2017-2018 Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have made a number of organization changes as of late, naming John Stevens as their new head coach in April and shuffling the deck in the front office to include Rob Blake as general manager and Luc Robitaille as club president. On the ice, the Kings will look largely the same.Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Florida Panthers

Youth is the thing in Florida, as the Panthers will take to the ice in an effort to improve their fortunes following last season’s sixth place finish. The club has a new head coach in Bob Boughner, who replaced Tom Rowe in June. The 46-year-old hopes to bring in some continuity and will work inContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Florida Panthers”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers

It’s safe to say that expectations are high for the Edmonton Oilers going into the 2017-2018 season. They came close to landing in the Western Conference Final last season and finished well in numerous statistical categories. They had the fifth best power play in the league and the eighth best goals and goals against totals.Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings will skate into the 2017-2018 season without owner Mike Ilitch at the helm. He passed away in February and there will be changes in store for the organization, including a new home at the Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings failed to qualify for the post-season in 2016-2017, marking the firstContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Detroit Red Wings”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars are coming off another disappointing season. They missed the playoffs for the second time in three seasons and polished off 2016-2017 with a 34-37-11 record. As a result, they let Lindy Ruff go and hired Ken Hitchcock back into the fold as head coach. The Stars also traded for goalie Ben BishopContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Dallas Stars”