11:45 AM EDT, Tue May 21, 2019
1 hour ago

Review Predators’ 2018-19 Season: Goaltending Edition

To wrap up my positional review of the Nashville Predators’ 2018-19 season, I move to their goaltenders. For reference, here are the reviews I’ve written thus far: Forwards Review Defensemen Review The 2018-19 season was a rough one for goaltenders. League-wide, netminders had a .910 save percentage (SV%), the lowest since 2008-09. Simultaneously, they had […] The post Review Predators’ 2018-19 Season: Goaltending Edition appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago

Do Oilers Fans Overvalue Ryan Nugent-Hopkins?

Let me start off by saying that I love Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. I think he has been a great warrior for the Edmonton Oilers during all of the losing seasons he has been a part of. He is a very down-to-earth person who competes hard every single night. It’s no wonder he’s one of the most […] The post Do Oilers Fans Overvalue Ryan Nugent-Hopkins? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago

Blues Hoping to Close out Series With Sharks at Home

San Jose Sharks (46-27-9, second in the Pacific Division during the regular season) vs. St. Louis Blues (45-28-9, third in the Central Division during the regular season) St. Louis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: St. Louis leads series ... The post Blues Hoping to Close out Series With Sharks at Home appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago

Pavel Dorofeyev – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Pavel Dorofeyev 2018-19 Team: Stalnye Lisy MagnitogorskDate of Birth: Oct. 26, 2000Place of Birth: Nizhny Tagil, RussiaHt: 6-foot-1 Wt: 167 poundsShoots: LeftPosition: Left WingNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 12th (among EU skaters) HockeyProspect.com: 20th Future Considerations: 30th DobberProspects: 16th McKeen’s Hockey: 29th The Hockey Writers: 17th Like most top Russian […] The post Pavel Dorofeyev – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Blues Show Right Attitude After Controversy

The St. Louis Blues could easily have crumbled in the wake of the hand pass controversy that ended Game 3 of the Western Conference Final. That kind of outcome, coupled with 50 seasons-plus of playoff disappointment, might well have been enough to topple even the stoutest of teams. And yet, from the moment the game […] The post Blues Show Right Attitude After Controversy appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Penguins’ Name & Mascots Hold Legacy in Pittsburgh

Though it’s not the fiercest team name in the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins moniker has become associated with greatness over the franchise’s 52-year existence. It’s hard to believe that one simple write-in naming contest could have changed the entire branding of the team, eliminating things like slick black-and-gold uniforms, a great arena nickname, and even […] The post Penguins’ Name & Mascots Hold Legacy in Pittsburgh appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Brayden Tracey – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Brayden Tracey 2018-19 Team: Moose Jaw Warriors (#7)Date of Birth: May 28, 2001Place of Birth: Calgary, AlbertaHt: 6-foot-0 Wt: 176 poundsShoots: LeftPosition: Left WingNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings The Hockey Writers (Pike’s Picks): 38th (final) Future Considerations: 70th (Spring) ISS: not in first round (April) Bob McKenzie: not in top 15 (April; draft […] The post Brayden Tracey – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

The Grind Line: Red Wings’ Offseason Wish List

What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Rachel Anderson and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings […] The post The Grind Line: Red Wings’ Offseason Wish List appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 hours ago
Bruins’ Chara Getting Ready for Stanley Cup Final

Bruins’ Chara Getting Ready for Stanley Cup Final

BOSTON — Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston's Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury. Chara had skated pri... The post Bruins’ Chara Getting Ready for Stanley Cup Final appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
15 hours ago

Riveters Re-Sign Packer for Fifth NWHL Season

Beginning May 15, NWHL teams can re-sign players from their 2018-19 roster and their draft picks. Additionally, for those players who have completed their college eligibility and want to continue their hockey careers, NWHL Free Agency provides the best opportunity to continue playing at the highest level of professional women’s hockey. The fifth season of […] The post Riveters Re-Sign Packer for Fifth NWHL Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
18 hours ago

Maurice “Rocket” Richard: More than Just a Game

Perhaps one of the most revolutionary players to ever play the game of hockey, Maurice Richard brought hockey in Montreal to an elite level and set the bar high for every generation to come. Richard overcame nearly every level of adversity to become the greatest hockey player of his generation and one of the best […] The post Maurice “Rocket” Richard: More than Just a Game appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
18 hours ago

St. Louis Blues Set New Franchise Records

The St. Louis Blues completed their most dominant performance of the postseason Sunday afternoon when they defeated the San Jose Sharks by a score of 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Final. It was a fast-paced and unique performance, and in the process, the Blues set a number of franchise records. […] The post St. Louis Blues Set New Franchise Records appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
19 hours ago

Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Miller, Marner, Kapanen, Gardiner, Kadri

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs have not played in almost a month (their last game was Apr. 23), injuries are impacting the team: Travis Dermott is recovering from a separated shoulder; Zach Hyman has a torn ACL; and, John Tavares came home from the World Championships with an oblique injury. In light of all the […] The post Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Miller, Marner, Kapanen, Gardiner, Kadri appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
19 hours ago

Hurricanes Surge into Summer with Confidence After Playoff Run

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes enter the off-season confident of one thing: They shouldn't have to wait another decade to return to the playoffs. They hope their nucleus will make post-season appearances an every-year thing. The Hurricanes mad... The post Hurricanes Surge into Summer with Confidence After Playoff Run appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
19 hours ago

Sharks Dealing with Key Injuries Heading into Game 6

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks could be headed into their fifth elimination game of the post-season short-handed. The Sharks left town Monday to play Game 6 of the Western Conference final at St. Louis with questions about the status of captain... The post Sharks Dealing with Key Injuries Heading into Game 6 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.