7:05 PM EST, Tue November 19, 2019
30 mins ago

Vancouver Canucks News & Rumors: Pettersson, Injuries, Edler & Horvat

Although the Vancouver Canucks have lost six of their last seven games, they’re sitting in a pretty good spot in the Pacific Division with a 10-7-4 record. That record puts them in third place, just five points back of the division-leading Edmonton Oilers. Related: Vancouver Canucks Team News: Power Rankings, Markstrom, Pettersson Vancouver now goes […] The post Vancouver Canucks News & Rumors: Pettersson, Injuries, Edler & Horvat appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
45 mins ago

Maple Leafs’ Struggles Continue

About a week ago, I wrote about the adjustments that the Toronto Maple Leafs have to make in order to salvage their season after a less than stellar start. In that short span, the team has continued to get worse with their overall play and the lack of effort in each game. The poor starts, […] The post Maple Leafs’ Struggles Continue appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago

St. Louis Blues Need to Bounce Back

The St. Louis Blues started the month with five wins and earned points in their last nine games. They lost the last three, albeit one in a shootout and the other in overtime, but the 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at home on Nov. 16 was just poor play. What’s the cause and what […] The post St. Louis Blues Need to Bounce Back appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago

Can the Blackhawks’ Offense Keep Rolling?

When the Chicago Blackhawks take to the ice tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes, they do so as one of the hottest teams in the National Hockey League for the month of November. Through their nine games this month, they have tallied 14 points, picked up six wins scoring 36 goals — the most in the […] The post Can the Blackhawks’ Offense Keep Rolling? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

AHL Central News: Admirals, Moose Stay Hot

The American Hockey League’s Central Division marked another week off their calendar with more exciting hockey. The standings are about as tight as you can get. Seven of the eight teams are with nine points of each other and only two points separate third through seventh place. The race for the four Calder Cup playoff […] The post AHL Central News: Admirals, Moose Stay Hot appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

Keeping Tabs on the Habs – Canadiens Without Key Players This Week

The Montreal Canadiens have come off a successful week with two wins (against the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals) and an overtime loss (to the New Jersey Devils), picking up five of a possible six points. In the week ahead, they have three games, all against Eastern Conference rivals, all with losing records. Will […] The post Keeping Tabs on the Habs – Canadiens Without Key Players This Week appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
6 hours ago

NHL Rumors: Flames, Maple Leafs, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are some who look closely at the Calgary Flames organization and wonder if it’s time to consider trading one of their best forwards. In Toronto, there is still buzz surrounding Tyson Barrie but some are contending this is not the time to make a move. Finally, are the Edmonton […] The post NHL Rumors: Flames, Maple Leafs, Oilers, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
6 hours ago

Zach Werenski’s Franchise Record Is Huge for the Blue Jackets

Zach Werenski set a Columbus Blue Jackets franchise record for goals by a defenseman on Nov. 9. He accomplished this in his fourth NHL season, which says a little bit about the history of the franchise and Werenski’s talent; it only took 42 goals for him to reach the top of the list. He surpassed […] The post Zach Werenski’s Franchise Record Is Huge for the Blue Jackets appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
7 hours ago

Oldest Players With 100-Point Seasons

It is difficult to score in the NHL. Not exactly breaking news. That’s why only six players —  Connor McDavid, Nikita Kucherov, Brad Marchand, Patrick Kane, Leon Draisaitl, and Sidney Crosby — reached the 100-point mark last season. That doesn’t seem like many players, and it’s not compared to the 1981-82 season when 13 reached […] The post Oldest Players With 100-Point Seasons appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
7 hours ago

Sabres Fortunate Eichel Is in the Fold

Things are looking good on the farm. As injuries continue to mount, the Buffalo Sabres’ organizational depth has been tested. With injuries to Marcus Johansson, Johan Larsson, Vladimir Sobotka and Kyle Okposo, opportunities have been offered to two Rochester Americans – Tage Thompson and Rasmus Asplund. Asplund appeared in games against the Ottawa Senators and […] The post Sabres Fortunate Eichel Is in the Fold appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
8 hours ago

Jamie Benn’s Early-Season Struggles

You can see the relief on Jamie Benn’s body Saturday in Edmonton. His overtime goal not only gave the streaking Dallas Stars a 5-4 win—extending their record to 10-2 record over the past 12 games—but it was also his first goal since a 3-2 shootout loss to the Calgary Flames on Oct. 10.  The goal was […] The post Jamie Benn’s Early-Season Struggles appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
8 hours ago

Rangers’ Panarin Burns Blue Hot

Despite the struggles from the 2019-20 New York Rangers, Artemi Panarin remains one of the team’s few bright spots. Since coming to Broadway in July, he has 9 goals, and 14 assists for a grand total of 23 points in 18 games played this season. He is first in all three of these categories for […] The post Rangers’ Panarin Burns Blue Hot appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
8 hours ago

Canadiens: Ken Dryden Was Truly One of a Kind

Six-time Stanley Cup champion, politician, lawyer and best-selling author. These are only a few of the accomplishments you’ll find on Ken Dryden’s resume. Despite only playing for eight NHL seasons, the former Montreal Canadiens goalie left a major mark on the city of Montreal, and the entire nation for that matter. His large stature, target […] The post Canadiens: Ken Dryden Was Truly One of a Kind appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
8 hours ago

Jets Are Embracing a New Work Ethic

Since playing rather inconsistently early on this season as they searched to find an identity after a trying offseason full of changes, the Winnipeg Jets have begun to hit their stride, having gone 6-1-1 so far in November. Related: Jets’ First 15 Games: Exciting, Infuriating, and Unpredictable At the quarter mark, the Jets have finally […] The post Jets Are Embracing a New Work Ethic appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
9 hours ago

3 Canucks Stepping Up With Sutter Out

With Brandon Sutter on the injury reserve list, the Vancouver Canucks have needed other players to step up in his absence. This has become an annual occurrence as he has missed time with injury almost every season. It’s unfortunate because Sutter was having somewhat of a career renaissance to start the season. He was a […] The post 3 Canucks Stepping Up With Sutter Out appeared first on The Hockey Writers.