Post Tagged with: "2012 NHL Draft"

NHL Draft Day (Arnold C, User:Buchanan-Hermit/Wikimedia)

Sooner Than Later: The State Of The Canucks’ Cupboard (Part 2)

  We continue our look at the second half of the Mike Gillis era in Vancouver. For part one click here. As a team that has been by all measures […]

by · February 26, 2014 · 2 comments · Hockey History, Vancouver Canucks
Scott Laughton is a true warrior (Photo by durhamregion.com)

Will Scott Laughton Make the Philadelphia Flyers?

There’s certainly no shortage at the center position for the Philadelphia Flyers as the team prepares for the 2013-2014 season.  After signing free agent Vincent Lecavalier thanks to a Tampa […]

by · September 4, 2013 · 0 comments · OHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects
Filip Forsberg will undoubtedly be able to better gauge what to expect the next time he dons a Predators jersey and suits up for Nashville. (Elite Prospects)

Filip Forsberg: Future Star in Nashville or Bust?

As the clock approached 3:00pm on April 3rd, 2013 the Washington Capitals and the Nashville Predators seemed to have put the entire hockey world on hold, while they attempted to […]

by · April 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Shayne Gostisbehere [photo: Marilyn Zube]

Shayne Gostisbehere: The Leading Dutchman

I remember sitting opposite the draft board at the Consol Energy Center on the 2nd day of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  As a Flyers fan, I was happy the […]

by · March 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · College Hockey, Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects
Michael Matheson (Boston College)

Mike Matheson – Interview With The Panthers’ 2012 First Round Pick

In many ways Mike Matheson is like any other normal 18 year old kid. He’s halfway done with his freshman year of college and after a stressful week of exams […]

by · December 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · College Hockey, Florida Panthers, Hockey East, Prospects
Matt Finn (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Was Matthew Finn The Steal Of The 2012 NHL Entry Draft?

Heading into the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Guelph Stotm defenseman Matthew Finn was ranked 13th overall by the International scouting Service, while The Hockey News had Finn ranked 18th overall […]

by · November 3, 2012 · 4 comments · OHL, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs
Michael Houser (CHL Images)

The Next Undrafted Gems? Andrey Makarov & Michael Houser

Andrey Makarov and Michael Houser were glossed over during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but that doesn’t mean they won’t strive to be NHL players one day.

Joonas Korpisalo was chosen 62nd overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  Since then, his professional life has become a whirlwind.

2012 NHL Draft Follow-Up: Joonas Korpisalo

When we here at The Hockey Writers first profiled Joonas Korpisalo three months ago, he was eagerly anticipating the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  He went into the draft in Pittsburgh […]

by · September 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets, International Hockey, National Juniors, Prospects
Mikhail Grigorenko made the Sabre out of camp. (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

2012 NHL Draft: Top 5 Picks Of Each Round

    With well over a couple months to assimilate the results of the 2012 NHL draft and subsequently recover from NDWS (NHL Draft Withdrawal Syndrome), here are my projected […]

by · September 7, 2012 · 4 comments · CHL, Montreal Canadiens, Prospects
Flames 2011 first round pick Mark Jankowski (Lisa McRitchie/Kukla's Korner)

Top 10 NHL 2012 Draft Team Performances

With just over a month to digest the results of the 2012 NHL draft and subsequently recover from NDWS (NHL Draft Withdrawal Syndrome), here are my projected top ten team […]

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Chiarelli’s complacency in free agency could further harm the Bruins power-play

Since July 1, 27 out of the 30 NHL teams have signed new players to their roster via free agency.

Out of the remaining three, the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings kept their team intact and re-signed pivotal playoff performer, Dustin Penner while the Edmonton Oilers added some key parts prior to July 1 by signing Justin Schultz and drafting Nail Yakupov first overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The Boston Bruins, on the other hand, have been entirely inactive.

But is the reliance on the current roster going to eventually harm the Bruins along with their biggest downfall last season: the power-play?

by · July 5, 2012 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins, Free Agents
Tampa Bay Lightning 2012 Draft Review

Tampa Bay Lightning 2012 Draft Review

The Tampa Bay Lightning entered the 2012 NHL Entry Draft with nine picks in hand. After the dust had settled from a busy weekend of selecting players and making deals, […]

by · June 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · National Juniors, Prospects, Tampa Bay Lightning