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The 2018-19 season was not a great one for the Winnipeg Jets. Sure, they finished second in the Central Division with 99 points, but after what they accomplished in 2017-18, something just did not seem right this time around. In this series, we will take a look at some key Jets’ players who may or […]

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Author: Ryan Goethals
Posted: August 24, 2019, 11:25 pm

For New York Islanders fans, the quiet summer their team is having is difficult to ignore. After striking out on Artemi Panarin on July 1, it’s been radio silence from the Islanders’ brass with the exception of signing center Derick Brassard to a one-year deal and goalie Semyon Varlamov to a five-year deal. What’s worse […]

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Author: Jon Zella
Posted: August 24, 2019, 8:05 pm

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a reputation for having some of the most talented players in the National Hockey League. They have won five Stanley Cups, so creating magic isn’t necessarily the hardest thing; but after losing Phil Kessel and Olli Maatta, they will need to lean on some of the younger talent to succeed in […]

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Author: Casey Montana
Posted: August 24, 2019, 7:50 pm

It’s easy enough to identify the great team dynasties of NHL history. Simply take any list of Stanley Cup victories since 1917 and highlight the teams that have won three or more Cups in succession. Also include teams that have won more than three Stanley Cups over a relatively short period of several years in […]

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Author: THW Archives
Posted: August 24, 2019, 5:55 pm

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news that the Pittsburgh Penguins might find it worthwhile sniffing around Jesse Puljujarvi out of Edmonton. Meanwhile, Elliotte Friedman reports buzz contrary to the latest on Jake Gardiner and notes the Toronto Maple Leafs are worried about Mitch Marner negotiations dragging into the season. Finally, in Arizona, there […]

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Author: Jim Parsons
Posted: August 24, 2019, 5:40 pm

Forward Derick Brassard may have something left to give, but it shouldn’t be with the New York Islanders. Brassard Signs with Islanders Signing a one-year deal with the Islanders, Brassard is admittedly poised for somewhat of a rebound season. However, that’s in part because his stats flatlined in 2018-19, which he spent with three different […]

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Author: Ryan Szporer
Posted: August 24, 2019, 3:05 pm

When it comes to building an NHL roster through free agency, it does not pay to copy the blueprint of the reigning Stanley Cup champions. There is a tendency for NHL teams to make rash decisions at the beginning of free agency, and the data indicates that those decisions are at least partially driven by […]

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Author: Michael Pelts
Posted: August 24, 2019, 2:05 pm

Bruce Hamilton had his game face on ahead of launching the Kelowna Rockets’ training camp and Memorial Cup season. “We’ve been sitting around for a long time, so it’s time to get back to work,” Hamilton quipped earlier this week from his perch in the Prospera Place press box while watching the team’s rookie camp […]

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Author: Larry Fisher
Posted: August 24, 2019, 1:50 pm