May 19th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Uncategorized 0 comments

The huge smile on his face during the awkward post-game interview with Pierre McGuire said it all. Phil Kessel is having fun. This exciting playoff run in Pittsburgh, of which Kessel has been an integral part, is a far cry from his days with the Maple Leafs; days where he was frustrated with reporters in the dressing room, or implicated in the...

April 14th, 2016 In Avalanche Prospects, Colorado Avalanche, Uncategorized 0 comments

With the Colorado Avalanche out of the playoffs for the second consecutive year, it's always nice to take a look at the prospects coming through the pipeline. In the Avalanche's case, it's a tad bittersweet: while the top five stack up well in comparison to the rest of the league, things get murky beyond that. A handful of top-20 guys not likely...

March 20th, 2016 In Injury Report, Minnesota Wild, News, Uncategorized 0 comments

Minnesota Wild defensive prospect Gustav Olofsson will have his season ended by shoulder surgery for the second straight season, reports Michael Russo of the Star Tribune. The 21-year-old was injured in his first game with the Iowa Wild of the AHL last season and that derailed his entire 20-year-old season. This year, he made it most of the...

February 25th, 2016 In Blackhawks Transactions, Chicago Blackhawks, Trade Deadline, Uncategorized 0 comments

The last time Andrew Ladd suited up for the Blackhawks they won the Stanley Cup at the end of the 2009-10 season. Since then, the imposing power-forward and team leader has gone on to record four 20-goal seasons and score more than 300 points as a member of the Thrashers/Jets franchise. Now, after nearly six seasons, it is time to bring Ladd...

February 17th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Uncategorized 0 comments

Rebuild. It's a common word in sports. It's the term that upper management uses to keep fans from revolting against the terrible team they've constructed. When a sports team is bad, it's usually because the personal chosen isn't good enough, bad decisions have been made in terms of scouting and drafting, and/or there isn't enough money to field a...

January 2nd, 2016 In News, Uncategorized, Vancouver Canucks, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning said on Saturday following Team Canada's disappoint quarter-final loss to Team Finland at the 2016 World Junior Championship, that Jake Virtanen will be returning to the Canucks and not to his junior team, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon. There was little doubt that the Canucks would bring him back after...

December 18th, 2015 In News, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies, Uncategorized 0 comments

The Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, have signed veteran goaltender Ray Emery to a professional tryout contract (PTO), the team announced on Friday. The announcement comes the same day that the team announced that de facto starter Garret Sparks would be out with an injury through the holiday break, at a minimum. In...

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