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Dallas Stars Offer Something Significant To Free Agents

The Dallas area is the definition of a non-traditional hockey market that is still trying to establish its identity in the NHL. So why would players want to join the Dallas Stars? Why Dallas? It’s a question that has been asked ever since Minnesota North Stars owner Norm Green announced that he would be moving the […] Dallas Stars Offer Something Significant To Free Agents ...
Via Blackout Dallas
15 hours ago

Takeaways From the Ducks 2016-17 Season

The Anaheim Ducks’ season ended with a disappointing Game 6 loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday. Regardless, there were many positive aspects of the Ducks’ playoff run and season as a whole. For one, they finally beat their Game 7 curse by defeating the Edmonton Oilers in the second round. They were crowned the Pacific Division champions for the fifth year in a row. And...
Via The Hockey Writers
15 hours ago

Anton Lander Is Off To The KHL

Via Copper & Blue
15 hours ago

Preparing for Expansion: Pacific Division

This is Part 1 of 4 in a series analyzing how the teams within each division must make changes to their roster prior to the expansion draft to either make themselves exposure eligible, or best protect their assets. Expansion Draft Parameters Every team must meet certain parameters set by the National Hockey League for the 2017 Expansion Draft. First, teams must meet the exposure...
Via The Hockey Writers
15 hours ago

Why I’m a fan of the Minnesota Wild-an evolutionary tale

Losing the North Stars at a young age helped fuel my Wild obsession. Welcome to the refreshed Hockey Wilderness! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing...
Via Hockey Wilderness
14 hours ago

20 offseason Caps questions: Should the Caps re-sign T.J. Oshie?

Another playoff disappointmentas well as a host of expiring player contractshas left the Capitals with a ton of questions to answer this offseason. Over the
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 hours ago

Will Neiderreiter or Granlund Get a Wild Contract?

As we approach the month of June, we’ll start to get a better glimpse of what this Minnesota Wild team will look like for next season. The Wild have several free agents that need to be re-signed and Wild management is looking to improve their team this offseason. Two of the Wild’s key free agents that need signing are Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund. Both players are coming...
Via The Hockey Writers
14 hours ago

WATCH: Marner: Sucks coming 2nd, but great experience at Worlds

Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner on the Starting Lineup to discuss his great experience at the World Championships, and look forward to a full offseason of training to ready himself for his sophomore NHL season.
Via SportsNetCanada
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Would an Ottawa-Nashville Stanley Cup Final be NBC’s worst nightmare?

Wednesday night will see the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators square off in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals with the winners set to face the Nashville Predators for the Stanley Cup. The conventional wisdom would dictate that the executives at NBC would be rooting fairly hard for the Penguins as one of the marquee franchises in the league to help drive some starpower...
Via Awful Announcing
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sabres to make uniform changes next season

The Buffalo Sabres are one of 12 NHL teams that will make changes to their uniform next season, according to sportslogos.net. Don’t, however, expect a big overhaul. The changes could be as small as a few tweaks. The Sabres will keep their primary logo. The changes will come with the NHL’s switch from from Reebok to Adidas as their jersey manufacturer in 2017-18. The Sabres have...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
13 hours ago

Chuck Fletcher’s battle with Jason Pominville’s contract

The following is what we are assuming to be an internal monologue had by Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher while trying to figure Jason Pominville. Alright Chuck. Gotta focus. You've got to get this off season mess all figured out. The expansion draft, free agency, the entry draft, and trade calls coming in like hot cakes. Holy smokes! Now what on Earth are you going...
Via Hockey Wilderness
13 hours ago

Buffalo Sabres Already Adding Defence

While the playoffs are nearing an end, the Buffalo Sabres are already at work adding to their blueline. Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is already hard at work to improve his new team. Many reports are on going on who potential coaching candidates can be, as well as players on their way over. The […] Buffalo Sabres Already Adding Defence - Sabre Noise - Sabre Noise...
Via Sabre Noise
13 hours ago

WATCH: Hall: Nice to see Oilers eliminated in playoffs

Taylor Hall spoke about playing though a tough rebuild in Edmonton and how it feels for the Devils to have won the first-overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft.
Via SportsNetCanada
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

How to Fix the Flyers

Here we are yet again in Philadelphia. The weather is getting warmer, May has come around, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing, and yet another year where the Philadelphia Flyers haven’t been in the playoffs. In fact, the Flyers haven’t even made it out of the first round since the 2012 playoffs. For a team that prided itself on being a perennial contender, that is something...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

Avalanche reportedly one of 12 NHL teams to get uniform makeover

  From the team laundry department comes this interesting note, courtesy of Sportslogos.net, that the Colorado Avalanche will be one of a dozen teams getting makeovers to their uniforms starting in 2017-18. In case you hadn’t heard, Adidas will take over the manufacturing of all NHL jerseys starting this season, as Reebok drops out. While some teams won’t have any changes (probably...
Via BSN Denver
12 hours ago

Devils face backlash for firing radio legend

The Devils needed a change, so they started by axing a pioneer. The team did not renew the contract of radio broadcaster Sherry Ross after 10 years as the color commentator. Matt Loughlin, the full-time radio play-by-play man since 2006, confirmed to The Post he will remain in his role and will start next season...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

Overtime With BSC: Bruins Shouldn’t Sleep on Danton Heinen

For many fans of the Boston Bruins, the offseason discussion has revolved around left wing prospect Anders Bjork. The former fifth-round pick from 2014 has been making noise over the last two seasons at Notre Dame, including 21 goals and 52 points in 39 games last season. As such, many have been calling for the Bruins to pull out all the stops and sign Bjork to a contract. With...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

Oilers Making Jersey Changes For 2017-18

Slowly but surely, we are starting to find out more about how the Edmonton Oilers will look when the season begins next October. No, I’m not talking about the roster, I’m talking about the uniforms. Prior to the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs the Oilers announced that their orange alternate jerseys, worn during games in the past two seasons, will become the team’s official...
Via The Oilers Rig
11 hours ago

Edmonton Oilers Season in Review: Jordan Eberle

Though the Edmonton Oilers took a step forward, it appears that forward Jordan Eberle took somewhat of a step back. Though he did not have the worst season statistically, Eberle didn’t have the strongest impact on the team. Plus, there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to his game, and from the […] Edmonton Oilers Season in Review: Jordan Eberle - Oil On Whyte ...
Via Oil On Whyte
11 hours ago

Chicago Blackhawks, Trevor Daley And What Could Have Been

The Chicago Blackhawks gave up on defenseman Trevor Daley in a terribly quick fashion two seasons ago, and he’s now a win away from returning to the Stanley Cup Final On July 11, 2015, the Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Trevor Daley in a trade with the Dallas Stars. Also coming to Chicago was forward Ryan […] Chicago Blackhawks, Trevor Daley And What Could Have Been ...
Via Blackhawk Up
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Summer UFA & RFA List

With the offseason underway for the Edmonton Oilers, it’s back to the drawing board for general manager Peter Chiarelli. It’s going to be a busy summer for Chiarelli as the Oilers have 24 free agents (10 unrestricted, 14 restricted) to make decisions on. Chiarelli has already indicated that he intends to open talks with Kris Russell, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. McDavid...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

Buffalo Sabres Left Wing Options

If the Buffalo Sabres wish to put an immediate end to their current six-year playoff drought, there are two holes they need to fill this offseason. The first is obviously defense, and even though the team should be improved with the anticipated additions of Viktor Antipin and Brendan Guhle, newly-hired general manager Jason Botterill would be wise to add one more affordable piece...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

Edmonton Oilers: Anton Lander Reportedly Signs in KHL

Edmonton Oilers centre Anton Lander has signed with Aks Bars in the KHL, as per reports. With the signing, the pending RFA will not return to the Oilers organization and will play in the KHL next season. This is not a surprise, as Lander has not completely made the cut into a full-time NHL player. […] Edmonton Oilers: Anton Lander Reportedly Signs in KHL - Oil On Whyte - Oil On...
Via Oil On Whyte
11 hours ago

Justin Williams’ Impact on the Capitals is A Lasting One

When the Capitals signed right wing Justin Williams in free agency nearly two years ago, they did so with the expectation that he could be a key piece in a Stanley Cup run. And while the Caps failed to accomplish their ultimate goal in that span, the pending unrestricted free agent has made an impact on the team, even without winning it all. The man known as, “Mr. Game 7”, only...
Via NoVa Caps
10 hours ago

Dallas Stars Roster Decisions: Where Jason Dickinson Stands Today

The Dallas Stars have quite a few centermen to choose from when Opening Night comes for the 2017-18 season. One of those players is Jason Dickinson. It’s April 7th, 2016, and American Hockey League rookie Jason Dickinson has just been promoted on an emergency recall basis by the Dallas Stars, in order to fill a […] Dallas Stars Roster Decisions: Where Jason Dickinson Stands Today...
Via Blackout Dallas
10 hours ago
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