8:48 AM EDT, Wed April 25, 2018
13 mins ago

What Another Offseason Disaster Looks like for Bergevin

Montreal Canadiens fans don’t have to look far for an example of what a bad offseason looks like. General manager Marc Bergevin is coming off a horrible one in 2016 in which he traded away P.K. Subban just for starters. His past one, in 2017, was arguably even worse, as he continued to dismantle what […] The post What Another Offseason Disaster Looks like for Bergevin appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
12 hours ago

Top 10 All-Time European-Born NHL Forwards

Europeans are having a bigger impact in the NHL now than ever before. Of the 985 players to play in at least one game this season, 268, or 27 percent, were born in Europe. Europeans have been at the pinnacle of success in recent seasons, winning five of the past 10 Hart, Art Ross, and […] The post Top 10 All-Time European-Born NHL Forwards appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
16 hours ago

Subban’s No Scapegoat for Defensive Woes

The Nashville Predators had their hands full with the Colorado Avalanche in round one of the playoffs. What should’ve been an easy win turned into six games of a heated future rivalry. It all ended in Game 6, where the Predators finally flexed their muscles and put the Avalanche away without a shadow of a doubt. […] The post Subban’s No Scapegoat for Defensive Woes appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
19 hours ago

The Calder Case for Connor

Every NHL award season, people talk more about the players who didn’t get nominated than those who were. This year, there should be a lot of talk about one Calder Trophy snub, the Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor. Let’s start by saying that Mathew Barzal, Clayton Keller, and Brock Boeser had incredible seasons with their respective […] The post The Calder Case for Connor appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
19 hours ago

Rangers Rushed Rebuild Would Be a Mistake

The voices calling for an immediate return to playoff contention for the New York Rangers have become deafening at times these days. It only seems like every major media outlet and online Rangers fan forum has at least explored the possibility of such an approach for the organization’s rebuild. Turn it over quickly by adding […] The post Rangers Rushed Rebuild Would Be a Mistake appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
19 hours ago

5 Most Iconic Rangers’ Playoff Moments Under Vigneault

Now that it’s been nearly three weeks since former New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault was fired and some of this season’s disappointment has faded, it’s a good time to reminisce about what was a successful, albeit Stanley Cup-less run. While Rangers fans have largely turned against the charmer, he was the head man […] The post 5 Most Iconic Rangers’ Playoff Moments Under Vigneault appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
20 hours ago

Crosby vs Ovechkin Trilogy: Good for Hockey?

Earlier this week, the Washington Capitals finished off the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6, setting up a second-round series with a familiar foe. The Pittsburgh Penguins await in Round 2, having dispatched the Philadelphia Flyers, also in Game 6. This sets up a series hockey fans are pretty acclimated to by now. For the […] The post Crosby vs Ovechkin Trilogy: Good for Hockey? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
21 hours ago

Ducks Looking Ahead to the Offseason

While the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is still close to two months away, the Anaheim Ducks’ 2017-18 season is over after an embarrassing first-round sweep at the hands of the San Jose Sharks. Injuries and a number of systematic issues contributed to the Ducks’ demise, so this offseason will be about looking for […] The post Ducks Looking Ahead to the Offseason appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
22 hours ago

Canucks 2017-18 Season Review

Although the Vancouver Canucks season came to a conclusion over two weeks ago, there’s still lots to digest after another season out of the playoffs. With the Sedins now retired, the Canucks will assume a different identity entering next season. Can Brock Boeser improve upon his fantastic rookie season? How about Swedish phenom Elias Pettersson, […] The post Canucks 2017-18 Season Review appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
22 hours ago

Sharks & Golden Knights: It’s All About Team

When the series between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks begins, one thing is certain. The series will be between two teams with a strong emphasis on ‘team’. This isn’t a series with a bunch of stars. There’s only one player on either team likely to make the Hockey Hall of Fame, and […] The post Sharks & Golden Knights: It’s All About Team appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
23 hours ago

Three Better Predators Playoff Chants

The Nashville Predators won their first-round series in six games. They will face the wily Winnipeg Jets in the second-round in what promises to be a well-watched series. Preds fans, many of whom live in a non-traditional hockey market, have been lauded for taking to the game and they nearly broke the Guinness World Record for loudest […] The post Three Better Predators Playoff Chants appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
23 hours ago

Hellebuyck Needs to Forget Nashville Nightmares

Connor Hellebuyck is an elite goaltender. His 44-11-9 record, 2.36 goals-against average (GAA) and .924 save percentage (SV%) are massive reasons for the Winnipeg Jets’ success this year. His case for capturing the Vezina is a compelling one, as his team simply wouldn’t be where they are without him. However, he hasn’t had much success this […] The post Hellebuyck Needs to Forget Nashville Nightmares appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
23 hours ago

Karlsson to Rangers Spells Disaster

One of the things that makes sports so great is the fact there are so many things fans can debate about. Whether it’s debating who is the best hockey player of all time, whether a referee blew a call or who should be starting in net the next day, there are endless topics to discuss […] The post Karlsson to Rangers Spells Disaster appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Apr 24, 2018

Devils’ Future Looks Promising

On Saturday afternoon, the New Jersey Devils’ season came to an end, as they were defeated by the Lightning to end their postseason run. Despite the loss, they accomplished a great deal in 2017-18 and finished well ahead of most’s expectations. With the organization now moving ahead and looking into the future, there’s plenty of […] The post Devils’ Future Looks Promising appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Apr 23, 2018

Should the Rangers Move Up at the Draft?

Last year, the New York Rangers stunned everybody when they finally decided to cash in on Derek Stepan’s value and peddle him to the Arizona Coyotes for the seventh selection in the 2017 NHL Draft which resulted in the selection of 18-year-old center Lias Andersson out of the Swedish League. Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton also […] The post Should the Rangers Move Up at the Draft? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.