Philadelphia Flyers 2016-17: What Needs to Go Right?

There are numerous questions surrounding the potential of the 2016-17 Philadelphia Flyers. Not much change happened during this past off-season in terms of trades or signings. Perhaps the biggest move Ron Hextall made was inking Brayden Schenn long-term to a 4-year contract extension. With that being said, according to national pundits, this looks much like last years team in...
Via The Hockey Writers
19 minutes ago

Dallas Stars Make it Official: Jamie Benn Will Not Play in the World Cup

He will be replaced on the roster by Logan Couture as the Stars drop down to four representatives in the NHL's revived tournament. In a not-terribly-surprising piece of news, the Dallas Stars announced that captain Jamie Benn will not be available to play for Team Canada in the NHL's upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Benn, who had offseason surgery on a "core muscle injury" that sounds...
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50 minutes ago

There’s a Divide Over the Oilers Captaincy

The Oilers confirmed they plan to name a team captain before the season begins, now the only question is, who will it be? Could it be the newly signed Milan Lucic, who comes in with a wealth of experience, and is still a relevant player in the league? Could it be Jordan Eberle, one of the “elder statesmen” of the Oilers, who has been with the team through all the lows? Or how...
Via The Hockey Writers
53 minutes ago

Forecasting Andrew Ladd’s Production for 2016-17

Although they didn’t land the mega sniper they were looking for to flank captain John Tavares this offseason, the New York Islanders acquisition of Andrew Ladd gives them a dependable winger who will add leadership and physicality, all the while scoring at a clip similar to the departed Kyle Okposo. Signed to a seven-year deal worth $38.5 million, the 31-year-old is coming off...
Via The Hockey Writers
59 minutes ago

Roadrunners Sign Pair of Defensemen

TUCSON – The Tucson Roadrunners, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, announced today the team has signed defensemen Michael Young and Michael Boivin to American Hockey League two-way contracts. The 27-year-old Young ...
Via NHL.com
1 hour ago

Minnesota Wild Change Their Goal Song for 2016-17 Season

The Minnesota Wild have announced today that after much demand, they will be changing their goal song to “Let’s Go Crazy” for the entire upcoming season to honor local legend Prince. Feedback heard and understood.  The Minnesota Wild have decided to change their goal song citing inputs from a survey they sent out to season […] Minnesota Wild Change Their Goal Song for 2016...
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1 hour ago

Dallas Stars Losing Member Of World Cup Group

The Dallas Stars captain will not be Toronto bound in mid-September. Though it will be sad not to see him in competition, it is for the best in regards to the crucial season ahead. Jamie Benn will not play for Team Canada in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. It might not break the […] Dallas Stars Losing Member Of World Cup Group - Blackout Dallas - Blackout Dallas - A...
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1 hour ago

The Grind Line: World Cup Implications for Wings Players

The World Cup of Hockey is just one month away, and the eight-team tournament is sure to affect the Red Wings in a multitude of ways. The participating players — Justin Abdelkader, Niklas Kronwall, Dylan Larkin, Alexey Marchenko, Petr Mrazek, Frans Nielsen, Tomas Tatar, Thomas Vanek and Henrik Zetterberg — will compete against some of the game’s best. A highly competitive tournament...
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1 hour ago

Carolina Hurricanes Player Profile: Jeff Skinner

Can the Carolina Hurricanes former Calder Cup trophy winner have a breakout season? Jeff Skinner had a slump last season. No, you can’t chalk it up to the sophomore slump. Jeff Skinner is entering his sixth season with the Carolina Hurricanes.   His skating ability sets him apart from the team, thanks to great lower-body […] Carolina Hurricanes Player Profile: Jeff Skinner ...
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1 hour ago

Canadiens’ Radulov out to prove he can play in NHL, chase Stanley Cup

Alexander Radulov has spent the better part of the past decade as one of the KHL’s top stars and he’s heading back to the NHL this coming season having conquered the Russia-based league in just about every way possible. With that in mind, he has his sights set on one of the few major trophies he hasn’t won: the Stanley Cup. Radulov, 30, met with media Monday for the first time...
Via The Hockey News
1 hour ago

NHL.com: Inside look at LA Kings

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 30 teams throughout August. Today, the Los Angeles Kings. A close look at the Los Angeles Kings last season revealed some cracks in their armor, even after they...
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2 hours ago

Wild change goal song to Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy'

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild will celebrate their goals with Prince's song "Let's Go Crazy" this season.The Wild announced Tuesday they will use the song after the team scores at the Xcel Energy Center. The change comes in response to feedback received from a survey of season ticket holders this summer.They were polled after the Wild played the song during Game 6 of the...
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Minnesota Wild change goal song to Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild will celebrate their goals with Prince's song ''Let's Go Crazy'' this season. The Wild announced Tuesday they will use the song after the team scores at the Xcel Energy Center. The change comes in response to feedback received from a survey of season ticket holders this summer. They were polled after the Wild played the song during Game...
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Avalanche coaching search: Kevin Dineen, Bob Boughner both known as tenacious competitors

Kevin Dineen and Bob Boughner — two possible finalists to become the Avalanche’s next head coach — were cut from the same cloth in how they played the game. Both were tenacious NHL players, always willing to support their teammates and the crest on their sweater. Given their talent level, they probably made more out of their careers than they should have, combining to play...
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2 hours ago

Senators Re-Sign Cody Ceci

The Ottawa Senators have re-signed defenseman Cody Ceci to a two-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. The 22-year-old restricted free agent gets a bridge deal carrying a value of $2.8 million per year. In actual cash Ceci gets $2.25 million in the first year and $3.35 million in the second year, positioning him well to get a nice payday in his next contract. Last season was...
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2 hours ago

NHL 17 Player Ratings: EA Sports Unveils Top 10 Players At Every Position

EA Sports’ award-winning hockey video game franchise returns in just a few weeks when “NHL 17” hits stores on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues is the cover athlete, and he’s the second-highest rated right winger in the game behind reigning Hart Trophy winner Patrick Kane. The top 10 rated players at each position were released by EA Sports this...
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Arizona Coyotes 2015-16 Player Grades: Jordan Martinook

With the Arizona Coyotes 2015-16 season complete, it’s time to dive into each player’s performance and make a final tally on how they fared in the 2015-16 season. Arizona Coyotes rookie Jordan Martinook captured the Jukka Nieminen Memorial Trophy in his first season with the club. That sums up his season in one sentence. The Arizona […] Arizona Coyotes 2015-16 Player Grades...
Via Howlin' Hockey
2 hours ago

Report: Dineen, Boughner ‘major candidates’ for Avalanche coaching job

Patrick Roy stepped down from his post as coach of the Avalanche nearly two weeks ago and two NHL assistants are reportedly the frontrunners to take over as bench boss in Colorado. According to The Denver Post’s Terry Frei, Chicago Blackhawks assistant Kevin Dineen and San Jose Sharks assistant Bob Boughner are two ‘major candidates’ to assume the Avalanche’s top coaching...
Via The Hockey News
2 hours ago

Minnesota Wild officially change goal song to ‘Let’s Go Crazy’

When the Minnesota Wild took on the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the first round of the NHL playoffs just days after Prince’s death, the team decided to honor the Minnesotan by changing its goal song to “Let’s Go Crazy.” The song change will now be permanent. The team announced in a video Tuesday that “Let’s Go Crazy” will now be played after every Wild goal at home...
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Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

The Minnesota Wild, after courting fan opinion, have announced that Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” as the team’s official goal song in tribute to the recently departed and beloved local music icon. The Wild have been using Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” to get Wild fans at Xcel Energy Center pumped up for years, but when the team played the Prince classic during Game...
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Minnesota Wild to use Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy' as new goal song

The Minnesota Wild announced on Tuesday that they will be using Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" as their full-time goal song during home games at Xcel Energy Center starting this season.Following Prince's passing in April, the Wild used the hit track as their goal song during a playoff game to honor the rock icon, a Minnesota native. The decision was extremely well-received by fans so...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Wild Change Goal Song to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”

Minnesota Wild fans have spoken and the team is getting a new goal song. The Wild’s new goal song will be “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince, a Minnesota-native. Earlier in the summer, the team sent a questionnaire to season ticket holders asking if they like the idea of changing the goal song to “Let’s Go Crazy.” Fans voted their passion and now “Let’s Go Crazy” will...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 hours ago

Dez Bryant goes off on low 'Madden 17' rating: 'That is an 'insult'

In the hierarchy of Dez Bryant's life life, there's football-football, Madden football and "eating/random/other."The man loves him some video games, and after getting a look at his player stats for the upcoming Madden 17 release, Bryant is not happy.Per the Dallas News' Jon Machota, Bryant broke off on a tangent about his ratings in the game after Friday's preseason tilt against...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

The Canadiens have removed the “No Excuses” sign from the dressing room

The former mantra of the Canadiens is no more. Well, I suppose that I have to say I’m not the least bit surprised at this bit of news. The famous sign in the Canadiens dressing room that once read "No Excuses" has now vanished from it’s former place on the wall. The #habs have removed the slogan "No Excuses" from the wall of their locker room. What should they replace...
Via Eyes On The Prize
3 hours ago

WATCH: Coyotes Hot Stove - John Chayka/New Faces

Coyotes TV broadcasters Matt McConnell and Tyson Nash discuss General Manager John Chayka's first off-season and the new players who joined the team this summer.
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss
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