The Chicago Blackhawks frustration level continues to percolate as they've lost that winning feeling. Now that realization has sets in--that they don't deserve to win the way they've been playing recently--it will be a measure of team character for the Blackhawks to find a way to shake off five straight losses and bounce back to...
January 3rd, 2012Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. — Oscar Wilde.
San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson hasn't exactly earned the nickname "Deadline Doug" during his tenure as top dog of hockey operations in San Jose. Nevertheless, he is certainly no stranger to the concept. A few weeks before the 2010 deadline, he picked up...
December 7th, 2011
THE STATS LINE
2.48 goals-for per game
2.85 goals-against per game
14.6% power-play success rate
82.0% penalty-kill success rate
44.2% in the face-off circle
THE WEEK THAT WAS
December 1: The Flames drop a tight 4-3 shootout decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Calgary plays 50 strong minutes,...
October 5th, 2011
Jim Neveau, NHL Correspondent
Well kids, the NHL season will finally be upon us tomorrow night. The Boston Bruins will battle the Philadelphia Flyers in their first game as defending champions, and it will kick off six months of nearly nonstop action. After a summer that was known more for tragedies off the ice than for the moves...
January 28th, 2011
by Jas Faulkner, Nashville Correspondent
The road trip to Western Canada is always a complicated, hard to predict affair for the Predators. Sometimes they storm through Alberta and British Columbia like a barbaric horde, leaving the Flames, Oilers and Canucks dazed and confused, a conquered rabble picking up the pieces...
November 30th, 2010When Rangers GM Glen Sather swapped dead-weight with Flames GM Darryl Sutter last February, the attention of most fans and analysts went to the three major -- and I use that term lightly -- components of the deal.
For the Rangers, Sather was able to unload the latest two installments of his failed free agency drama series he's been...