The dog days of summer are here, but that won’t stop the Overtime writing crew to share their thoughts on the NHL in this roundtable discussion.
The 2013 season is going to be a lot of fun to follow. With a shortened 48 game schedule, luck and randomness will play a larger role compared with a typical 82 game season. And from a fantasy hockey perspective, making predictions and projections is even more difficult, because players across the league spent the lockout doing such a wide variety of things.
The lockout is just about over with a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on the verge of ratification. And with this new CBA, we have compliance buyouts in order to get those big-market teams under the cap and some of those terrible contracts off the books. If you aren’t familiar with how a compliance buyout works, then […]
Ever since the NHL lockout began in September, fans have been clamoring for their favorite sport to return to the ice. Twitter posts bemoaning the lack of hockey being played have become as commonplace as those whining about excessive political ads during this brutal election season, and this hunger for any positive news on the […]
The San Jose Sharks have been one of the NHL’s most successful franchises over the past decade. They have been first or second in the Pacific Division in nine of the past 10 seasons. They have advanced to the Conference Final three times. However, they have been unable to make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final. The Sharks are not as strong as they once were – their forward depth, in particular, is much shallower than it was a few seasons ago.
The Hurricanes had arguably the best off-season of any NHL club. They upgraded at center considerably with the acquisition of Jordan Staal from Pittsburgh. They signed a top line winger in Alexander Semin. Their young defense should be one of the best in the NHL in a few years. In particular, rookie Justin Faulk had a stellar 2011-12. However, the Hurricanes won’t be blowing through any NHL cities for the forseeable future thanks to the lockout.
The impending NHL lockout could be a blessing in disguise for several NHL teams. However, the Los Angeles Kings are not one of them. Although they played hockey well into the month of June, the Kings would likely lose out from any missed hockey in 2012-13. Why? Read on to find out.
There have been a lot of ideas floated about for fans to voice displeasure with an NHL lockout, but are any of them effective in expediting CBA talks?