In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Edmonton Oilers, including updates on injuries and a player they were rumored to be in on but didn’t land. There is also speculation that Joe Thornton may elect not to return to San Jose next season, and who he might consider is surprising. And, what’s […]
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At the start of the 2010s, the Tampa Bay Lightning were a franchise mired with poor asset management. In recent years, a series of trades that were meant to shed veteran players for younger prospects backfired, leaving the team with a weak prospect pool and a lack of on-the-ice talent. Since the start of the […]
In the second of a two-part post, learn how the Western Conference grew to its current size of 15 teams. Through expansion, league merger, and relocation, the conference moved from establishing roots in non-traditional hockey markets like California to having teams in the desert. Learn the story behind each franchise. Origins of all NHL Clubs […]
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are comments from Joe Thornton after not getting traded by the San Jose Sharks. What does that mean for his future with that organization? So too, what did Zach Parise say when it came to the trade rumors of him going to the Islanders? Finally, there’s buzz out of […]
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On June 26, 2004, the Washington Capitals drafted Alexander Ovechkin with the first overall selection in the NHL Draft. It was known then that he would be a special player for the Capitals moving forward, but did anyone know just how historic he would be? Since coming into the league, he’s been arguably the most […]
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The Anaheim Ducks had a busy trade deadline. First, they traded Ondrej Kase to the Boston Bruins in return for a first-round pick, Axel Andersson and David Backes. Monday morning, they traded Derek Grant to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for center Kyle Criscuolo and a conditional fourth-round pick and sent Nick Ritchie to the Bruins […]
Throughout his entire 20-year NHL career, winger Steve Thomas had an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time. His 78 career game-winning goals are more than Mario Lemieux, Marcel Dionne, Alex Delvecchio, Jari Kurri, Bryan Trottier, Jean Ratelle, Martin St. Louis, Darryl Sittler, or any number of other Hall of […]
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Another week as ticked off the calendar and the top two teams in the American Hockey League’s Central Division are counting the days until the Calder Cup playoffs begin. Meanwhile, the teams holding onto the final two playoff spots feel there are too many games left on the schedule while the four teams chasing them […]
The 2018-19 season was a major disappointment for the Philadelphia Flyers. With a 37-37-8 record and 82 points, they finished sixth in the Metropolitan Division and missed the postseason for the fourth time in seven seasons. Heading into 2019-20, however, things were bound to change. The Flyers had a new general manager running the behind-the-scenes […]
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The Edmonton Oilers were among the busier of teams at this year’s NHL Trade Deadline. On Sunday night they added veteran defenseman Mike Green in a bit of a shocking move, but on Monday, made two more deals for players they were rumored to be in on. The moves are being overwhelmingly well received by […]