September 10th, 2016 In Long Read, Previews and Predictions, Prospects, Top Stories 0 comments

The 2016-17 Top Prospects series continues with this final entry -- a complete team-by-team listing of all 30 NHL franchises. For review, there have been four articles so far with a focus on each division. (links below) Looking at the prospect lists as a whole, the Washington Capitals are the only team with a goaltender as their top prospect --...

September 10th, 2016 In Commentary, Long Read, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

Will Connor McDavid catapult Edmonton back into the postseason? Can the newly acquired Brian Elliot stop enough pucks to get the Flames into the playoffs? Could the Maple Leafs surprise everyone and make the playoffs under the tutelage of Mike Babcock? So many questions, so few answers. Everyone is at least a little bit optimistic at this...

September 9th, 2016 In Long Read, Minnesota Wild, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

If there is one word that could be used to describe the Minnesota Wild's 2015-16 season, it would be 'inconsistent'. The veteran team experienced another year full of extreme highs and frustrating lows as they managed to sneak their way into the playoffs for the fourth straight campaign. The Wild finished the regular season with 87...

September 9th, 2016 In Long Read, Nashville Predators, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

The Nashville Predators, once again, were able to make the playoffs after a hard-fought season in the Central Division -- arguably the NHL’s most formidable division with teams like the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. The team finished with 96 points and were able to clinch a wildcard spot, making the postseason for a second consecutive...

September 8th, 2016 In Fantasy, Keeper Leagues, Long Read, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

This is a team with a new coach and hopes of rebounding to its playoff form from two seasons ago. However, the Calgary Flames were widely viewed as overachievers that year — based on analytics — and their leading scorer remains unsigned. There is uncertainty in Calgary and it’s difficult to predict what will happen with the Flames this...

September 8th, 2016 In Long Read, Previews and Predictions, Prospects 0 comments

Continuing our top prospects series we focus on the Metropolitan Division. The 2016-17 NHL season is a month away and teams are getting their training camp rosters ready with a handful of prospects ready to challenge for spots. The rookie class features some incredible talent led by two picks from the 2016 draft in Auston Matthews and Patrik...

September 7th, 2016 In Buffalo Sabres, Long Read, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories 0 comments

Last season the Buffalo Sabres began the next stage in their rebuild with a revamped roster. New full-time additions to the team included Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, Ryan O'Reilly, Evander Kane and Head Coach Dan Bylsma. The fan excitement for the club was back again after two terrible seasons. The season started off slow as chemistry issues and...

September 7th, 2016 In Long Read, Previews and Predictions, Prospects 0 comments

Continuing our top prospects series we focus on the Atlantic Division. The 2016-17 NHL season is a month away and teams are getting their training camp rosters ready with a handful of prospects ready to challenge for spots. The rookie class features some incredible talent led by two picks from the 2016 draft in Auston Matthews and Patrik...

September 7th, 2016 In Commentary, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

Five teams made the playoffs last season after missing the playoffs in 2014-15. Unfortunately for fans of any Canadian team, the five franchises that were displaced all resided north of the border. The Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens bowed out of playoff contention after competing for the...

September 7th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Editor's Choice, Long Read, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories 0 comments

Following Mike Babcock's departure, Hockeytown had high hopes for Jeff Blashill's first season as the Detroit Red Wings coach. The former Grand Rapids Griffins coach already had experience working with most players on the roster between his AHL coaching stint and one year on Babcock's staff. After a stellar performance in the 2015 playoffs,...

September 6th, 2016 In Previews and Predictions, Prospects 0 comments

Continuing our top prospects series we focus on the Pacific Division. The 2016-17 NHL season is a month away and teams are getting their training camp rosters ready with a handful of prospects ready to challenge for spots. The rookie class features some incredible talent led by two picks from the 2016 draft in Auston Matthews and Patrik...

September 3rd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

A lot has been made about the Edmonton Oilers off-season moves. The 2016-17 Oilers will have added the likes of Jesse Puljujarvi, Milan Lucic, Adam Larsson and Jonas Gustavsson. The only real subtraction was Taylor Hall but all these moves will be for nothing if the Oilers can't overcome a particular obstacle: health. Last year the Oilers had...

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