12:24 AM EDT, Tue October 27, 2020
6 hours ago

Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Chara, Barabanov & Team Leadership

In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll look at a really off-the-wall rumor of a Zdeno Chara connection to the Maple Leafs. I’ll also take a look at what seems like an almost-forgotten spring signee in Alexander Barabanov. Related: Maple Leafs Become Chapter in Vesey’s Puzzling Career Finally, I’ll speculate a […] The post Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Chara, Barabanov & Team Leadership appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
6 hours ago

Ducks Prospects: Dostal Continues to Dominate

We’re back with a prospect update and the first of the 2020-21 season! The Anaheim Ducks have a few new additions to the prospect pool, so it’s time to recap and analyze their performances. Welcome back to our series updating you on some of the Ducks’ top prospects and picks from the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. […] The post Ducks Prospects: Dostal Continues to Dominate appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
6 hours ago

Flames Sign Yet Another Former Canuck in Josh Leivo

The Calgary Flames signed yet another former Vancouver Canuck Saturday in Josh Leivo. This marks the fourth player the Flames have signed who was a member of the Canucks last season, the others being Jacob Markstrom, Chris Tanev and Louis Domingue. Leivo, who has spent the last season and a half with the Canucks, will […] The post Flames Sign Yet Another Former Canuck in Josh Leivo appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
6 hours ago

Ottawa Senators “Untouchable” Prospects

The Ottawa Senators have one of the deepest and most talented prospect pools in the NHL, thanks to a recent influx of extra draft picks, prime drafting position and a strong development program. Ottawa’s top-five farm system is stocked full of players that project to be full-time contributors for the team in the near future. […] The post Ottawa Senators “Untouchable” Prospects appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
9 hours ago

NHL Players Set to Have Bounce Back 2020-21 Seasons in New Cities

This NHL offseason has been unorthodox compared to previous ones. Not only did free agency open later than expected, but the flat cap has decreased the market value of many UFAs. These unique circumstances have made this free agency period more entertaining and with many significant moves being made by teams that need to meet […] The post NHL Players Set to Have Bounce Back 2020-21 Seasons in New Cities appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
9 hours ago

Sabres’ Re-Signing Reinhart Is a Sound Deal

After nine seasons of little intrigue or optimism, the Buffalo Sabres are setting themselves up for one heck of an interesting campaign in 2020-21. On Sunday morning, the team finalized a one-year deal with Sam Reinhart for $5.2 million. General manager Kevyn Adams has only been on the job for five months, but we are […] The post Sabres’ Re-Signing Reinhart Is a Sound Deal appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
9 hours ago

Prospects News & Rumors: Kravtsov, Seider & Desnoyers

A New York Rangers former ninth-overall pick is excelling in his start to the 2020-21 KHL season. A top Detroit Red Wings prospect registered his first goal in the Swedish Hockey League, and a recent draftee of the Philadelphia Flyers had a night to remember in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Kravtsov Excelling in […] The post Prospects News & Rumors: Kravtsov, Seider & Desnoyers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
11 hours ago

NHL Rumors: Penguins, Senators, Blackhawks, Canucks, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that the Pittsburgh Penguins might be willing to make additional roster moves to add one more NHL free agent. Who do they have their eyes on? In Ottawa, the Senators might have gotten more potentially bad news when it comes to prospect Tim Stutzle. Is there a […] The post NHL Rumors: Penguins, Senators, Blackhawks, Canucks, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
13 hours ago

Blues Fans Choose the Greatest of All Time

For most NHL teams, the question of who is the greatest of all time is not one that is easily answered. Are strictly on-ice measures considered? Is it as simple as choosing the player with the most points or games played? What about goalies? And how do coaches and general managers figure into the equation? […] The post Blues Fans Choose the Greatest of All Time appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
13 hours ago

Buffalo Sabres Jersey History

The Buffalo Sabres just can’t catch a break. Despite making the playoffs in 20 of their first 25 seasons, the Sabres only made it past the second round twice in that span, falling short of the Stanley Cup on both occasions. Later, backstopped by Dominik Hasek, arguably the best goaltender of all time, the Sabres […] The post Buffalo Sabres Jersey History appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
13 hours ago

Top 15 NHL Power Forwards

It is a rare commodity for an NHL player to have the size, strength, skill, and intelligence to dominate on the ice each and every night. This particular combination is defined as a power forward. Throughout the NHL’s history, many have excelled in this role. Cam Neely was a player that scared opponent’s going into […] The post Top 15 NHL Power Forwards appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
14 hours ago

Sharks’ Tristen Robins Follows Father’s Path Through Blades

Tristen Robins realized his boyhood dream earlier this month, when the Saskatoon Blades’ star centerman was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the second round, 56th overall in the 2020 NHL Draft. Coming off a breakout 2019-20 Western Hockey League season where he totaled 33 goals and 73 points, THW’s Carson Shmyr wrote about […] The post Sharks’ Tristen Robins Follows Father’s Path Through Blades appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
14 hours ago

How Do the Oilers Stack up Against the Pacific Division?

Heading into the 2020-21 season, the Edmonton Oilers are surely a favourite to come out of the tough Pacific Division. The Pacific presents various obstacles ahead of the Oilers, with established contenders such as the Vegas Golden Knights and Vancouver Canucks, not to mention the Calgary Flames, who just added Jakob Markstrom this offseason, vying […] The post How Do the Oilers Stack up Against the Pacific Division? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
14 hours ago

Tatar Needs Big Season With Habs for His Next Big Deal

The 2020-21 season will be the final one of Tomas Tatar’s current contract with the Montreal Canadiens. With the team facing a much tighter cap situation, the spectre of the expansion draft looming, and the expectation of financial raises going to the re-signing of Phillip Danault and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (and possibly Joel Armia and Artturi […] The post Tatar Needs Big Season With Habs for His Next Big Deal appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
14 hours ago

Roman Josi: From the Swiss Alps to the Smoky Mountains

The Nashville Predators have had some franchise players throughout their existence in the NHL, and of those is Swiss superstar Roman Josi. Related: Penguins’ 10 Best Goals All-Time Josi was born on June 1, 1990, in Bern, Switzerland. He started his professional career in 2006 with SC Bern in the National League (NL), the professional […] The post Roman Josi: From the Swiss Alps to the Smoky Mountains appeared first on The Hockey Writers.