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Arizona Coyotes Relocation Rumors: Per One NHL Owner
More Rumors Of Arizona Coyotes Relocation Are Getting Old In an article by David Rogers of yet more rumors of the Arizona Coyotes’ relocation and this time moving to […]

Carolina Hurricanes: Stuck Between Two Futures
I wrote on Saturday about how the future of the Carolina Hurricanes seems to be defense-oriented. They have many solid prospects in their organization, and have the opportunity to add […]

Summertime Storylines for the Colorado Avalanche
As the summer heats up, and the playoffs begins to wind down all eyes turn to the 2015-16 season. But before all 30 teams are back on the ice in […]

Penguins Letting Ehrhoff Walk, Martin’s Status Unclear
As of yesterday, Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has put his Pennsylvania home up for sale. This move almost guarantees Ehrhoff will leave the Penguins as a free agent. He […]

Plus-Minus Revisited, the Results: Part 2 of 2
For part 1 in this series, see Plus-Minus Revisited, the Correction: Part 1 of 2. A quick review for those of you looking to not get bogged down in the […]

Plus-Minus Revisited, the Correction: Part 1 of 2
For part 2 in this series, see Plus-Minus Revisited, the Results: Part 2 of 2. Plus-minus (PM), or the number of goals your team scored while you were on the […]

What to Expect with Dan Bylsma
Terry Pegula and Tim Murray may not have reeled in big fish Mike Babcock, but that doesn’t make Dan Bylsma any less of a hire. With Bylsma onboard and wunderkind Jack […]

Sharks Need Far More than Peter DeBoer
New Coach Could be Right Fit… In just a few hours the San Jose Sharks are set to officially introduce Peter DeBoer as their next head coach. The 46-year-old veteran […]

Buffalo Sabres Hire Dan Bylsma
After missing out in the much-talked about sweepstakes for Mike Babcock, the Buffalo Sabres have finally found the man who will lead the team to the future behind the bench. […]

2 Capitals Facing Uncertain Futures: Brooks Laich and Joel Ward
Two crowd favorites for the Washington Capitals must now cautiously ponder the coming months for two different reasons. Right wing Joel Ward has the business of landing a new contract […]

Washington Capitals Hindered by Limited Picks at NHL Draft
The Washington Capitals are in a pretty good spot. They just finished a good, but not great season under first-year head coach Barry Trotz and GM Brian MacLellan. Their farm […]

The Time to Get Off Rick Nash’s Back Has Come
It’s been a long time coming, but it appears that Rick Nash is finally emerging as an offensive playoff threat for the New York Rangers. View image | For […]

2 Ducks Who Must Absolutely Elevate Their Games
The Anaheim Ducks had the opportunity Wednesday night to finish off the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center, allowing them to skip the drama of a game seven and giving […]

Real Risk in Andrew Hammond Signing Comes in Sens’ Next Move
Last week, the Ottawa Senators agreed to terms on a three-year contract with late-season goaltending sensation Andrew Hammond. For a goalie who posted an all-situation Sv% of 89.8% through 25 […]

Oilers, Predators, Ryan Ellis and Nail Yakupov
It is no secret the Edmonton Oilers badly need to upgrade their defence. While the addition of a top pairing defender who can be used in all situations would be […]

Preds End of the Year Report Card: Paul Gaustad
The Hockey Writers Nashville Predators staff writer Colin Fitts will evaluate the performance of each player on the 2014-15 Predators roster every weekday in alphabetical order. You can follow Colin on Twitter, @FittsTHW. […]

Devils Must Learn from Rangers and Lightning
While the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to play what should be an emotional game 7 in New York City on Friday night, Devils fans across […]

Chicago Blackhawks Supreme Reign; Is This The End?
The Chicago Blackhawks are currently tied 3-3 in the 2015 Western Conference Finals with the Anaheim Ducks. This year is much more important to Chicago than meets the eye however. It could […]

Wild’s 30-Somethings Didn’t Produce
The Minnesota Wild eliminated the Central Division champion St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was an impressive win for the Wild. For […]

Sean Couturier Part Three: Where To Go From Here
Over the past few days, I have taken a deeper look into Sean Couturier’s 2014-2015 season. On Tuesday, I examined his credentials as the Philadelphia Flyers second line center. Then, […]

Hockey News: Keith Leads Hawks to Win; Sharks to Hire DeBoer
The NHL’s postseason ice-time leader does not seem fazed by his long shifts. Duncan Keith, who averages 31:49 of ice time per contest, played a key role in the Chicago […]

Boyle (Not Brian) An Unsung Hero For Rangers
The New York Rangers lost a key role player in Brian Boyle last off-season when he signed a free agent contract with the Blueshirts’ current opponent in the Eastern Conference […]

Arizona Coyotes: Connor Murphy’s IIHF Experience
Connor Murphy Had A Blast At IIHF World Championship Games Arizona Coyotes young defenseman, Connor Murphy participated in the tournament representing Team USA, and went home with another medal (bronze) […]

Stripping ‘C’ off Phaneuf Is Not the Answer
If Dion Phaneuf is to remain a Leaf next season, one of the more pressing questions is whether or not new coach Mike Babcock wants him as his captain. Phaneuf, […]

Yes, Virginia, There are NHL Fans in Florida
The only Ice in Florida is in their Drinks  Yes, Virginia, the hockey snobs up north are wrong.  It is a fact that for the majority of the NHL season, […]

3 UFAs Who Could Toughen Up the Penguins
For much of the last five years, it has been well known that the Pittsburgh Penguins are a weak team. While the defense is becoming increasingly stout, the Penguins lack […]

Analyzing Potential First Rounder Rasmus Andersson
Rasmus Andersson played his first season in North America this past year after being chosen in the first round, 37th overall, of the 2014 CHL Import Draft by the Barrie […]

Who Should the Boston Bruins Draft 14th Overall?
After falling flat at the tail end of the season, the Bruins have the 14th overall pick and the chance to draft an impact player. New general manager Don Sweeney […]

Joe Nieuwendyk’s Lasting Impact on the Dallas Stars
Joe Nieuwendyk the player will always be remembered for propelling the Dallas Stars to a Stanley Cup in 1999. The general manager version of Joe Nieuwendyk tells a different story […]

Devils Season Review Part 5: Questionable Future
Many people were expecting the New Jersey Devils to at best contend for a playoff spot by seasons end. That was not the case. Thus it gave New Jersey a […]

Flyers Need to Make Some Decisions on the Blueline
The Philadelphia Flyers have 11 forwards, 9 defenders and 1 goaltender on the roster and already have accounted for over $69 million dollars. With the current estimate of the salary […]

Should Predators Take A Flyer on Vincent Lecavalier?
Could Vincent Lecavalier help the Nashville Predators club that struggled on offense  last season? Vincent Lecavalier: A Predator? The Nashville Predators and Philadelphia Flyers were rumored to have made a […]

Dan Bylsma Will Prove Himself
With the NHL head coaching vacancies continuing to fill up as the days go by, one of the best remaining candidates is former Pittsburgh Penguins bench boss Dan Bylsma. Bylsma, […]

Is Bruce Boudreau Coaching His Best Hockey?
In his fourth year behind the Anaheim Ducks bench, head coach Bruce Boudreau is one win away from reaching his first ever Stanley Cup Final. It’s a feat many thought […]

Should the Habs Bring Back Andrei Kostitsyn?
There has been recent speculation that former Montreal Canadien and Nashville Predator Andrei Kostitsyn is looking to make a return to the NHL after three seasons in the KHL. Kostitsyn […]

Do the Blue Jackets Regret Blockbuster Deals?
It was game 6 when the Rangers faced elimination in Tampa Bay and their number 16 had a tremendous night with 3 goals and 2 assists keeping his team alive […]

Stop Worrying About Lawson Crouse’s Offense
Lawson Crouse brings just about everything you could want in a hockey player. At just 17 years old, he already stands at 6’4″, 212 lbs. By the time he’s an […]

Is Matt Beleskey Going to be Overpaid in Free Agency?
Matt Beleskey had a breakout season in 2014-15. He scored 22 goals, and 32 points, both NHL career highs for him. So far in this year’s playoffs he’s got seven […]

Bergevin Always Gets His Man, Will Now Seek Proven Goal Scorer
When Marc Bergevin landed his first job as an NHL general manager, his Montreal Canadiens team was coming off one of their most disappointing seasons in the 103 year history […]

Penguins Should Attempt to Sign Brandon Saad
Pittsburgh has been eliminated from the playoffs and the New York Rangers exposed the injury riddled Penguins. Even though the Stanley Cup playoffs continue, the Penguins are already in their […]

Breaking: Peter DeBoer to Coach Sharks
Source: San Jose Sharks set to hire Peter DeBoer as next head coach, — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) May 27, 2015 A New Era It seems former New Jersey Devils […]

Oilers’ Draisaitl Earning Keep at Memorial Cup
When Bill Daly revealed that golden card that gave the Edmonton Oilers the right to select Connor McDavid, many fans and media members started packing Leon Draisaitl’s bags. They were […]

Avalanche Select in Top Ten for the Fourth Time
In the 2015 NHL Draft the Colorado Avalanche hold the tenth overall selection.  Assuming nothing drastic happens on the trade front between now and June 26th it appears that the Avalanche […]

Senators Prospect Tobias Lindberg Shining at Memorial Cup
Senators fans have had a genuine interest in the Memorial Cup the past two years, and rightfully so. The previous instalment of the CHL’s best-of-the-best tournament showcased Ottawa’s beloved youngster […]

Jackets Rewind : 2014-15 Jackets Foundation and Fundraisers
In recent years the Columbus Blue Jackets have been known throughout the community for their service work and fundraising. From growing mustaches to slinging drinks, the Jackets made fundraising look […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs Smokes Other Sports
View image | Stanley Cup Playoffs hockey smokes all other sports, hands down. Sure true sports fans love it all, the NFL, the NBA, MLB. But at the end […]

Has Beau Bennett Proven to be a Bust?
Beau Bennett was the Pittsburgh Penguins 1st round pick (20th overall) in the 2010 NHL entry draft. His career has been one of more controversial in recent Penguins history and […]

Todd McLellan is a Better Signing Than Mike Babcock
  Mike Babcock, Mike Babcock, Mike Babcock. When the teams were narrowed down and the belief was an up-and-coming Buffalo Sabres team or a strong but questionable Detroit Red Wings […]

50 Years Ago in Hockey – 64-65 Post-Mortem: NY Rangers
The 1964-65 season was one of transition for the New York Rangers, a transition that actually began late in the 1963-64 season.  That was when the Rangers dealt their long-time captain […]

Hockey News: Latest on Ken Hitchcock; Rangers Force a Game 7
Derick Brassard led the Rangers to a game six victory. [Deadspin], [National Post]. And we all have absolutely no idea what’s going to happen in game seven. [Blue Shirt Banter], […]

Saving the Sharks Part 2: The Free Agency Market
For part one of the series, click here. San Jose’s FAs The NHL salary cap is projected to rise to $71 million next season despite originally being predicted at closer […]

Who Will Coach The New Jersey Devils?
Predicting whom will be the next head coach of the New Jersey Devils, is similar to guessing Ray Shero would be the next general manager. Unless you saw the trio […]

Washington Capitals: Joel Ward is Expendable
Joel Ward is set to hit free agency in a less than impressive 2015 class and will undoubtedly receive significant offers. First-year Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan needs to prioritize his […]

Nassau Coliseum’s Redevelopment Plan Approved
It’s been just under four years since Nassau County voters turned down a plan to renovate the ailing Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with taxpayer money, and now with the Islanders […]

Alex Killorn: The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Secret Weapon
If I were to ask you which Tampa Bay Lightning player leads all forwards on the team in ice time in the playoffs, who would you guess? Most would probably […]

What Can the Wings Do With Weiss?
You have to give Ken Holland credit. The Red Wings have made 25 straight playoff appearances, and he has been the GM of those playoff teams since 1997, winning 3 […]

Sean Couturier Part Two: Analyzing Two Comparisons
Since his first day in the NHL, Philadelphia Flyers fans have been comparing Sean Couturier to the player with whom he broke into the league: Brayden Schenn. And even before […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of The Anaheim Ducks
Will these Anaheim Ducks ever cease to keep us on the very edge of our seats? In perhaps their most memorable win of the 2014-15 post season, the Ducks managed […]


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