March 2nd, 2016 In Atlanta Thrashers, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. Entering the NHL in 1999, the Atlanta Thrashers reached the postseason one time, across eleven seasons. During said time frame, the Thrashers iced the...

June 16th, 2014 In Atlanta Thrashers, Hockey History 0 comments

The Atlanta Thrashers had a brief, disappointing tenure in the NHL. The main reason why the Thrashers failed was their poor performance at the draft table. The Thrashers had an awful time selecting and scouting players in the junior ranks, which greatly affected their performance on the ice. The bad drafting led to poor attendance, which led to...

November 20th, 2012 In Atlanta Thrashers, News 0 comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebhDUZZBSGg By Andrew Hirsh On April 12, 2007, the Atlanta Thrashers skated in their first ever postseason contest. The building was sold out, as over 18,000 Georgia residents packed the stands of Philips Arena, most sporting light blue attire. While that event took place more than five and a half years ago, I...

November 19th, 2012 In Atlanta Thrashers, News, The Business of Hockey 0 comments

Some people run the same routine for certain events.  Whether it’s the way that someone straps on their goalie pads or even how someone brushes their teeth, routines are a big part of what we do every day.  For Saul Lekherzak, attending a Thrashers game 41 times a season was like his drive to work each and every morning. If it was a...

November 14th, 2012 In Atlanta Thrashers, New Jersey Devils, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Winnipeg Jets 11 comments

Usually when trades are made, each team tries to give the other team something of value - something they want - if only to be able to make a deal with that team again. But in reality, your team is trying to rob the other team blind -- kind of like what happened to the Atlanta Thrashers when they traded the best player of their short-lived...

October 28th, 2012 In Arizona Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, News, Philadelphia Flyers, The Business of Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 comments

The NHL Lockout hit day 43 on Saturday. With every passing day the chances of a full 82-game season are rapidly eroding. And while the loss of the 2012-13 season will sting at all levels, the loss of the biggest Winter Classic in NHL history between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings will cost the league millions if dollars and...

May 31st, 2012 In Atlanta Thrashers, New Jersey Devils, News, Player Profiles, Washington Capitals 2 comments

Alexander Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk have something in common. They are both left wingers from Russia who were drafted first overall and signed to over decade-long contracts. Strangely enough they are even the exact same height (6’3’’) and weight (230 lbs.).  These two also play a similar style by scoring barrels of goals every year, but...

April 2nd, 2012 In Atlanta Thrashers, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Humor, Nashville Predators, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets 0 comments

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor On Friday, March 30th, Predators head coach Barry Trotz hit five hundred.* Funny. He doesn't look a day over forty-nine. That he reached this milestone against Predsnation arch nemesis Detroit hit a sweet spot for more than a few people. Red Wings' coach Mike Babcock's response? Kind of a rinse and repeat of...

January 9th, 2012 In Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Injury Report, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Uncategorized, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets 13 comments

Welcome to a new feature that will run weekly until the end of the season to update you on the latest injuries to key players in the NHL in order to help you manage your fantasy hockey line-ups and get an update on your favorite team's injury situation. Even in the era of the interactive media like Twitter and Facebook, it can be hard to find...

January 8th, 2012 In Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, CHL, College Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, NHL Rumors, OHL, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Player Profiles, Prospects, QMJHL, San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, WHL, Winnipeg Jets, World Junior Hockey Championship 2 comments

The National Hockey League season is at its midway point and with the Under-20 World Junior Championship recently completed scout’s notebooks are  containing a little more information on the upcoming draft class.  It is now time to complete my first Mock Draft attempt of2012 NHL Entry Draft. First off, let me put out a disclaimer that this...

December 26th, 2011 In Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, Winter Classic 0 comments

The year of 2011 is coming to an end. For some, it couldn't have gone by any slower. Others don't want it to end so soon. Either way, it's still the time of year for celebration and looking back at all the great moments we've had. In the hockey world, there were many triumphant moments, and unfortunately, there were also many tragic ones. Now that...

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