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Dr. Pucksworth

Dr. Pucksworth has written 2006 posts for HockeyDraft.ca Newsroom

Breaking It Down: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The playoffs are here again, which means it’s time for the return of the celebrated Breaking It Down series. We’ll continue with an overview of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets series, which commences on Wednesday night. These two teams have never met in the post-season and don’t appear to be evenly matched on […]

Breaking It Down: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens

The playoffs are here again, which means it’s time for the return of the celebrated Breaking It Down series. We’ll continue with an overview of the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens series, which commences on Wednesday night. The Lightning and the Canadiens have met just once before in the post-season. That meeting was in […]

Nashville Predators Fire Barry Trotz

The Nashville Predators have fired the only head coach the franchise has ever known. Barry Trotz was shown the door by general manager David Poile after the club missed the playoffs for the second straight season. This closes off Trotz’s 16-year tenure as head coach. He leaves as the NHL’s longest tenured coach with one […]

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 […]

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