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2016-2017 Season Preview: Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins started their 92nd season in the NHL with a 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, setting a tone that saw them miss the post-season for the second straight season. They finished fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 42-31-9 record, scoring an impressive 240 goals but allowing a not-so-impressive 230 goals against. […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Arizona Coyotes

In their 37th NHL season, the Arizona Coyotes finished with a 35-39-8 record. That pinned them at fourth in the Pacific Division, 20 points behind the third-place San Jose Sharks and one point ahead of the stumbling Calgary Flames. The Coyotes scored 209 goals and allowed 245 goals, making them one of the most porous […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Anaheim Ducks

In their 23rd season in the NHL, the Anaheim Ducks overcame more than a few rough patches to win 46 games over the course of 2015-2016. It was good enough for 103 points, but not good enough to make a solid run in the post-season. The Ducks were eliminated by the Nashville Predators in the […]

2016 Heritage Classic Alumni Rosters, Sweaters Unveiled

Friday saw the revelation of the alumni rosters and sweaters for the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, an event set to take place on October 22-23 in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Jets will take on the Edmonton Oilers at Investors Group Field on the 23rd, while the alumni game will take place on the 22nd. […]

Why the Coyotes Are Waiving Antoine Vermette

The Arizona Coyotes have placed centre Antoine Vermette on waivers with intentions of buying him out. The team made the announcement on Monday. “In order to give our team more flexibility, we needed to make this difficult decision,” general manager John Chayka said. “This move will provide an opportunity for some of our young, talented […]

There Are Still Some Quality Free Agent Defencemen Available

The NHL free agency period has been clicking along this summer and most teams have already established their units heading into the 2016-2017 season. But for those clubs still looking for an extra piece along the blueline, there are some interesting options still up for grabs. At the top of the list is Kris Russell, […]

Detroit Signs Petr Mrazek to Two-Year Deal

The Detroit Red Wings have avoided arbitration with goalie Petr Mrazek and have signed him to a two-year contract worth a reported average annual value of $4 million. “Obviously, it’s good any time you can negotiate a settlement versus going through arbitration, where it’s never a great process in building relationships with your players,” general […]

Senators Sign Mike Hoffman to Four-Year Contract

The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with forward Mike Hoffman and have signed him to a four-year contract worth $20.75 million. The club announced the deal on Wednesday, with the arbitration hearing scheduled for August 3. The contract carries an average annual value of $5.2 million. “It’s great. I’m extremely happy we could come to […]

Detroit Signs Danny DeKeyser; Mrazek Waits in the Wings

The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenceman Danny DeKeyser to a six-year contract worth a reported $30 million. The deal avoids arbitration between the team and player, as the hearing was scheduled for July 28. Many observers of the Red Wings argue that DeKeyser is the cornerstone of the franchise on the blueline and that’s […]

Rangers Sign Chris Kreider, Avoid Arbitration

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms on a contract with forward Chris Kreider, thereby avoiding their scheduled arbitration hearing. The deal is for a reported four years to the tune of $18.5 million, which is an average annual value of $4.625 million. The 25-year-old from Boxford had 43 points in 79 games, including […]

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