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Where Does Erik Brännström Fit?

Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has had quite the offseason. He has signed an extension that will see him throughout the 2024-25 season and has made significant strides on the blue line. He came out and acquired veterans Michael Del Zotto and Nick Holden and because of those moves, Erik Brännström’s crowd was angry, wondering where would he get his ice time? Last season, Artem Zub and Victor Mete has become big additions who have fallen on their knees and will definitely get more minutes this season. With Thomas Chabot and Nikita Zaitsev already cemented in the formation, where… Read More »Where Does Erik Brännström Fit?

Bruins’ Future in Net Could Start in 2021-22 With Swayman Seizing Time

After his junior season at the University of Maine in March 2019, Boston Bruins prospect goaltender Jeremy Swayman decided to forgo his senior season and sign his entry-level contract. At the time of his decision, there were a lot of unknowns not just about hockey, but life in general, as the NHL was at the start of its 2019-20 season hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ten months later, Swayman, who garnered many accolades in Maine, finally returned to the ice in a hockey game as he found himself between the posts of the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey… Read More »Bruins’ Future in Net Could Start in 2021-22 With Swayman Seizing Time

3 Bold Predictions for the 2021-22 Season

Other articles on the Panthers season preview: With less than a month into the NHL season, the Florida Panthers are set for another competitive season for their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. They are coming off their best points percentage season in franchise history, finishing with a 37-14-5 record in 2020-21. With Selke Trophy winner captain Aleksander Barkov in the lead, it’s not daring to say the Panthers will be a serious contender. However, there are plenty of key contributors who could step out and help the team reach new heights that we don’t see coming. That being said,… Read More »3 Bold Predictions for the 2021-22 Season

Matthews’ Wrist & Seeking Hyman’s Clone

In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll be sharing news and commentary on Auston Matthews’ wrist injury. Second, I’ll be sharing a recent video from “The Maple Leafs’ Lounge” that talks about replacing Zach Hyman and one aspect of the kind of player that can help replace him with the Maple Leafs fans. Related: Maple Leafs Management and Matthews Not Disagree Item one: Auston Matthews hopes he’s ready for the season opener During the NHL Player Media Tour on Monday, Auston Matthews was asked about his wrist surgery. During the interview, he explained that he waited… Read More »Matthews’ Wrist & Seeking Hyman’s Clone

Vancouver Canucks’ 3 Worst Contracts for 2021-22

Last season, I took a look at the Vancouver Canucks’ three worst contracts leading up to the 2020-21 season. Jay Beagle, Brandon Sutter and Loui Eriksson highlighted the list. As next season approaches, the team no longer has all three contracts. Beagle and Eriksson were traded in a package with Antoine Roussel, another bad contract from last season, as well as some draft picks at the Arizona Coyotes for Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland. Meanwhile, Sutter’s contract ended after last season and he signed a one-year, $ 1.125 million contract during the offseason. Heading into the 2021-22 season, the worst… Read More »Vancouver Canucks’ 3 Worst Contracts for 2021-22

Meet the Seattle Kraken: Forward Ryan Donato

In anticipation of the Seattle Kraken’s inaugural season, we at The Hockey Writers will be taking a deep dive into every player. This episode focuses on forward Ryan Donato, who the Kraken signed as an unrestricted free agent. Ryan donato Age: 25Position: Left wing / CenterTeam 2020-21: Sharks of San José2020-21 season: The Sharks weren’t a good team, and Donato had a pretty bland year last season. He averaged 12:37 on the ice and scored just six goals and 20 points. He was absent on the power play for 85:52 and scored two goals and had five assists. He recorded… Read More »Meet the Seattle Kraken: Forward Ryan Donato

Suzuki, Toffoli, Canadiens Golf Tourney | HABS HEADLINES

Brendan Gallagher (Photo from NHL.com) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. – It’s your one-stop-shop every day of the week for your Canadians news capsule. Here are your Habs titles! Canadiens Golf Tournament A few people will be missing at the Montreal Canadiens golf tournament this year. On Monday, the team announced that due to protocols for the 2021-22 season established by the league, players, coaches, management and reception staff will not be permitted to participate in the annual Golf Tournament of Canadians. The event is usually a first opportunity for players and coaches to meet the media before the… Read More »Suzuki, Toffoli, Canadiens Golf Tourney | HABS HEADLINES

Jonathan Toews Bio: Beyond the Glory

Much attention has been paid to the legacy of Jonathan Toews, longtime Chicago Blackhawks captain. Heading into his 14th NHL season, Toews has enjoyed an incredible number of successes. But he’s 32, too, and many believe his inevitable decline has already started. So what can we now deduce about the state of his career? Related – The Breakaway: Wirtz Family Cups & Controversy This is where you have to take a step back and look at the big picture. Because Toews isn’t exactly your normal hockey player. In fact, he’s always been quite extraordinary. To understand what I mean, you… Read More »Jonathan Toews Bio: Beyond the Glory

10 Biggest Oilers Draft Busts Since 2000

The Edmonton Oilers struggles at the draft table have been well documented over the years. Poor drafting and developing has been a critical factor in why the Oilers have made the playoffs just four times since the 2000-01 season. Edmonton even went through a recent string where they had four first overall picks in six years. They added Taylor Hall (2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011), Nail Yakupov (2012), and Connor McDavid (2015) Still — that did not affect the team’s overall outcome because they weren’t finding NHL caliber talent outside the first round. You can have stars, but you need to… Read More »10 Biggest Oilers Draft Busts Since 2000

Bergeron, Krejci, Hertl & More

In this edition of Boston Bruins News & Rumors, Patrice Bergeron worries some fans as he has said he will not be extending his contract at the moment and will do so once the season is over. In other news, the recently departed Bruin David Krejci scored his first home goal in the Czech Republic, as rumors circulate on the internet that the team may look to replace him with Tomas Hertl. One player who is hoping that doesn’t happen is Charlie Coyle, who aims to become the team’s second-row center. Bergeron extension without speaking Bruins fans are well aware… Read More »Bergeron, Krejci, Hertl & More

Waite, Norlinder, Dvorak & More

In this week’s Montreal Canadiens News & Rumors recap, we’ll take a look at trade rumors, roster updates including Christina Dvorak, Matthias Norlinder, and more. Development camp The Canadiens development camp kicks off this week, September 15-21, and they invited 27 players who will appear in three games, two against the Ottawa Senators and one against a USports all-star team, as the organization’s prospects try to prove they deserve an invitation to main camp. Gianni Fairbrother and Kaiden Guhle have been asked to learn and are expected to return to their junior club with notes on what to develop over… Read More »Waite, Norlinder, Dvorak & More

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas Admits He Is on the Hot Seat

Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs gave an honest assessment of himself. The GM has been very successful in the regular season. However, the self-proclaimed hockey nerd knows his team’s performance in the playoffs is all that matters. Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas (Rene Johnston / Toronto Star via Getty Images) “Ultimately our goal is to win the Stanley Cup,” Dubas said on the Bob McCown podcast. “That can only be achieved in the playoffs. When we don’t reach that in the playoffs, I think you have to be very realistic and objective in saying that you failed.”… Read More »Toronto Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas Admits He Is on the Hot Seat

3 Chicago Blackhawks Who Could Win Awards in 2021-22

The Chicago Blackhawks are entering a new era of hockey. The dynasty we all knew and loved is almost gone. The only dynasty members left on the Hawks today are Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, but it could still be an exciting time. At the start of next season, the team will have the seventh youngest team in the NHL, with an average age of just over 26, and with youth comes potential. The potential that the roster has yet to show makes it difficult to assess where the caps are for many players as they need more time to… Read More »3 Chicago Blackhawks Who Could Win Awards in 2021-22

Bowman Honoured, Lions Camp | Habs Notepad

Scotty Bowman (Photo by Pascal Ratthe / La Presse) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | LAVAL, QC. – The face-off for the start of the 2021-22 season is getting closer and closer. The Canadiens rookie camp begins Wednesday with 27 players participating at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard until September 21. With the Red vs White intra-team scrum on September 26, the arena staff put the finishing touches on the preparation of the Bell Center rink. It’s starting to smell like hockey here. Looks like a hockey season.#GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/T8Bhr3OAqN – Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) September 10, 2021 The Canadiens will play a… Read More »Bowman Honoured, Lions Camp | Habs Notepad

Ranking NHL Teams By Forwards

Last but not least, the forwards — the guys who get most the goals and thus most the glory. If you can’t score, you can’t win, so this position is as important as any. It’s also as difficult to rank as any since there are 12 forwards in the lineup compared to just six defencemen and only two goaltenders. Depth is important but star power wins the day when it comes to forwards. Yes, teams have four lines, but they can lean on their top line or their top few forwards to prevail on any given night. However, to have… Read More »Ranking NHL Teams By Forwards

Penguins Have 3 Players Who Could Be Traded in 2021-22

The Pittsburgh Penguins will not hesitate to act this season as general manager Ron Hextall and president of hockey operations Brian Burke want to do everything possible to improve the hockey club. Injury issues have already hit the roster with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin starting the season on the sidelines. The show must go on, so look for the Penguins leadership to be active throughout the season looking for business partners and they will have talent to hang out in the market. Let’s take a look at the assets of three Penguins that could be moved. While some may… Read More »Penguins Have 3 Players Who Could Be Traded in 2021-22

Oilers Could Have the Two Most Dangerous Power Play Units In the NHL

Don’t look now, but the Edmonton Oilers could actually have a second unit power play that causes massive damage to the opposition. A team that has boasted one of the best, if not the best power plays in the NHL over the past two seasons, the Oilers’ roster is rich enough now that they can roll two units and still have success. Granted, any time you’ve got Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Tyson Barrie, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on the power play, it’s bound to be good and you want them on the ice as much as possible. All you need is… Read More »Oilers Could Have the Two Most Dangerous Power Play Units In the NHL

Wild’s 3 Best Value Contracts for 2021-22

When it comes to building a Stanley Cup contender, paying attention to the salary cap is one of the most important things. While it’s nice to have as many superstars as possible on a list, it’s not always the smartest decision. After all, it’s better to have a few top players mixed in with a balanced lineup than to blow up a large chunk of the salary cap on a handful of stars with weaker surrounding talent. The Minnesota Wild is just one of the teams with a more diverse collection of contracts on the books for the 2021-22 NHL… Read More »Wild’s 3 Best Value Contracts for 2021-22

Redrafting a Decade of Winnipeg Jets Draft Picks

The NHL Draft is one of the most exciting hockey events for fans and one of the most stressful and important days for teams. There will be a lot of young superstars drafted and there will always be potential busts. Many teams love to build through the draft and develop their young players into future full-time stars or NHL regulars. The Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning and Winnipeg Jets are among the best in this field. The Jets have found gems over the years since the move from Atlanta in 2011. Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor are… Read More »Redrafting a Decade of Winnipeg Jets Draft Picks

Kevin Fiala vs. Kirill Kaprizov

The Minnesota Wild have been very fortunate to have two forwards who have become star players this past season. Those two, of course, being Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala. They are both very capable strikers, as they proved last season, but is one considered more valuable than the other? To find out, it will be necessary to compare and contrast them, then an answer can be found. The Wild haven’t been fortunate enough to have players of this caliber in quite a while. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter was great players and deserved respect, but they weren’t expected to be… Read More »Kevin Fiala vs. Kirill Kaprizov

History of the Los Angeles Kings

In March of 1965, NHL President Clarence Campbell began a formal process to expand the National Hockey League from six teams to an even dozen. The maneuver would see franchises placed in both the midwest and the west coast, in addition to the league’s already established “Original Six”. Numerous cities sought to be a landing spot for one of the six new teams, including places that were initially passed over by the NHL such as Cleveland, Buffalo, Vancouver, Louisville and Baltimore. Some of these same cities would eventually house NHL franchises of their own as the league continued to experience… Read More »History of the Los Angeles Kings

Ovechkin, His Milestone Goals & the Goalies He Beat

On June 26, 2004, the Washington Capitals drafted Alexander Ovechkin with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft. We knew then that he would be a special player for the Capitals in the future, but did anyone know how historic he would be? Since joining the league, he’s arguably the most prolific goalscorer – solidifying his place in NHL tradition. While he may not yet have the overall record, it becomes more and more of a possibility with every passing game. On February 22, 2020, he took one step closer to Wayne Gretzky’s all-time high of 894 goals with… Read More »Ovechkin, His Milestone Goals & the Goalies He Beat

Montreal Canadiens Have the Best Fan Culture in the League

The Montreal Canadiens occupy a position that no other National Hockey League franchise does, and that it only shares with a few select franchises in major sports. Alongside great teams like the New York Yankees in baseball, the Green Bay Packers in football and the great soccer teams of Europe, the Canadians form the pantheon of legendary franchises. This culture comes from a combination of the Bell Center atmosphere, the reverence with which the franchise and fans view team legends, and the role Canadians play in bringing together generations of supporters. The atmosphere of the Bell Center Since opening in… Read More »Montreal Canadiens Have the Best Fan Culture in the League

The Battle for the Final Seattle Kraken Roster Spot

Members of The Hockey Writers’ Seattle Kraken team collaborated to project the team’s opening night attacking lines. Since its publication, general manager Ron Francis has thrown another hat in the ring by signing striker Riley Sheahan. Here’s the consensus THW’s Kraken team projected ahead of Sheahan’s signing: LW VS RW Schwartz Wennberg Eberle McCann Järnkrok Donskoy Tanev Johansson Appleton Blackwell / Geekie / Bastian / True Blackwell / Geek Geek / Bastian / Lind THW Kraken Opening Night Screenings The first nine are set, but there is plenty of room for movement on the fourth row. Colin Blackwell is expected… Read More »The Battle for the Final Seattle Kraken Roster Spot

Moving Forward | Canadiens Connection ep 154

Nick Suzuki (Photo from NHL.com) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. – Welcome to the Canadians Connection Going through Rocket sport radio. This captivating podcast featured on All Canadians Hockey Magazine Connects Canadiens fans to their beloved team from a connected source they know and trust. This week’s show Segment 1: Weekly Review, Habs News, League News Segment 2: BIG Topic – The Canadiens’ Programming Segment 3: Give your opinion Connecting Canadians on Rocket Sports Radio Canadians Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ ChrisHabs360). This talented team of accredited journalists come… Read More »Moving Forward | Canadiens Connection ep 154

Maple Leafs Must Find Timothy Liljegren More Playing Time

This is a key season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s also a key season for young defender Timothy Liljegren. The team has a puzzle. How will he find the playing time to develop Liljegren as a prospect and pursue their organization’s Stanley Cup ambitions at the same time? Timothy Liljegren’s position with the Maple Leafs organization The Maple Leafs have a number of questions to answer this season. Chief among these is the question of what to do with Liljegren and where he stands in the future of the organization. Liljegren’s waiver waiver status ends at the end of… Read More »Maple Leafs Must Find Timothy Liljegren More Playing Time

Detroit Red Wings Have Options to Upgrade Their Wingers

The Detroit Red Wings did exactly what they needed to do. They settled their winger position by letting Anthony Mantha go and getting some loot in return. Jakub Vrana could easily be better than Mantha, and some would say he already is. They also got Richard Panik, a rental depth striker on a relatively cheap contract, who left after the season. They also got two draft picks; one has morphed into Wyatt Johnston and the other is in the next 2022 project. I wrote an article explaining why the team needs a better player to cross the first row than… Read More »Detroit Red Wings Have Options to Upgrade Their Wingers

Canucks 2021-22 Season Preview: Forward Line Projections

Finally, it’s September and we’re less than two weeks away from the start of Vancouver Canucks training camp. The preseason games will be the first on the agenda as they face the Seattle Kraken on September 26 in the first of seven games before their opener on October 13 against the Edmonton Oilers. Related: Canucks Fans Have Many Reasons To Be Excited For This Season The Canucks will have a few new faces in the forward squad as Conor Garland, Jason Dickinson and Vasily Podkolzin who will add much needed depth to their offensive attack. They also cut high-priced contracts… Read More »Canucks 2021-22 Season Preview: Forward Line Projections

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mikheyev Must Use Failed Trade Request as Motivation

The beauty of being a Toronto Maple Leafs fan is that there is always something to say. And just as the heatwave days of the offseason began to diminish with training camp on the horizon, a new topic of discussion arose. According to Sportsnet’s latest article by Elliotte Friedman, forward Ilya Mikheyev has requested a trade after the 2020-21 season. However, the Maple Leafs have made it clear they intend to keep him and have not honored his request. The Sabers have had an “introductory meeting” with new reps Jack Eichel, the Senators and Brady Tkachuk are on the cusp… Read More »Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mikheyev Must Use Failed Trade Request as Motivation

Canadiens’ Keys to Avoiding the Stanley Cup Hangover

The 2021-22 Montreal Canadiens training camp is just a few weeks away, with their first exhibition game scheduled for September 25 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. As always, training camp helps ensure that the team starts the season on a solid footing; However, that’s especially true this season, as they try to avoid any symptoms of a Stanley Cup hangover. Here’s a word of caution at training camp: The 2016-17 Canadiens won a division title, finishing with 103 points. The team failed to advance to the playoffs, losing in the quarterfinals to the New York Rangers in six games, but… Read More »Canadiens’ Keys to Avoiding the Stanley Cup Hangover

Battle of Alberta Will Hold Extra Importance in 2021-22

Sports fans who grew up in Alberta have generally had to choose sides. Calgary or Edmonton. Flames or Oilers. With the recent Battle of Alberta in the CFL featuring two teams that aren’t used to being at the bottom of the standings, I started to think about how the Battle of Alberta would play out. for the Flames and Oilers in the next season. Will he ever achieve the all-out battle each side wants them to lead? Or will he return to a nicer, more peaceful festival of love for hockey than he seems to have transformed in the past… Read More »Battle of Alberta Will Hold Extra Importance in 2021-22

Philadelphia Flyers’ Prospect Spotlight: Ronnie Attard

Ronnie Attard is one of the Philadelphia Flyers’ most intriguing prospects. He has been a remarkable player to watch over the past two seasons for the Western Michigan University Broncos. Unfortunately, due to the college schedule, Attard and several other NCAA prospects were unable to attend the Flyers’ recent development camp at Voorhees. The 6-foot-4, 209-pound right-handed defenseman is a player to watch. He was drafted 72nd overall by the Flyers in the third round of the 2019 NHL Draft as a doubles player, who was twice ignored in the draft. Carrier start Born in White Lake Township, Michigan, Attard… Read More »Philadelphia Flyers’ Prospect Spotlight: Ronnie Attard

5 Forgotten Philadelphia Flyers Goalies

During this millennium, the Philadelphia Flyers have become the graveyard of goalies. Since Ron Hextall’s retirement after the 1998-99 season, the Flyers have experienced a bizarre and quite unlucky goaltending reshuffle with their fair share of drama. However, the account is simplistic. The franchise’s success in the decade leading up to its 2010 Stanley Cup Final appearance was made possible by the short-lived success of five flash-in-the-pan goalies who never maintained a level. high game play for an extended period and failed to provide stability in the Flyers’ fold. Brian Boucher The Flyers drafted Brian Boucher in the first round… Read More »5 Forgotten Philadelphia Flyers Goalies

Waite: Dvorak Better Than Danault | HABS HEADLINES

Stéphane Waite (screenshot) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. – It’s your one-stop-shop every day of the week for your Canadians news capsule. Here are your Habs titles! A dose of reality from Waite Former Canadiens goalie coach Stephane Waite spoke to 98.5 Sports saying that with his huge salary, the former Canadiens center Philippe Danault “saw himself much better than he is.” It’s a fascinating comment because earlier this week Marc Bergevin said: “Sometimes the players, not all, but they don’t quite rate their game the right way, or the way they really play. And that causes different perspectives… Read More »Waite: Dvorak Better Than Danault | HABS HEADLINES

Gary Bettman and the NHL

* originally published in Feb. 2018. Updated Sept. 2021 Gary Bettman gets booed when he speaks. A lot. He is the public face behind the decision not to allow NHL players to participate in the 2018 Olympics. When an owner wants public funds used to finance a new arena, Bettman makes the case in the media. He has led the NHL to three lockouts and supported the league to expand into non-traditional hockey markets with mixed results. He has also been behind new television deals, expanded access to the game, and masterminded new events. As the NHL Commissioner, he represents the… Read More »Gary Bettman and the NHL

Senators GM Pierre Dorion’s Extension Is Well Deserved

The Ottawa Senators continued their offseason work this week by extending the multi-year contract of general manager Pierre Dorion. He will see Dorion throughout the 2024-25 season with the team holding the option for 2025-26. Dorion, who is from Ottawa, has been with the organization since July 2007. He was the Senators’ chief amateur scout, director of player personnel and assistant general manager before taking the reins as general manager. When he received the title in April 2016, the Senators were in a much different situation than they are today. The team was led by the captain Erik Karlsson and… Read More »Senators GM Pierre Dorion’s Extension Is Well Deserved

Flames’ Goaltending Stable for First Time in Decades

The Calgary Flames have used 15 goalies in seven seasons since Miikka Kiprusoff retired. Since his retirement, the team have been unable to find a comparable replacement and have not kept a starting goalie for more than three seasons. Brad Treliving has regularly signed or traded for older starting goalies in Jonas Hiller, Brian Elliott, Mike Smith and Cam Talbot, who have worked at times but never got them over the bump. That trend continued when he brought in Jacob Markstrom, but this time he handed over a long-term contract that made it clear that Markstrom was now the Calgary… Read More »Flames’ Goaltending Stable for First Time in Decades

Habs Fan Forum: Goodbye Jesperi | VIDEO

MONTREAL, QC – Few phrases in the tradition of the Montreal Canadiens evoke more emotion or rekindle more memories than “The forumOnce called “the richest storey building in hockey history” by Sporting News, the arena housed nearly 18,000 Habs fans between 1924 and 1996. Today, this iconic Cabot Square structure no longer resonates with the sounds of skates, sticks, pucks and cheers amidst the excitement of winning the Stanley Cup. However, Habs fans have found new ways to keep their voices heard. With this in mind, Rocket Sports Media is proud to offer you a new video section, Habs fan… Read More »Habs Fan Forum: Goodbye Jesperi | VIDEO

Buffalo Sabres’ Dahlin Poised For Bounce-Back Season

The Buffalo Sabers drafted Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft and had high hopes for him as a player. Expectations were high on him to produce as a rookie, and his results were pretty impressive at 18. During the 2018-19 season, he scored nine goals and produced 44 points, and gained more ice time throughout the year. When you compare his freshman stats to Erik Karlsson and Victor Hedman’s draft-day comparables, he ranks pretty well. Karlsson returned to the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) for a season after being drafted and playing in the NHL… Read More »Buffalo Sabres’ Dahlin Poised For Bounce-Back Season

Development Camp, Subban & the Atlantic

In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll share the good news: Maple Leafs hockey started today. Second, I’ll comment on a rumor that the team has a “lukewarm” interest in PK Subban. Third, I will ask a brief critical question about the real competitiveness of the Atlantic Division. Element One: Maple Leafs Development Camp Begins Today If you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, today is your lucky day. Hockey is finally here. It’s not the big guys, but it’s the guys. In fact, 39 young and restless potential NHL players will form the roster for the… Read More »Development Camp, Subban & the Atlantic

Ducharme on KK, Dvorak | HABS HEADLINES

Dominique Ducharme, Jesperi Kotkaniemi (Photo by John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. – It’s your one-stop-shop every day of the week for your Canadians news capsule. Here are your Habs titles! Ducharme talks about the offer sheet, the trade The Canadiens head coach spoke to La Presse on Wednesday saying he “always liked working with KK”. At Jesperi Kotkaniemi development progress, Dominique ducharme said “He has come a long way since his arrival”, adding “he still has room to progress”. “The moments when [Kotkaniemi] was very successful when he made the best use of his… Read More »Ducharme on KK, Dvorak | HABS HEADLINES

Golden Knights’ Pietrangelo Contract 1 Year In: Is it Worth It?

Next month, it will be a year since the Vegas Golden Knights persuaded Alex Pietrangelo, a Stanley Cup-winning captain with the St. Louis Blues, to sign with them and help them in their quest for their own Stanley Cup. . At the time, this was seen as a bold move by Vegas management and showed they were “all in”. Pietrangelo would end up signing a seven-year contract worth a total of $ 61.6 million ($ 8.8 million per year), which left the hockey community with a few questions, one of the biggest being “was this an overpayment made by the… Read More »Golden Knights’ Pietrangelo Contract 1 Year In: Is it Worth It?

5 Cool Things About Tucker Poolman

For the first time since the 2006-07 season, the Vancouver Canucks will not have Alex Edler’s name on the opening night roster. The veteran defenseman who played 925 games and racked up 409 points in a Canucks uniform will wear the Los Angeles Kings crown when the puck falls in the 2021-22 season in a few weeks. Tucker Poolman, who has 805 games and 390 points behind him, will be one of the defenders who will try to fill his huge skates. Tucker Poolman, Winnipeg Jets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Poolman will only join his second team in… Read More »5 Cool Things About Tucker Poolman

Penguins’ Letang Sends Clear Message to Management

Kris Letang has spent his entire NHL career playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins and although he only has one season left on his contract, the veteran defenseman recently let management know he wants to pull a member of the Penguins. Letang has a decorated trophy case as he managed to win three Stanley Cups and his six all-star appearances are quite impressive. While he’s certainly gone through a constant stream of ups and downs with the Penguins, including several business rumors that have surrounded him over the years, Letang is more committed to Pittsburgh than ever and would like to… Read More »Penguins’ Letang Sends Clear Message to Management

Where Does Nolan Patrick Fit?

“Change of scenery” exchanges are a common practice in all professional sports, where one player clearly does not train in a particular location but still has enough potential to serve as an intriguing recovery project for another team. But for as prevalent as they have become, we haven’t seen one as daring as the Vegas Golden Knights’ exchange of Cody Glass for Nolan Patrick. As part of a three-way deal with the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators, Patrick was first sent to Nashville with young defenseman Philippe Myers in exchange for veteran defenseman Ryan Ellis. As the Predators clung to… Read More »Where Does Nolan Patrick Fit?

Top 20 Goal Scorers in Franchise History

Founded in 1967, the Philadelphia Flyers have been one of hockey’s most successful franchises over the last half-century. They have the third-highest all-time points percentage among NHL teams, trailing only the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights, a team that has yet to play three full seasons. Related: Revisiting the Brayden Schenn Trade This is the Flyers’ 53rd season. The Flyers have also won two Stanley Cups and were the first expansion team to win the Cup. Clearly, such a successful organization has had its fair share of goalscorers. Here are the Flyers’ top 20 all-time. 1. Bill Barber… Read More »Top 20 Goal Scorers in Franchise History

Get to Know the Canadiens’ Newest Acquisition

The Montreal Canadiens may have lost one of their best young players and a potential top-six center after refusing to match the $ 6.1 million offer sheet offered to Jesperi Kotkaniemi by the Hurricanes Carolina, but they used their compensation to trade for a player who is better suited to fill that role now and for the foreseeable future. Here are some good things to know about Christian Dvorak, Montreal’s most recent acquisition. He can play in all situations The 25-year-old, who has four years left on his contract with an average annual value of $ 4.45 million, is a… Read More »Get to Know the Canadiens’ Newest Acquisition

The Kotkaniemi Paradox | Guest Post

Jesperi Kotkaniemi of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his first career NHL goal against the Washington Capitals at the Bell Center on November 1, 2018 in Montreal. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis / Getty Images) All Canadians Hockey Magazine is proud to provide a platform for guest writers to express their views on current issues. Today we present a fan piece by Erin Manning on the development course of former Montreal Canadiens center Jesperi Kotkaniemi. If you want to share your fan experiences or have an opinion to bring, contact us. === ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA – On November 1, 2018, a rookie… Read More »The Kotkaniemi Paradox | Guest Post

EA NHL Cover Athlete Drama Has an Easy Solution

As if there weren’t enough reasons for fans other than the Toronto Maple Leafs to despise anything to do with the club, Electronic Arts (EA) recently gave the group something to complain about. It’s not just that Auston Matthews is on the cover of EA NHL 22, it’s his second time in three years as the face of the famous video game franchise. Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs (Jess Starr / The Hockey Writers) Although he is one of the most prolific goal scorers today, many have quickly pointed out that there is a plethora of other stars who have… Read More »EA NHL Cover Athlete Drama Has an Easy Solution

Meet the Seattle Kraken: Defenseman Mark Giordano

In anticipation of the Seattle Kraken’s inaugural season, we at Hockey writers will do a deep dive on each player. This part of the series focuses on defenseman Mark Giordano, whom the Kraken selected from the Calgary Flames. Marc Giordano Age: 37Position: DefenseTeam 2020-21: Calgary Flames2020-21 season: Giordano remained a workaholic on the Calgary blue line, averaging 22:51 minutes per game to lead the Flames. He scored nine goals and 26 points in 56 games to lead all Calgary defensemen, and also led the team with 110 blocked shots. Despite lower point totals by his standards, Giordano has remained a… Read More »Meet the Seattle Kraken: Defenseman Mark Giordano

Montreal Canadiens Prospect Breakdown: Jesse Ylönen

The 2017-18 season for the Montreal Canadiens was a disaster as the team failed to advance to the playoffs due to lack of depth up front and the injury of goaltender Carey Price. The draft that followed, however, was one of the few in recent years that the team can count as a win. The Habs had the third pick overall and chose to fill their need at center with Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who recently joined the Carolina Hurricanes on a signed offer sheet. The team had a decent second day of action, using their picks from rounds 2-7 to select… Read More »Montreal Canadiens Prospect Breakdown: Jesse Ylönen

The Offer Sheet | Canadiens Connection ep 153

Jesperi Kotkaniemi (Photo from NHL.com) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. – Welcome to the Canadians Connection Going through Rocket sport radio. This captivating podcast featured on All Canadians Hockey Magazine Connects Canadiens fans to their beloved team from a connected source they know and trust. This week’s show Segment 1: Weekly Review, Habs News, League News Segment 2: BIG subject – Retaliation on the offer sheet Segment 3: Give your opinion Connecting Canadians on Rocket Sports Radio Canadians Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ ChrisHabs360). This talented team of accredited… Read More »The Offer Sheet | Canadiens Connection ep 153

The Career Of Jacques Lemaire: The Underrated Legend

Throughout their history, the Montreal Canadiens have had a lot of greats. However, there are some whose contributions are not sufficiently recognized. A good example of this is Jacques Lemaire, who was a key part of teams in the late 1960s and 1970s but was often overshadowed by his more flashy teammates. In terms of points, Lemaire managed to score 835 in 853 games. He stayed around one point per game for his career thanks to his incredible consistency. There was also so much more to his game than just points. What Lemaire brought to the Habs Lemaire was the… Read More »The Career Of Jacques Lemaire: The Underrated Legend

Bergevin Defends Decision, Dvorak is Excited | HABS HEADLINES

Marc Bergevin (screenshot) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. – It’s your one-stop-shop every day of the week for your Canadians news capsule. Here are your Habs titles! Bergevin defends the decision of the offer sheet Carolina hosted media availability for hurricanes GM on Sunday Don waddell and their new acquisition Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Monday was Marc BergevinIt is at the microphone to answer questions from the media. The Canadiens general manager has gone out of his way to explain how a coveted blue chip asset, drafted third overall in 2018, was lost to the organization three years later. “Would we… Read More »Bergevin Defends Decision, Dvorak is Excited | HABS HEADLINES

Hurricanes Plan For Kotkaniemi is Much Deeper Than Revenge

The deadline came and went on Friday afternoon, and the decision finally came down: Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens decided not to match the one-year, $6.1 million offer sheet tendered to restricted free agent (RFA) center Jesperi Kotkaniemi, making him officially a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Even in the week that preceded, the internet chased it’s tail trying to wrap their head around the “why” of it all. All of the “He only scored five goals last year. He isn’t worth that” takes. Or, “This is purely revenge, and it backfired — now the Hurricanes are stuck with… Read More »Hurricanes Plan For Kotkaniemi is Much Deeper Than Revenge

Aftermath: Habs Lose KK, Add Dvorak | Canadiens Connection BONUS

Christian Dvorak (Photo from NHL.com) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. – Welcome to the Canadians Connection Going through Rocket sport radio. This captivating podcast featured on All Canadians Hockey Magazine Connects Canadiens fans to their beloved team from a connected source they know and trust. Bonus edition Special show: the Habs lose Kotkaniemi against Carolina, trade against Dvorak In this special bonus edition of the Canadiens Connection podcast, Rick Stephens and Amy Johnson discuss a day to remember for the Montreal Canadiens. Marc Bergevin announced the team’s decision not to match the offer sheet handed over by the Carolina… Read More »Aftermath: Habs Lose KK, Add Dvorak | Canadiens Connection BONUS

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Dubas on the Hot Seat? Writers & Fans Weigh In

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be back on the ice soon. The last time fans saw the boys in blue they couldn’t make it through the first round – again. However, the time spent has not healed the wounds, it still seems fresh to many readers of our articles. At the Maple Leaf Show, we solicited comments from viewers, listeners and readers. It has been made clear that many blame Kyle Dubas and want the GM to be fired. Kyle Dubas, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Christopher Katsarov) This kind of reaction is nothing… Read More »Toronto Maple Leafs’ Dubas on the Hot Seat? Writers & Fans Weigh In

Fresh Start for KK, Armstrong Praises Dvorak | Habs Notepad

Christian Dvorak (Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | LAVAL, QC. – The Canadians waited until the last hour before announcing they would not match the offer sheet signed by Jesperi Kotkaniemi with hurricanes. It was certainly not an easy decision to make, but I think it was the right one at this point. As a result, Montreal received Carolina’s first and third round picks in the 2022 draft. “Carolina used a tool available to them in the collective agreement and we accept that decision,” said Marc Bergevin via a statement. A press conference is scheduled for… Read More »Fresh Start for KK, Armstrong Praises Dvorak | Habs Notepad

Blackhawks Banter: Murphy Extended, Prospect Rankings

The Banter Blackhawks are back after taking time off last week and we have some interesting topics to cover. The team extended their best defender over the past two seasons. Additionally, The Hockey Writers published two extensive prospect lists, neither of which were very kind to the Blackhawks. Our Greg Boysen Blackhawks Editorial Team, Brooke LoFurno, Shaun Filippelli and Gail Kauchak will come together to discuss all of these topics and more on the latest episode of Blackhawks Banter. Today we give you a little insight into the discussion, which should be a memorable one. Connor Murphy gets well-deserved contract… Read More »Blackhawks Banter: Murphy Extended, Prospect Rankings

Join the All Habs Team | NEWS

ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA – Rocket Sports Media (RSM) is a fully independent digital media company specializing in sports and entertainment websites. Our flagship site, All Canadians Hockey Magazine, is one of the most popular independent media sites focused on the Montreal Canadiens. We also publish a powerful site focused on prospects, The AHL report, covering recent rookies and up-and-coming players from the Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers organizations. All Canadians Hockey Magazine is currently looking to add talented, motivated and committed individuals to our team. Read on to learn more, then find a link to apply for a position at the… Read More »Join the All Habs Team | NEWS

Standouts From Days 1 & 2

It’s been a long time coming, but eventually the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and Ottawa 67’s are back on the ice for training camp ahead of the 2021-22 campaign. Almost every big name in the league has taken it to the next level, especially for the 67’s, who have relied heavily on their older players to get over 50 wins over two consecutive seasons. Gone are the days of Marco Rossi, Austen Keating, Sasha Chemelevski and Tye Felhaber, among others. A new generation of young players took over and they were able to show their talents in front of a… Read More »Standouts From Days 1 & 2

10 Reasons Hockey Is the Greatest Sport on Earth

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that hockey is the undisputed best sport on the planet. But if you really need a little more conviction, here’s a list of ten things (in no particular order) that make hockey the greatest sport on Earth: 1. It’s played on a giant ice sheet Football, basketball, baseball, what do they all have in common? They are played on solid ground, not on a slippery patch of ice. Athletes who play these sneakers, not sharp steel blades on the soles of their feet. I’m not saying basketball, baseball, and football players aren’t… Read More »10 Reasons Hockey Is the Greatest Sport on Earth

Ranking NHL Teams By Goaltenders

Now that the 2020-21 NHL season is over and the 2021-22 campaign is upon us, it’s time to rank the teams by position once again. Starting with the goaltenders since that position seems the most solidified on paper across the league as of today. When it comes to ranking goaltenders, starters still carry the most weight despite the fact it’s becoming a two-goalie league, and positional depth is more important than ever before. With that in mind, in the first of a four-part series, here are the goaltender rankings where they stand right now — counting down from No. 32… Read More »Ranking NHL Teams By Goaltenders

Red Wings Could Benefit From One More Year of Rebuilding

It has been a long and tumultuous road for Detroit Red Wings coaches, staff, management, players and fans. From one of the worst seasons in NHL history to a slightly less bad season, everyone in Motown has had to deal with the aftermath of a horrible hockey team. They aren’t completely out of the woods yet, but with younger players like Moritz Seider coming in to play for a shot at an everyday roster spot, many have their eyes set on things more important than a ball. draft lottery. However, others believe the team may need more additions before they… Read More »Red Wings Could Benefit From One More Year of Rebuilding

5 Islanders Who Could Play in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The NHL has announced that it has reached an agreement to allow its players to participate in the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. In the wake of this news, the New York Islanders have several candidates to represent their home country team at the games. Here are the locks, likely participants, and longshots that will appear at next year’s Olympics. Lock Semion Varlamov, Russia Varlamov is a safe bet to be one of three goalkeepers included in Russia’s extremely dangerous Olympic roster. Andrei Vasilevskiy is all but stuck and Varlamov looks like the next best option based on his… Read More »5 Islanders Who Could Play in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

How Will the New Guys Fit In?

In Part 2 of our series on the burning questions facing the Dallas Stars, we discuss the new faces in the room. Dallas was among the most active teams in free agency this summer, causing a sensation on the first day few expected. After adding veteran defenseman Ryan Suter, GM Jim Nill added Luke Glendening, Braden Holtby, Michael Raffl and Jani Hakanpaa. While it’s unclear how Nill would approach the summer, he’s made it clear that defense is the biggest hole to fill. Not only did he recruit two defenders and a goalkeeper, but he also added two forwards known… Read More »How Will the New Guys Fit In?

Penguins Should Sign These 3 Forwards to Professional Tryouts

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Pittsburgh Penguins took my advice and brought in another veteran goaltender for training camp, Louis Domingue. The team are still strapped for cash, so don’t expect any extra moves before camp, but there are still some affordable talented veterans available in the free agent market, and the Penguins should take a look at a few forwards. during a professional test. James neal Penguins fans know Neal very well, and while he may not be able to score in the clip he once could, the veteran winger is a solid option… Read More »Penguins Should Sign These 3 Forwards to Professional Tryouts

Mailloux, Red vs White, Deadline Looming | HABS HEADLINES

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Trevor Timmins, Marc Bergevin (Photo by Getty Images) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. – It’s your one-stop-shop every day of the week for your Canadians news capsule. Here are your Habs titles! Hanging Mailloux In an unprecedented move, Ontario Hockey League commissioner David Branch announced that the Montreal Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux has been suspended from the OHL for an indefinite period. Branch ordered the London Knights to remove Mailloux from the active roster for at least the first three months to start the season. Mailloux will be able to… Read More »Mailloux, Red vs White, Deadline Looming | HABS HEADLINES

Bruins’ Defense Looks Different After Offseason Moves

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Over the past two offseason, the Boston Bruins’ defense has suffered some notable undercuts. In 2020, Torey Krug left in free agency to join the St. Louis Blues, and then just before the start of the 2020-21 season, former captain Zdeno Chara also left in free agency to the Washington Capitals. Then this summer, Jeremy Lauzon was selected by the Seattle Kraken in their expansion draft. Like every year, there have been additions to accompany these subtractions as the Black and Gold prepare for the 2021-22 season. That said, let’s take… Read More »Bruins’ Defense Looks Different After Offseason Moves

Habs Fan Forum: Top Five Canadiens Jerseys | VIDEO

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY MONTREAL, QC – Few phrases in the tradition of the Montreal Canadiens evoke more emotion or rekindle more memories than “The forumOnce called “the richest storey building in hockey history” by Sporting News, the arena housed nearly 18,000 Habs fans between 1924 and 1996. Today, this iconic Cabot Square structure no longer resonates with the sounds of skates, sticks, pucks and cheers amidst the excitement of winning the Stanley Cup. However, Habs fans have found new ways to keep their voices heard. With this in mind, Rocket Sports Media is proud… Read More »Habs Fan Forum: Top Five Canadiens Jerseys | VIDEO

5 Cool Things About Conor Garland

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Vancouver Canucks caused a stir this summer when they acquired Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland from the Arizona Coyotes. By now we all know who Ekman-Larsson is, but what about Garland? The 25-year-old forward was selected until the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Draft and is now part of a fairly successful class that includes Ethan Bear, Kirill Kaprizov, Dominik Simon, Christian Jaros, Troy Terry and Adam. Gaudette. He might be short at 5’10, but he makes up for it with speed, creativity, and a pretty good flick of… Read More »5 Cool Things About Conor Garland

5 Takeaways from Nashville Predators Development Camp

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Écrire sur le hockey pendant une longue intersaison peut être difficile à faire. Heureusement, ce n’était pas le cas cette fois. En raison de la saison commençant tard et se terminant tard, ainsi que du fait que le commissaire Gary Bettman veut commencer la saison 2021-22 à temps, nous n’avons eu que quelques semaines de temps d’arrêt. La plupart du temps a été rempli de frénésie d’agent libre, de repêchage d’expansion et de repêchage régulier de la LNH. Maintenant, nous sommes de retour avec la montée en puissance du camp de… Read More »5 Takeaways from Nashville Predators Development Camp

Re-Doing the Atlanta Thrashers’ 1999 Expansion Draft

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Originally published in Sep. 2020 The Atlanta Thrashers were the second of four expansion teams to hit the ice around the turn of the 21st century, playing their inaugural season in 1999-2000. Like the others, they would start to build their roster by picking one player from each team in an expansion draft. The Nashville Predators, who entered the league a year earlier, were exempt. It’s been 21 years since that draft, so let’s redo their picks with the benefit of a truckload of hindsight. THW also did a re-draft for… Read More »Re-Doing the Atlanta Thrashers’ 1999 Expansion Draft

Maple Leafs Season Might Hinge on Austin Matthews’ Recovery

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY On August 13, tall young Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews underwent wrist surgery after experiencing discomfort during his practice sessions earlier that week. Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews has undergone wrist surgery and is expected to need a “minimum” of six weeks to recover https://t.co/r5c0BVumie Since the announcement of this operation, there has been virtually no news of the operation or of Matthews’ recovery. Could the wrist injury be more of a problem than Maple Leafs fans think? In fact, could Matthews’ injury make or break the Maple Leafs… Read More »Maple Leafs Season Might Hinge on Austin Matthews’ Recovery

The Clock is Ticking | HABS HEADLINES

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Marc Bergevin (Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. – It’s your one-stop-shop every day of the week for your Canadians news capsule. Here are your Habs titles! Usually assorted offer sheets There have only been 37 NHL bid sheets since 1986, the majority of which are paired. Job descriptions are rare because they are considered a bad practice by general managers, a gesture that drives up salaries and upsets the salary structure of a team. And they’re usually paired up because the teams… Read More »The Clock is Ticking | HABS HEADLINES

No Pressure on Jesse Puljujarvi to Explode for Edmonton Oilers in 2021-22

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Edmonton Oilers are hoping Jesse Puljujarvi will be a big part of their offense this season. However, expectation and hope are not necessarily the same as the “pressure to perform”. While some players turn on the jets during a contract year, other players may bow under the need to play at their highest level. In other words, some players excel when they have to, while others cannot get the job done when it could mean a big paycheck versus a smaller one. Whatever the outcome of the 2021-22 campaign for… Read More »No Pressure on Jesse Puljujarvi to Explode for Edmonton Oilers in 2021-22

If These 4 Things Happen, the New Jersey Devils Will Make the Playoffs

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Les Devils du New Jersey, comme toutes les équipes de la Ligue nationale de hockey, auront pour mission de se retrouver avec une place en séries éliminatoires une fois la saison régulière 2021-22 terminée. Les mesures qu’ils ont prises pour renforcer cet objectif ont été indéniables ; l’équipe a recruté le meilleur agent libre Dougie Hamilton, échangé contre un défenseur de qualité en Ryan Graves, ajouté un solide gardien de but vétéran et, pour dissiper tout doute, a déclaré publiquement qu’elle était prête à commencer à jouer dans des matchs significatifs.… Read More »If These 4 Things Happen, the New Jersey Devils Will Make the Playoffs

Top 3 Moments of the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Although the preparation for the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship was difficult and seemed long in coming, the tournament’s 11 days have passed. The games are over and the medals have been awarded, but it was a historic tournament in many ways. Canada won its first gold since 2012, the all-time tournament scoring record was broken by Hilary Knight, and although Finland were unable to return to the final to try to win elusive gold she won her all-time record 13e bronze medal in the championship. We… Read More »Top 3 Moments of the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship

Camp Schedule & 5 Stories to Watch

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY It’s hard to believe it’s been a year and a half since the last time the Windsor Spitfires came on the ice as a team. The wait has been frustrating but, after several draft drafts and the signing of a new coach, the team is ready to go. On Tuesday, they made a big announcement: 2021-22 training camp is here! There is a big twist to the camp, however, as well as some intriguing stories. After a year of limbo for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), life is slowly returning to… Read More »Camp Schedule & 5 Stories to Watch

Wild, Islanders, Sharks, Hurricanes, More

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY In today’s NHL rumors today, the Minnesota Wild and Kirill Kaprizov may have agreed on the terms of a new contract. Meanwhile, the New York Islanders have finally announced the signing of four of their players. What is the delay over the other two? Tomas Hertl and the San Jose Sharks are not considering overtime as both teams want to see how the season unfolds and as the Montreal Canadiens take their time determining what to do with Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s offer, The Hurricanes are believed to already have a long-term extension… Read More »Wild, Islanders, Sharks, Hurricanes, More

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Edmonton’s Winger

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Over the past few weeks, Oil Country has become familiar with the Edmonton Oilers’ offseason additions, from first-round pick Xavier Bourgault to Warren Foegele, who was traded from the Carolina Hurricanes. Zach Hyman doesn’t need such an introduction. The prized signing of Ken Holland, who joined the Oilers for seven years at an Average Annual Worth (AMV) of $ 5.5 million, was already a household name in hockey, one of the most successful free agents. coveted this summer, after several increasingly striking seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Zach Hyman played… Read More »4 Things You Didn’t Know About Edmonton’s Winger

Bergevin Must Ditch Ego, Choose Wisely | HABS HEADLINES

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Marc Bergevin (Screenshot) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. – It’s your one-stop-shop every day of the week for your Canadians news capsule. Here are your Habs titles! A wise choice Late Saturday afternoon, the Carolina Hurricanes announced they had handed over an offer sheet to the Canadiens center Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Following the astonishing news, the Canes pushed the bear with a myriad of well-played punches in the direction of Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens. And then everything calmed down, publicly, as the 7-day clock ticked by for the Canadians… Read More »Bergevin Must Ditch Ego, Choose Wisely | HABS HEADLINES

St. Louis Blues’ Potential 2021-22 Regular Season Award Winners

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The 2021-22 NHL season is just around the corner and after a terrific offseason, the St. Louis Blues are set for another run in the playoffs. With roster additions such as Pavel Buchnevich and Brandon Saad, the Blues have made drastic improvements to the weaker areas of their squad. While the success of the team will always be at the forefront of an organization’s mind, the Blues have several key players who could put together a solid campaign and vie for individual material to take home at the end. of the… Read More »St. Louis Blues’ Potential 2021-22 Regular Season Award Winners

5 Bold Predictions for the 2021-22 Season

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Le Seattle Kraken entame sa saison inaugurale avec l’immense défi d’égaler le succès de ses prédécesseurs, les Vegas Golden Knights 2017-18. Avec une formation respectable et une division Pacifique faible, Seattle devrait au moins rester en dehors du sous-sol de la LNH et peut-être se battre pour une place en séries éliminatoires. Cela dit, si les Golden Knights ont pu atteindre la finale de la Coupe Stanley avec une formation apparemment peu impressionnante, alors peut-être que le Kraken a sa propre saison historique à l’horizon. Voici cinq prédictions audacieuses pour 2021-2022,… Read More »5 Bold Predictions for the 2021-22 Season

Can Matt Murray Live to Expectations?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Ottawa Senators aim to build on a strong result last season. In the home stretch, the team have gone 10-3-1 in their last 14 games and have shown many positive signs that this will continue into October. Players already in the system such as Drake Batherson and Josh Norris have exploded onto the scene in their first full seasons in the NHL and new faces like Artem Zub have also turned heads. However, not all of the new faces made a big impression in their first season in Ottawa. Matt… Read More »Can Matt Murray Live to Expectations?

Blue Jackets’ Cole Sillinger Will Provide Needed Boost Down the Middle

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Earlier this month, center Cole Sillinger signed a three-year entry contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Sillinger was selected 12th overall by the Blue Jackets with a pick they received from the Chicago Blackhawks in the trade for Seth Jones. Here’s a look at what Sillinger will offer Columbus and whether or not he may or may not be the answer to the team’s struggling central position. The name Sillinger is familiar Sillinger is the son of former Blue Jacket Mike Sillinger, who scored 38 goals and 48 assists in 155… Read More »Blue Jackets’ Cole Sillinger Will Provide Needed Boost Down the Middle

2009 NHL Draft Top-10: Where Are They Now?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY It seems crazy to think that the 2009 NHL Draft class, one headlined by John Tavares, took place over a decade ago. Given how long ago it took place, it is safe to say which picks worked out, and which ones were busts. The first round of the 2009 draft, one that took place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, was quite successful and produced many NHL players who are still in the league to this day. Today, we will be looking back at the top-10 selections from this draft to… Read More »2009 NHL Draft Top-10: Where Are They Now?

Kings Development Camp Reveals Prospects Pushing for NHL Roster Spot

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Recently the Los Angeles Kings hosted their first development camp since 2019. It featured several of the team’s top prospects, including Brandt Clarke, Alex Turcotte, Quinton Byfield, and more. Unfortunately, Turcotte and Byfield saw limited time, as injuries took both players out of camp early on. Star prospect Arthur Kaliyev also missed camp due to an undisclosed personal reason. While it’s important to remember not to overreact to development camp, there is still plenty to be learned from what we saw during that week. Today I’ll be reviewing what I saw… Read More »Kings Development Camp Reveals Prospects Pushing for NHL Roster Spot

Capitals Need Carlson to be a Norris Trophy Contender Again

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Washington Capitals are known for their attacking prowess and physical presence. Recently their bullying has faded, especially during the playoffs. If physicality was as big a factor as analysts claim, the Capitals would have had much more playoff success. The team can’t rely on powerful tactics if the opponents don’t care. With that in mind, their defense needs to improve in other aspects of the game, and that starts with their leader, John Carlson. A better Carlson means better capitals Carlson, 31, is entering his 12th full season, 13th overall,… Read More »Capitals Need Carlson to be a Norris Trophy Contender Again

Flyers’ Ristolainen Can Benefit From Scenery Change

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher has spent a lot of time reshaping the team’s defensive core during the offseason. He landed Ryan Ellis in a trade with the Nashville Predators; signed Keith Yandle as a free agent for a one-year contract; and acquired Rasmus Ristolainen from the Buffalo Sabers in a deal that sent a first-round pick in 2021, a second-round pick in 2023 and Robert Hagg the other way around. Rasmus Ristolainen was traded from the Buffalo Sabers to the Philadelphia Flyers. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) While… Read More »Flyers’ Ristolainen Can Benefit From Scenery Change

Bruins Prospects to Watch in College This Season

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY As Labor Day approaches in a week, that means one thing, students are returning to their college campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year. With a new school year also comes a new college hockey season. The Boston Bruins have some of their hopes set to embark on another season on their college team or, in some cases, start their college career. That said, let’s take a look at the Bruins’ prospects who are worth watching this season with their team. Mason Lohrei – Ohio State University Quickly becoming one of the… Read More »Bruins Prospects to Watch in College This Season

Brothers in the NHL

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY – latest update: Aug. 2021 With over 100 years of history, it should come as no surprise that the NHL has seen its share of sibling rivalries. In some cases, those from the same bloodline have even played alongside one another. While there are a plethora of family connections throughout every era of the league, we’re here to focus on the brothers who are competing in today’s game. Beyond this simply being a list of active NHLers who grew up in the same household, it’s a deeper dive into their unique… Read More »Brothers in the NHL

Calgary Flames’ Teemu Selanne & Ryan O’Reilly Offer Sheets Revisited

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Offer sheets are rare in the NHL. Given the uncertainty, stigma, and compensatory draft picks involved, risk averse GMs rarely use this avenue to acquire players. The Calgary Flames have a short but high-profile history when it comes to expanding the offer sheets. In 1992, they nearly landed a generational talent when they targeted The Finnish Flash, nearly stealing it from the Winnipeg Jets. More than 20 years later, in 2013, the Flames started again, this time infamously as the Ryan O’Reilly saga nearly ended in disaster. Calgary has not dared… Read More »Calgary Flames’ Teemu Selanne & Ryan O’Reilly Offer Sheets Revisited

Kotkaniemi, Price, Poehling & More

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY In this week’s edition of Montreal Canadiens news and rumors, the Carolina Hurricanes put the Habs in a tough spot with their signed offer to Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Carey Price should be ready for training camp and Ryan Poehling signs a new deal. In addition, Montreal unveils its pre-season schedule and France Margaret Bélanger obtains a historic promotion within the organization. Will they match or not? It was shaping up to be rather tame news and rumors this week until the Hurricanes announced on Saturday night that they have handed over an… Read More »Kotkaniemi, Price, Poehling & More

Kotkaniemi Signs Offer Sheet | Habs Notepad

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Jesperi Kotkaniemi (Photo by TVA Sports) ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | LAVAL, QC. – It took the Hurricanes 790 days to retaliate against the Canadiens for handing over an offer to Sebastian Aho. On July 1, 2019, Aho received an offer worth $ 42.27 million over five years. Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell was quick to respond that the offer would match. On Saturday Carolina handed over an offer sheet to Jesperi Kotkaniemi for a one-year contract that would pay the base term salary of $ 6,100,015 and the signing bonus of… Read More »Kotkaniemi Signs Offer Sheet | Habs Notepad

2012 NHL Entry Draft – What Became of the Top 10

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Updated Aug. 2021 Despite how often people try to evaluate a draft class as players are selected, it can take years for new draftees to grow into their roles with the teams that selected them. As time rolls on, you can begin to see who struck gold with their first-round selections, and who would love to take a mulligan on their pick. Toronto Maple Leafs’ Morgan Rielly on draft day 2012. (Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE) With the 2012 NHL Draft now a distant memory, it is a good time to look back at the… Read More »2012 NHL Entry Draft – What Became of the Top 10

Maple Leafs’ Sandin Has Higher Potential Than Rielly

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Let’s start this article with a simple prediction. We love Morgan Rielly as a defender. But we like Rasmus Sandin more. We think Sandin’s advantage is greater; and, by the end of their NHL career, we believe Sandin will become a better defenseman than Rielly. Rielly has had a great career and there is no comparison – right now Sandin played a total of 37 regular season games and five playoff games. Rielly has played 572 regular season games and 32 playoff games. Rielly has averaged over half a point per… Read More »Maple Leafs’ Sandin Has Higher Potential Than Rielly

3 Burning Questions Heading Into 2021-22 Season

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Chicago Blackhawks are the NHL’s biggest offseason anomaly. It’s not often that a team acquires a Vézina Trophy winner (Marc-André Fleury), a two-time Stanley Cup champion (Tyler Johnson) and a number 1 defenseman (Seth Jones) in the span of one week. Now that the shock of all the madness has fizzled out, it’s time to focus on the season ahead. The Blackhawks start their season in less than seven weeks (October 13) and they are in an interesting position. They’ve gone from “rebuild” mode to moves that look like a… Read More »3 Burning Questions Heading Into 2021-22 Season

Today in Hockey History: Aug. 29

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY On that date, one of the most prolific goalscorers in the history of the National Hockey League had to be absent from the game for a season for health reasons. Also, another talented class has taken its place in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The THW Time Machine is ready to take us on our daily journey through the years to relive all the best memories. Super Mario walks away One of the greatest players to ever skate in the NHL made a huge announcement on August 29, 1994. Mario Lemieux… Read More »Today in Hockey History: Aug. 29

Nashville Predators’ 3 Best & Worst Trades All-Time

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY David Poile had a long career in the NHL, including as assistant general manager of the Atlanta / Calgary Flames, 15 years as general manager of the Washington Capitals from 1982 to 1997, and was the only general manager of the Nashville Predators since their inception in the league in 1998. During his time in the league, he became the most successful general manager of all time with 1,416 wins. While with the Predators, he made 12 playoff appearances, two division titles and one Stanley Cup appearance in 2017 – a… Read More »Nashville Predators’ 3 Best & Worst Trades All-Time