April 11th, 2016 In Previews and Predictions 0 comments

Before the start of the 2015-16 NHL campaign, I wrote a piece highlighting a few predictions I had for the season. It's nearly impossible to accurately prognosticate what will happen over the course of an 82-game season because there are so many variables. Here is the link to that article from last October, and a brief rundown of the...

April 6th, 2016 In Previews and Predictions, St Louis Blues 0 comments

The St. Louis Blues will likely play one of two familiar foes when the playoffs begin next Wednesday (April 13), but which would fans rather see in Rd. 1? Here's a look into the pros and cons of playing either of the team's long-time rival, Chicago Blackhawks, or the Minnesota Wild in the quarterfinals of the Western Conference playoffs. The...

April 1st, 2016 In Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

With only a couple of weeks remaining in the 2015-16 NHL regular season, multiple teams have already clinched playoff spots, while others have seen their playoff chances diminish. With that, potential first round match-ups are starting to take shape, and we could be in for some real treats. This season has been one of the most competitive in...

March 23rd, 2016 In Long Read, NHL Expansion, Previews and Predictions, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Talk of NHL expansion is taking the hockey world by storm, and deservedly so. By expanding, not only does the NHL increase its sources of revenue, but more importantly, it helps to further grow the game in additional markets, primarily the United States. NHL Expansion: A Brief History Expansion itself has been a long time coming for the NHL,...

March 21st, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories 0 comments

The NHL Expansion train is once again picking up speed, as League General Manager's were informed that they could expect a formal decision on the expansion process prior to the coming 2016 NHL Draft, scheduled to be held June 24-25th at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The expansion process, and the potential of adding new teams to the...

March 21st, 2016 In Long Read, Previews and Predictions, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs are not looking towards the playoff race as we stretch through March, but instead to the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery, where they currently own the greatest odds at winning the sweepstakes and the first overall selection. This is a franchise looking ahead to the future for optimism, with only four forwards, three defencemen...

March 3rd, 2016 In Long Read, Previews and Predictions, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Trade Deadline Predictions: 40 Potential Deals Trade Deadline Predictions: 10 Deals I Stand By Trade Deadline Predictions: 5 Deals I Take Back Here I am, again — for my annual walk of shame following the NHL trade deadline. To the surprise of nobody, including yours truly, my predictions missed the mark for the most part. In...

March 2nd, 2016 In Previews and Predictions, World Cup 0 comments

General Manager: Tommy Boustedt Head Coach: Rikard Gronberg Committee Members: Daniel Alfredsson, Mats Sundin, Nicklas Lidstrom Sweden named two goaltenders, six defenseman and eight forwards to their preliminary 16-man roster. The usual names are returning in Henrik Lundqvist, Niklas Kronwall, Erik Karlsson, Henrik Zetterberg and the...

February 19th, 2016 In Previews and Predictions, Trade Deadline 0 comments

Trade Deadline Predictions: 40 Potential Deals Trade Deadline Predictions: 5 Deals I Take Back If you can’t handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen. It’s cliché, but it’s true to some extent. So when I cooked up 40 potential deals for my annual trade deadline predictions, I knew full well I’d be getting roasted for most...

February 19th, 2016 In Previews and Predictions, Trade Deadline 0 comments

Trade Deadline Predictions: 40 Potential Deals Trade Deadline Predictions: 10 Deals I Stand By Reality is, I was never going to be right on all 40 of my trade deadline predictions. It’s a real guessing game this time of year, trying to dream up deals that teams may or may not be contemplating based on facts, rumours and hunches....

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