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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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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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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Minnesota Wild Sign Mikko Koivu to Contract Extension

The Minnesota Wild and captain Mikko Koivu have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension worth $11 million starting in the 2018-19 season, the Wild announced Monday. The deal comes with a cap hit of $5.5 million per season following the seven-year contract that Koivu is set to complete this season that came with a cap hit of $6.75 million per season. NEWS: #CapFinn Mikko Koivu and #mnwild agree…

September 19, 2017
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Pierre-Luc Dubois Brings Confidence to Second Training Camp

September 19, 2017

Auston Matthews. Patrik Laine. We all thought we knew what was next, right? Jarmo Kekalainen and the Columbus Blue Jackets had other ideas. Instead of picking Jesse Puljujarvi third overall, they went off the board and took Pierre-Luc Dubois. They Did What? The judgment started immediately after they made the pick. It was clear the Blue Jackets needed a center. Puljujarvi was a winger. The team loved what they saw…

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Bryan Little Worth Every Penny Of Extension

Bryan Little could have earned a lucrative contract anywhere in the NHL upon conclusion of his deal with the Jets. He could have signed a massive contract to carry him right through to retirement. Instead, Little committed to the only franchise he’s ever known ahead of training camp on September 14, inking a six-year deal to stay with what he views as a franchise on the rise. Little: I didn’t…

September 18, 2017
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Blackhawks: 6 Things to Watch for This Preseason

September 18, 2017

The Chicago Blackhawks will soon be heading into their preseason, starting this Tuesday, Sept. 19, and ending on Saturday, Sept. 30. They face off against three teams: the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Detroit Red Wings, and the Boston Bruins. The Hawks have a home and an away game against each club. While the preseason doesn’t promise the intensity of the regular season, which debuts on Thursday, Oct. 5, it’s a…

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Columbus Blue Jackets: Sonny Milano Knows His Time is Now

September 17, 2017

Flashback to the end of the 2013-14 season with me for just a minute. The Columbus Blue Jackets earned their second ever playoff berth before losing a tough series to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. Optimism around the team was high. That optimism got even higher at the NHL Draft. Although the Blue Jackets didn’t pick until 17th, they landed a player in Sonny Milano that was a YouTube…

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Blues Training Camp So Far

The St. Louis Blues officially opened their training camp back on the 15th of September; hockey is almost fully back! It’s good to see our social media feeds packed full of pictures and videos of players dressed and on the ice again. While training camp hasn’t even been running for a full week, there are still plenty of things to talk about here, so let’s get to it. Sanford Injured…

September 17, 2017
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Columbus Blue Jackets: Jordan Schroeder’s Prime Opportunity

September 16, 2017

The Columbus Blue Jackets have an interesting story line developing in training camp. There are 8-10 players that could make a serious run at a roster spot. One player in particular sees the opportunity in front of him and hopes to make this roster for good without having to spend time in the AHL. Thanks to an offseason trade, Jordan Schroeder has a prime opportunity. Schroeder came to the Blue…

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