October 6th, 2015 In Buffalo Sabres, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

The 2015-16 NHL season is finally upon us and boy is it exciting.  The Sabres in particular enter the new season with new expectations and new faces.  Featuring a revamped roster, Buffalo should be a very entertaining team to watch this upcoming season.  So, before the season starts let's have a little fun.  I put together three bold...

October 5th, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The Vancouver Canucks enter their 46th season in the NHL and are attempting to retool on the fly and get back to being a Stanley Cup contender in the Western Conference. The Canucks will introduce some fresh young talent into their roster with 2014 first-round picks Jake Virtanen (6th overall) and Jared McCann (24th overall) providing depth...

October 5th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, Previews and Predictions, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Part one of this two-part series featured the Canadiens, Flames, Senators and Jets, respectively, as the top-four front runners of Canada's NHL representation. The final three teams on my list of predictions arrived here from living in the past (Canucks), failing for years before getting lucky (Oilers), and not really having a clear sense of...

October 4th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers open the 2015-16 season on October 8th in St. Louis, but that's not the only game worth watching this month. The Oilers start the season with a three-game road trip against the Central Division before returning home on October 15th to face the Blues. From there, the Oilers leave again for a set of back-to-back games against...

October 4th, 2015 In Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Previews and Predictions, Winnipeg Jets 0 comments

Last season saw five Canadian teams clinch playoff berths in the NHL; apart from the 110-point Montreal Canadiens and sub-70 point Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers, there were four Canadian teams bunched up with a four-point separation altogether. The Leafs and Oilers have each improved this offseason, the Canadiens have remained powerful...

October 3rd, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Prospects, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

It's clear that the 2015-16 Calder Memorial Trophy race is led by a two-headed monster in co-favourites Connor McDavid (Edmonton) and Jack Eichel (Buffalo). After all the two did finish one-two in the 2015 NHL Draft so it's only fitting the two "generational talents" finish one-two in the Calder Trophy race. The last time two players that were...

October 1st, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Top Stories, Video Games 0 comments

The 2015-16 NHL regular season is less than a week away. With that, experts everywhere are starting to make their predictions for who will skate away in June with the best trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup. At The Hockey Writers, we'll probably do the same thing. However, we also like to do things a bit differently. Using the new release of NHL...

September 30th, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Top Stories, Winnipeg Jets 0 comments

The Winnipeg Jets head into the 2015-16 season trying to build on their best season in Winnipeg so far. Last year the Jets surprised most by making it to the playoffs, and despite being defeated by the Anaheim Ducks before winning a game, the season was considered a success for most. The challenge for Coach Paul Maurice, who enters his second...

September 29th, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The Washington Capitals 2014-15 campaign was surely not a forgettable one for head coach Barry Trotz and his players during the beginning of a new era of Caps’ hockey. Trotz and GM Brian MacLellan made substantial progress during their first years in their respective roles, with the team reaching the Eastern Conference semi-finals, but falling...

September 28th, 2015 In Column, Detroit Red Wings, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

Our weekly Detroit Red Wings Hotstove has a new name: The Grind Line. This week we're taking a look at three bounce-back candidates from this past season. Spencer Meisner: Tomas Jurco  Tomas Jurco’s season last year was underwhelming. He was the youngest out of the holy trifecta to take the ice, and it showed. After putting up 15...

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