Canadiens Will Undeniably Contend in Atlantic

Three division titles in the last five seasons don’t just fade away, as far the Montreal Canadiens and their fans should be concerned. Entering 2017-18 as the reigning Atlantic Division champions, the Habs still have most of the same core intact from that team. More than Just Carey Price Granted, that team blew a tire against the New York Rangers in the first round this past spring, but it’s also…

September 19, 2017
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Nashville Predators Name Roman Josi Captain

The Nashville Predators will open the upcoming 2017-18 season with Roman Josi as their new captain after unveiling the news at training camp on Tuesday. Josi replace Mike Fisher who spent 2016-17 as the Predators’ captain before retiring shortly after the season. Josi becomes the third team captain in the past three years with Shea Weber having sported the ‘C’ prior to Fisher donning the almighty letter. According to Adam…

September 19, 2017
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Patrick, Lindblom Impress at Rookie & Preseason Games

The Philadelphia Flyers management and fan base witnessed a small glimpse of their future when the team faced the New York Islanders in their rookie game. The Flyers rookies took a had a 3-1 lead going into the third period but sat back and eventually blew the lead, forcing them into overtime where Islanders prospect Mitch Vande Sompel sealed the game. In their first preseason bout, the Flyers once again…

September 19, 2017
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Edmonton Oilers: 2017-18 Bold Predictions

Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. The Edmonton Oilers are finally finding their stride after having their captain – Connor McDavid – play a full season in 2016-17. They’ve put together quite…

September 19, 2017
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Devils Game One Observations

The New Jersey Devils opened their preseason on Monday night against the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center. The Devils allowed a shorthanded goal to start the scoring but came back and banged in four of their own to win 4-1. It was a good team win through and through. The Capitals were without their three best forwards — Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Evgeny Kuznetsov — but it was still…

September 19, 2017
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Dallas Stars Download: Training Camp Edition

September 19, 2017

After the injury-riddled bust that was the 2016-17 season, it was quite fitting that the Stars should open Training Camp 2017 in a building just off the aptly-named New Hope Drive. An eager, optimistic Stars club boarded buses at their headquarters in Frisco Thursday for the three-hour drive to Cedar Park. After General Manager Jim Nill seemingly made all the right moves over the summer, the entire organization circled September…

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Anaheim Ducks: Filling the Kesler Void

The Anaheim Ducks’ training camp got off to an inauspicious start with the news that center Ryan Kesler is slowly recovering from offseason hip surgery and out indefinitely. We’ve explored what that might mean for who plays center and/or who draws into the lineup. The other glaring issue, though, isn’t just replacing Kesler’s body, but his production. Ryan Kesler and Pekka Rinne (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) As one of…

September 19, 2017
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Virtanen Barging His Way onto Canucks Roster

The Vancouver Canucks have faced a lot of questions stemming from the 2014 NHL Entry Draft when they selected Jake Virtanen sixth overall in the first round. Since then, players chosen after Virtanen like the Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander, the Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers and the Detroit Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin have established themselves as quality top-line NHL players. Jake Virtanen, sixth overall pick, 2014 NHL Draft (Bill Streicher-USA…

September 19, 2017
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Calgary Flames Jersey History

Ah yes, the Calgary Flames. My hometown team. My boys! How could I ever be upset with them? Except, you know, when they win only four playoff rounds since 1989, missing the playoffs altogether 14 times. And also their penchant for grossly misjudging and or mistreating organisational talent (Doug Gilmour, Al MacInnis, Michael Nylander, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Martin St. Louis, Marc Savard…). But hey, at least they don’t consistently trade my…

September 19, 2017
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What Will the Hawks Do Without Panarin?

September 19, 2017

One of the most talked about trades of the 2017 offseason was the Artemi Panarin of the Chicago Blackhawks and Brandon Saad of the Columbus Blue Jackets trade. The trade led to many questions, and it will be a telling season for the Hawks. The biggest question is how well they will manage without him. What the Hawks Will Be Missing Panarin’s impressive debut in the 2015-16 season for the Hawks resulted…

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