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Grading the Sabres’ 2020-21 Trades

The Buffalo Sabres completed four trades during the 2020-21 season, ranging from depth moves to moving out a star player. It’s been a few months since the trade deadline, and…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Buffalo Sabres, Sabres, Eric Staal, Taylor Hall, Brandon Montour, Editor's Choice, Jonas Johansson, Sabres Transactions, NHL Trade Analysis


Blackhawks Banter: Expectations, Expansion & Anticipating 2021-22

Welcome to our weekly Blackhawks Banter column, where we discuss all things Chicago Blackhawks. Yes, it’s the offseason for our friends in the red, white and black. But there’s plenty…
Tags: Column, Sport, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Blackhawks Banter


Predators News & Rumors: Jack Adams Votes, Juuse Saros & UFA Decisions

In this edition of Nashville Predators News & Rumors, we look at the fascinating Jack Adams votes handed out to the current head coach and a former one, too. We…
Tags: Column, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, Nashville Predators, Jack Adams, Juuse Saros, Jack Adams Award, News & Rumors, 2021 NHL Free Agency


Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Zach Hyman’s Axiological Decision

On June 18 on the podcast Lead Off with Mike Zigomanis and Scott MacArthur, Elliotte Friedman talked about why he believes the Toronto Maple Leafs will have a difficult time…
Tags: Column, Sport, Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Elliotte Friedman, Zach Hyman, Mike Zigomanis, Maple Leafs News, News & Rumors, Scott MacArthur Elliotte Friedman


Kraken GM Francis Shouldn’t Spend Big on UFAs

With all the mock drafts and projected protected lists hitting the news these days, it would be easy to forget that there are other important dates for the Seattle Kraken…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Free Agents, Ron Francis, Gabriel Landeskog, Editor's Choice, Seattle Kraken, 2021 NHL Free Agency, Kraken GM


Oilers Might Already Have Their Goalie of the Future in Stuart Skinner

There are many questions this offseason around the Edmonton Oilers’ goaltending situation: Bring back Mike Smith? Buy out Mikko Koskinen? Sign a big-name free agent? Swing a blockbuster trade? However,…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Mike Smith, Edmonton Oilers, NHL Goaltending, Oilers Goaltending, Mikko Koskinen, Stuart Skinner


Red Wings and Dougie Hamilton Are Not A Fit

One of the biggest stories to come out of the NHL this week was that the Carolina Hurricanes have granted star defenseman and pending unrestricted free agent Dougie Hamilton permission…
Tags: Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Steve Yzerman, Carolina Hurricanes, Red Wings, Dougie Hamilton, Free Agency


NHL Rumors: Wild, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Blackhawks, More

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, things are not looking good for the Minnesota Wild when it comes to a contract extension for Kirill Kaprizov. Meanwhile, pending UFA Dougie Hamilton might…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dougie Hamilton, Dylan Strome, Kirill Kaprizov, NHL Rumors, UFA Dougie Hamilton


Tristan Broz – 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Tristan Broz 2020-21 Team: Fargo Force (USHL)Date of Birth: Oct. 12, 2002Place of Birth: Bloomington, MNHt: 6-foot-0 Wt: 179 poundsShoots: Left-handedPosition: ForwardNHL Draft Eligibility: 2021 first-year eligibility Rankings Elite Prospects:…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Bloomington, NHL Entry Draft, Broz, Prospects, Fargo Force USHL, 2021 NHL Draft, Tristan Broz


Panthers Should Not Attempt to Bring in Patrik Laine

The Florida Panthers ended their season in disappointment after being eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games in the first round. Naturally, the team would look to improve…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Free Agents, Patrik Laine, Bill Zito, 2021 NHL Free Agency


Jakub Brabenec – 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Jakub Brabenec 2020-21 Team: HC Kometa Brno / CzechDate of Birth: Sep. 11, 2003Place of Birth: Brno, CZEHt: 6-foot-1 Wt: 165 poundsShoots: LPosition: CenterNHL Draft Eligibility: 2021 first-year eligible Rankings…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, NHL Entry Draft, HC Kometa Brno, Jakub Brabenec


Blues Give Fifth Rounder Keean Washkurak His NHL Shot

The St. Louis Blues quietly started their offseason, signing Keean Washkurak to a three-year entry-level contract on June 1. That doesn’t guarantee anything to the 19-year-old native of Kitchener, Ontario…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, St Louis Blues, Blues Prospects, Keean Washkurak


Panthers 2020-21 Report Card: MacKenzie Weegar

During the 2020-21 season, MacKenzie Weegar proved exactly why he was worth a lot more than the three-year, $3.25 million average annual value (AAV) contract he signed in November. The…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Florida Panthers, Player Profiles, MacKenzie Weegar


Ducks Need Eichel for Right Price

Three weeks after their 2020-21 season concluded, Jack Eichel, the Buffalo Sabres‘ star center, expressed his frustration with his team’s inability to procure a winning season since the former Boston…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Jack Eichel, Eichel


Canadiens & Drouin Have Some Tough Decisions to Make

The Montreal Canadiens’ Jonathan Drouin is at an unfortunate crossroads in his career, which seems too soon for a player only 26 years of age. I won’t speculate or assume…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Drouin, Jonathan Drouin, Player Profiles


Maple Leafs’ Offseason Diary – Hyman, Spezza & the Marner-Matthews Trade Talk

We are officially 19 days removed from Game 7 of the opening round of the 2021 NHL playoffs where the Montreal Canadiens shocked the Toronto Maple Leafs to take the…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Montreal Canadiens, Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jason Spezza, Mitch Marner, Zach Hyman, Hyman Spezza, Marner Matthews Trade Talk


Kraken Should Take Their Training Camp on the Road

The Seattle Kraken have a great opportunity to grow their fanbase this year by having a travelling training camp and preseason. This concept is not new and has allowed teams…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Road, Seattle Kraken


LA Kings 2021 Free Agent Targets: Brandon Saad

Heading into the 2020-21 season, not much was expected of the rebuilding Los Angeles Kings. With that said, the team’s staff and players expected to make the playoffs, despite finishing…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Free Agents, LA Kings, Brandon Saad, 2021 NHL Free Agency


Blackhawks’ Kane Remains a Dangerous Playmaker According to His Peers

You’re not actually surprised that 32-year-old Patrick Kane is still considered one of the most dangerous threats on the ice at any given time, are you? Well, if you had…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Editor's Choice


Maple Leafs Have Unfinished Business With Nick Foligno

When the Toronto Maple Leafs traded for Nick Foligno, he had his sights set on greatness. It truly looked like the Leafs were geared up to finally break that ever…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nick Foligno


Today in Hockey History: June 19

June 19 has seen the crowning of two Stanley Cup Champions over the years and a third memorable Stanley Cup Final game that ended with some overtime magic. Off the…
Tags: Column, Sport, Hockey, Cam Ward, Brent Seabrook, Brett Hull, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Blackhawks History, Stars History, Hurricanes History


Q & A with Hockey Globetrotter Hayley Williams

Imagine for a minute that you’re living in the middle of a global pandemic that has crippled and shut down life as we knew it on our planet. Pretty easy…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NWHL, Hayley Williams, Women's Hockey


Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Trading Morgan Rielly & Whining About Life

When it comes to business, I’m a sort of simple guy. I come from the school of “Buy low, sell high” or “Don’t spend more money than you have” or…
Tags: Column, Sport, Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Morgan Rielly, Kyle Dubas, Maple Leafs News, News & Rumors


Islanders Need to Find Wahlstrom a Spot in the Lineup

Offense was not a problem for the New York Islanders in the first two rounds of the postseason, but they need a spark heading into Game 4 against the Tampa…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, New York Islanders, Barry Trotz, Oliver Wahlstrom, Wahlstrom, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs


2021 Calder Award Finalists: Who Should Take Home the Trophy?

At the beginning of the season, there seemed to be one player running away with the Calder Trophy. Then, as the season went on, others stole the spotlight. Igor Shesterkin,…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Calder Trophy, Alex Nedeljkovic, Jason Robertson, Advanced Stats, Kirill Kaprizov


Islanders’ Lamoriello Deserving of 2nd Straight GM of the Year

It took a bit of time for general manager Lou Lamoriello to make a move after his trade for Matt Martin right after being named general manager in 2019, but…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, New York Islanders, Lou Lamoriello, Matt Martin, Lamoriello Deserving of 2nd Straight GM


6 Penguins Draft Picks That Didn’t Work Out in Pittsburgh

Every team has them. Players they took in a draft but went on to have success in other cities. Maybe the original team didn’t think the player was good enough,…
Tags: Sport, Penguins, Hockey, Pittsburgh, Matt Moulson, Jake Muzzin, Markus Naslund, Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Penguins History, Calen Addison


Wild Have Some Cheap Free Agent Options This Offseason

It’s no secret that the Minnesota Wild will be dishing out some serious money this offseason, primarily to their restricted free agents (RFA’s). With Kirill Kaprizov, Kevin Fiala, and Joel…
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Hockey, RFA, Minnesota Wild, Free Agents, Brock McGinn, Michael Del Zotto, Tyler Bozak, Editor's Choice, 2021 NHL Free Agency, Kirill Kaprizov Kevin Fiala


Canadiens’ Bergevin Owes GM of the Year Candidacy to Price

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin had a good last offseason, but was it “Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award” good?
Tags: Sport, Gm, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Lou Lamoriello, Carey Price, Marc Bergevin, Bergevin, Top Story, Canadiens Management, Jim Gregory


Canucks Have Options for Right Defenceman in Free Agency

The Vancouver Canucks have a few roster spots they will need to fill and improve heading into the 2021-22 season.  One position that needs quite a bit of help is…
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Free Agents, Vancouver Canucks, Luke Schenn, Cody Ceci, Brandon Montour