2:36 PM EDT, Wed April 01, 2020
31 mins ago

Maple Leafs’ Draft Picks That Got Away

The Toronto Maple Leafs team of the early 2000s was one of the most beloved by Leafs Nation. With names like Mats Sundin, Gary Roberts, Darcy Tucker, Bryan McCabe, Alexander Mogilny and many more, the roster resonated with fans. Once known as the Beasts of the East, they had the best chance to make the […] The post Maple Leafs’ Draft Picks That Got Away appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
56 mins ago

Whitecloud Makes Golden Knights Defensemen Expendable

On March 22, the Vegas Golden Knights re-signed rookie defenseman Zach Whitecloud to a two-year deal with an AAV of $1.45 million. Even in a hockey starved world due to the league-wide shutdown, this doesn’t seem like a needle-mover. But, what if I told you that signing Whitecloud is going to cause ripples through the […] The post Whitecloud Makes Golden Knights Defensemen Expendable appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago

NHL Rumors: Sharks, Bruins, Oilers, Flyers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the San Jose Sharks might have a need for a goaltender that may not get the deal he wants in free agency. The Edmonton Oilers are recouperating during this pause in the NHL and the coach says two injured players are good to go. Finally, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask […] The post NHL Rumors: Sharks, Bruins, Oilers, Flyers, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago

Blackhawks Showdown: Hull vs. Kane

As the COVID-19 crisis has paused the NHL season, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the history of Chicago Blackhawks. Today we decide once and for all who the greatest forward in Blackhawks history is – Bobby Hull or Patrick Kane. Related: Flyers Showdown – Eric Lindros vs. Bobby Clarke It’s important to note […] The post Blackhawks Showdown: Hull vs. Kane appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Whale Re-Sign Goaltender Brooke Wolejko

For the first time since the first and second seasons of the franchise, the Connecticut Whale will have a familiar face guarding the net in back-to-back seasons. On April 1 the Whale announced they re-signed goaltender Brooke Wolejko, bringing back the backbone of their team and the winner of their first playoff game since 2016 […] The post Whale Re-Sign Goaltender Brooke Wolejko appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 hours ago

Penguins’ 13 Seasons of Playoff Memories: Eastern Conference Final

The Pittsburgh Penguins hold the longest active streak for consecutive playoff appearances in the NHL with 13 seasons. Though they failed to advance to the Eastern Conference Final in the 2019 postseason – as did other favored teams like the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Vegas Golden Knights – there have been plenty of […] The post Penguins’ 13 Seasons of Playoff Memories: Eastern Conference Final appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 hours ago

Devils’ Scott Stevens – Dirty or Tough?

* originally published in Jan. 2018 Scott Stevens can be considered one of the last of a breed of NHLer that wreaked havoc on other players. During a time when checks were seemingly more vicious than in today’s game, Stevens threw his share of hits that rattled opposing players; some were injured, some were just […] The post Devils’ Scott Stevens – Dirty or Tough? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 hours ago

Today in Hockey History: April 1

As we await a decision on whether or not the 2019-20 NHL season will continue or not, 101 years ago today, the Stanley Cup was not awarded under very similar circumstances. Also, one of the best players of the 1980s started a historic streak on this date and one of the toughest guys to ever […] The post Today in Hockey History: April 1 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
4 hours ago

Lightning All-Decade Team: Offense

Throughout their early history, the Tampa Bay Lightning found success as an offensively driven team. Even when their defense and goaltending struggled with consistency, the Lightning could put enough points on the board to, at the least, keep games close. The 2010s were no different, as the Lightning assembled one of the most prolific scoring […] The post Lightning All-Decade Team: Offense appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
4 hours ago

Capitals’ Salary Cap: Decision Time in DC

As we wait for hockey to return, front offices, coaching staff, and fans alike have plenty of free time to look ahead and plan for the future. For the coaching staff, the job remains to prep for any possible end of season/playoff scenario that might arise. Front offices have more time to look forward to […] The post Capitals’ Salary Cap: Decision Time in DC appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
4 hours ago

5 Worst Avalanche/Nordiques Draft Classes of All-Time

The Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques hit home runs on some of their drafts, particularly in the first round. However, not every draft turned into a pot o’ gold. In fact, the franchise managed a few stinkers, regardless of location. Here are the five worst drafts ever in franchise history. Buckle up, because this depth of bad […] The post 5 Worst Avalanche/Nordiques Draft Classes of All-Time appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

Islanders: Thomas Greiss Era May Be Over

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has basically halted society all around the world. Sadly, this resulted in a pause on major sports throughout North America. As a result, the NHL officially postponed their season and has not set a date for a return. Although there have been many rumors floated around about how […] The post Islanders: Thomas Greiss Era May Be Over appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

Kings Sign Tyler Madden to ELC

Northeastern University forward Tyler Madden has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings, forgoing his last two years of NCAA eligibility. Madden tallied 37 points in 27 games for the Huskies before picking up a thumb injury, which sidelined him. Listed at 5-foot-11, 152 pounds, Madden plays bigger than his size. He […] The post Kings Sign Tyler Madden to ELC appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios No. 10

Mock 1.0 Mock 2.0 Mock 3.0 Mock 4.0 Mock 5.0 Mock 6.0 Mock 7.0 Mock 8.0 Mock 9.0 In this series, I’ve been running the Tankathon simulator for the draft lottery on a daily basis and mocking the results for the top 10 leading up to the 2020 NHL draft — or until the actual […] The post 2020 NHL Draft: Top 10 Mock Scenarios No. 10 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

Bruins’ 2018 Draft Class Update

At the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, the Boston Bruins did not have a first-round pick after trading it to the New York Rangers that February in a deal for Rick Nash. That left general manager Don Sweeney selecting in rounds two through seven. Related: Boston […] The post Bruins’ 2018 Draft Class Update appeared first on The Hockey Writers.