] Author information

Panic at the Wells Fargo! Gauging the Flyers’ Preseason
Based on the ongoing preseason narrative, the Wells Fargo faithful is preparing for a season in the Metropolitan Division basement. But despite another sluggish start to the preseason, the Flyers […] Author information

September 30, 1964 – Last Nights Exhibition Results
It was a fairly light exhibition  schedule last night around the NHL with only three games involving NHL teams taking on minor league clubs.  Toronto skated to a 6-2 win over […] Author information

3 Highlights From Red Wings’ Win Against Toronto
The Detroit Red Wings shut out the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday and improved their preseason record to 3-1-1. Detroit was playing with mostly prospects and bottom-six players, as Henrik […] Author information

NHL Preseason: Carrick, Campbell Cruise on Day 4
Wednesday showcased more hopeful prospects as the NHL preseason continued. Fighting to get noticed by their respective coaching staffs, these players were thrown into game action with the chance to […] Author information

Hurricanes Need A Youth Movement
Jordan Staal will be out for 3-4 months, and it is questionable on how well he will play when he returns. All off-season long the discussion has been that the […] Author information

Underrated and Underappreciated: Jake Muzzin Is The Real Deal
Owned in 48.8% of leagues Average Draft Position: 190.7 When I was planning my draft strategy, waiting for the clock to strike zero on a random person too busy attending […] Author information

Losing Orpik Makes the Penguins Better
The Pittsburgh Penguins went through as many changes this offseason as some teams go through in a decade. They lost their head coach, their GM, a 40-goal scorer, and lost […] Author information

NHL Expansion Roundtable: Quebec City
Expansion was the talk of the summer when news broke that the NHL was planning to move into four cities. For every reason you can possibly think of, this gripped […] Author information

Put On Your Jackets: A Columbus Preview With Bob McElligott
Our season preview ends here with asking the 5 questions that will help decide how the 2014-2015 season will go for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  In Part 1, we chatted […] Author information

NCAA Women’s Hockey: 2014-15 Preseason Rankings
1. Minnesota Gophers The Gophers come into the year as the favorites by general consensus once again, and for good reason. In Hannah Brandt and Rachael Bona, they have two […] Author information

Is Jacob Trouba Ready for a Sophomore Surge with Jets?
When you think of  Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba the first word that should come to mind is potential. And after that, perhaps names of other NHL players such as Erik […] Author information

Questions to Be Answered in the Devils Final Two Preseason Games
There are two games remaining in the preseason for the New Jersey Devils. Players have been returned to their junior squads, some have been loaned to the Albany Devils, their […] Author information

5 of the Funniest Nicknames in NHL History
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive — Thomas Chandler Haliburton A little over a year ago, I wrote a piece listing what I believed […] Author information

What Kind of Sabres Fan Are You? Part I: The ‘Win Now’ Philosophy
With his purchase of the Buffalo Sabres, his many investments in the city of Buffalo and an upcoming purchase of the Buffalo Bills, Sabres owner Terry Pegula has shown his […] Author information

Kozun, Leivo Deserve It, But Will Leafs Keep Orr?
As Training Camp inches closer to the start of the regular season – and I mean inches – injuries to veterans and strong camps by some young players have perhaps opened […] Author information

Zach Attack! Bogosian Needs To Be Better For The Jets
In the inaugural season of the Winnipeg Jets 2.0, one of the players that stood out in a good way was Zach Bogosian. The fourth overall selection in the 2010 […] Author information

Calgary Flames 2014-15 Preview: Forwards
A year ago, the departure of Jarome Iginla left onlookers worried that the Calgary Flames may struggle to score. A year later, the departure of Mike Cammalleri has left onlookers […] Author information

Carolina Hurricanes Family Reunion?
Is it time for a Carolina Hurricanes family reunion?  The team is starting to look strikingly familiar to teams we have seen in the past.  Most recently, the ‘Canes announced […] Author information

September 29, 1964: The Big M Has a BIG Game
In NHL exhibition action last night in Victoria, BC Toronto Maple Leafs forward Frank Mahovlich treated 5,542 fans  to a display of his enormous skills as he scored 4 goals […] Author information

Over/Under – LA Kings Edition
With the start of the 2014-15 NHL regular season right around the corner, it’s time to make some predictions. For the Kings and their fans, what matters most is whether […] Author information

Does the Islanders Defense Need Reinforcements?
The Islanders have had a great offseason, but there’s one glaring hole- the defense. Garth Snow has done an excellent job of bringing in talent between the pipes, as well […] Author information

New St. Louis Area Craft Brewing Company Set to Exceed Hockey Fans’ Dreams in 2015
There’s going to be plenty of buzz surrounding the St. Louis Blues this season, with the recent re-signing of Jaden Schwartz, all of the new talent coming in droves, and […] Author information

5 Teams Poised to Take a Step Forward in 2014-15
The 2013-14 season saw a few surprises in terms of which teams proved to be successful. Some teams soared above expectations and never hit that expected midseason slump. Others regressed […] Author information

Buffalo Sabres Captains: The Final Chapter
With the season looming and the decision to name the next captain for the Buffalo Sabres around the corner, we take a final look at what got us this point […] Author information

Hockey News: Bruins Sign Krug; Clarkson Injured Again
A Pittsburgh Penguins season preview. Biggest question, can they find a new way to flame out in the playoffs? [Pensburgh] Good news for the Bruins, they came to terms with […] Author information

3 Things the Blues Must Do To Contend
1. Score More Individual-Effort Goals To have a realistic shot at a Cup, you need a few guys who can put the team on their back when things gets rough. […] Author information

Winnipeg Jets: Are Playoff Hopes Realistic?
What makes you think the Winnipeg Jets will make the playoffs? Is it their skill up front and the potential damage Evander Kane could do on the first line? Perhaps it’s […] Author information

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward – Habs 2014-15 Season Preview
After taking two gigantic steps forward as an organization in each of the last two calendar years, the Montreal Canadiens are looking to build off of an exciting playoff run […] Author information

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