Blake Wheeler (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Fantasy Hockey: From The Files Of RotoWire?

Every so often on the fantasy hockey arm here at The Hockey Writers, we are going to take a look back. It could be anything from prospect lists to fantasy projections. […]

by · September 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Player Profiles
Having been sent to the Kings in the Jonathan Bernier trade, Frattin has high hopes to crack the team's top-six forward lineup. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Can Matt Frattin Be King of the Second Line in L.A.?

Think about it: if you were playing mad scientist and stitching together your own “perfect” hockey team monster, you’d assemble a squad that looked in many ways like the Los […]

A playoff year spent on the bench hurt Fleury immensely. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

The (much needed) Resurrection of Marc-Andre Fleury

How’s about a little stroll down memory lane to start us off? In 2008, Pittsburgh Penguins’ franchise goalie Marc-Andre Fleury suffered a high ankle sprain. The worst possible sprain for […]

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For Albany Devils Goaltender Keith Kinkaid It Is Now or Never

The upcoming 2013-14 Albany Devils season has the potential to be a turning point for their top goaltender, 24 year-old Keith Kinkaid. He will be entering his third professional season […]

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Pominville’s Past and His Wild Future

Prior to the NHL trade deadline, the Minnesota Wild acquired Buffalo Sabres’ forward Jason Pominville. The official trade included Jason Pominville and a fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry […]

Dan Carcillo was a huge force in tonight's game (cr: Dinur@Flickr)

The Five Funniest Nicknames in the NHL Today

Years ago, someone called my office asking for a “Walter McMuffin”. After a hearty laugh, the receptionist informed me of the malaprop and put him directly through. Sensing an opportunity, […]

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Tomas Hertl Will Thrive Paired With Thornton

The projected forward lines have nineteen year old, Tomas Hertl playing alongside captain Joe Thornton.  Honestly, the Sharks could not ask for a better player to mold young talent and […]

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Dustin Brown: A Riddle Wrapped In a Lightning Rod

In October, 2008, Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown was named the 15th captain in team history, replacing the legendary Rob Blake who had signed with the San Jose Sharks […]

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Jaromir Jagr: A Retrospective in Quotations

Jaromir Jagr is now a New Jersey Devil. He’ll turn 42 in February. Counting the two seasons he spent with HC Kladno in Czechoslovakia when he was 16 and 17 […]

by · August 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Player Profiles
A healthy Ryan Miller could help the Buffalo Sabres upset the Flyers in Round One (Andrew Rodger THW)

2013/14 Buffalo Sabres Profiles: Ryan Miller

Over the last eight seasons, few names have been quite as synonymous with the Buffalo Sabres as Ryan Miller. From late-round draft pick to franchise netminder, Miller has consistently shown […]

by · June 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Player Profiles
Nikolai Zherdev with Atlant Moscow Oblast (Александр Головко/Wikimedia)

Where Are They Now?: Nikolay Zherdev

June 12th was the deadline for all KHL teams (except for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and KHL Medvescak) to provide five players they would release into the expansion draft for the new […]

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2013/14 Buffalo Sabres Profiles: Christian Ehrhoff

The list of German-born NHLers, both past and active, is a relatively short list. Just 24 names, to be exact, and a few you wouldn’t think: Dany Heatley and Walt […]

by · June 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Player Profiles