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To say the Detroit Red Wings are off to a rough start is an understatement. The team is near the bottom of the NHL standings, battling the Ottawa Senators, Los Angeles Kings, and the Minnesota Wild for last place. While they are in the midst of a rebuild, the best way to prepare for the […]
When Esa Lindell signed his new six-year, $34.8-million contract extension in May, it was met with groans. His $5.8 million cap hit now makes him the Stars’ highest paid defenseman. One of the concerns raised in the Twitter and blog worlds was that it was too high a cap hit for a defensive defenseman who […]
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news out of Toronto when it comes to the reaction over Mike Babcock’s firing. In Winnipeg, there are updates on the Dustin Byfuglien situation and in Calgary, are the rumors surrounding Johnny Gaudreau overblown? Finally, would the Montreal Canadiens be interested in Taylor Hall? Odd GM, Coach and […]
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Perhaps Henrik Lundqvist, the beloved veteran New York Rangers goaltender, isn’t pleased with how his season has gone so far, telling the New York Post, “I feel like there’s been one goal a game I could stop that I haven’t…” (from ‘Henrik Lundqvist’s self-review: ‘I need to do better’’, New York Post – 11/19/19). Yet, […]
The Montreal Canadiens have had an up-and-down start to the 2019-20 season, to say the least. There have been games when they’ve been the fast, skilled, in-rhythm team that seems unbeatable. Then there have been games, like the home opener against the Detroit Red Wings, when they weren’t skating and seemed lost. Recently, they’ve played […]
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After allowing five goals in an overtime loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday, Matt Murray has now gone 0-1-2 over his last three starts. During that span, he’s allowed 10 goals on 90 shots while the Pittsburgh Penguins have lost each of those games by exactly one goal. Is it time for the […]
The Windsor Spitfires are quickly finding out that when you’re near the top of the standings, you can’t take any shifts off. Rated #6 in the CHL Top-10 this week, they’re slowly becoming the hunted. A weekend on the road saw the team in two tight battles, giving them plenty to think about with a […]
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It’s been quite the odd start to the 2019-20 season for New Jersey Devils’ winger Taylor Hall. He’s slated to become an unrestricted free agent in July 2020. And there are no indications he’s ready to sign a lucrative, long-term extension with the team, a process that seems it’ll drag on for the foreseeable future. While it’s […]