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2016-2017 Season Preview: Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets closed out 2015-2016 with a 35-39-8 record, good for a last place finish in the Central Division. The club scored 215 goals, the lowest totals in the division, and allowed 239 goals against. Despite the miserable finish, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff is hopeful about the fortunes of the Jets and the future […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals closed out 2015-2016 by having their best season in franchise history. They posted a 56-18-8 record and scored a whopping 252 goals. They allowed just 193 goals against and secured the Presidents’ Trophy. Unfortunately, things fell apart in the playoffs and the Capitals lost in the second round to the eventual Stanley […]

Predators Sign Laviolette to Contract Extension

The Nashville Predators have signed head coach Peter Laviolette to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday. The 51-year-old is 88-52-24 in two seasons in Music City and the club has made the post-season throughout his tenure so far. Prior to Laviolette’s arrival, the Predators missed the playoffs for two straight seasons. Laviolette finished […]

Anaheim Ducks Contending with Lindholm, Rakell Contract Talks

The Anaheim Ducks are at an impasse with defenceman Hampus Lindholm, who has announced his intentions not to report until there’s a deal in place. The 22-year-old is, along with Rickard Rakell, a restricted free agent. According to multiple reports, the Ducks and Lindholm are far apart in terms of a new contract. Both sides […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks would like to put 2015-2016 behind them. They finished the season with a 31-38-13 record, good for sixth in the Pacific Division and 13th in the Western Conference. The Canucks had the second-worst offence in the NHL, scoring just 191 goals. They allowed a miserable 243 goals against. Once again, the majority […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs would like to forget 2015-2016 for the most part. They finished with a 29-42-11 record, the worst record in the National Hockey League. The last place finish put them in position to win the NHL Draft Lottery, which they did. And with that top selection, the Maple Leafs went on to […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning polished off the 2015-2016 NHL season with a 46-31-5 record, good for second place in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning finished six points behind the division-leading Florida Panthers and four points ahead of the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins. Tampa made a considerable playoff push but were held out of […]

Unpacking the Jacob Trouba Situation

On Friday, news emerged that Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba wants to be traded. His agent, Kurt Overhardt, released a public statement clarifying the stance. Trouba will not be attending training camp, for starters. According to Overhardt, he’s been trying to work out a trade since May. There has been no “negotiation regarding the terms […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues closed the books on 2015-2016 with a 49-24-9 record, good for second in the Central Division and just two points back of the leading Dallas Stars. In the post-season, they played in the conference final for the first time since 2001 and seemed to have taken the necessary steps to push […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks shut down a lot of talk about playoff success last season, heading all the way to the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins. They lost the series in six games and gained a valuable learning experience along the way, knocking off the Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators and St. Louis […]

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