3:24 AM EDT, Tue May 30, 2017
8 hours ago

NHL Releases Combine Fitness Testing Schedule

We finally know which prospects will attend the NHL Combine in Buffalo this week. The NHL on Monday released their schedule for Saturday’s fitness testing in Buffalo. All told, 103 of the top prospects have a scheduled time on Saturday. Groups will go out 12 at a time onto the floor of Harbor Center to show […]
9 hours ago

Will the Predators’ Fairy Tale End?

This is why the NHL playoffs are fun: you never know what’s going to happen. Upsets are more frequent compared to other major sports like the NBA. We are now set for the finals, which features the team with the fewest points among those that qualified for the postseason — the Nashville Predators. Prior to […]
9 hours ago

Scott Reedy – 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Scott Reedy 2016-17 Team: USNDP (#10) Date of Birth: Jul. 1, 1999 Place of Birth: Prior Lake, MN Ht: 6’2” Wt: 204 lbs Shoots: Right Position: C/W NHL Draft Eligibility: 2017 first-year eligible Rankings THW Alternate Rankings: 41st (Final) Future Considerations: 39th (Spring) Bob McKenzie: 50th (January) Craig Button: 71st (March) Jeff Marek: 47th (May) Scott Reedy […]
10 hours ago

Ron Francis Holding Prime Cards

Ron Francis, GM of the Carolina Hurricanes is holding prime cards. As the 2017 NHL Entry Draft approaches, and with it the poaching of players by the NHL expansion Vegas Golden Knights, Francis is his usual stoic self. He knows he’s got a good hand and, like World Series of Poker players, believes he will […]
10 hours ago

Filip Forsberg Trade Revisited

From the eighth seed in the Western Conference to the Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators have provided hockey fans with a wild ride through the 2017 NHL Playoffs. In doing so, the Predators have received contributions from just about everyone in the lineup en route to the franchise’s first chance to take home the […]
11 hours ago

Oilers: The Arrival of Oscar Klefbom

Barring another injury-riddled campaign, the 2016-17 season was always going to be a campaign in which the Edmonton Oilers made substantial gains in the overall standings. The question was whether or not the improvement would be great enough to allow them to qualify for the playoff the for first time since 2006. Considering the club finished […]
12 hours ago

Spitfires Capture 2017 Memorial Cup

The Windsor Spitfires have won the 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup and they did it in history-making fashion… again. Aaron Luchuk scored five minutes into the third period as the Spitfires defeated the Erie Otters in the championship of the 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup. Windsor becomes the first team in CHL history to win the Memorial […]
13 hours ago

Measuring Impact of Erie Otters’ Memorial Cup Run

Make no mistake about it. The Erie Otters’ 4-3 loss to the Windsor Spitfires in the Mastercard Memorial Cup Final was by far their most crushing defeat of the season. They were among the last two teams out of 60 in the Canadian Hockey League. It was one game against a familiar foe in their […]
14 hours ago

Maple Leafs Roundtable: Rosén, Borgman Add Defensive Depth

Knowing very well that their weakness was on defence last season, the Maple Leafs were rumoured to be interested in a trade or signing free agents to fill their backend issues. It didn’t take long for them to make news on that front as they went to Europe for a second consecutive offseason to sign […]
15 hours ago

7 Blue Jackets Goaltenders Examined

After the most successful season in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves shrouded in a bizarre haze surrounding the future of their goaltending heading into the offseason. On the one hand, Sergei Bobrovsky is almost certainly going to win his 2nd Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender next month. They have a […]
15 hours ago

The Best NHL Defensemen Ever

Originally posted in 2012 by Mark Ritter, the best NHL defensemen ever list is pretty timeless and we can’t imagine altering it anytime soon. Although a couple more stellar seasons by Erik Karlsson and he may crack the lineup. The NHL has a long and storied existence. Legendary teams, lines and players serve as a […]
15 hours ago

Not Your Typical Stanley Cup Final Primer

The 2017 Stanley Cup Final stage has been set. The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to become the first team since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98 to win consecutive Stanley Cups, while the Nashville Predators will try to bring home the Cup in their first try. Offense vs. Defense It promises to be a matchup […]
16 hours ago

Stanley Cup Final Predictions

Here at The Hockey Writers, we compiled predictions from our writers for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Twenty-five of our writers contributed their predictions on the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals (Eastern Conference and Western Conference here). Then for the semifinals, 30 of our writers predicted which team would win each series (Eastern Conference and Western Conference […]
16 hours ago

4 Coyotes Vegas Fans Should Know

Keep up, Vegas Golden Knights fans. There are plenty more names you need to know ahead of the NHL Expansion Draft next month. Take a second and get caught up with the teams and players we’ve already covered. When you’re all caught up, let’s talk about the Arizona Coyotes. Arizona finished just a point ahead […]
16 hours ago

Three Defensive Thoughts on the Sharks

As the offseason ramps up for the San Jose Sharks, there are a few less covered subjects deserving of greater discussion. We’ll start with the three regarding defense and defensemen. Paul Martin Paul Martin has two seasons left on a deal that pays him $4.85 million per season. The Sharks have a challenging salary cap situation. Would […]