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Dr. Pucksworth

Dr. Pucksworth has written 2005 posts for HockeyDraft.ca Newsroom

Toews Out for Remainder of Regular Season

The Chicago Blackhawks will have to make do without Jonathan Toews for the rest of the regular season. The captain has an upper body injury. There are six games left in the regular season for the Blackhawks and they find themselves sitting in third place in the Central Division. They’ve got 99 points going into […]

Sabres Officially Name Nolan as Head Coach

The Buffalo Sabres will be going into their rebuild period with Ted Nolan behind the bench. The club made the news official on Monday, dropping the nasty interim tag from his title and making Ron Rolston’s replacement the real deal. Obviously the Sabres turned to Nolan for help in setting a sinking ship on a […]

Sabres Will Retire Hasek’s Sweater Next Season

The Buffalo Sabres will be retiring Dominik Hasek’s famed sweater next season, finally putting a cap on the career of one of the finest goaltenders to ever play the position. Hasek’s #39 will be sent to the rafters, becoming the seventh jersey to be retired by the franchise. The club will also induct him into […]

Bobby Ryan Out for Season Due to Sports Hernia Surgery

Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan will miss the rest of the season after having surgery to repair a sports hernia. The procedure will take place on Thursday in Montreal. “Bobby has been dealing with the discomfort of this injury since it was sustained in November,” Senators general manager Bryan Murray said. “Both Bobby and our […]

Malkin Out Two to Three Weeks

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forward Evgeni Malkin for the next two to three weeks. He suffered a foot injury on Sunday during the first period of his team’s 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues. “He got hurt on a play toward the net,” head coach Dan Bylsma said. Malkin was just starting […]

Is Jim Rutherford Stepping Down as Carolina GM?

As the Carolina Hurricanes signed defenceman Justin Faulk to a contract extension on Monday, general manager Jim Rutherford said something revealing. He was talking about his hockey club’s off-season prospects and said “I’m really looking more at my situation and who makes those hockey decisions going forward.” Word around the campfire is that Rutherford is […]

Neal and Legwand Fined $5,000 Each

It looks like Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal and Detroit Red Wings forward David Legwand will have to cough up a little bit of green for their “stick work” during Thursday night’s contest between the two clubs. Both players have been fined $5,000, marking the league’s first supplemental discipline since March 11. Neal took his […]

Lundqvist Sets Franchise Record for Wins

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has found himself in the record books. After a victory on Tuesday night against the Senators, he snagged his 302nd career win. That puts him ahead of Rangers goalie Mike Richter in the team’s storied history, ranking him as the winningest goalie in franchise history. “It’s an incredible feeling,” […]

Kris Letang Returns to Practice

In what has to be a feel-good story for the Pittsburgh Penguins, defenceman Kris Letang has returned to practice less than two months after suffering a stroke. Just two weeks ago, he was uncertain if he was going to be able to return this season. But after doctors cleared him following a round of tests, […]

The “Downward Spiral” of the Vancouver Canucks

This season has not been kind to the Vancouver Canucks. A lot of what’s gone on has been self-inflicted. The implosion of the Canucks has its roots quite some time back, even before they traded Cory Schneider at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. That move was stunning, but what followed was a downward spiral that […]

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