Sun Setting on Blackhawks’ Toews, Kane, Keith?

May 26, 2018

The Stanley Cup Final is about to start and free agency is still more than a month away, with the NHL’s annual offseason reshaping of rosters not quite ready to commence in full. Despite that, the numerous predictions about what’s in store for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018-19 have evoked a sense of certainty. The vibe of these prognostications is that a big bounce-back is coming for the Blackhawks. That…

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10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins in Franchise History

The Penguins have been supremely fortunate to offer their fans two of the game’s all-time legends in Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. But it takes more than a single superstar to win Cups, they need other greats to support them. These players as well as some of the legends in the team’s storied past fill out the THW list of Pittsburgh Penguins best players in team history. 10. Paul Coffey…

May 26, 2018
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Should the Oilers Go for Brandon Carlo?

There are questions as to whether or not the Edmonton Oilers depth is strong enough. After losing players like Anton Slephyshev, Iiro Pakarinen, and trading Patrick Maroon and Mark Letestu, it’s clear they need to sign a forward or two. But, if you look at their defense, even with almost everyone coming back to the team, their blue line may not be good enough. Oscar Klefbom did not have the year fans expected…

May 26, 2018
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San Jose Sharks 2017-18 Review: GM and Owner

May 26, 2018

We’re up to reviewing the San Jose Sharks brass in our series covering the team’s 2017-18 season. The prior articles are here: Main Points Forwards Joe Thornton Defensemen Goalies Roster and Salary Cap Coach GM and Owner Summary (up next) Doug Wilson’s 2017 Offseason It’s been quite a year for Doug Wilson, the San Jose Sharks general manager. The NHL’s calendar year begins on July 1, and on that day…

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New Coaches, Better Playoff Prospects?

It was speculated upon for the past few weeks, and the news is now official. The Edmonton Oilers have hired three new assistant coaches to support a returning Todd McLellan for the 2018-19 season. Glen Gulutzan, Trent Yawney, and Manny Viveiros will join McLellan behind the Oilers bench. The trio replaces Jay Woodcroft, Jim Johnson, and Ian Herbers who were all helping hands for McLellan last season. Woodcroft is now…

May 26, 2018
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Canucks Sign Elias Pettersson to ELC

It’s official — the Vancouver Canucks have inked Swedish stud Elias Pettersson to an entry-level contract. Happy and excited to sign my first NHL-contract. A dream come true! I want to thank everyone who helped me along the way and especially my family. I couldn’t have done it without you. pic.twitter.com/NXTBLO1xBc — Elias Pettersson (@_EPettersson) May 25, 2018 Thank goodness his signing hand wasn’t injured at the World Hockey Championships,…

May 26, 2018
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Enstrom Likely Done With Winnipeg Jets

Toby Enstrom has been a good foot soldier for the Winnipeg Jets on the back end. While his offensive totals never approached that of his Atlanta Thrashers days, he was a calm, effective puck mover. The Jets were undoubtedly better with him on the ice this year. All that, however, may be soon coming to an end. Enstrom’s contract is up, and for a variety of reasons, he may not…

May 26, 2018
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Hornqvist Caps Off Season with World Gold

Between the beginning of the 2015 regular season and the time they were finally eliminated by the Washington Capitals in 2018, the Pittsburgh Penguins played the most hockey of any team in the NHL. Between 61 postseason games, two full regular seasons and the World Cup of Hockey, most Penguins could find a silver lining in taking a break when their two-year streak as Stanley Cup champions finally ended. Most…

May 26, 2018
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Carey Price: Right Attitude to Save the Habs?

Since winning the Hart Trophy in 2014-15, Carey Price has seen his numbers decline progressively. Some fans may be concerned that Price, who will turn 31 prior to the start of the upcoming season, is now past his prime and has started an inevitable decline. This decline is even more alarming when you consider that Price hasn’t even started his eight-year, $84-million extension yet. However, Geoff Molson and Marc Bergevin…

May 26, 2018
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Which Rangers Benefit Most Under Quinn?

With the hiring of David Quinn as head coach of the New York Rangers, the stage has been set to continue with the team’s rebuild. Make no mistake, Quinn is a development coach and was brought in to help rebuild the team’s core in hopes of a Stanley Cup victory somewhere down the road. As the team had grown stale on former coach Alain Vigneault’s voice, everyone in the Rangers’…

May 26, 2018
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