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The Powerless Rangers
The New York Rangers are slowly but surely moving in the right direction. New York has won two games in a row, they’re back to .500, and Henrik Lundqvist has […]Author information

Jack Eichel Tracker: Torching His Former Team
Part I: A Dazzling Debut (5 Assists vs. St. Thomas) Part II: Matching McDavid (2 Goals, 2 Assists vs. UMass Amherst) In an ongoing series of articles, the Jack Eichel […]Author information

Pekka Perfection: Rinne Back in Vezina Form
It has been a long road over the past year for the 31-year-old Finnish goaltender and former Vezina trophy candidate Pekka Rinne after he sustained a hip infection at the […]Author information

Appreciating Andrei Markov
He has never won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman.  He isn’t the most intimidating guy on the ice. And he certainly isn’t the most sought after interview […]Author information

Skins Game Time for the Carolina Hurricanes
What does “Skins Game time for the Carolina Hurricanes” mean?  It means Jeff Skinner is back!  The talented young scorer was taken off of injured reserve Friday, and will likely […]Author information

Well Done, Gary Bettman: NHL Right in Suspending Slava Voynov
This may be the only time I have ever typed these words: Well done, Gary Bettman. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested and charged with domestic violence after […]Author information

THW’s Power Rankings: Week 2
I’ll admit I was a bit trigger happy with last week’s rankings. I focused too much on standings and records instead of how well teams actually played. A new week […]Author information

Brent Burns Is More Ovechkin than Doughty
If you look at the standard scoring statistics, defenseman Brent Burns is tied for the Sharks team lead with seven points. If you watch the games, you’ll also notice Burns […]Author information

Colorado Avalanche Must Make a Trade
There is a problem that has been slowly attended to year by year in Colorado. However it needs to be attended to this year rather than next. The Avalanche have […]Author information

50 Years Ago Today – NHL Has an Unlikely Leading Scorer
After the first week of the 1964-65 NHL season, a look at the league scoring race reveals a very unlikely name atop the leaderboard.  Defenceman Kent Douglas of the Toronto […]Author information

Which Red Wing Should Go When Datsyuk Returns?
Pavel Datsyuk has been out with a shoulder injury since before the regular season started. However, according to’s Ansar Khan, the Detroit Red Wings think he’ll be ready for […]Author information

Breaking News: Slava Voynov Arrested for Domestic Violence, Suspended Indefinitely
Slava Voynov Arrested News broke early Monday morning that Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been arrested for domestic assault. Voynov, 24, has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL with […]Author information

The Flames Files: Week Two In Review
Game 1 The Calgary Flames had their work cut out for them in their second week of the regular season. After dropping the previous game to the St. Louis Blues […]Author information

The Arizona Coyotes: Bad Moon Rising?
It has been a turbulent last few years for the now, Arizona Coyotes. Yes I almost typed Phoenix yet again.   How many times have you slipped up saying Phoenix Coyotes […]Author information...

Ilya Kovalchuk: KHL Check Up and Look Into the Future
Well, Ilya Kovalchuk is now well into his second season as a full time KHL player. Hard to believe its only been a year and 2 months since Kovalchuk announced […]Author information

Dilemma in San Jose
The San Jose Sharks have a problem that they will soon have to deal with. This impasse is the abundance of bottom six forwards the Sharks posses. At this moment […]Author information

The Password Is Foligno
For the Columbus Blue Jackets, the season is only five games young. In these five games, the Jackets have managed to get off to a modest 3-2-0 start. Ryan Johansen […]Author information

Green to Black: Stars Graphic History, 1967-93
Hockey fans know that North Stars owner Norm Green earned his infamy by moving the franchise from puck-loving Minnesota to Texas, where high school football draws more interest than the […]Author information

Colorado Avalanche: Franchise Jersey History
Since beginning play in the 2017-18 season, the NHL and it’s teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout […]Author information

Joe Thornton: Hall of Famer or Average Joe?
Most of you reading this may be too young to remember but way back when Joe Thornton was the number one overall pick at the 1997 NHL Draft by the […]Author information

Hockey News: Hedman Injured; 500 Assists for Crosby
Milan Lucic made an obscene gesture but apologized for it. [Toronto Star] So apparently Phil Kessel doesn’t look like a hockey player. [Winging it in Motown] Fans in Toronto are […]Author information

A Scathing Indictment of Randy Carlyle
When the Leafs traded Carl Gunnarsson for Roman Polak in the summer, I was one of the only people who thought it was a good trade. My thinking was that […]Author information

All Sports Stock Market? EX NHLer, Bernie Nicholls Explains..
The National Hockey League might have its reservations about localizing a franchise in Las Vegas, but Bernie Nicholls doesn’t have an issue with his new online sports application, even if it […]Author information

The LA Kings’ Salary Cap Problem
Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi has done an outstanding job over the past few seasons of assembling a balanced, deep, championship-winning roster. The veteran core has proven to […]Author information

THW’s 2015 NHL Draft Ultimate Prospect Tracker October Edition
by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: October Edition brings you the Top 60 ranked prospects along with the incomparable Ultimate Prospect Tracker as compiled by […]Author information

50 Years Ago Today – Bruins Beaten Again
The first weekend of the 1964-65 NHL season is in the books, and it ended with the hapless Boston Bruins dropping their fourth straight game.  This time it was a […]Author information

2015 NHL Draft War Room: October Edition Intro
by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) The 2015 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: October Edition brings you the Top 60 ranked prospects as compiled by THW’s Eastern Canada based hockey bird dog, Eldon MacDonald. The Next Ones Early […]Author information

Reznik’s Ramblings: LV Phantoms Open PPL Center With OT Win
After much waiting, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms skated onto the ice for the inaugural home-opener at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA on Friday night. The official attendance was 8,647 […]Author information

One Year Later, Revisiting Mike Smith’s Goal
October 19, 2013 is a date that many Arizona Coyotes fans will not soon forget. It began with an early-season game against the Coyotes’ old rivals, the Detroit Red Wings. […]Author information

Toronto Maple Leafs: Escape from Detroit (Video)
Toronto Maple Leafs: Escape from Detroit (Video) There was no Kurt Russell or ironic sense of justice at the end, but the Toronto Maple Leafs were able to escape from […]Author information

Montreal Canadiens First Team to 10 Points
It wasn’t a virtuoso performance by the Montreal Canadiens by any stretch of the imagination (even though highlight-reel goals by Alex Galchenyuk and P.K. Subban sure made it seem like […]Author information

Trade Talk: Plethora of Proposals for Petry
Jeff Petry is a goner — that is pretty much a given. The writing appears to be on the wall for him. So what can the Edmonton Oilers expect to […]Author information

Scary Sighting in Pacific: Sharks’ Power-Play Showing Teeth
Recent Struggles From 2010-11 through 2012-13, the San Jose Sharks power-play finished second, second, and seventh overall. If you want to go back even further, they ranked third in 2008-09, and […]Author information

Five Things I Think I Think About These New Penguins
In a new season following so much turmoil and turnover during the summer, it’s a little difficult to not get caught up in the hype surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins and […]Author information

Are the Flyers Shopping for Defense?
No matter how adamantly Flyers GM Ron Hextall denies the ongoing trade rumors in Philadelphia, they simply won’t go away. Is the first-year GM the victim of restless chatter? Or […]Author information

2015 NHL Mock Draft: Next Ones Fall Edition
Whether it be the Coyotes going off the board to take a Blake Wheeler, the Kings selecting Thomas Hickey seemingly out of nowhere or Anthony Duclair slip sliding to the third round, a mock draft can go […]Author information

2015 NHL Draft Rankings: The Next Ones Fall Edition
With the 2014 NHL City of Brotherly Love Draft long since in the books,  let’s take an early season glimpse at some of the talented young guns to keep an eye […]Author information

Rewriting Sabres History Part I: What if McKee Played Game 7
This post is the first of a four part series.  I’m going to pick out four huge moments in the history of the Buffalo Sabres franchise.  I’ll tell you what […]Author information...

Avalanche Reconnect With Familiar Foe, Adversity
If there is one thing that Patrick Roy did not have to do during his first season as a NHL head coach, it was face a lot of adversity. The […]Author information

50 Years Ago Today – NHL’s First Saturday a Busy One
The NHL’s first weekend of 1964-65 saw three games scheduled on each night.  In last night’s contests,  Montreal and the Rangers battled to a 2-2 draw at the Forum,  the Maple Leafs […]Author information

First Line Recruit: Mark Stone
There’s a new mantra around the Senators’ dressing room this year and it’s all about earning your ice time. “The best players play. If you’re one of the best players in […]Author information

Top 4 Red Wings Goals of Week 1
The Red Wings have struggled to score in the first week of the 2014-15 season, averaging just 2.0 goals per game in three contests. However, Detroit has seen its fair […]Author information

Oilers Make Improvements, But It’s Wins That Matter
Last night was, without question, the most complete defensive effort that we’ve seen out of the Oilers this season. Improved defensive play was seen in almost every player on the ice, […]Author information

Welcome to the Victor Hedman Show
Victor Hedman has arrived and is not going anywhere anytime soon. Bolts fans are going to be treated to not only the Steven Stamkos show this hockey season, but the […]Author information

Montreal Canadiens: Vanek the Gift that Keeps on Giving
Thomas Vanek hasn’t been a member of the Montreal Canadiens for months, and yet he continues to make the Montreal Canadiens—and general manager Marc Bergevin especially—look like geniuses. However great […]Author information

New Jersey Devils Ready To Light The Night At The Rock
As the New Jersey Devils ready to drop the puck on their eighth season on home ice at “The Rock,” against the San Jose Sharks, they’ll have some flashy new […]Author information

‘That 70s Line’ Leads the L.A. Kings to Early-Season Success
Much like outstanding player nicknames, hockey history is filled with some terrific forward line names. Who hasn’t heard of the ‘Legion of Doom’ trio of Eric Lindros, John LeClair and […]Author information

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