August 28th, 2016 In Boston Bruins, Long Read, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

Last season, the Boston Bruins finished the year in fourth place in the Atlantic Division and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. Even though divisional rival, the Ottawa Senators, finished below the Bruins in the standings, the Senators knocked the Bruins out of the playoffs on the final day of the season when they obliterated the...

August 25th, 2016 In Previews and Predictions, Top Stories, Winnipeg Jets 0 comments

The Winnipeg Jets are a team on the rise. They have only made the playoffs once since arriving in Manitoba, but the prospect pool has filled up, and they are about to start overflowing into the lineup. And while the excitement for the prospects was already high, winning the lottery and taking Patrik Laine with the second overall pick definitely...

August 17th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories 0 comments

The coming 2016-17 NHL season is ripe with opportunity for a number of Edmonton Oilers players. At forward, Jesse Puljujarvi and Drake Caggiula will be provided with legitimate shots to make the main roster out of training camp, while Darnell Nurse and Adam Larsson, two players of seemingly endless potential, will be provided with substantial...

August 12th, 2016 In Los Angeles Kings, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories 0 comments

It's mid-August and despite some surprising news coming down the pipeline yesterday, the NHL news machine is in its usual lowest of lows. This year's free agency is a distant memory and training camps are still ways away. Now is the time fans speculate about next season. Player 'X' is due for a great year and player 'Y' is going to lead our...

August 11th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Long Read, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

It’s that time of the year again — time to throw caution to the wind and boldly predict the NHL standings for the upcoming season. Obviously, it’s only August and there are more than two months remaining for roster movement before the opening puck drop. There are also plenty of free agents still floating around, but most teams seem pretty...

July 15th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, NHL Expansion, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories 0 comments

Las Vegas still needs a name for its NHL franchise but put a name to its general manager this week by hiring George McPhee to head up the expansion process. McPhee will be a busy man over the next 15 months, assembling his supporting cast and scouting the league as a whole in anticipation of drafting the inaugural Las Vegas roster next...

June 30th, 2016 In Free Agents, Previews and Predictions, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

For me, free agency has always had a holiday-type impact. Every year, my family gathers at our lake house for the Fourth of July holiday. And every year, I’m the one sharing the latest hockey news with a family full of fans. Twitter and internet-connected cell phones have made sharing breaking news so much easier. In 2008, my friend called to...

June 23rd, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions, Prospects, Top Stories 0 comments

2016 NHL Mock Draft: Round 1 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Round 2 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Round 3 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Rounds 4 to 7 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Team Results A big part of being a good scout is trusting your gut. Sticking with your initial instincts and not getting swayed by the consensus. In saying that, another big part...

June 20th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

There are always more teams wanting to move up than down on draft day. The higher you pick, the better the prospect is the way it’s supposed to work. So most teams will arrive in Buffalo with ambitions of picking the best prospect possible. Yet some will be open to the possibility of dropping down in order to recoup other assets or address...

June 20th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

There are going to be trades during this year’s NHL draft. That is the case every year, but 2016 could produce even more moves than usual. There will be plenty of wheeling and dealing leading up to the draft — that activity has already started — but the real action tends to happen on the draft floor. In terms of swapping picks, trading...

June 16th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

From now until the NHL Entry Draft, we will have a series of articles helping you get ready for both the draft and the combine. Today, we present to you a mock draft. We gathered a group of writers from the Hockey Writers and conducted a two-round mock draft. Were there any major surprises? Here's how the first round went down. Stay tuned for...

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