Folks, it’s draft season. I know the play-ins and playoffs will be starting soon, but it’s also time to focus on the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. As boards are being finalized and we’re inching closer to the lottery, it’s crunch time for scouts and general managers, real and armchair. Related: THW’s 2020 Draft Guide The […]
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It’s been a while since we last checked in on some of the Toronto Maple Leafs forgotten warriors. They are the ones who went out, donning the blue and white, without earning the recognition that others on the team did over the years. For some, it was simply not having the chance to make a […]
The Dallas Stars have a solid core with Tyler Seguin, Alexander Radulov, Rope Hintz, John Klingberg, and Miro Heiskanen. Even though the team is one of the top 4 seeds in the Western Conference with the new playoff format, their success was mostly due to their excellent defensive play. They allowed the second-fewest goals in […]
With the NHL’s proposed plan to return to play, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves in the playoffs for the fourth season in a row. They will be included in the play-in series against the Toronto Maple Leafs to determine the top 16 teams. Considering the Blue Jackets’ limited playoff success last season with a […]
On March 25, 2006, the Boston Bruins fired general manager Mike O’Connell and promoted then-assistant GM Jeff Gorton to the interim position for the remainder of the season. With the promotion, Gorton was given the keys to the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and his job was to help fix a Bruins team that finished last […]
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On the plus side, Ottawa Senators forward Anthony Duclair just technically had the best season of his career. On the negative side, that muddies the waters, putting the Sens at risk of overpaying the pending restricted free agent. Duclair vs. White Granted, these are the Eugene Melnyk-owned Senators we’re talking about, so the risk of […]
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In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that Alex Lafreniere might be considering options outside the NHL if the 2020-21 season is delayed too long. Meanwhile, the NHL has decided on what constitutes an NHL playoff teams versus a non-playoff team. The Vancouver Canucks and other Canadian teams are considering major training camp changes […]
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It’s been a crazy 2019-20 NHL season and looks to get even crazier. Although it’s been almost three months since the NHL played a regular-season game, there was some action last week. The NHL shared plans for a 24-team tournament that would begin with a round of play-ins to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Related: Maple […]
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The 1995-96 St. Louis Blues were a collection of hockey’s aged superstars. A team with an all-in mentality. One that endeavored to squeeze whatever elixir was still left in the proverbial fountain of youth. But for some reason, it didn’t quite work. Wayne Gretzky’s time with the Blues is likely the least talked about time […]
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Things are happening for Toronto Maple Leafs fans. Last week it was the announcement of a 24-team play-in tournament as a way to complete the 2019-20 NHL season. This week it’s working out of the details that would allow the Maple Leafs and 23 other playoff-bound NHL teams to prepare and transition into what’s been […]
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