11:03 AM EDT, Tue October 17, 2017
Pred Lines 1 hour ago

Nashville Predators: Girard’s play could force Predators to make a trade

With only being 19-years old, expectations for Girard is proving to be better than advertised. Could he force the Nashville Predators to make a trade? With great play comes greater responsibility. And, right now, rookie defensemen Samuel Girard is playing great. But, at 19 years of age, can he continue to play that way? All […] Nashville Predators: Girard’s play could force Predators to make a trade - Predlines - Predlines - A Nashville Predators Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Five For Howling 1 hour ago
Tuesday’s Coyotes Tracks - Yotes Head to Dallas

Tuesday’s Coyotes Tracks - Yotes Head to Dallas

The Coyotes need patience, injuries in the Western Conference, and the SPHL makes an interesting playoff decision for this season. Coyotes News From The Editors Desk: Rick Tocchet, John Chayka and the power of patience - Five For HowlingEverybody needs to just take a deep breath and try not to panic. Officially speaking, it’s Arizona Coyotes, not Phoenix - Arizona SportsFans might have noticed a common slip of the tongue by NHL referees when announcing penalties on the Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Clayton Keller focused on helping Coyotes as Calder Trophy buzz grows –...
PensBurgh 1 hour ago
Game Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers 10/17/17

Game Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers 10/17/17

The Penguins hit the road to meet, surprisingly, the worst team in the East so far in this young season Basics Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (3-2-1) @ New York Rangers (1-5-0) When: 7:00 PM Eastern, locally televised on AT&T Sports Net Recent History: The Pens won last year’s season series with a 3-2-0 record which seems even better considering one NYR win was Game 82 when both teams were resting all key players for the playoffs. Pittsburgh took the wood to New York with 6-1 and 7-2 wins on 11/23 and 12/20 respectively to show what the 2016 playoffs made clear in the difference in quality...
Defending Big D 1 hour ago
Analyzing Ken Hitchcock’s Defensive Pairs Through the First Five

Analyzing Ken Hitchcock’s Defensive Pairs Through the First Five

What can small sample sizes tell us about Dallas’ blueline through five games? Before the season Ken Hitchcock had the top six he wanted. Esa Lindell and John Klingberg looked to be taking the necessary next step. He liked what he saw of Jamie Oleksiak and figured he could slot in next to Marc Methot. Dan Hamhuis and Stephen Johns rounded out a blue collar blueline the size of an adult mastodon. He said he’d evaluate them after five games, but a rough start and a sore groin accelerated that process. Now he’s got Methot with Klingberg, Lindell with Honka, and Hamhuis with Johns. The...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 1 hour ago
Catching The Torch: Ryan Poehling beginning to discover his offensive game

Catching The Torch: Ryan Poehling beginning to discover his offensive game

Stats, highlights, and updates on the Habs prospects from the past week. Each week we take an in-depth look at young members of the organization while providing an overview of Habs' prospects playing at the junior (OHL, WHL), collegiate (USHL, NCAA), and professional (ECHL) level. The expectations are great this season for the Habs’ 2017 first-round pick, Ryan Poehling. He's a player with a strong base of attributes who is looking to push his game to the next level. After attending the Canadiens’ development camp this summer, he seemed to know clearly what he had to work on: developing...
Mile High Hockey 1 hour ago
Breaking: Colorado Avalanche to announce the hiring of Bob Roberts

Breaking: Colorado Avalanche to announce the hiring of Bob Roberts

The Avalanche are set to announce the addition of Bob Roberts to the hockey analysis department. Last night, news started to circulate that the Colorado Avalanche were on the verge of announcing a new hiring. The addition to the front office that would make the organization “smarter”. Mile High Hockey has now learned that the hiring will be Bob Roberts (@BobRbrts) and he will serve in a part-time analytics consultant role. Roberts is known around hockey twitter and by many in the analytics consulting world, but most fans will not have heard of him. He’s known for breaking down video...
Oilers Nation 1 hour ago

What’s Wrong with the Oilers?

Two weeks in and things haven’t gone as planned for the Edmonton Oilers. While many pegged them as a Stanley Cup contender, they’ve stumbled after their shutout win against Calgary on opening night. What’s concerning about the Oilers and how much should fans worry? Is this just a slow start or a result of a...
Stanley Cup of Chowder 2 hours ago
4 major problems plaguing the Bruins and how to fix them

4 major problems plaguing the Bruins and how to fix them

It hasn’t been an ideal start, but it’s early. The start to this season, to put it lightly, hasn’t been ideal. The Bruins kicked off 2017-2018 in style with an exciting win over Nashville. The kids were great! Tuukka Rask was sharp! Everything is awesome! Then they got pasted by Colorado twice and looked truly awful losing to Las Vegas on Sunday night. Everything is bad! The truth, of course, lies somewhere in between awesome and bad. However, it’s not a stretch to say that the Bruins have some major problems brewing. The good thing? They’re fixable. Let’s take a look. 1) Too...
Hockey Wilderness 2 hours ago
Wilderness Walk: Amen, Brother

Wilderness Walk: Amen, Brother

Wilderness, we’ve had a major setback. Parise is injured. Again. This is no good. Niederreiter is injured. Badly. Coyle is injured. Also badly. Ish. Foligno is injured. It was self-inflicted. Ish. Granlund is injured. Dubnyk is lukewarm. The only fortunate(?) thing is that the Wild have about one game per fourteen days. so. Maybe they’ll heal? We’ll see. Anyways, here’s some soul music. Wild News MN Wild assistant coach Darby Hendrickson practices with teamDarby Hendrickson hasn’t played in the NHL in more than a decade, yet there he was skating with the Wild during...
Raw Charge 2 hours ago
Dan Girardi’s first five games for the Tampa Bay Lightning

Dan Girardi’s first five games for the Tampa Bay Lightning

How did he do? In a very limited role, Girardi exceeded the expectations of many. When Steve Yzerman lured George McPhee into taking Jason Garrison in the Expansion Draft, Lightning fans thought that they had seen the last of the #5 sweater. That was not to be the case, and Yzerman signed Dan Girardi on Day 1 of Free Agency Frenzy to a two-year, $6 million pact. Often called one of the worst signings of the offseason, NHL fans including myself were not deterred from complaining about Yzerman’s decision making. But when I came to the realization that this was reality and not wacky GM’ing...
Mile High Hockey 2 hours ago
Morning Flurries: Are the Colorado Avalanche getting smarter?

Morning Flurries: Are the Colorado Avalanche getting smarter?

The team spends an off day in Nashville while the front office is set to announce a new hire It was a pretty quiet night as far as Colorado Avalanche news goes. The team is in Nashville ‘bonding’ before a game against the Predators tonight and nothing really newsworthy to talk about - aside from Tyson’s Jost’s return to the lineup. Then came a rather ominous tweet: Hearing Colorado is about to get a whole lot smarter— Ryan Stimson (@RK_Stimp) October 17, 2017 Ryan is a pretty well-known person in the hockey analytics community. His mention of the Avs getting smarter led to a...
Canes Country 3 hours ago
Carolina Hurricanes at Edmonton Oilers: Preview, Game Notes, Statistics, Storm Advisory

Carolina Hurricanes at Edmonton Oilers: Preview, Game Notes, Statistics, Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes will take on Connor McDavid and the Oilers in Edmonton after hours tonight. The Hurricanes will be looking to pick up their first points on the State Fair road trip tonight taking on the Edmonton Oilers in Western Canada. The Oilers have jumped out to an unexpected slow start, making tonight’s game an important one as both teams look to find a groove early in this season. Game Notes The Oilers will come into tonight trying to snap a 3 game losing streak after winning their opening night game. Expect for them to come out with some fire on home ice tonight. The...
Eyes On Isles 3 hours ago

New York Islanders Daily: Scoring Woes Out West

The New York Islanders had a tough road trip out west, only scoring six goals in the three-game excursion in California. Scoring wasn’t supposed to be an issue for this New York Islanders team. In fact, the defense was supposed to be this team’s biggest weakness. That hasn’t been the case thus far and the trip […] New York Islanders Daily: Scoring Woes Out West - Eyes On Isles - Eyes On Isles - A New York Islanders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
All About the Jersey 3 hours ago
Game Preview #6: New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game Preview #6: New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Coming off a win against the rival New York Rangers, the New Jersey Devils look to end the winning streak of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Prudential Center. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (4-1-0) versus the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-1-0). SBN Blog: Raw Charge The Time: 7:30 PM ET The Broadcast: TV: NBC Sports Hynes’ Doghouse: Pavel Zacha, Marcus Johansson, and Jimmy Hayes all found themselves out of the game by about midway through the second period in the game against the New York Rangers. While coach John Hynes gave a bold in-game punishment for their poor play, he commended them on...
Stanley Cup of Chowder 3 hours ago
Is it time to panic about the Bruins?

Is it time to panic about the Bruins?

Bad losses, bad mistakes...should we be freaking out? NO. It is not. It’s October and Patrice Bergeron hasn’t played yet. Chill. This has been a public service announcement.
The Cannon 3 hours ago
Game Faceoff: Columbus Blue Jackets at Winnipeg Jets

Game Faceoff: Columbus Blue Jackets at Winnipeg Jets

Here’s what you need to know. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:00 ESTBell MTS Place - Winnipeg, ManitobaTV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FM Opponent’s Blog: Arctic Ice HockeyColumbus Blue Jackets, 4-1-0, 8 points, T-1st Metro, T-2nd East vs. Winnipeg Jets, 3-2-0, 6 points, 4th Central, 7th West Season Series 10/17/2017 CBJ @ WPG10/27/2017 WPG @ CBJ Stats Winnipeg Columbus 3.20 (T11) GPG 3.20 (T11) 3.60 (T23) GAPG 2.20 (T5) 10.5% (23) PP% 7.7 (27) 71.4% (30) PK% 76.9% (T22) 45.78% (26) EV Corsi % 55.10% (8) 101.3 (12) EV PDO 101.2 (13) Nikolaj Ehlers, 5 G Leader Sonny...
PensBurgh 3 hours ago
Pens Points: On the Road Again

Pens Points: On the Road Again

Pens begin three game road trip in New York with divisional showdown against Rangers. Cole returns to practice with full face shield. Back-to-back scenarios will be key for Pens. Malkin looking for more production with Phil. Newest Pens promotion is franchise’s biggest. Following short trip back to Pittsburgh on Saturday, the Penguins will head out on a three game road trip this week. The trip begins this evening the New York City where the Pens will face-off against the New York Rangers for the first time this season. Game time is slated for 7:00 PM and will be broadcast locally on AT&T...
Blueshirt Banter 3 hours ago
Alain Vigneault Needs to Give Rangers Defense Time To Jell

Alain Vigneault Needs to Give Rangers Defense Time To Jell

AV needs to set his defense pairings and let them grow together. Through six games the New York Rangers have the second-to-worst record in the league, or the second-best record in the #FallinforDahlin sweepstakes depending on your worldview. This is not what fans or the bookmakers had in mind, but the fact remains that the Rangers are 1-5-0 and have lost their last three games. A lot has been said about Alain Vigneault since the start of the season, but today I’d like to focus on the craziness that has been the defense – to be more specific the number of pairings Vigneault has already...
On the Forecheck 3 hours ago
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Ouchies

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Ouchies

It looks like Nashville has joined the seemingly large number of teams inordinately banged up for five games into the season. Smashville News: #Preds practice lines:Forsberg-Johansen-ArvidssonHartnell-Fiala-SmithSissons-Jarnkrok-AbergMcLeod-Watson-Salomaki— Thomas Willis (@TomAWillis) October 16, 2017 Has Fiala played center before? Who will take the faceoff? This is very odd. Bring up Freddy - there must be a locker available! Preds Practice Ponderings: Oct. 16 | NHL.comYes we are improving in every game. However, we are also dropping like flies. Maybe we can improve with fewer...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 3 hours ago
Canadiens vs. Sharks: Game preview, start time, Tale of the Tape, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Sharks: Game preview, start time, Tale of the Tape, and how to watch

The West Coast road trip has not been historically kind, and this year’s Habs are already under pressure as they head to California. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The offence on the Montreal Canadiens showed much-anticipated signs of life against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, as both Jonathan Drouin and Alex Galchenyuk got on the scoresheet, but Carey Price was distinctly average. Ultimately, it was Auston Matthews who took the spotlight as the Leafs recorded the 4-3 overtime win. Now the Canadiens embark on their customary California road trip with a 1-3-1...

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