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2016-2017 Season Preview: New York Rangers

The New York Rangers went 46-27-9 in the 2015-2016 regular season and entered the post-season with designs on going all the way. Unfortunately, the Blueshirts ran into the Pittsburgh Penguins and lost in a disappointing first round series. New York only won one playoff game before hope evaporated and it was back to the proverbial […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: New York Islanders

The New York Islanders polished off the 2015-2016 season with a 45-27-10 record, good for fourth in the Metropolitan Division and just a point behind the New York Rangers. The Islanders scored 232 goals and allowed 216, with John Tavares leading the charge offensively. It was their first season at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils finished the 2015-2016 season with a 38-36-8 record, which placed them seventh in the Metropolitan Division and two points behind the Carolina Hurricanes. The Devils scraped together a measly 184 goals last season and allowed 208. This is typical for a team in the midst of a rebuild, but it’s hard […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators put the wraps on 2015-2016 with a 41-27-14 record, good for fourth in the Central Division. They took to the post-season with aplomb and made it within one game of advancing to the Western Conference Final for the first time in franchise history. In order to take the next step, the Predators […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens put the wraps on the 2015-2016 season with a 38-38-6 record and set off to fix things. Naturally the injury to goalie Carey Price, which kept him out of all but a dozen games, hurt the Habs’ chances. But it also revealed significant weakness, as no team can rely on one player […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild finished the 2015-2016 season with a 38-33-11 record, good for fifth in the tough Central Division and nine points behind the Nashville Predators. They scored 216 goals and allowed a miserly 206 goals against, which immediately sheds light on the sort of hockey the Wild have been playing. For better or worse, […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings

After a little time away, we’re back with our look at the Los Angeles Kings. The club finished 48-28-6 last season, just a point behind the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks. They were eliminated by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs and issues of team depth came to the fore. This […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers finished the 2015-2016 season with 103 points, the best point total in franchise history. They won the Atlantic Division, too. Regrettably, the Panthers couldn’t secure a playoff series win and were eliminated by the New York Islanders. Florida hasn’t won a post-season series since 1996, when they ran all the way to […]

Scott Gomez Announces Retirement

According to reports emerging late Wednesday, Scott Gomez is calling it a career. The 36-year-old announced his retirement to Doyle Woody of the Alaska Dispatch News and put the wrap on a career that spanned 16 National Hockey League seasons. The Anchorage native played just 33 games last season for the St. Louis Blues and […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers

In 2015-2016, the Edmonton Oilers missed the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season. They put up a 31-43-8 record, good for last place in the Pacific Division and second last in the NHL. Only the Toronto Maple Leafs had fewer points. Over the course of 82 regular season games, Edmonton came up with 203 goals […]

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