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2015-2016 Season Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs will take to the 2015-2016 season with a new coach and a new general manager and they’ll hope to see a reversal of fortunes, but it may not be so simple. The team finished 30 points out of a playoff berth last season, posting a 30-44-8 record with a dismal 8-27-6 […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning were just two victories shy of winning the Stanley Cup last season and you can bet that’s not sitting well. The club finished with a 50-24-8 record on the regular season, putting away a league-leading 32 home victories. They only lost eight games at the Amalie Arena, in fact, and will […]

Canadiens Name Max Pacioretty Team Captain

The Montreal Canadiens have named Max Pacioretty as their team captain. Pacioretty will be the 29th team captain in franchise history. He was voted to the post by the players. Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, P.K. Subban, and Brendan Gallagher will serve as alternate captains. Allowing the players to vote on their team captain is certainly […]

Slava Voynov Returning to Russia

Slava Voynov is going back to Russia. The Los Angeles Kings defenceman played just six games with the team last season before he was arrested on domestic violence charges. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanour count of “corporal injury to a spouse” on July 2 and was sentenced to 90 days in jail along […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues enjoyed a terrific regular season, but they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the third year in a row. That tends to be a damper on things. Despite going 51-24-7 with a 27-12-2 home record and 239 goals-for, today’s NHL teams are assessed by how well they […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks had a disappointing 2014-2015 campaign, missing the post-season with a 40-33-9 record. That this came after 2014’s historic playoff fumble against the Los Angeles Kings probably didn’t help confidence levels around the Sharks’ franchise, so changes were only a matter of time in coming. Head coach Todd McLellan was out after […]

Pittsburgh is Obviously Pumped for Phil Kessel

The Pittsburgh Penguins are pretty darn excited to have Phil Kessel in the fold, to say the least. They’ve been promoting every single move the former Toronto Maple Leaf scapegoat has made since his arrival, documenting his first shot as a Penguin at the practice facility. Some reports suggested that Kessel dropped about 13 pounds […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins walked out of 2014-2015 with a surprising problem: their offence came up short. While they were normally a playoff-ready hockey club, the latest edition of the Penguins found themselves eliminated in the first round by the New York Rangers. They saw Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin come up with next to nothing […]

Report: Cody Franson to Sign with Buffalo Sabres

The long, long summer for Cody Franson has come to an end. TSN is reporting that the 28-year-old unrestricted free agent will sign a two year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Bob McKenzie has reported that average annual value of the contract to be $3.3 million and he says that Franson is in Buffalo right […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers had a slow start to the 2014-2015 season and never really recovered. They went 33-31-18, winning just 10 games on the road. They finished 12th in the Eastern Conference and that was enough to fuel some change at the head coach position. Craig Berube was fired and Dave Hakstol was hired. He’ll […]

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