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Dr. Pucksworth

Dr. Pucksworth has written 2003 posts for HockeyDraft.ca Newsroom

Breaking It Down: Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars

The playoffs are here again, which means it’s time for the return of the celebrated Breaking It Down series. We’ll kick things off with an overview of the Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars series, which commences on Wednesday night. This will be the third post-season meeting between the Ducks and Stars, with each team having […]

Ryan Smyth Announces Retirement

As most of you already know, one of the good ones is retiring after 18 seasons in the National Hockey League. Ryan Smyth announced his retirement on Friday, noting that it was not the physical but the mental side of the game that was losing its allure. “The mental side of the game, I didn’t […]

Trevor Linden Named President of Hockey Operations in Vancouver

The Vancouver Canucks have named former player Trevor Linden as their new president of hockey operations. “We believe in Trevor’s leadership abilities,” said chairman of Canucks Sports and Entertainment Francesco Aquilini. “His 20 years of NHL experience including seven as team captain, his role as NHLPA President, community leader and businessman offers a very special […]

Canucks Fire Mike Gillis

The Vancouver Canucks wasted little time in firing general manager Mike Gillis. They relieved him of his duties with the team on Tuesday. “The Vancouver Canucks had success under Mike’s leadership, and we nearly reached our ultimate goal; but I believe we have reached a point where a change in leadership and new voice is […]

Canucks Officially Eliminated from Playoff Contention

The Vancouver Canucks have been officially eliminated from playoff contention. They saw their playoff dreams end with a 3-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the Canucks this season and not just because they’re my hometown team. They have authored one of the most interesting […]

Tampa Inks Yzerman to Four-Year Contract Extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning have shown their faith in Steve Yzerman and have inked him to a four-year contract extension. The former NHL superstar has transitioned spectacularly from his career as a player to a career in the front office. He took his Lightning to the playoffs twice in four seasons. This season, Tampa has […]

What’s Next for the Vancouver Canucks?

One of the most consistently odd stories of the 2013-2014 NHL season has been the saga of the Vancouver Canucks. The once sure playoff club has ventured into the murky waters of a rushed “rebuild,” one apparently brought on by a combination of fan dissatisfaction, poor contracts and a lot of confusion when it comes […]

Douglas Murray Suspended Three Games

Douglas Murray of the Montreal Canadiens has been suspended for three games following his elbow to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Mike Kostka. The incident took place on Tuesday night with two minutes to go in the third period. The Habs defenceman was given a match penalty on the play, which really was […]

Toews Out for Remainder of Regular Season

The Chicago Blackhawks will have to make do without Jonathan Toews for the rest of the regular season. The captain has an upper body injury. There are six games left in the regular season for the Blackhawks and they find themselves sitting in third place in the Central Division. They’ve got 99 points going into […]

Sabres Officially Name Nolan as Head Coach

The Buffalo Sabres will be going into their rebuild period with Ted Nolan behind the bench. The club made the news official on Monday, dropping the nasty interim tag from his title and making Ron Rolston’s replacement the real deal. Obviously the Sabres turned to Nolan for help in setting a sinking ship on a […]

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