2:16 PM EST, Tue November 20, 2018
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Edmonton Oilers fire Todd McLellan, hire Ken Hitchcock

Ken Hitchcock has, once again, come out of retirement. The Edmonton Oilers have hired him to replace the incumbent Todd McLellan.  After a strong start to their season, the Edmonton Oilers are officially struggling. Though they started the season 8-4-1, they have since lost five of their past six games. In each of those losses, […] Edmonton Oilers fire Todd McLellan, hire Ken Hitchcock - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
2 hours ago

NHL: Looking at the early Norris Trophy candidates

We’re a quarter of the way through the NHL season which is a good start to determine who’s going to contend for the major awards. Here are some early Norris Trophy candidates. As the NHL as quickly evolved to a faster, more skilled league, the demands from defensemen have changed. The massive body checks and […] NHL: Looking at the early Norris Trophy candidates - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
4 hours ago

St. Louis Blues give Craig Berube a second chance behind the bench

It’s been three years since Craig Berube held a head coaching job in the NHL. The St. Louis Blues are giving him a second chance.  After a disappointing 7-9-3 start to the 2018-19 season, the St. Louis Blues have done the expected and fired Mike Yeo as their head coach. A summer filled with roster […] St. Louis Blues give Craig Berube a second chance behind the bench - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
4 hours ago

Toronto Maple Leafs: The Short List of Improving Marlies

The 2018 Calder Cup winning Toronto Marlies are off to a rough 6-7-3 start this season. Which players are exceeding expectations, so far? Following the loss of goalies Calvin Pickard and Curtis McElhinney to waivers and Garret Sparks‘ call-up to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Marlies just haven’t been the same team. Instead of the […] Toronto Maple Leafs: The Short List of Improving Marlies - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
5 hours ago

Washington Capitals: Match ratings from Week Seven

In their busiest week of the season so far, the Washington Capitals saw a number of key players go down to injury. How did this affect this week’s games? Things are starting to pick up for the Washington Capitals, as their first of back-to-back four-game weeks saw them split the difference, going 2-2-0. The narrative […] Washington Capitals: Match ratings from Week Seven - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
23 hours ago

Pittsburgh Penguins must look to the past for inspiration

The Pittsburgh Penguins are at the bottom of the standings for the first time since the 2005-06 season. Will they be able to turn things around and replicate a feat they achieved in 2010-11? There is no denying the Pittsburgh Penguins have struggled mightily through their first 17 games of the 2018-19 season. With a […] Pittsburgh Penguins must look to the past for inspiration - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Nov 19, 2018

NHL Prospects: The future of Russia’s Blueline

Russia might not be known for their defensemen, but a young group of intriguing NHL prospects hopes to change that. If there is one thing that Russia is known for amongst the NHL, it is their talented group of forwards. Russia has produced some of the top forwards in the NHL today with the likes […] NHL Prospects: The future of Russia’s Blueline - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Nov 19, 2018

Detroit Red Wings: Darren Helm could be out for a while

Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm sustained an upper-body injury on November 17, 2018 and is expected to miss some time. Following a 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils on November 17, 2018, it was announced that Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm sustained an upper-body injury that will keep him out for […] Detroit Red Wings: Darren Helm could be out for a while - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Nov 17, 2018

NHL Trade Grade: New York Rangers take a chance on Ryan Strome

The New York Rangers did well trading struggling forward Ryan Spooner to the Edmonton Oilers for Ryan Strome.  For the second time this week, two teams have decided to swap struggling forwards. The recent GM meetings were clearly productive, as teams are getting trades done earlier than usual. On Friday, the New York Rangers and […] NHL Trade Grade: New York Rangers take a chance on Ryan Strome - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Nov 17, 2018

NHL: Andrei Vasilevskiy, Braden Holtby lead goaltending injury outbreak

Hockey is a team-oriented sport where every player is important for its success. However, the one position that can make or break your team is the goalie. NHL teams are learning this thanks to an injury outbreak. In the NHL, if you do not have a solid goaltender, that can ruin your team. There are so […] NHL: Andrei Vasilevskiy, Braden Holtby lead goaltending injury outbreak - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Nov 16, 2018

NHL Trade Rumors: 3 best fits for Sergei Bobrovsky

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will be a free agent after this season. The latest NHL trade rumors lean towards him staying, but here are three teams who could really use him.  The Columbus Blue Jackets currently find themselves facing a situation that might not have a right answer. Their two best players, Sergei […] NHL Trade Rumors: 3 best fits for Sergei Bobrovsky - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Nov 16, 2018

Calgary Flames must end the Mike Smith experiment now

Mike Smith has ran his course as the Calgary Flames starting goaltender. It’s time for the Flames to move on, as he’s clearly not the answer. The Calgary Flames have struggled to find a franchise goalie throughout their existence as a franchise. From 1983 to 2013, they were pretty set, as they had Mike Vernon […] Calgary Flames must end the Mike Smith experiment now - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Nov 16, 2018

Carey Price leads Montreal Canadiens to 3-2 win over Calgary Flames

Led by Carey Price’s 43 saves, the Montreal Canadiens got a much-needed 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames.  The Montreal Canadiens are in a bit of a slump. Entering Thursday’s game against the Calgary Flames, they had lost three of their last four games and four of their last six. Though the Habs hardly played […] Carey Price leads Montreal Canadiens to 3-2 win over Calgary Flames - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Nov 15, 2018

3 players the Los Angeles Kings should trade

The Los Angeles Kings are approaching rock bottom, which means their roster purging is expected to continue. Which three players could be next after the Tanner Pearson trade?  The inevitable has happened – the Los Angeles Kings have reached their expiration date. Everyone knew it was coming. But nobody thought it would come so soon. […] 3 players the Los Angeles Kings should trade - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Nov 15, 2018

NHL Trade Grade: Penguins win the Tanner Pearson for Carl Hagelin trade

Who won the trade that sent Tanner Pearson to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Carl Hagelin to the LA Kings? Our latest NHL trade grade sorts it out. On Wednesday, two struggling teams traded two struggling wings looking for a roster shakeup. The Pittsburgh Penguins traded Carl Hagelin to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward […] NHL Trade Grade: Penguins win the Tanner Pearson for Carl Hagelin trade - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL