Month: January 2018

Scratching Jordie Benn was meant to send a message to a Montreal Canadiens defence corps that has struggled throughout the season. Unfortunately for head coach Claude Julien, defense was the least of his team’s issues versus the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. As it has for most of the season, the Canadiens’ inability to
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The Ottawa Senators failed to pick up a win during the five-game stretch between their bye week and the All-Star break, pushing them even closer to the last place in the Eastern Conference. Just past the midway point of the season, the Senators have played themselves out of playoff contention and the tension between players
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It didn’t take long for bad injury luck to strike the Bruins after the team was relatively healthy for a few months. After being recalled on an emergency basis and playing in a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, Anders Bjork was re-assigned to Providence for the All-Star Break before being recalled without the emergency
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1:45 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said it was “ridiculous” that Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones wasn’t forced to miss the team’s game on Tuesday night, having pulled out of the All-Star Game with an illness. Jones was named to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, Florida, by the
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Readers continue to respond and now, we’re down to eight first overall picks from the last 32 NHL Drafts (excluding Nico Hischier). As we head into the third round of our little bracket, let’s refresh you on how we’re going to get down to just one top pick at the end. How it Works At
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Only two weeks ago, everything was rolling along perfectly for the Calgary Flames and their fans. The team had just won their seventh straight game, and had climbed into a divisional playoff spot. Fast forward to the present day, and the Flames have now lost four straight games, and according to many fans, big changes
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The Boston Bruins are on a streak of epic, historical proportions, having recorded at least one point in 18 consecutive contests (14-0-4) as they emerge from the All-Star break. Eighteen. As in, the Bruins’ point streak can buy itself a pack of Marlboro and join the Marine Corps. Ok, so it hasn’t been quite that
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Every NHL team has had more than their fair shares of busts and missed opportunities at the draft. Selecting a player that doesn’t work out stings, especially if a future star goes one or two picks later. Although scouting is getting better, projecting how an 18-year-old player is going to develop is still a shot
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During the offseason, the Buffalo Sabres’ captaincy was one of the most fiercely debated topics. A vast majority of the fan base felt that Ryan O’Reilly and Jack Eichel were the only viable options on the roster. O’Reilly supporters cited his veteran experience and leadership ability. Since arriving in Western New York, he has served
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