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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


NHL News & Rumors: Panthers, Coyotes, Oilers, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s NHL news and rumors rundown, the Florida Panthers are making a change in goal for Game 2 versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. Meanwhile, in Edmonton, Oilers’ goaltender Mike…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, Mike Smith, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Arizona Coyotes, Jack Eichel, Ben Hutton, Zach Bogosian, Chris Driedger, NHL News, NHL Rumors, Tampa Bay Lightning Meanwhile


Canucks Weekly: Benning Offseason Rumours Heat Up

As the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs start, the Vancouver Canucks are still finishing their regular season. With the team out of the playoffs, they played five of their final seven…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Jim Benning, Jonah Gadjovich, Canucks Management, Vasili Podkolzin


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


Ryan Winterton – 2021 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile

Ryan Winterton 2020-21 Team: Hamilton BulldogsDate of Birth: Sep. 04, 2003Place of Birth: Markham, ON, CanadaHt: 6-foot-2 Wt: 190 poundsShoots: RPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2021 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, Markham, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Player Profiles, Ryan Winterton, 2021 NHL Draft, Hamilton BulldogsDate


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


NHL News & Rumors: Canadiens, Capitals, Flames, Blue Jackets, More

In today’s NHL news and rumors rundown, the Montreal Canadiens have sent both Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher to the AHL. Meanwhile, news has surfaced that former Blue Jackets head…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, Brendan Gallagher, John Tortorella, Jack Eichel, Carey Price, NHL News, NHL Rumors


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


Today in Hockey History: May 17

May 17 is a very good date for hockey fans on Long Island and in the Steel City. However, the fans in the Twin Cities did not enjoy this date…
Tags: Column, Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Long Island, Steel City, Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Hockey History, Stars History, Canadiens History, Oilers History, Islanders History, Penguins History


NHL News & Rumors: Canadiens, Bruins, Blue Jackets, Rangers, More

In today’s NHL news and rumors rundown, are the Montreal Canadiens going to have Shea Weber back in time for the playoffs? Meanwhile, one scribe looks at the chances the…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, Jack Eichel, Seth Jones, Pekka Rinne, Shea Weber, NHL News, The Montreal Canadiens, NHL Rumors


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


Samuel Helenius – 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Samuel Helenius 2020-21 Team: JYPDate of Birth: Nov. 26, 2002Place of Birth: Jarvenpaa, FinlandHt: 6-foot-6 Wt: 201 poundsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2021 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: B-Level…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Player Profiles, 2021 NHL Draft, Samuel Helenius


Montreal Canadiens Need to Choose Their Playoff Identity

The Montreal Canadiens will face-off versus the Toronto Maple Leafs in the playoffs for the first time since 1979. It’s safe to say things have changed since then as the…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Previews and Predictions, Dominique Ducharme, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs


3 Reasons the Predators Bandwagon Should Be for Everyone

The National Hockey League Playoffs have begun, meaning there are 16 teams left battling it out for the Stanley Cup. 15 entire fan bases are left spectating without a stake…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Nashville Predators, Pekka Rinne, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs


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


3 Burning Questions Heading Into Panthers & Lightning 1st Round Series

The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to face-off in the first ever Stanley Cup Playoffs rendition of the Battle of Florida. The Panthers will have home-ice advantage…
Tags: Florida, Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Sam Bennett, Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Previews and Predictions, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs


2021 NHL Draft Rankings: Forbes’ Top 128 for May

Forbes’ Top 64 for February Three months ago, I released my top 64 prospects for the 2021 NHL Draft. At the time Michigan’s Matthew Beniers led the way on my…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Michigan, Hockey, NHL, Forbes, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Forbes Top, Mason McTavish, Matthew Beniers, 2021 NHL Draft, 2021 NHL Draft Rankings, Olen Zellweger


NHL News & Rumors: Kings, Canucks, Canadiens, Oilers, Eichel Update

In today’s NHL news and rumors rundown, Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings said during his exit interview that he’s expecting the team to make big moves in the…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Braden Holtby, Brendan Gallagher, Jack Eichel, Zack Kassian, Drew Doughty, NHL News, NHL Rumors, Seattle Kraken


Canadiens Can Redeem Themselves with Upset over Maple Leafs

The Montreal Canadiens can redeem themselves after a disappointing regular season with a first-round win. That's the only way, though.
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Brendan Gallagher, Carey Price, Marc Bergevin, Top Story


Best NHL Team of All-Time Brackets

The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens? The 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers? Perhaps a more recent team, like the 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings? These three teams are among the first that come to mind…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Commentary, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey History


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


Mason McTavish – 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Mason McTavish 2020-21 Team: EHC Olten/Peterborough PetesDate of Birth: Jan. 30, 2003Place of Birth: Zürich, SwitzerlandHt: 6-foot-2 Wt: 207 poundsShoots: LeftPosition: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2021 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central…
Tags: Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, NHL Entry Draft, NHL Draft Prospect Profile, Prospects, Player Profiles, Mason McTavish, 2021 NHL Draft, EHC Olten Peterborough


Blackhawks Banter: And the Year-End Awards Go To…

With our show aptly named Blackhawks Banter, it’s as though we were destined for frustration at the hands of the 2020-21 Chicago Blackhawks. Their slow start may have been expected,…
Tags: Column, Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Collin Delia, Henrik Borgstrom


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



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