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Date Added: 2009-04-25 08:25:22
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Do the Rangers Have Too Many Forwards?
Brandon Pirri is the latest forward to sign with the New York Rangers this offseason and the talk on social media seems to revolve around the sudden abundance at the position. Going into the summer, the talk around the Rangers suggested that they had an interest in retooling the team. Most concerns stemmed from the defense, as […]

What Rangers Fans Can Expect From Pavel Buchnevich
Before the 2013 NHL Draft in which the Rangers ultimately selected Pavel Buchnevich in the third round, Buchnevich had a draft stock that can only be defined by one word, fluctuating. Buchnevich was predicted to drop deep into the middle rounds of the draft by some. Others pinned Buchnevich as a middle first rounder with the […]

5 Habs on the Bubble For Training Camp
With every NHL training camp, there are always more players than available roster spots. The Montreal Canadiens have a plethora of players battling for spots on the bottom two lines while a slot in the top six remains open for the taking. With prospects maturing and others working to impress, the competition will be tight […]

Connecticut Whale 2016-17 Social Media Guide
The second season of the NWHL is almost upon us, with camps set to open in a few weeks and the real games begin on the first weekend in October in Buffalo. For a league that has yet to secure a deal to air its games on television regularly, the best way to keep up […]

Leafs’ Frederik Andersen Unveils World Cup Helmet
He hasn’t played a game for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but already Frederik Andersen is paying homage to his new club. On Sunday, the 26-year-old’s World Cup of Hockey mask was revealed  – another work of art by artist David Gunnarsson. Another look at #MapleLeafs' G Frederik #Andersen's #WCH2016 goalie mask he'll wear for Team […]

Pittsburgh Penguins Rookie Tournament Roster Revealed
The Pittsburgh Penguins have unveiled their 24-man roster for the 2016 rookie tournament taking place in London, Ont. on Sept. 16-18. Pens prospects will face prospect squads from the Montreal Canadiens (roster), Ottawa Senators (roster) and Toronto Maple Leafs (roster) as the team barrels toward training camp. Roster highlights for the Penguins include second-year forward […]

Ottawa Senators Reveal Rookie Tournament Roster
The Ottawa Senators have announced their full 23-player roster for the 2016 rookie tournament in London, Ont. There, they will face prospect squads from the Pittsburgh Penguins (roster), Toronto Maple Leafs (roster) and Montreal Canadiens (roster) from Sept. 16-18. Seven of those players skated with the club’s AHL affiliate last year, including Chris Driedger, Matt […]

Canadian Junior Hockey Team’s Logo Labelled Discriminatory
For some time now, there’s been significant debate regarding sports teams and their logos. Some have been placed under the spotlight of scrutiny much more often than others with the NFL’s Washington Redskins, MLB’s Cleveland Indians and NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks leading the charge as those most often discussed. Recently, however, the spotlight was placed on […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Name Rookie Tournament Roster
The Toronto Maple Leafs have named the full 31-player roster for their 2016 rookie camp and tournament. The assembled squad will compete in London, Ont. against prospect teams from the Montreal Canadiens (roster), Pittsburgh Penguins (roster) and Ottawa Senators (roster) starting on Sept. 16. Highlighting the tournament for the Leafs will be a handful of […]

Zach Parise Ready for Season, World Cup
During the 2015-16 season, Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise suffered a herniated disk. Parise played with that herniated disk for three months. On April 5, Parise took a hit from San Jose forward Logan Couture and missed the Wilds final regular season game against the Calgary Flames. Parise never recovered from his injury and missed […]

Montreal Canadiens Name Rookie Camp Roster
The Montreal Canadiens have named 27 players to their 2016 rookie camp, including 17 draft picks, four free agents and six invitees. Once convened, the team will do medicals and an on-ice practice on Sept. 15 before heading to London, Ont. for a three-day prospect tournament against prospects from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators and […]

Atlantic Division Guide 2016-17: How the Bruins Stack Up
Last season, the Boston Bruins finished the year in fourth place in the Atlantic Division and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. Even though divisional rival, the Ottawa Senators, finished below the Bruins in the standings, the Senators knocked the Bruins out of the playoffs on the final day of the season when […]

Murray’s Draft Report Card
The NHL Entry Draft is where general managers can make or break their careers. In part one of my three-part series on Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray, I dissected some of the more prominent trades he has executed. Part two will analyze and sift through the various draft selections he has made since 2009, the […]

5 Canadiens Prospects to Watch out for at Rookie Camp
The Montreal Canadiens will be participating in the league’s 2016 Rookie Tournament, with some notable prospects ready to catch your attention just like every year. The team just announced its official roster for the event (PDF), which takes place from September 16-18 in London, Ontario. Here are the top Habs to keep an eye on: […]

Hawks Strikeout on Depth Additions
While Jimmy Vesey’s highly-anticipated decision to sign with the Rangers has taken up most of the free agency news in the NHL over the past two weeks, two other notable deals occurred this week that could end up paying huge dividends for the teams that pulled them off. And while the free agent pursuits of […]

Prospects Tournament Fuels Canes Hopes
The Carolina Hurricanes announced their roster for the 2016 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan. The annual Prospects Tournament gives general managers and coaches a chance to see their prospects against those of the other teams that participate. The tournament can fuel hopes that a team will find a player that will go from prospect […]

The King of Pittsburgh Sports
Sidney Crosby. Evgeni Malkin. Ben Roethlisberger. Andrew McCutchen. At times during the last decade, each of these men has been considered to be “Yinzer” royalty for their feats in their respective sports. We are fast approaching the season when each major sports team in Pittsburgh will be in the news, so now is a good […]

Blue Jackets Pressure Points: Grading Management
We continue our summer series, titled Blue Jackets Pressure Points, on the Columbus Blue Jackets. We ask hard questions about the team and attempt to answer them as it relates to the upcoming season and beyond. Last time, we asked if Ryan Murray and Seth Jones were ready to become a top, shutdown pair. Today, I put my […]

Oilers Sign Free Agent Defenseman Matthew Benning
The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent defenseman Matthew Benning out of Northeastern University, the team announced Saturday. There had been specualtion about the possibility of Benning joining the Oilers recently, as he did not get a contract in place with the Boston Bruins, who drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. […]

New Jersey’s X-Factors
Every team has an x-factor; something that has to go right in order to have a successful season. It could be a player stepping up or even something as basic as having a favorable schedule. However, success in the NHL is measured by a team’s ability to push for the Stanley Cup. Whether or not […]

Where Gryba Fits with the Oilers
Defenseman Eric Gryba still sits without an NHL contract. A depth blueliner, Gryba played last season with the Edmonton Oilers and while he provided as much, if not more, than was asked of him, it wasn’t quite enough to guarantee him another year of employment. Injury struck the defenseman toward the end of the 2015-16 season […]

Rangers Rundown: Potential Trade Possibilities, Defensive Backup Plan
With the World Cup of Hockey creeping up on hockey fans everywhere in just three weeks, many have wondered what Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton is going to do to put the final touches on a Rangers team that is considerably younger than any team the Rangers have had in recent history. There have been consistent rumors […]

Tomas Jurco May Not Be Ready for Season Opener After Surgery
Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco is expected to miss training camp and could even miss the start of the season after undergoing back surgery. Jurco injured himself training at home in Slovakia and had the procedure last week. He’s expected to miss around four-to-six weeks, according to MLive’s Ansar Khan. “Not sure he’ll be […]


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