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Hockey August 24, 2019

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news that the Pittsburgh Penguins might find it worthwhile sniffing around Jesse Puljujarvi out of Edmonton. Meanwhile, Elliotte Friedman reports buzz contrary to the latest on Jake Gardiner and notes the Toronto Maple Leafs are worried about Mitch Marner negotiations dragging into the season. Finally, in Arizona, there […]

Hockey August 24, 2019

The 2018-19 season was not a great one for the Winnipeg Jets. Sure, they finished second in the Central Division with 99 points, but after what they accomplished in 2017-18, something just did not seem right this time around. In this series, we will take a look at some key Jets’ players who may or […]

Hockey August 24, 2019

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a reputation for having some of the most talented players in the National Hockey League. They have won five Stanley Cups, so creating magic isn’t necessarily the hardest thing; but after losing Phil Kessel and Olli Maatta, they will need to lean on some of the younger talent to succeed in […]

Hockey August 24, 2019

For New York Islanders fans, the quiet summer their team is having is difficult to ignore. After striking out on Artemi Panarin on July 1, it’s been radio silence from the Islanders’ brass with the exception of signing center Derick Brassard to a one-year deal and goalie Semyon Varlamov to a five-year deal. What’s worse […]

Hockey August 24, 2019

It’s easy enough to identify the great team dynasties of NHL history. Simply take any list of Stanley Cup victories since 1917 and highlight the teams that have won three or more Cups in succession. Also include teams that have won more than three Stanley Cups over a relatively short period of several years in […]

Hockey August 24, 2019

Bruce Hamilton had his game face on ahead of launching the Kelowna Rockets’ training camp and Memorial Cup season. “We’ve been sitting around for a long time, so it’s time to get back to work,” Hamilton quipped earlier this week from his perch in the Prospera Place press box while watching the team’s rookie camp […]

Hockey August 24, 2019

Forward Derick Brassard may have something left to give, but it shouldn’t be with the New York Islanders. Brassard Signs with Islanders Signing a one-year deal with the Islanders, Brassard is admittedly poised for somewhat of a rebound season. However, that’s in part because his stats flatlined in 2018-19, which he spent with three different […]

Hockey August 24, 2019

A good rookie represents hope for the future, but a really good rookie represents hope for the here and now as well as down the road. Here are the 10 NHL teams most likely to receive an injection of youthful skill and optimism this season: ANAHEIM DUCKS: It’s not quite Ryan Getzlaf and a bunch […]

Hockey August 24, 2019

When it comes to building an NHL roster through free agency, it does not pay to copy the blueprint of the reigning Stanley Cup champions. There is a tendency for NHL teams to make rash decisions at the beginning of free agency, and the data indicates that those decisions are at least partially driven by […]

Hockey August 24, 2019

The New York Rangers really have no one to blame but themselves for the hype swirling around them with training camp on the horizon. Their 18-month rebuild has yielded high-end prospects, many of whom appear ready to challenge for significant roles next season. They’ve acquired of a pair of right-shooting defensemen – one of the […]