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2012-13 NHL Regular Season Predictions: Western Conference

August is the time of the year where things are very slow regarding NHL news, especially since the free agency “frenzy” has cooled down and that NHL training camps are […]

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: Show Me The Money Edition

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: Show Me The Money Edition

The Seventh Man has been showing the NHL the money for quite some time and did so in a big way this year. Subjects of the Los Angeles Kings snapped up all but a little less than hundred premium season ticket packages on their July 30th Select-A-Seat event. On August ninth, the Sabres Organisation announced that their renewal rate for season tickets was at 99%.

by · August 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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How the West Has Fared Post-Lockout

With the current CBA about to expire, it’s time to look at how the NHL’s Western Conference has fared since the 2004-2005 lockout…

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Pre-Season NHL Rankings: The Western Conference

This off-season has been full of surprising twists and turns in the NHL world, from Shea Weber signing an offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Nashville Predators’ matching […]

Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

Does Free Agency Build Championship Teams?

The reviews are in – this year’s free agency period gets…a yawn.  The free agent crop was thin going into this offseason, and player movement has slowed to a crawl […]

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Columbus Blue Jackets: Five Games to Watch in 2012-13

The NHL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2012-13 season. Provided negotiations are successful on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement – or both sides reach an agreement to […]

Book Review: The Year of the Los Angeles Kings

Book Review: The Year of the Los Angeles Kings

The Year of the Los Angeles Kings: Celebrating the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions   By Andrew Podnieks.  (2012, Toronto: Fenn/McClelland & Stewart. Softcover. Pp. 160. $19.99. ISBN 978-0-7710-5510-4.)   Forty-five […]

by · July 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books, Hockey History, Los Angeles Kings
After a career-high 53 points with the Flyers in 2010-11, Ville Leino only registered 25 last season with Buffalo. He has yet to play this season due to a hip injury. (Micheline/SynergyMax)

Top 5 Worst Free Agent Signings of 2011

The NHL free-agency is just days away, and at this moment every NHL team is likely going over how they will approach this, ever important, time of the off-season. Will […]

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Jonathan Quick Agrees to Ten-Year Extension with LA

Though he can’t sign it until Sunday according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Jonathan Quick has agreed to terms on a ten-year extension with the Los Angeles Kings.  The deal […]

by · June 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, Los Angeles Kings, Trades Contracts and Transactions
THW 2012 Mock Draft- Round 1

THW 2012 Mock Draft- Round 1

With the draft fast approaching writers here at THW are getting into draft mode. Our writers are acting as GMs of the teams they cover throughout the season. 1. Edmonton […]

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What’s So Wrong With Being on the Bandwagon?

As I was walking around the Prudential Center concourse before Game 5 between the Kings and Devils with my black #32 Jonathan Quick jersey on, one word rang clear over […]

Why Trading Mike Richards and Jeff Carter Wasn’t A Mistake

Why Trading Mike Richards and Jeff Carter Wasn’t A Mistake

“L.A’S NEW ROYALTY” read the bold text on the front page of Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times. At the center of the feature photo is the most recognizable trophy in all […]