In early August, The Hockey News’ Matt Larkin posted a snippet from an upcoming article that quoted Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock on franchise centre Auston Matthews’ expected increase in ice time: At face value, it seems like a good thing, but when you look at Matthews’ average time on ice for the […]
On the first day of free agency, general manager Rob Blake and the Los Angeles Kings didn’t waste any time in adding depth to the lineup. The team signed unrestricted free-agents Joakim Ryan and Martin Frk on July 1. Both players have shown they can contribute in different ways. They have the ability to add […]
September is finally here and, with it, the beginning of training camps for teams across the NHL. The Washington Capitals’ camp starts on Sept. 13 and their first preseason contest is only three days later against the Chicago Blackhawks. For Capitals fans, the arrival of the new season is welcome news and will help them […]
In the 2017-18 season, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock went the ‘spread the wealth’ route in regard to his power play units, much to the dismay of many Maple Leafs fans as the deadly Auston Matthews-William Nylander duo resided on the less-utilized second unit behind the likes of Tyler Bozak and James van […]
The Detroit Red Wings officially began their rebuild during the 2016-17 season when hopes of a 26th-consecutive playoff appearance were dashed. Then-general manager Ken Holland kicked off the process by selling at the deadline, moving a handful of players for picks and prospects. Since then, Holland and Steve Yzerman have led the organization through a […]
The 2019 preseason starts this week for the Washington Capitals. To make things easier for everyone, we have compiled the important information for the upcoming dates and opponents. Preseason Is Important Too While preseason often gets overlooked by fans foaming at the mouth for regular season, unofficial play often sets precedent for what to expect […]
No one can say exactly what Philadelphia Flyers’ mascot Gritty is despite many theories and origins explored by our own Jeff Seide. One thing we do know about him is he’s popular amongst the players and fans. It took Flyers fans a while to warm up to Gritty, as many criticized his appearance and his […]
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As the Pittsburgh Penguins enter a new NHL season, having five Stanley Cup championships to their credit, being a consistent postseason contender, and boasting current and alumni rosters with names like Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby, it’s hard to imagine the city of Pittsburgh as anything less than a hockey town. However, in 1975, the […]
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Boston Bruins prospect Jack Studnicka, who was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, nearly cracked the team’s roster last season at just 19 years old. This year’s training camp and the uncertainty of the bottom-six forward corps provides another opportunity for the Windsor, Ontario native to break onto the NHL […]
The 2019-20 NHL regular season is right around the corner. With training camps throughout the league ready to rev up, there’s no better time than now to take a look at some of this season’s highlight matchups for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers enter the season with new leadership behind the bench and some fresh […]