3:10 PM EDT, Mon July 22, 2019
1 hour ago

Boston Pride Name Karilyn Pilch as New GM

The NWHL has appointed a fourth new general manager heading into the 2019-20 season. Word was released on the morning of Jul. 22, 2019 that the Boston Pride have named former Boston University goaltender Karilyn Pilch as the team’s new GM. “I am honored and humbled to be named the GM of the Boston Pride, […] The post Boston Pride Name Karilyn Pilch as New GM appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago

Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Kapla & Johnston Sign, Marner, Kadri

Another day without news from the Toronto Maple Leafs and unsigned restricted free agent (RFA) Mitch Marner. Although the negotiations are on every Maple Leafs fan’s mind, there is other news about the organization. Here is some of what I’ve been reading. Item One: Toronto Marlies Sign Michael Kapla and Ryan Johnston It’s always good […] The post Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Kapla & Johnston Sign, Marner, Kadri appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Countdown to Puck Drop – Day 72 – The Islanders Are Born

Introducing The Hockey Writers’ Countdown to Puck Dropseries. From now until the puck drops on the 2019-20 NHL’s regular season on Oct. 2 when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Ottawa Senators, we’ll be producing content that’s connected to the number of days remaining on that particular day. Some posts may be associated with a […] The post Countdown to Puck Drop – Day 72 – The Islanders Are Born appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Los Angeles Kings’ 50-Goal Scorers

The Los Angeles Kings were one of six teams to join the NHL during the 1967 Expansion. Nine years later, they became the 10th franchise to have a player score 50 goals in a season. The team now has six members in the 50-goal scorer club: Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer, Luc Robitaille, Jimmy Carson, Wayne […] The post Los Angeles Kings’ 50-Goal Scorers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 hours ago

Brian Leetch: The Road to the 1994 Conn Smythe Trophy

Brian Leetch holds the distinction of being the first American-born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP. The 2009 Hall of Fame inductee was one of the best offensive defensemen in the history of the game, and is arguably the finest player in the New York Rangers’ 86-year history. In the words […] The post Brian Leetch: The Road to the 1994 Conn Smythe Trophy appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 hours ago

Penguins’ Top-5 Offseason Trade Candidates

After a few weeks of excitement in NHL free agency, the Pittsburgh Penguins still have a pair of restricted free agent skaters to re-sign: forward Zach Aston-Reese and defenseman Marcus Pettersson. At the moment, the team won’t be able to afford both with just $842,500 in available cap space. Pittsburgh signed Brandon Tanev to a […] The post Penguins’ Top-5 Offseason Trade Candidates appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
4 hours ago

Canadiens Need to Let Drouin Be Drouin

To call Drouin’s first season with the Canadiens a failure would be an understatement. The 2017-18 season for Drouin was atrocious. To make matters worse, the Canadiens were also horrible that season. So naturally, the Canadiens new, local player was given a ton of blame for the team’s poor success. The post Canadiens Need to Let Drouin Be Drouin appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
4 hours ago

Flames Must Avoid Off-Season Over-Correction

In the summer of 2018, the Calgary Flames had a problem. Coming off a disappointing regular season result, management took their time to examine the team’s issues and enacted several big changes. Heading into the summer of 2019, the Flames are coming off a bitterly disappointing playoff exit. But given the progress the team made […] The post Flames Must Avoid Off-Season Over-Correction appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
4 hours ago

Countdown to Puck Drop — Day 72 — Jets’ Inaugural WHA Season

Introducing The Hockey Writers’ Countdown to Puck Drop series. From now until the puck drops on the 2019-20 NHL’s regular season on Oct. 2 when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Ottawa Senators, we’ll be producing content that’s connected to the number of days remaining on that particular day. Some posts may be associated with […] The post Countdown to Puck Drop — Day 72 — Jets’ Inaugural WHA Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
4 hours ago

Blues Land Sundqvist on 4-Year Extension

In the past week, the St. Louis Blues have locked up two of their biggest surprises from the 2018-19 Stanley Cup Championship season. First, they signed rookie sensation goaltender Jordan Binnington to a two-year, $8.8 million extension. Then, on Sunday, the team announced that they had agreed to terms with restricted free agent (RFA) Oskar […] The post Blues Land Sundqvist on 4-Year Extension appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

Hurricanes’ Haydn Fleury Gets Show-Me Year

Haydn Fleury is in, having signed a deal to keep him with the Carolina Hurricanes. He is a decent bottom pair defenseman. According to the Hurricanes’ press release, he signed a one-year, one-way contract for the 2019-20 season worth $850,000. Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in the release, “Haydn has taken strides during each […] The post Hurricanes’ Haydn Fleury Gets Show-Me Year appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

New York Rangers’ 50-Goal Scorers

The New York Rangers have been around since the very beginnings of the NHL as an Original Six team. Joining as the last of the “six” in 1926, the Rangers have a rich and storied history. In 92 seasons, there have been three names to grace the illusive 50-goal scoring mark. There have been quite […] The post New York Rangers’ 50-Goal Scorers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

The Grind Line: Red Wings’ 2019-20 Captains

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, Raymond Harrison, Jake Rivard, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and sound […] The post The Grind Line: Red Wings’ 2019-20 Captains appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
5 hours ago

One for the Ages: Les Binkley’s 1967-68 NHL Season

When the NHL expanded from six to twelve teams in 1967, it was imperative for the half-dozen new teams – if they wanted to be competitive, at least – to have solid goaltending. With a West Division housing each of the new teams – the Oakland Seals, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, […] The post One for the Ages: Les Binkley’s 1967-68 NHL Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
6 hours ago

10 Maple Leafs Who Changed Their Numbers

William Nylander recently announced that he will be changing his jersey number from 29 to 88. While the announcement has caused some controversy, it has given us the chance to reflect on previous times that Toronto Maple Leafs players have changed their numbers. Here are ten players who changed their numbers while wearing a Maple […] The post 10 Maple Leafs Who Changed Their Numbers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.