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Dr. Pucksworth has written 2135 posts for HockeyDraft.ca Newsroom

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 […]

Boston Bruins Ink Torey Krug and Reilly Smith

The Boston Bruins have taken care of some uncertainties with the signings of Torey Krug and Reilly Smith. The club made the announcement on Monday morning, confirming one year contracts for each player with a value of $1.4 million against the cap for each. The Bruins have been dealing with stalemates for both players for […]

Opportunity Knocks: Kasperi Kapanen Could Benefit from Injury to Beau Bennett

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forward Beau Bennett for six weeks with a lower body injury, which by all accounts appears to be a leg or knee injury. It’s more bad news for the Penguins, but it could open up the window of opportunity for one Kasperi Kapanen. The 18-year-old Finnish winger is the […]

Jordan Staal to Miss Three to Four Months

The Carolina Hurricanes will be without forward Jordan Staal for at least three to four months, the club announced today. The centre broke his right fibula in the third period of Tuesday’s pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres. The injury to Staal has to be the most serious of an already injury-ridden pre-season, with many […]

Rangers Forward Derek Stepan Out Four to Six Weeks

The New York Rangers will be without forward Derek Stepan for four to six weeks after he suffered a “non-displaced fractured fibula” during an on-ice workout on Wednesday. This is the latest in one seems like a long line of injuries to key players to start the run-up to the 2014-2015 NHL season. Stepan was […]

Detroit Injury City: Pavel Datsyuk Out Four to Five Weeks

The injury parade that seems to be afflicted this pre-season continues with news that Pavel Datsyuk will be out for four to five weeks with a second degree separation of his right shoulder. “The good news is that there’s two weeks to go before the regular season starts,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. […]

Jonathan Drouin Out Three to Four Weeks

It didn’t take much, but Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin will be out three to four weeks with a fractured thumb. “Just a little collision and I fell on it, it wasn’t a big hit or anything,” Drouin said. “Just lost balance and fell on my hand.” The club issued a statement and said […]

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