June 23rd, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

The NHL News of the Day Las Vegas will have an NHL franchise. . Who is going to be their General Manager? Does the Frederik Andersen acquisition speed up the Leafs rebuild plan? , Milan Lucic is officially a free agent. . Are the Oilers a choice destination? Zack Kassian is in some hot water. Is Nail Yakupov the most likely Oiler...

June 21st, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

The Leafs Trade for a Goalie You have to feel for Jonathan Bernier. The much-maligned Leafs netminder has lost the crease before training camp even starts. Toronto had an extra first round pick thanks to the Kessel trade (number 30 overall), and the Ducks wanted a first rounder for Frederik Andersen, so it was a match made it heaven. The trade...

June 18th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News, Top Stories 0 comments

Where will the Oilers find defencemen? The put out a great piece today detailing the Championship defence corp of the Penguins and how the Oilers can look to them for inspiration. With the exception of Kris Letang (third round) and the undrafted Ben Lovejoy, the blueliners used by Pittsburgh during their playoff run were either first or second...

June 16th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, Top Stories, Video Games 0 comments

The tragic passing of NHL legend Gordie Howe has been met with roars of support from a vast number of sports communities, including the NHL gaming community. A petition started by Brandon Dalton on change.org has started to gain a lot of warranted attention. The petition calls for EA Sports to put Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, on the cover of NHL...

June 14th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

All Hail the Pens The Pittsburgh Penguins are your 2016 Stanley Cup Champions, as they should be, considering the way they performed since turning things around mid-season. It was a complete team victory, all the way from the General Manager to the third-string goaltender. The series somehow went six games, though that can easily be attributed to...

June 5th, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news and opinion column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks Sign Tom Nilsson The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Tom Nilsson to a...

June 4th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

Are the Sharks Dead in the Water? There's only one series going on right now, so I can understand all the narratives and hot takes. It's remarkable how the complexion of a series can change from game to game. And as it should, when we're talking about the last two teams standing. But the swings from one side to the other have been a little...

June 2nd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

Who's Crying Now? I know where the narrative comes from, the one that labels Sidney Crosby as a "crybaby". When he was a rookie, he did whine on occasion (although I'd say he's grown out of that). He does complain to the referees (but please find me an NHL captain who doesn't). And fans of other teams don't like him because he gets too much...

May 30th, 2016 In Elsewhere on the Web, News 0 comments

Sharks or Pens? The day is finally upon us. The Stanley Cup final goes tonight from Pittsburgh, and there's no shortage of storylines in this one. On the one side, you have the Sharks, perennially chokers, great teams that couldn't get over the hump, finally on the verge of the ultimate goal. Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are four wins away...

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