2019-2020 Season Preview: Detroit Red Wings

As the 2019-2020 regular season kicks off, Steve Yzerman will be the general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. It’s a homecoming for the former general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who spent his entire NHL career in Hockeytown and is replacing the mighty Ken Holland. Holland had been the only GM of theContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Detroit Red Wings”

Red Wings: Entering the Post-Zetterberg Era Requires Patience, Caution

One of the biggest questions of the off-season and indeed of recent franchise history has been answered for the Detroit Red Wings news that Henrik Zetterberg’s hockey career had come to an end. And having that knowledge, for better or worse, certainly sets the stage for the 2018-2018 season in Detroit. Zetterberg was signed forContinue reading “Red Wings: Entering the Post-Zetterberg Era Requires Patience, Caution”

Cool Summer: Five Goaltender UFAs Worth Considering

Summer is coming and that means hockey’s free agent frenzy is right around the bend. And that means the league’s 31 general managers will hit the market with open wallets. Maybe. With this year’s Stanley Cup Final billed as a battle of attrition and an exhibition of fine goaltending, the benefits of landing that perfectContinue reading “Cool Summer: Five Goaltender UFAs Worth Considering”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Colorado Tries to Hang Against Nashville’s Predators

It’s the playoffs in the National Hockey League again and that means the Colorado Avalanche are in line to face the Nashville Predators. Wait, what? Game One of this improbable series goes Thursday and the Predators have home ice advantage to the surprise of no one. But the Avalanche are back in the playoffs afterContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Colorado Tries to Hang Against Nashville’s Predators”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche

There’s nowhere to go but up for the Colorado Avalanche. The club finished 2016-2017 in last place, collecting just 22 wins and finishing last in scoring and goals allowed. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic got on the ball and has been making some big changes in the off-season, which seems like the only reasonable response.Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche”