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NHL Power Rankings Through 5 Games

NHL Power Rankings Through 5 Games

October 17th, 2017 It’s early days and hockey fans shouldn’t be drawing any conclusions until at least American Thanksgiving — that’s November 23rd, for our Canadian readers.A wise man once told me, don’t read too much into results or even look at the NHL standings until November 1.But here we are, on October 17, essentially two weeks into the regular season and living in a ‘what have you done for me lately’ world.Fans are clamouring for Power Rankings — all the other major players are publishing their versions, both mainstream media and online sources — so The Hockey Writers felt compelled to weigh in ahead of...
How Long Is Canadiens GM Bergevin’s Leash?

How Long Is Canadiens GM Bergevin’s Leash?

October 15th, 2017 While the Montreal Canadiens are making progress, it may not be fast or significant enough to save general manager Marc Bergevin his job. Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs The Canadiens’ offense did show improvement on Saturday night, scoring three times, which nearly doubled their output on the season thus far (now eight goals in five games). Unfortunately for Bergevin, the Canadiens still managed to lose, in overtime, to the rival Toronto Maple Leafs to add insult to injury.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVTL7_fUfSAWhat’s worse is the Leafs’ win was their first against the Canadiens since January 18, 2014. Since that point, they...
Bobrovsky and Darling: Clash of Titans

Bobrovsky and Darling: Clash of Titans

October 12th, 2017 In a game where blinking may only be allowed once by a goaltender, Scott Darling of the Carolina Hurricanes blinked twice. His titanic opponent, Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets only blinked once, and the Jackets skated off the ice with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Hurricanes.In a game that seemed at times like a heavyweight prize-fight, Bobrovksy and Darling took the best blows that their opposing teams threw at them, and kept standing tall. Breaking Through Walls Not Easy In the end, it was Sonny Milano and Jeff Skinner who got the puck through the walls, but unfortunately for the 'Canes, Milano did it two times to...
Jonathan Drouin Giving Back to the Community

Jonathan Drouin Giving Back to the Community

October 11th, 2017 Despite only playing in a total of four games with the Montreal Canadiens to date, it didn't take long for Jonathan Drouin to make an impact on his community.https://twitter.com/walsha/status/918145643876454400Per an official release by the Montreal Canadiens, Drouin and the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation will be teaming up to launch the "Jo et ses champions" Program. Drouin is committing a personal annual contribution of $165,000 to acquire a specially-designed suite at the Bell Centre that would allow less-fortunate children the chance to witness home games of the Montreal Canadiens for the 2017-18 season.Also in the...
Oilers: Saving the Month of October

Oilers: Saving the Month of October

October 10th, 2017 The key to the Edmonton Oilers 2016-17 campaign was the month of October. They used a pillow soft schedule to go 7-2 and used it to help propel them to a great season. Fast forward to the present day and while their schedule isn’t quite as cushy as a year ago, there was every reason to believe this year’s edition of the Orange and Blue would get off to another strong start in 2017-18.https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/917620789410643969Unfortunately, playing the games is still a necessity and after back-to-back losses to the Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets, the Oilers suddenly find themselves in a bit of a pickle. With...
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