Click here to read part one of this series first! One of the most enjoyable parts of watching hockey, or even sports in general, is watching relationships develop between players. Whether it's a rivalry that's all in good fun between opponents, or a close bond between long-time teammates, it really helps fans build a connection … Continue reading Oh, Brother!: The NHL’s Siblings From the Past, Present, and Future (Part Two: Present)
Since the 2017-2018 NHL season has ended, trade rumors have begun to surround a few players. One of those players has been Jeff Skinner. Skinner's Carolina Hurricanes failed to make the playoffs again, making this the ninth consecutive season without qualifying. Since he has only been playing for the team (and in the NHL) for … Continue reading Will Jeff Skinner Stay?
If you’re like most people, there’s a decent chance you’ve written off the Carolina Hurricanes in recent years. Not only have they missed the playoffs for the last eight seasons, officially making it the longest playoff drought in history, but they also haven’t shown what they’re capable of. First thing's first, Ron Francis has the … Continue reading Pay Attention to the Hurricanes
As the 2017-18 season rolls in, there are plenty of NHL teams who currently lack that officially-appointed leadership roll. Let's take a look at the teams who have a captaincy roll to fill and what their options are heading into October. Arizona Coyotes After the departure and retirement of Shane Doan, it seems Oliver Ekman-Larsson … Continue reading A Look at the Captain Vacancies
NBC Sports released the schedule for the 2017-2018 season of NHL on NBC. Here are a few games that should be watched league-wide: Tue., Oct. 10 Arizona Vegas NBCSN 10 p.m. EST This will be Vegas' first home game. Everyone should tune in, not only to see what the expansion team will look like on … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars for These Games on NBCSN
The Calgary Flames had a busy Thursday, acquiring goaltender Eddie Lack, defensive prospect Ryan Murphy, and a seventh-round-pick in 2019 from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Keegan Kanzig and a 2019 sixth- rounder. With the acquisition of Scott Darling by Carolina, Lack was left as the outsider in net. His role in Calgary will … Continue reading Flames Acquire Lack, Extend Versteeg
Marian Hossa Marian Hossa announced Wednesday morning that he won't be returning to the NHL for the 2017-2018 season due to a progressive skin condition that prevents him for playing. Many are quick to point out how "convenient" this seems to be for the Blackhawks and for Hossa. The Blackhawks are in cap hell; they … Continue reading Chicago Blackhawks: What do the Recent Changes Mean?