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Dr. Pucksworth has written 2133 posts for HockeyDraft.ca Newsroom

Crosby, Malkin to Miss Start of Training Camp

Depending on your perspective and/or maturity level, you’ll either be drooling, concerned or preparing senselessly homophobic remarks over the news that both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will be missing the start of training camp for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Both Crosby and Malkin sustained injuries in preparing for training camp. Pittsburgh coach Mike Johnston didn’t […]

Will Daniel Alfredsson Play Another Season?

The future of Daniel Alfredsson has been in doubt for a while now, but perhaps the most recent setback will be the determining factor when it comes to discussions about his future. The 41-year-old Swede is not expected at training camp, say the Detroit Red Wings, and he will instead be seeing specialists for his […]

New Names, Same Faces (Mostly) in Arizona

It’s a new day in Phoenix, sort of. The Arizona Coyotes, as they’re now known, will take to the ice at the Gila River Arena, as it is now known, and will hope for the best. Last year, the Coyotes got off to a 14-4-3 start and seemed primed for greatness. A collapse led to […]

Ovechkin, Trotz and a Capital Move to the Left Side

The Washington Capitals will look to the 2014-2015 season with some hope in large part because of a front office makeover that could change the whole culture of the team. And in essence, that’s exactly what this hockey club needs. To cap off the 2013-2014 NHL season, Washington missed the playoffs for the first time […]

Jonathan Drouin: His Year, His Time

Jonathan Drouin is ready to take the next step. The Tampa Bay Lightning forward is entering training camp with every expectation on making the team. Last year, general manager Steve Yzerman sent him to Halifax. This year, it won’t be going down like that if Drouin has anything to do with it. And he should, […]

Buffalo Sabres: Nowhere to Go But Up

The Buffalo Sabres can really only go up from here. They finished the 2013-2014 NHL season dead last overall. To make matters worse, the Sabres only managed 52 points in the season. The last time a team put up so few points in single season was in 2000-2001 with the New York Islanders hitting the […]

NHL Introduces Rule Changes for 2014-2015 Season

The National Hockey League has come up with a set of rule changes for the 2014-2015 season, some of which are head-scratchers. Let’s start with the expansion of the trapezoid. Theoretically this gives goalies more room to move behind the net, as the NHL is expanding the trapezoid area by two feet from the goal […]

Sidney Crosby is Ready to Go

Sidney Crosby says he’ll be ready to go come training camp, which is great news for Pittsburgh Penguins fans. Back in July, the best player in the game didn’t know if he’d be able to start the 2014-2015 season on time. He also wasn’t sure if he’d need surgery on his wrist. Eventually, he opted […]

Ducks Solve Some Problems, But Questions Remain

The Anaheim Ducks know what they have to do going into the 2014-2015 season. They finished the 2013-2014 NHL season with 116 points and led the Western Conference going into the post-season, but the playoffs weren’t kind and Anaheim found themselves eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings. One of the continual issues plaguing the Ducks […]

Colorado Avalanche Sign Tyson Barrie

The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenceman Tyson Barrie to a two year contract worth $5.2 million. That will count for a $2.6 million cap hit for the club. The signing was integral for the Avalanche, who will now boast a full complement of players with training camp two weeks away. It gives them stability going […]

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