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Dr. Pucksworth has written 2141 posts for HockeyDraft.ca Newsroom

Understatement Alert: The Oilers Are off to a Rough Start

The Edmonton Oilers are, to be kind, not off to a great start. They’re primed to take on the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night and may already find themselves in the “need to win” position based on the absolutely terrible play they’ve exhibited thus far in the 2014-2015 season. In three games, they have zero […]

Tomas Plekanec Named Player of the Week

Canadians have more than a few reasons to be thankful on this Thanksgiving Day, but fans of the Montreal Canadiens have at least a few more thanks to the tremendous play of Tomas Plekanec and the three straight road wins the Habs took with them to kick off the new season. The Canadiens centre had […]

Minnesota Wild Off to Great Start

The Minnesota Wild have quite a few reasons for enthusiasm thus far this year. Although they’re only two games in, the 2014-2015 regular season is looking good. For one, they signed defenceman Jonas Brodin to a six year contract extension on Sunday. The deal was worth $25 million and keeps the Swede in the fold […]

Chris Pronger Hired for Department of Player Safety Gig

At first blush, Chris Pronger might not seem like the ideal guy to be working with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. The 40-year-old defenceman is still under contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and will be through the 2016-2017 season, but most signs point to his career as being done. NHL commissioner and Sesame Street […]

Dan Boyle Out Four to Six Weeks

The New York Rangers will be without defenceman Dan Boyle for four to six weeks after he went down with a broken hand. The injury took place in the club’s season opener against the St. Louis Blues, a game the Blueshirts won thanks in large part to two goals from Rick Nash. It was Boyle’s […]

Opening Day: Predictions and Possibilities

Another NHL season is upon and that means it’s time to start drowning in a sea of predictions and possibilities. The good people at NHL.com have already sized up the competition and have landed in typically predictable fashion, calling overwhelmingly for the Stanley Cup to land in Chicago with the Blackhawks. Seven out of 12 […]

Opening Day: The Changes to the Media Landscape

The National Hockey League is commencing its 98th season of operation and 97th season of play today and some things have changed. For one, the look of the NHL in Canada in terms of broadcasting is vastly different. This is the first year of Rogers Communications’ 12-year deal for the broadcasting rights and the digital […]

New York Islanders Make Significant Defensive Upgrades

The New York Islanders spent Saturday making some serious upgrades on their defensive group, acquiring defenceman Nick Leddy from the Chicago Blackhawks and landing Johnny Boychuk from the Boston Bruins. The Islanders sent two second-round draft picks to the Bruins for Boychuk, who had been part of trade talks ever since it turned out that […]

Big Expectations for Big D: The Stars Prepare to Shine

This year’s Dallas Stars seem more primed than ever to make a considerable impact in the 2014-2015 season. It’s not just a lot of talk coming out of Big D, either, as their lineup looks dressed to impress. One considerable change will come to pass on the man-advantage, where Dallas will boast one of the […]

Senators Sign Ryan to Extension, Name Karlsson Captain

It’s already been a big day in Ottawa for the Senators as they signed forward Bobby Ryan to a massive seven year contract extension worth $50.75 million and named Erik Karlsson their new team captain. “Since acquiring Bobby in July of last year, we have had the opportunity to see firsthand the type of player […]

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