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What’s Wrong with Kyle Turris?

Since the Nashville Predators acquired Kyle Turris in a Nov. 2017 trade, the move has been scrutinized in the year-plus since because he has struggled to stay healthy and hasn’t lived up to expectations when on the ice. With only 20 goals and 64 points in 111 regular-season games and three points in 13 playoff games as a Predator, he has been a letdown. Related: Turris Trade a Year Later Now in his age-29 season and year one of a six-year, $36-million deal, he and the Predators need to figure ou...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Tennessee, Nashville, Hockey, Smith, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Brad Penner, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Nashville Predators, Nugent Hopkins, Samuel Girard, Joe Pavelski, Staal


Rangers’ Buchnevich Showing His Best Is yet to Come

The New York Rangers organization is no stranger to drafting players who end up fizzling out. There have been several occasions on which the Rangers drafted a player with the expectation that he’d be the next great player to shine under the lights of Madison Square Garden. At the start of the current decade, the Rangers drafted defenseman Dylan McIlrath hoping he’d become the next Dustin Byfuglien. He only played 36 games for the Rangers, fragmented over three seasons, scoring just four points w...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Quinn, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Canadiens, Brad Penner, Madison Square Garden, Vancouver Canucks, Vladimir Tarasenko, Connor McDavid, Vigneault, Alain Vigneault


Islanders Drop 5 of 7 – What’s Gone Wrong?

The New York Islanders allowed four goals in the first two periods in a 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Coliseum on Sunday. Not only was this defeat their fifth in seven games, but it also knocked them out of first place in the Metropolitan Division, a position they’d held since Jan. 18. New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) The Islanders were one of the league’s hottest teams heading into the All-Star Break, with a 15-3-1 record over th...
Tags: Usa, New York, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Long Island, New York Islanders, Martin, Brad Penner, Isles, Ryan Pulock, Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs


Islanders Have Quiet Deadline, Then Drop 3rd of 4 Games

The Islanders were flat at home Tuesday night, falling to 3-1 to a surging Calgary Flames team that is now 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. Mikael Backlund scored 3:15 into the third frame to break the tie and Rasmus Andersson tacked on an insurance goal less than two minutes later, leading the Flames to victory at a sold out NYCB Live! Josh Bailey notched his 14th goal of the campaign thanks to a pass from Valteri Filppula and a nifty defensive-zone steal from alternate captain Andrew Ladd (15 gam...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Brooklyn, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Columbus, Long Island, Calgary, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Ontario


Rangers Got Points, Passion & Perseverance from Zuccarello

The NHL Trade Deadline is Monday, Feb. 25, and the New York Rangers are preparing to move on to the next portion of their rebuild. This means more familiar faces the Blueshirts will have to part with — and longtime forward Mats Zuccarello was the latest piece to be moved. The Rangers traded Zuccarello to the Dallas Stars on the evening of Feb. 23 in exchange for conditional second and third-round picks. Zuccarello came to the Rangers prior to the 2010-11 season, after spending six seasons ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Sweden, Wales, Sport, Connecticut, Rangers, Norway, Espn, Quinn, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars


Predators Prowl: P.K. Loses Subban Brother Battle

The Predators Prowl is a weekly post on how the Nashville Predators performed the previous week. Generally published on Tuesdays, Predators Prowl isn’t a recap of games, but rather a look at the themes, news and rumors that occurred throughout the week. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on how the team performed this week, your views on the week’s themes and any other ideas or questions you have about the team. Related: Last Week’s Predators Prowl In the last Predators Prowl prior ...
Tags: Column, Usa, Sport, Battle, Nashville, Jets, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Montreal, Detroit, Vegas, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Weber, Howard, Brad Penner


Lightning & Rangers Make Perfect Trade Partners

For the second straight season, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be buyers at the trade deadline, looking to stock up before making a push for the Stanley Cup. On the other side of the coin, for the second straight season, the New York Rangers will be looking to sell as they rebuild their franchise with new talent. So, even though they pulled off a blockbuster trade one year ago, the Lightning and Rangers could be in talks to make another major deadline deal in 2019. While Tampa Bay doesn’t necessar...
Tags: Usa, New York, Sport, Rangers, Lightning, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Ben Thomas, Miller, Brad Penner, Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay, Cooper, J T Miller


Predators’ History at the Trade Deadline

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile is the longest tenured GM in the NHL, having accepted the position on July 9, 1997. In his role, he has led the Predators to a lot of success, including a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2017. He has also created for himself a reputation of being a trade master, having built a large percentage of the team’s current roster through trades. Related: 20 Biggest NHL Trades in the Past Year With the 2019 Trade Deadline less than a month away, in the next...
Tags: Long Read, Predators History, David Poile


Former Bruins Forwards Making Noise

The Boston Bruins were one of 10 teams provided additional rest, via the National Hockey League’s mandated five-day break, beginning on the Sunday prior to NHL All-Star Weekend in San Jose. This, for better or for worse, meant that the Black & Gold were idle for 10 days (and nine nights), leaving me with far too much time for reflection.    After checking in on the league’s Top-50 point scorers, including the painfully familiar names of Blake Wheeler, Phil Kessel and Tyler Seguin, here’s what I...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Russia, Sport, Wheeler, Dallas, San Jose, Jets, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Edmonton, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Florida Panthers


Predicting Predators’ 2019 Storylines

In a recent article, I covered the top-five storylines for the Nashville Predators from the 2018 calendar year. So now that 2018 is wrapped up and we’re a week into 2019, I want to predict what I think will be the team’s biggest storylines this year. Related: Predators’ 2018-19 Mid-Season Awards That means not only looking at the remainder of the 2018-19 season, but also the 2019 offseason and the first half of the 2019-20 season. Some of the predicted storylines are what I actually think will h...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Nashville, Ncaa, Philadelphia, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Brad Penner, Flyers


Avalanche Need to Add Some Depth Scoring

The Colorado Avalanche snapped out of their recent funk on Friday night, slapping the New York Rangers 6-1 on home ice. The lopsided victory ended the Avs’ six-game losing streak and was just their third win in the last 13 games. Leading the way were the usual suspects. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen each recorded three points, linemate and captain Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and an assist, and defenseman Tyson Barrie chipped in with helpers on three power-play goals. Barrie eclipsed John-...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, Wilson, Don, Brad Penner, Soderberg, East, Colorado Avalanche, Carl Soderberg, Avs, Jost


Kreider Will Survive the Trade Deadline

When Chris Kreider first emerged during the 2011-12 playoffs, the New York Rangers were in a different place. At the time, the Rangers had a realistic chance of hoisting the Stanley Cup. And as Kreider — who was selected by the Rangers 19th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Level Draft — worked his way up, the Rangers looked to keep their championship window open as long as possible. Today, the Rangers are focused on rebuilding, with familiar faces shipped out for fresh youngblood in the hopes...
Tags: New York Post, Usa, New York, Sport, Rangers, Quinn, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Brad Penner, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carl Hagelin, Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Strome, Chris Kreider


Should Kevin Hayes Wear a C, or Another Team’s Jersey?

Right on cue, hockey fans are spewing trade rumors as we near the middle of the season and as the February trade deadline draws closer. For the New York Rangers, it is an especially contested topic this season, especially when it comes to the question of what to do with center Kevin Hayes: trade him for younger talent or re-sign him to a new deal. To make matters more challenging, the NHL’s announcement of a new team in Seattle means another expansion draft in 2021 and any player not protected b...
Tags: Usa, New York, Sport, Rangers, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Brad Penner, Kim Klement, Blackhawks, Henrik Lundqvist, Johnny Gaudreau, Mika Zibanejad


Rangers’ Shattenkirk Still Struggling

When it comes to the supposedly curious case of Kevin Shattenkirk, there are general managers, scouts and even fans who would say, “I told you so.” Plenty of NHL executives would indeed tell you now that the perfectly ordinary performance of the New York Rangers defenseman this season has hardly been surprising – that No. 22, despite his big payday before last season, was never going to come close to fulfilling that contract that’s well on its way to evoking some serious buyers’ regret. Sh...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Rangers, Quinn, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Brad Penner, Madison Square Garden, Washington Capitals, J T Miller, St Louis Blues


2010 NHL Entry Draft: 5 Forgotten Picks

The 2010 NHL Entry Draft is notable for producing many of the NHL’s present-day elite, including Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall, who were selected first and second, respectively. A lot of the NHL’s current brightest, including now-Devil Taylor Hall, came out of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) It’s also notable for having 11 American-born players drafted in the first round. Perhaps even more interestingly, it’s notable that every player who was drafted in the first roun...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Austria, Canada, Jets, John, AHL, Hockey, NHL, North America, Northwest, Chicago Blackhawks, Noël, Florida Panthers


McDonagh Making His Norris Case

When Victor Hedman, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Norris Trophy winning defenseman, went down with a serious-looking injury against the Vegas Golden Knights on Oct. 26, there was cause for concern about the near future of the team. Hedman is more than just a player, he is a linchpin of the Lightning’s defensive unit and a key member of both their top power play unit and penalty kill. Losing him for any amount of time would be a devastating blow. Without Hedman in the lineup, the Lightning turn...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Rangers, Lightning, Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Brad Penner, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay, Arizona Coyotes, Ryan McDonagh, McDonagh, Norris Trophy, Norris, Victor Hedman


Lightning Need 2018 Rangers Deal to Payoff

When former Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman parted with big assets for roster players at a trade deadline, he only did so with an eye towards both the present and the future. For example, when he traded a first and third round pick for veteran defenseman Braydon Coburn back at the 2015 trade deadline, Coburn had one year left on his contract and was re-signed the next season to a three years deal. So, for those picks, the Lightning got a solid starting defenseman for, esse...
Tags: Usa, New York, Washington, Sport, Rangers, Lightning, Hockey, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Miller, Brad Penner, Steve Yzerman, Vladislav Namestnikov, Ondrej Palat, Anton Stralman


Colorado Avalanche 2018-19 Season Preview

The Colorado Avalanche enter the upcoming season battling for respect. Yes, they made the playoffs last season but that hasn’t improved speculation on the upcoming season. Of 17 NHL.com panelists, only five thought the Avalanche would make the postseason, and that was as a wild card team. Of course, at the beginning of last season, most expected the Avalanche to improve their point total but still remain cellar dwellers, which didn’t happen. Colorado merely used the negative expectations to feed...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Colorado, Sport, Avalanche, Nashville, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Oliver, Eagles, Brad Penner, Soderberg, Colorado Avalanche, Ron Chenoy


Yzerman’s Lasting Legacy With the Lightning

The only word to describe the sudden announcement that Steve Yzerman, the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, will be stepping down from his role with the organization is shock. Of all the things that could have happened this offseason, no one would have thought this was even a slight possibility. However, less than a month away from the start of the 2018-19 season, the Lightning have new leadership in the form of Julien BriseBois at the helm of the franchise. While this was a sudden cha...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Gm, Lightning, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Syracuse, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, Brad Penner, Steve Yzerman, Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay, Jon Cooper, Vincent Lecavalier


The New York Islanders Exclusive 40-Goal Club

On April 7, during the last game of the season, Anders Lee scored his 40th goal becoming the first New York Islander to reach that milestone since the 2006-07 season. He joined an exclusive club as one of only 12 players to accomplish this feat while wearing an Islander uniform. The other 11 Islanders on that list include Stanley Cup winners, Hall-of-Famers, and a handful of one-and-done 40-goal scorers which hopefully, Lee will not be. There is skepticism about his ability to reach that milesto...
Tags: Usa, New York, Sport, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, Thomas, Lee, Brad Penner, Madison Square Garden, Edmonton Oilers, Isles, Islanders


Avalanche of Offseason Player Moves for Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche made some significant moves over the summer. Some of the changes received a lot of notice, others not so much. Since rookie camp is on the horizon, now is a good time to get up to date on all the adjustments. Goodbye to Old Friends After a surprisingly good season, it’s hard to let some team members go. Many of them contributed substantially to the playoff push and earned a spot in fans’ hearts. But the one constant in professional sports is change. So, for better or wor...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Washington, Russia, Sport, Avalanche, Finland, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, St Petersburg, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Eagles


Maple Leafs’ Recent Dealings With the Islanders

The relationship between the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders may be more strained than ever before after the most recent offseason thanks to a number of individual decisions by players and management. Most notably, former Islanders’ captain John Tavares joined the Maple Leafs on a seven-year deal, while former Maple Leafs’ general manager Lou Lamoriello decided to leave the Leafs in favour of the GM job with the Isles. Related: Should Islanders’ Fans Temper Tavares Frustrations? Now, ...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Sweden, Beck, Sport, Gm, Nashville, Philadelphia, Rochester, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Long Island, Edmonton, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers


Isles Counting on Trotz to Be a Winner

Will Barry Trotz become the New York Islanders’ most successful coach since Al Arbour? That’s what Lou Lamoriello had in mind when he signed Trotz to a five-year deal in June, and that is certainly what the fans are hoping will happen. With all the coaching wins he has under his belt, along with a Stanley Cup victory in his back pocket, a better question might be how long will it take for him to earn that distinction? Barry Trotz (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) Trotz brings with him...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Nashville, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Weber, Brad Penner, Isles, Islanders, Washington Capitals, Lou Lamoriello, Braden Holtby


Rangers Need Offensive Boost This Season

After dealing away key veterans at the trade deadline this past February and sitting back during the July 1 free agency period, it remains clear that the New York Rangers have come to terms with the franchise’s first rebuild in over a decade. New York still has many key pieces to build around, but the one thing on everybody’s mind entering the 2018-19 season is scoring. Who is going to light the lamp offensively and advance the rebuilding process altogether? Chris Kreider Chris Kreider has bee...
Tags: Usa, New York, Sport, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Brad Penner, Madison Square Garden, Ottawa Senators, Boston College, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, Rick Nash, Hayes


3 Islanders We Love to Hate On

When things aren’t going well for a team, their fans get frustrated. Scoring droughts, short-side goals, and losing streaks drive fans crazy, leaving them looking for targets onto which they can vent their frustration. They need villains to blame so they create scapegoats, or if you prefer, they find players to put into the doghouse. Three current Islanders who have spent a good share of their time in that doghouse are Andrew Ladd, Brock Nelson, and Josh Bailey. Each of them has committed sins t...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, Nelson, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Brad Penner, Robert Duyos, Isles, Islanders, Tom Szczerbowski, All Star, Carolina, Bailey, John Tavares, Tavares


8 Best Defence Pairings in the NHL: 2017-18 Edition

Every team craves a rock-solid defensive pairing that can do it all. Keeping scoring chances away from your net is usually the goal for top pairings, but being able to contribute offence as well is a completely different skill. There aren’t many defencemen who are talented at both, never mind one or the other. Related: 8 Best Lines in the NHL, 2017-18 Edition Finding that chemistry on a pairing altogether is an even tougher task. Sometimes, really good defencemen can’t find that partner to gain ...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Ducks, Calgary, Tampa, Jones, Hamilton, Ottawa, Calder, Brad Penner, Bruins


10 NHL Teams Trending Down for 2018-19

NHL Standings Predictions: Offseason Edition 10 NHL Teams Trending Up for 2018-19 A lot can happen between today and training camp or opening night, but now that my offseason standings predictions are out there, it’s time to take a look at 10 NHL teams that are trending down for 2018-19. Some of these teams lost key players or made blatantly bad moves this summer, while others overachieved to varying degrees last season or appear bound to take a step back for a variety of reasons. Not all the...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Colorado, California, Washington, Boston, Russia, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Getty Images, Atlantic, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Kings, Dallas


Islanders’ Important Games in 2018-19

The 2018-19 season will be a different one for the New York Islanders. For one, they’ll be splitting their home games between two arenas. The Islanders have also already brought in six new players but have lost seven. Regardless of how the team does this upcoming season, here are 10 games to look forward to. Oct. 4, 2018: Islanders @ Hurricanes It’s a new era on Long Island and it officially begins on Oct. 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina against the Carolina Hurricanes. Under the guidance of pres...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Brooklyn, Rangers, Nashville, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Columbus, Long Island, New York Islanders, Wilson, Martin


5 Most Valuable Free Agent Signings…So Far

Free agency is in full swing, and since July 1, there have been over 100 contracts handed out with a total value approaching $500 million. Given the age of most players when they reach unrestricted free agency, a large portion of these deals will be bad for the team by the end. However, there will also be some quality contracts that will maintain their values for the duration. In order to determine which signings have been the most valuable, I am looking at two aspects. One is using cost-per-poi...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Corsica, New Jersey, Arizona, Blues, Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, St Louis, Detroit, Columbus, New York Rangers, Free Agents, Brad Penner


Hurricanes Sign Calvin de Haan

The frustrating offseason continued for the New York Islanders late on Tuesday evening when news broke that the Carolina Hurricanes had signed defenceman and former Islander Calvin de Haan to a four-year contract, according to Luke DeCock. Hurricanes have agreed to terms with free-agent defenseman Calvin de Haan, per source. Four years, $18.2 million. Left-shot D completes top two pairings. — Luke DeCock (@LukeDeCock) July 4, 2018 The deal is reportedly worth $18.2 million over the course of...
Tags: Usa, New York, News, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calvin, New York Islanders, Brad Penner, Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, Sergei Belski, Dougie Hamilton, Carolina, John Tavares