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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 […]

Kings Look to Maintain that Winning Feeling

The Los Angeles Kings will be defending their Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be facing a unique set of challenges going into the 2014-2015 calendar. For one thing, the Kings won’t accept anything less than a championship. This is a club with dynasty written all […]

The Future Looks Bright: Montreal Continues to Build

The Montreal Canadiens have seen considerable progress in the two seasons since Marc Bergevin took over as the general manager of the team. When they started the 2013-2014 NHL season, they had gone from last place in the conference to the second seed in the 2013 playoffs and were ready for more. In the 2014 […]

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