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2016-2017 Season Preview: Buffalo Sabres

In some sense of things, the Buffalo Sabres seem to be improving. They’ve missed the post-season five straight seasons and have been in an official rebuild for three seasons, but their point totals seem to be on the rise. In 2015-2016, the Sabres posted 81 points – 27 more than 2014-2015. This slow slip up […]

Patrick Roy Resigns from Colorado Avalanche

In a move that seemed to surprise everyone, Patrick Roy resigned as head coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche. “I have thought long and hard over the course of the summer about how I might improve this team to give it the depth it needs to bring it to a […]

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 […]

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