New York Islanders With 100-Point Seasons

The New York Islanders are a storied franchise, even if most the significant parts of their story are in the late 1970s and early ’80s. Their 19-straight playoff series wins will likely never be surpassed and the cast of players from that era remains at the center of the Islanders’ universe and the record books. That includes players with 100-point seasons, with two exceptions in the late ’80s or early ’90s. The Dynasty Era The high-flying 1980s provided the perfect time period for the ...
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Blackhawks May Need an Oil Change: Trade Deadline Match?

Could the Chicago Blackhawks look to Oil Town as a possible trading partner at the trade deadline? As of right now, the Blackhawks are on the outside looking in on the final wild card spot in the Western Conference. Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman says that he is still undecided on whether he wants to be a buyer or seller at the trade deadline, but if the Hawks continue to trend downward, then something has to give, and he might have to start selling. (from ‘Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman yet ...
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Max Domi, the Canadiens’ Next Big Decision

With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching on Feb. 24, the expectation now that the Montreal Canadiens are sitting 10 points out of a playoff position is for general manager Marc Bergevin to become a seller. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz) Bergevin has been clear from the start of his reset, he will not mortgage the future to make the playoffs. With recent rumors suggesting that Max Domi could be used as a trade chip, should Domi b...
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Jets Can’t Deal Connor or Ehlers to Fill Defensive Holes

Kyle Connor trade rumours began last week, and this isn’t the first time the media rumoured the Winnipeg Jets trading a star forward.  The NHL silly season is upon us. And after hearing a particularly interesting #NHLJets trade rumour this week — one I don’t expect to come to fruition, btw — I tackle the question of whether there’s any true untouchables on this team and, if so, who? #wfp— Mike McIntyre (@mikemcintyrewpg) February 8, 2020 During the summer, N...
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Senators’ DeMelo Should Be Kept

Rebuilding NHL teams often find themselves in a position where flipping pending free agents is the best course of action, but that rule isn’t universal and doesn’t have to be. Dylan DeMelo is an unrestricted free agent on July 1, as he wraps up his 2 year, $1.8 million contract, and the Senators should do everything they can to keep him in Ottawa. DeMelo was acquired as somewhat of a throw-in in the Erik Karlsson trade, but has carved a niche in a respectable role for the team. Dylan ...
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Sharks’ Karlsson Out for Season With Broken Thumb

The San Jose Sharks have been dealt a big blow to their blue line as Erik Karlsson will miss the rest of the season with a broken left thumb. #SJSharks defenseman Erik Karlsson has suffered a broken thumb and will be out for the remainder of the season.— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) February 15, 2020 Karlsson suffered the injury last night in the Sharks’ 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets, in which he skated 19:26 and was a minus-one. The injury will require ...
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Devils Need to Keep Palmieri But Trade Vatanen

While this hockey enthusiast originally proposed that the New Jersey Devils were better off trading forward Kyle Palmieri this season, times have changed at the Prudential Center for Jersey’s team. There’s no doubt that the newly appointed interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald executes a trade by the NHL’s 2020 Trade Deadline on Feb. 24. It’s a matter of which player, or players, he decides to ship off. Sami Vatanen, New Jersey Devils, January 20, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers...
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Pastrnak on Verge of Joining Bruins’ Elite Club

In the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia, some popular names were selected at the top of the board. That draft class has produced some very talented young players who are in the league today, including Aaron Ekblad (selected first overall by the Florida Panthers) and point-leader Leon Draisaitl (selected third overall) of the Edmonton Oilers. Related: Do You Know Your Bruins Trivia? With the 25th selection in the first round, the Boston Bruins hit the jackpot by choos...
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NHL Short Notes

THREE HARD LAPS * Sidney Crosby factored on a regular-season game-winning goal for the 197th time in his career as the Penguins joined the Bruins as the second team to win 20 home games in 2019-20. * Andrei Svechnikov registered his 90th career point (43-47—90) with a game-winning goal. He stands as one of nine active players to score at least 40 tallies as a teenager – and second to do so with the Hurricanes.  * The U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium is set to serve as the backdrop ...
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Blue Jackets Quickly Becoming Goaltending Factory

Bob who? That is the question many fans are asking of late. For them, that’s a very good thing. How were the Columbus Blue Jackets going to move on from Sergei Bobrovsky after he left for South Florida? We were going to see the state of the goaltending depth play out. In this crazy 2019-20 season, one of the biggest positives has been the goaltending not only on the Blue Jackets, but also throughout the organization. It has become a cornerstone of the franchise now and in the future. Th...
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Islanders’ Goaltending Struggles Go Beyond Varlamov and Greiss

The New York Islanders’ goaltending was the story of the season last year and in parts of 2019-20. Robin Lehner and Thomas Greiss won the Jennings Trophy in 2018-19 for allowing the fewest goals, and Semyon Varlamov and Greiss each ranked in the top-10 in goals against and save percentage for the first month of this season. Related: Islanders’ Greatest of All-Time The Islanders started out the year rotating goaltenders through the first 33 games, but after Greiss went through a bit of a to...
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Minnesota Girls High School Hockey Tournament Bracket

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images After a week of tough sectional games, the field for this year’s Minnesota girls high school hockey tournaments at the XCel Energy Center have been set. Here are the brackets for the Class A(small schools) and Class AA(larger schools), along with quarterfinal game times. Class A 11am Willmar vs. #2 Warroad 1pm Hutchinson vs. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 6pm Luverne vs. #1 Breck 8pm #5 Rochester Lourdes vs. #4 South St. Paul There are some fine teams...
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20 Biggest NHL Trades in the Past Year

There are many ways for a general manager to improve his team, be it free agency, the waiver wire and of course the trade market. It’s a dance that is done not only at the trade deadline but throughout the season and offseason as well. Some come together quickly and painlessly, while others take several months of painstaking negotiations between two opposing GMs. Over the past year, we have seen a couple of blockbuster trades get completed that have changed the entire landscape of the NHL. We...
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5 Takeaways From Maple Leafs 4-2 Win in Ottawa

With both teams travelling in completely opposite directions when it comes to the NHL’s standings, the rivalry between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs isn’t exactly what it used to be – at least not this season. Still, it was an important two points for the Maple Leafs who are fighting for their playoff lives on a game-to-game basis and the Senators found a way to make a game of it. That said, the Maple Leafs did pull off a 4-2 win in Ottawa on Saturday night to keep them moving i...
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Blue Jackets Injuries Opening Up Roster Spots

Injuries are part of any sport, and one of the more difficult and frustrating aspects of being a professional athlete. Of course, some get hit harder than others, just ask the Columbus Blue Jackets. Over the course of the 2019-20 campaign, the Jackets have lost roughly 300 man-games to injury, which averages to about five skaters per-game. Luckily, thanks to strict team strategies and a solid depth-pool, Columbus has managed to stay afloat and creep into a wildcard playoff position. Related: ...
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NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Jets, Sharks, Canadiens, Wild, More

In today’s NHL rumors, there is news on the Toronto Maple Leafs negotiations with Jake Muzzin, speculation that the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild could be a good fit in trade, plus news that the Winnipeg Jets will look to replace the injured Bryan Little before the trade deadline closes. Muzzin and Leafs Getting Close The Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby, among others are reporting that the Maple Leafs and Jake Muzzin are close to agreeing to a four-year contract, with many suggesting...
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NHL Short Notes

THREE HARD LAPS   * Tyler Toffoli became the first player in NHL history to score a hat trick outdoors as the Kings triumphed over the host Avalanche at the 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series. * The Bruins and Lightning extended a multitude of team and player streaks as the latter continues its unrelenting pursuit of the former in the NHL standings. * Happy Hockey Day in America! Sunday’s nine-game slate is highlighted by a doubleheader on NBC as well as the Predators and...
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Oilers Playoff Chances Will Come Down to Koskinen & Smith

Heading into the 2019-20 season, the Edmonton Oilers chances of returning to the Stanley Cup Playoffs laid at the feet of two men. Ultimately, the play of Mikko Koskinen and Mike Smith would determine how things play out and through the team’s first 57 games that is exactly what has occurred. Mike Smith, Edmonton Oilers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Though neither one’s been spectacular, both have been good enough and in the end, that was what was going to be required to give this...
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Canucks’ Hughes and the Calder Race

Having a player in the conversation for the Calder Trophy is something Vancouver Canucks fans have become familiar with. During the 2017-18 season, Brock Boeser was a nominee for the Calder but was edged out by New York Islanders forward, Mathew Barzal. Related: Best Rookie Seasons in NHL History The following season, Canucks fans saw Elias Pettersson win the Calder after his impressive rookie season. This season, fans have the privilege to watch Quinn Hughes, who is having a stellar seas...
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Oilers’ Kassian Suspended Seven Games for Kicking Lightning’s Cernak

The NHL Department of Player Safety has come down hard on the Edmonton Oilers’ Zack Kassian for kicking the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Erik Cernak, suspending the forward for seven games. Ugly Incident The incident in question took place Thursday in the first period of the Lightning’s 3-1 win at Amalie Arena. After Kassian and Cernak got tangled up along the boards and fell to the ice, Kassian delivered a forceful kick with his skate blade to Cernak’s chest. He was not penalized on the play. ...
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Islanders’ Beauvillier Critical for Stretch Run

As the New York Islanders enter the home stretch of the season in contention for a playoff spot, Anthony Beauvillier has really established himself as one of the team’s best players. Other than Brock Nelson, who leads the team in goals, Beauvillier might be the team MVP and is going to be the X-factor the rest of the season.  2019-20 Season The highlight of Beauvillier’s season will be his two overtime goals. He scored his first one in December against that Buffalo Sabres and then anothe...
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Maple Leafs and Ducks’ Josh Manson Are a Match

It’s no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the market for help on the blue line, especially on the right side. Injuries to defensemen Morgan Rielly and Cody Ceci have opened up the possibilities and trade options for general manager Kyle Dubas to find some help in strengthening his defensive unit.  Like the acquisition of Jake Muzzin before last season’s deadline, the Maple Leafs could benefit from a steady two-way presence if they make the playoffs. There are many names that stand ou...
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Maple Leafs: Muzzin Extension Could Make Rielly or Dermott Expendable

Amid the buzz of the playoff hunt and impending trade deadline, the Toronto Maple Leafs are making moves behind the scenes. Most notably, they’re reportedly inching towards a long-term contract extension with defenceman Jake Muzzin. Jake Muzzin’s rumoured contract extension may force moves elsewhere. (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Muzzin and the Maple Leafs are putting the finishing touches on a deal that could be finalized within the next couple of...
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Top Hurricanes Trade Targets to Fill Hamilton Void

The Carolina Hurricanes aren’t doing horribly without defenseman Dougie Hamilton, but they do miss him. At a relatively mediocre 5-3-1 since Hamilton’s mid-January injury, the ninth-place Hurricanes are staying alive in the playoff race, but just barely. Reports have consequently emerged, saying they would consider moving one of their two projected 2020 first-round picks to get a worthwhile defenseman. Dougie Hamilton – (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) In this context, “worthwhile” i...
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Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Campbell, Worst Trade, Nylander & Marchment

Well, it didn’t take long before Jack Campbell endeared himself to other Toronto Maple Leafs players. All game long against the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 15, when play stopped in front of his net, he was tapping away on his teammates – thanking them for this play or that as they helped him keep shots out of the net. Obviously, it worked because his Maple Leafs beat a surprisingly resistant and determined Senators’ team that pressed all night long. The final score was 4-2 Toronto. Related: Maple...
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Bruins’ Top 3 Defensemen in 2019-20

The deep defensive core of the Boston Bruins has helped to propel last year’s Stanley Cup runners-up back into serious Cup contention as the trade deadline approaches. The Bruins, who currently sit at the top of the NHL standings, have given up an NHL-best 145 goals against, largely as a result of their effective blue line corps. As we make our way toward the end-stretch of the regular season, I’ve decided to compile a ranking of the three most impressive Bruins defensemen this season. ...
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Sharks Who Could Be Moved by the Trade Deadline

Only about a week is left before the trade deadline on Feb. 24. Given that the San Jose Sharks are 10 points out of the final wild card spot in the Western Conference and with injuries to centers Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, and more recently defenseman Erik Karlsson, the Sharks should be sellers. Related: San Jose Sharks – A Brief History Consideration on which players could be traded include: whether they are unrestricted free agents (UFA) at the end of the season, their cap hit, whether...
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Sharks’ Kane Suspended Three Games for Elbowing Jets’ Pionk

The NHL Department of Player Safety has suspended San Jose Sharks’ forward Evander Kane three games for elbowing Winnipeg Jets’ defensman Neal Pionk. Incident Occurred Friday The play in question occurred in the third period of the Sharks’ 3-2 win at Bell MTS Place last night. Kane, who had been repeatedly targeting and attempting to check Pionk through the course of the game, delivered a forceful elbow to Pionk’s head while the latter was turned and playing the puck in the corner. ...
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Addressing Blues’ Weaknesses at the Trade Deadline

The St. Louis Blues have hit quite a rough patch since the beginning of 2020. Recently for the club, they have won just two of their last 11 games (2-6-3). They sit at the top of the Central, regardless, at 74 points. It feels as if Blues’ general manager Doug Armstrong needs to make a move or two at the trade deadline to give this team a boost. And with Armstrong’s recent trade record, I say he gives it a go and makes a move. The team has looked all out of sorts for quite a while now, and s...
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Madison Bowey and the Red Wings Should Make It Work

When the Detroit Red Wings traded defenseman Nick Jensen to the Washington Capitals last season, the received two pieces: a 2020 second-round pick and defenseman Madison Bowey. Bowey, a second-round pick in the 2013 Draft, had struggled to maintain a spot on the Capitals’ roster, and the move to Detroit with the Red Wings looked to provide him with an opportunity. Since then, Bowey has played 61 games with the Red Wings, recording four goals and 19 points during that time (from ‘Red Wings’...
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