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Sep 18, 2017

Minnesota Wild Sign Mikko Koivu to Contract Extension

The Minnesota Wild and captain Mikko Koivu have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension worth $11 million starting in the 2018-19 season, the Wild announced Monday. The deal comes with a cap hit of $5.5 million per season following the seven-year contract that Koivu is set to complete this season that came with […]
Sep 18, 2017

Pierre-Luc Dubois Brings Confidence to Second Training Camp

Auston Matthews. Patrik Laine. We all thought we knew what was next, right? Jarmo Kekalainen and the Columbus Blue Jackets had other ideas. Instead of picking Jesse Puljujarvi third overall, they went off the board and took Pierre-Luc Dubois. They Did What? The judgment started immediately after they made the pick. It was clear the […]
Sep 18, 2017

Rod Gilbert: Mr. Ranger

This article was originally published in April, 2013. Rod Gilbert and the New York Rangers were a perfect match. It’s been over half a century since Gilbert made his debut at the old Madison Square Garden (located on Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets), yet many of the franchise records he set during his […]
Sep 18, 2017

Oilers Reduce Training Camp Roster by Five

Training camp is well underway for the Edmonton Oilers who have already reduced their camp roster from 61 to 56 players. The Oilers re-assigned several players from Group C, most notably four picks from their 2017 draft class. Kirill Maksimov, Ostap Safin, Dmitri Samorukov and Stuart Skinner will return to their junior clubs. The lone […]
Sep 18, 2017

5 Sleepers for Oilers’ Opening Night Roster

With the puck dropping on the preseason today for the Edmonton Oilers — facing off with the rival Calgary Flames in split-squad games, one at each city — the roster appears mostly set for the team calling the Alberta capital home. As it stands, based on the initial training-camp skates and scrimmage, the Oilers’ lineup […]
Sep 18, 2017

Flames center depth a product of drafting and patience

In the world of ice hockey, success often comes as a product of building a team correctly by creating a plan and sticking to it. In recent years, several management groups have espoused the philosophy of building up the middle by acquiring and developing centers and hoping they can develop some depth. The Calgary Flames […]
Sep 18, 2017

Maple Leafs News: Lupul, Cuts and Preseason Action

Toronto Maple Leafs hockey is finally back. The regular season is still a few weeks away but for hockey-starved fans, the Blue and White will be suiting up for their first exhibition game against the Ottawa Senators. There’s always interesting tidbits of news when it comes to the Leafs. We’re going to jump right into the […]
Sep 18, 2017

Bryan Little Worth Every Penny Of Extension

Bryan Little could have earned a lucrative contract anywhere in the NHL upon conclusion of his deal with the Jets. He could have signed a massive contract to carry him right through to retirement. Instead, Little committed to the only franchise he’s ever known ahead of training camp on September 14, inking a six-year deal […]
Sep 18, 2017

Oilers, Puljujarvi in Perfect Spot

Though his first year playing in North America didn’t go the way Jesse Puljujarvi had hoped, being forced to take the extra time to adjust to his new surroundings will likely serve both he and the Edmonton Oilers well in the not too distant future. You can bet on more growing pains during the 2017-18 […]
Sep 18, 2017

Rumor Rundown: Demers, Lupul and the Leafs, More

It has been an interesting 24 hours as it pertains to news and rumors around the NHL. Florida Panthers Trading Demers It appears the Jason Demers trade wasn’t as simple as merely finding a deal with the Coyotes. George Richards is reporting that the Florida Panthers first finalized trading the defenseman to the Vancouver Canucks for d-man […]
Sep 18, 2017

Constructing an All Toronto-Born NHL Lineup

Ever wonder what the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup would look like if they only employed active Toronto-born players from across the league? Today, we answer that question. It’s well documented that a plethora of Toronto area players make up a significant part of the NHL’s top performers, as well as a portion of Canadian Olympic teams. But, […]
Sep 18, 2017

McLellan’s Early Line Combinations

The Edmonton Oilers are a few days into training camp, and head coach Todd McLellan seems to have an eye on the regular season line combinations. From the first look, McLellan is working towards getting his opening night roster nailed down. Edmonton starts their pre-season on Monday with split-squad games against the Calgary Flames. McLellan’s already […]
Sep 18, 2017

Anaheim Ducks: Implications of Kesler’s Surgery

The Anaheim Ducks figure to be one of the top contenders in the Western Conference. Now, though, a wrench has been thrown into their early-season plans. Center Ryan Kesler is recovering from offseason hip surgery and could be out of the lineup until around Christmas, which means he would miss nearly the first three months […]
Sep 18, 2017

Blackhawks: 6 Things to Watch for This Preseason

The Chicago Blackhawks will soon be heading into their preseason, starting this Tuesday, Sept. 19, and ending on Saturday, Sept. 30. They face off against three teams: the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Detroit Red Wings, and the Boston Bruins. The Hawks have a home and an away game against each club. While the preseason doesn’t […]
Sep 18, 2017

‘Failed Offside Challenge’ a Symptom of NHL’s Poor Officiating

There have been some rule changes before the start of the 2017-18 NHL season. One of the three changes has stood out from the rest with, the ‘failed offside challenge’ making headlines. What this means is if a coach challenges whether a player was offside that led to a goal and loses the challenge, his […]