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Islanders’ Dobson Ready to Make NHL Debut

As a new season gets set to begin, the New York Islanders will add a fifth homegrown defenseman to their starting lineup with Noah Dobson officially making the NHL club. He will be joining Ryan Pulock, Scott Mayfield, Adam Pelech and Devon Toews as players New York has drafted in addition to the pair of […]

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NHL Highlights: Oct. 2 Opening Night (Video)

For the 2019-20 season, The Hockey Writers will be your go-to source for highlights from the previous night’s games. Last night, Oct. 2, was opening night for the NHL and there were four games across the league. Here are the five biggest highlights from the games. Craig Anderson’s Save Against Nylander With the Ottawa Senators […]

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The TJ Oshie Trade Analyzed

It has been over four years since a blockbuster trade went down during the offseason between the St. Louis Blues and the Washington Capitals. The Blues sent forward TJ Oshie to the Caps in exchange for forward Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. As with most […]

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Matthews Scores Twice as Maple Leafs Down Senators

TORONTO — Auston Matthews continued his dominance on opening night.
The Maple Leafs centre scored twice as Toronto defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-3 in the curtain-raiser on the 2019-20 NHL season Wednesday.
The Leafs unveiled John Tavare...

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Vrana Scores in OT, Capitals Beat Blues 3-2 in Opener

ST. LOUIS — Jakub Vrana scored at 2:51 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams.
Vrana beat Jordan Binnington with a wrist shot to the upper ...

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Flames Face Playoff Nemesis Avalanche in Season-Opener

CALGARY — By design or coincidence, NHL schedulers injected an extra dose of drama in the Calgary Flames' season-opener.
Calgary's first opponent of the 2019-20 season is the Colorado Avalanche, a team that conjures unpleasant memories f...

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Maple Leafs’ 5 Most Memorable Debuts

Despite finishing eighth overall with 100 points last season, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ front office decided to shake things up, leading to huge roster changes in the last three months. With several notable trades, signings, and internal promotions (plus injuries), only seven players who suited up for the Maple Leafs on opening night in 2018 […]

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Phil Kessel – Biography

Few players in the NHL have dealt with a rollercoaster-like career quite like the one Phil Kessel has. From being drafted high in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft to his battle with cancer and subsequent trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kessel’s career started off with as many peaks as it had valleys. After a […]

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Oilers Open Season Wednesday, GM Ken Holland Says Goal Is Playoffs

EDMONTON — With the woebegone Edmonton Oilers set to open their NHL season Wednesday, new general manager Ken Holland bristled when it was suggested fans are being told to be patient for a playoff contender.
"I don't think I've said that. Don't pu...

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3 Rangers Who Will Be Disappointing in 2019-20

The New York Rangers, as well as the rest of the National Hockey League, will be getting underway in just a few days. There is a lot of hope and hype with this seemingly brand new team, and expectations have not been higher. But, with all of that hope being on a bunch of young […]

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