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Revisiting the Oilers & Jets Past Playoff Series

On Wednesday night, May 19, the puck drops on Game 1 of the National Hockey League Scotia North Division semi-final between the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets. More than three…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Wayne Gretzky, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Oilers History, Jets History, 1987 Stanley Cup Playoffs, 1988 Stanley Cup Playoffs, 1990 Stanley Cup Playoffs, National Hockey League Scotia North Division

Newest Islanders Can Use Playoffs to Improve & Shine

Plenty can change with a strong playoff run, but the New York Islanders had received very little from their trade deadline moves until Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, New York Islanders, Braydon Coburn, Travis Zajac, Kyle Palmieri, Editor's Choice, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Amerks’ Performance Brings Sabres’ Organizational Depth Into Question

The Buffalo Sabres have now missed the playoffs for the 10th straight season, tying the all-time NHL record for the longest playoff drought. In seasons past, however, the Sabres at…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, Buffalo Sabres, Sabres, Rochester Americans, Editor's Choice, Jack Quinn, Sabres Prospects, Matej Pekar

3 Former Red Wings All Fans Can Cheer For

After a quarter of a century of consecutive postseason play, the Detroit Red Wings enter their fifth season without a playoff appearance. While no one truly believed the Wings had…
Tags: Sport, Wings, Top Stories, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Jon Merrill, Anthony Mantha, Patrik Nemeth, Editor's Choice, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Sabres Should Target Flames’ Tkachuk in Jack Eichel Trade

For 16 teams, they are focused on the Stanley Cup Playoffs and are aiming to continue their seasons. Unless you’re the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames, the season is over…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres, Matthew Tkachuk, Vancouver Canucks, Jack Eichel, Editor's Choice, Jack Eichel Trade

Biggest NHL Buyouts Still Being Paid Through the 2020-21 Season

It is always tough for a general manager to realize that the only way to get rid of a bad contract is to buy it out. Many NHL teams have…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, Brad Richards, Kyle Turris, Christian Ehrhoff, Ilya Bryzgalov, Editor's Choice, Trades Contracts and Transactions

Red Wings Lock in Draft Lottery Odds

The Detroit Red Wings finally got some clarity on their 2021 NHL Draft Lottery odds after the Vancouver Canucks lost in overtime on Sunday night. With the additional point, Vancouver…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Vancouver Canucks, NHL Entry Draft, Editor's Choice, NHL Draft Lottery, 2021 NHL Draft, Red Wings Lock

Predators Face Questions & Concerns With Pending UFA Decisions

The Nashville Predators‘ team at The Hockey Writers have done a magnificent job covering the team this season, documenting the slow start and the surge that has them in a…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Free Agents, Nashville Predators, Mikael Granlund, Pekka Rinne, Erik Haula, Editor's Choice, 2021 NHL Free Agency

Kraken Should Target Coyotes’ Adin Hill in Expansion Draft

Having a young goaltender who can develop into a starter is key for any organization’s success. With that said, the Seattle Kraken should consider selecting Adin Hill of the Arizona…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Arizona Coyotes, Adin Hill, Editor's Choice, NHL Expansion, Seattle Kraken, Seattle Expansion Draft, Kraken Should Target Coyotes

Oilers Need Neal, Russell, Chiasson & Turris to Step up in the Playoffs

Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Darnell Nurse are the Edmonton Oilers’ biggest stars and their top goal scorers of the just-completed 2020-21 National Hockey League season. Alex Chiasson,…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, National Hockey League, Edmonton Oilers, Darnell Nurse, Kyle Turris, Kris Russell, James Neal, Turris, Editor's Choice, Connor McDavid Leon Draisaitl Ryan Nugent Hopkins, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Neal Russell Chiasson

Oilers’ Defensive Depth Will Be Tested by Jets

With the Scotiabank North Division’s playoff matchups finally set in stone, we can take a look at the Round 1 opponent faced by the Edmonton Oilers. The Winnipeg Jets will…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Editor's Choice, Scotiabank North Division, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Revisiting Minnesota Wild Drafts – 2004

The fourth installment in this series has arrived after previously looking at how the Minnesota Wild did in their first three drafts. If you missed any of them or want a refresher,…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Minnesota Wild, Anton Khudobin, Clayton Stoner, Patrick Bordeleau, NHL Entry Draft, Editor's Choice, Wild History, Hockey History, 2004 NHL Draft

2021 NHL Award Watch: Evaluating the Norris Race

This is the last part of the award series examining the races for the major awards (Hart, Selke, Calder, Vezina, and Norris) as the season comes to a close. I…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Norris Trophy, Norris, Editor's Choice, Advanced Stats, Adam Fox, Cale Makar, MacKenzie Weegar, Hart Selke Calder Vezina

A Look Back: Grading the Hurricanes’ 2011 Draft Class

I’ve decided it was time to re-commence my grading of previous Carolina Hurricanes draft classes, and for today’s installment, we’ll go all the way back to 2011. As you may…
Tags: Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Hurricanes History, NHL Entry Draft, Top Stories, 2011 NHL Draft, Keegan Lowe, Ryan Murphy, Victor Rask

Kings Should Target Sabres’ Reinhart, Not Eichel

Jack Eichel’s name has been in the rumour mill for months now. Last summer, he said, “I’m fed up with the losing, and I’m fed up and I’m frustrated… I’m a…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres, Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, Editor's Choice, Reinhart Not Eichel

Rangers Must Solve Problems With Stars After Quinn Firing

One can argue that former New York Rangers coach David Quinn, dismissed this week after three seasons on Broadway, did exactly what he was primarily hired to do: Create a…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Broadway, Quinn, Hockey, New York Rangers, Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, David Quinn, Editor's Choice

Sharks’ Plethora of Wingers Will Lead to Offseason Trades

After a 6-0 battering by the Vegas Golden Knights, the San Jose Sharks have finished the season 28-21-7. This sees the club currently sixth-worst in points-percentage in the league and…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, San Jose Sharks, Evander Kane, John Leonard, Editor's Choice, Previews and Predictions, Vegas Golden Knights, Alexander Barabanov, Sasha Chmelevski

Best NHL Team of All-Time Brackets: 1947-48 Toronto Maple Leafs

Combine a defending Stanley Cup champion and a two-time defending NHL scoring champion and what do you get? The 1947-48 Toronto Maple Leafs, a team for the ages. The Leafs…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Turk Broda, Ted Kennedy, Conn Smythe, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Max Bentley

Red Wings 2020-21 Player Evaluations

The job of every general manager, head coach, scout and many others within an NHL organization is to evaluate players. These evaluations can be the difference between a player starting…
Tags: Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Commentary, Dylan Larkin, Red Wings, Michael Rasmussen, Editor's Choice, Long Read, Filip Zadina

Best NHL Team of All-Time Brackets: 1972-73 Montreal Canadiens

As the most storied organization in NHL history with 24 Stanley Cups, the Montreal Canadiens have had some amazing teams that could be included among the top teams of all…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, Montreal Canadiens, Maurice Richard, Ken Dryden, Henri Richard, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Canadiens History, 1973 Stanley Cup, Stanley Cups the Montreal Canadiens

Bruins & Capitals Have Memorable Playoff Meetings

Although the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals have been among the NHL’s elite for over the past dozen years, they have only met in the playoffs once during that time…
Tags: Washington, Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Bruins History, Capitals History, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Predators’ Rinne May Go Down as Franchise’s Greatest Player

They say all good things must come to an end. In the sports world, they say Father Time is undefeated. But watching Pekka Rinne take a victory lap, which was…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Pekka Rinne, Editor's Choice, Predators Goaltending, NHL Goaltending

Lightning Will Compete Against Familiar Faces vs. Panthers

When the Tampa Bay Lightning take on their state rival Florida Panthers in the opening round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs (the first time these two organizations have ever…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Anton Stralman, Radko Gudas, Carter Verhaeghe, Editor's Choice, Previews and Predictions, Nikita Gusev

4 Bold Blackhawks Preseason Predictions: Did They Hold Up?

Prior to this year’s first puck drop, I put my premonitions to the test with some bold preseason predictions centered around what to expect from the Chicago Blackhawks throughout 2020-21.…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Alex DeBrincat, Editor's Choice, Collin Delia, Previews and Predictions, Pius Suter, Bold Blackhawks

Florida Panthers Are Prepared for the Playoffs

The Florida Panthers enter the postseason as the second seed in the Central Division with a record 35-14-5 with 75 points. Their opponent in the first round will be the…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Florida Panthers, Central Division, Joel Quenneville, Sam Bennett, Patric Hornqvist, Editor's Choice, Previews and Predictions, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Rangers’ Next Head Coach Needs to Be Gerard Gallant

Prior to entering the fourth season of his first NHL coaching contract, the New York Rangers organization terminated head coach David Quinn’s contract, as announced today. As initially reported by…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Gerard Gallant, David Quinn, Editor's Choice, NHL Coaching

3 Reasons the Flames Missed the 2021 Playoffs

With the Calgary Flames having been officially eliminated from playoff contention, the frustrating season that was 2020-21 no longer has much, if any, meaning. It was an extremely disappointing year…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Jacob Markstrom, Rasmus Andersson, Oliver Kylington, Editor's Choice, Juuso Valimaki

2 Biggest Risks of Making Trade Deadline Acquisitions

The 2021 Trade Deadline was exceptionally volatile, as contenders scrambled to acquire talent to hopefully extend their run and lottery teams strived to maximize their return on pieces they would…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Eric Staal, Travis Zajac, Kyle Palmieri, Trade Deadline, Editor's Choice, NHL Trade Analysis, 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

Kings’ Byfield Impressive in First 6 Games

Los Angeles Kings fans were given a taste of what’s to come recently, as 2020 second-overall pick Quinton Byfield was given a six-game stint in the NHL. The Kings have…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Kings, Hockey, NHL, Los Angeles Kings, Editor's Choice, Quinton Byfield

Red Wings Grades: Who Passed & Who Failed in 2020-21?

As a whole, the Detroit Red Wings improved this season. But what about the individual players? Prior to the 2020-21 campaign, I outlined benchmarks for Detroit’s young core – goals…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Detroit, Dylan Larkin, Editor's Choice, Advanced Stats, Filip Zadina, Filip Hronek

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