Dallas Stars Find Young Leaders to Revive Team’s Reputation

After a disappointing season, the Dallas Stars watch as the Stanley Cup Playoffs ensue but should find comfort in the absence from the competition. There are many factors to look forward to for next season, namely one, Julius Honka. It was announced officially that Ken Hitchcock would return to the Dallas Stars as Lindy Ruff’s replacement; […] Dallas Stars Find Young Leaders...
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10 hours ago

Joe Thornton’s Beard Also Ailing

By now, it’s common knowledge that San Jose Sharks’ center, Joe Thornton, was playing through injuries this postseason. The obvious one can be traced back to a collision with Michael Chaput of the Vancouver Canucks late in the season. The extent of his injury – a torn MCL and ACL – finally came from head coach Peter DeBoer after the Sharks were eliminated by the Oilers...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

NHL Western Conference & Eastern Conference Semifinal Preview

For some fans, the dream of watching their team win the cup is still alive, but for others, it’s all over. Congratulations to the eight teams moving on, but the job is far from finished. The first had a ton of surprises, and there will be even more in the next. So who’s got a chance at advancing to the next round? Eight teams will continue the journey, but only four will make...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 hours ago

The NHL Needs a New Trophy

The Frank J. Selke Trophy, more commonly referred to as simply the Selke Trophy, is a distinction awarded to the NHL forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. Previous winners of the award range greatly in age, skill and position, yet remain considered to be amongst the most valuable and highly skill forwards in the game. One of the most notable...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Calder Trophy Race: Sizing Up Finalists Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Zach Werenski

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11 hours ago

2017 NHL Stanley Cup Predictions: Ducks, Predators Favorites To Advance in West

It’s the second round today after two days of playoff-less living. If I was a betting woman, I’d probably use Robert’s picks to set some bets on the second round. He was the only one that picked the Nashville Predators to sweep the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round, while many of us didn’t see Chicago not advancing to begin with. But, none of us really saw the Minnesota...
Via Defending Big D
11 hours ago

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Second Round Preview: Western Conference

Time to look at the second round in the West and get excited. Excited? Yeah, excited. St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators The Match-Up: So if you don’t want to read this because I bombed the last Central Division Preview I totally understand. Or, if you want to take the opposite stance as me based on principle and past history, well, that is earned. At any rate, the...
Via Winging It In Motown
11 hours ago

Clarke MacArthur’s Return an Inspiration for Senators

It was only 18 months ago that Clarke MacArthur’s career had seemingly met a certain end. With the prospects of him returning to hockey a longshot at best, the Ottawa Senators reluctantly accepted the fact their future plans would more than likely not include him. But then, in early April – after the medical staff had shut him down for the season just a few months prior – MacArthur’s...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

3 reasons to worry about the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Capitals welcome in the Pittsburgh Penguins to Washington on Thursday for Game 1 of last years rematch. Washington may have home-ice advantage after beating
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11 hours ago

Assistant coach Clement Jodoin leaves the Habs

Michel Therrien’s former assistant is leaving the organization Claude Julien met with his assistant coaches yesterday, and the first domino has fallen. Assistant coach Clement Jodoin has decided to leave the organization, as to pursue opportunities elsewhere. Whether or not this was a mutual agreement is unknown, but it’s quite common for incoming coaches to hire their own assistants...
Via Eyes On The Prize
11 hours ago

Hope on the Horizon for Hockey’s Hapless: Eastern Conference

The 2016-17 regular season is officially a distant memory. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing, and for many hockey fans, this is the most exciting time of the year. It’s also quite stressful, and at times flat-out maddening. But at the end of the day, there is no substitute for the thrill of watching your favorite players compete for the greatest trophy in the world. That’s...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

The Wild Should Keep Marco Scandella

Going all in to protect Brodin and Dumba at the cost of Scandella would be a mistake. The Minnesota Wild, like every other team in the NHL, face the unpleasant truth that they will lose a player to the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft. Some teams may even lose more than that if they make deals with Vegas GM George McPhee. Most everyone assumes that the Wild will be losing...
Via Hockey Wilderness
12 hours ago

IceCaps Game Preview: The playoff series moves to Syracuse tied at one

Michael McCarron set to make his IceCaps playoff debut as the IceCaps roster reaches its maximum potential The sun may have set on the Montreal Canadiens this season, but the St. John’s IceCaps are very much still in the thick of their first round playoff series as the future of the organization competes for the Calder Cup. The IceCaps and the Syracuse Crunch split the first two...
Via Eyes On The Prize
12 hours ago

Bruins Need Busy Offseason

With the Boston Bruins’ swift exit from the 2017 NHL Playoffs, some changes can be expected. After missing the playoffs two years in a row, qualifying for the postseason wasn’t a bad outcome for this 2016-17 season. The goal the for the 2017-18 campaign, however, should be to make a run for the Cup. With that comes a number of changes to the Bruins over the offseason. Bruins’...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

Analyzing Dylan Larkin’s Regression

Detroit Red Wings 2014 first-round pick Dylan Larkin was primed for a breakout season after scoring 45 points (23 goals, 22 assists) in 80 games during his rookie season last year. However, Larkin suffered the sophomore slump, scoring just 32 points (17 goals, 15 assists) in 80 games this past season. The Red Wings, as a whole, weren’t as good as last season, missing the playoffs...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

A Rangers Fan Guide to the Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators are just coming out of a very tight first-round series against the Boston Bruins. Plenty of emotion and players rebounding defined the Senators’ determination. Although their opponents pushed back hard each game, the Senators held their ground and found different ways to win. The Senators will offer the Rangers a similar challenge as the Canadiens did. Montreal...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

WATCH: Hits of the Week: Sending a message

Nazem Kadri threw a controversial hit on Alex Ovechkin, Duncan Keith ran over Viktor Arvidsson and Connor McDavid used the body.
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Semifinals Predictions

Here at The Hockey Writers, we compiled predictions from 25 of our writers for the 2017 Stanley Cup Quarterfinals. We predicted both the winning teams, plus the series length. Our first-round predictions were broken down into two parts: the Western Conference and Eastern Conference. How Did We Do? In the Eastern Conference, the majority of our picks reflected the Pittsburgh...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

Bruce Cassidy gets interim tag removed, named 28th coach of Bruins

The Bruins officially named Bruce Cassidy their next coach. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports) After his late season run following Claude Julien getting fired, Bruce Cassidy impressed the Bruins enough to be named the 28th coach of the team. On Wednesday morning, the team announced Cassidy is now the full-time coach. Cassidy served as interim coach for the Bruins’ final 33 regular...
Via Big Bad Blog
13 hours ago
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