NHL: Get Ready for a Weird Draft Lottery

The NHL will hold its draft lottery Friday and it’s expected to be a doozy. A simple scan of the headlines has this as the “most unusual draft in NHL history.” So what makes this so weird? Obviously, the way COVID-19 has turned the world upside down has a lot to do with it, butContinue reading “NHL: Get Ready for a Weird Draft Lottery”

NHL: How Good is Alexis Lafreniere?

One way or another, the 2020 NHL Entry Draft will be happening. And with it will come the usual arrangement of speculative fiction, only this year there’s a lot more to it. For one, there is no combine. Scouts will have a lot more guesswork to do thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic’s grip on theContinue reading “NHL: How Good is Alexis Lafreniere?”

Red Wings Trade Datsyuk Contract to Arizona

It’s just a technicality, but it kind of feels weird. The Detroit Red Wings traded the contract of Pavel Datsyuk and a 16th overall draft pick to the Arizona Coyotes for Joe Vitale and the 20th and 53rd overall picks at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The Coyotes selected Jakob Chychrun with their pick, landingContinue reading “Red Wings Trade Datsyuk Contract to Arizona”

2016 NHL Entry Draft: How Did Canada’s Teams Do?

With the first day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in the books from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, it’s time to take a look at how Canada’s teams did. Toronto Maple Leafs Unsurprisingly, the Maple Leafs selected Auston Matthews with their first overall draft pick. Matthews became the first American-born player to goContinue reading “2016 NHL Entry Draft: How Did Canada’s Teams Do?”

The Arrival of Jack Eichel

If it somehow doesn’t already, the name Jack Eichel should mean something to you. The 18-year-old North Chelmsford-born forward currently skates for Boston University, but he’s projected by many to go first or second overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Along with Canada’s top draw Connor McDavid, Eichel is primed to turn heads atContinue reading “The Arrival of Jack Eichel”