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We’re deep into the summer, yet one of the greatest Danish hockey players of all time remains without a contract. Jannik Hansen should have more in the tank, but one sub-par season has demolished his value on the market. This begs the question, what’s next for Jannik Hansen? Where’s Hansen’s Value Lies For nearly a
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* originally published in Sept. of 2017 In a coincidence of epic proportions, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) announced they’ve signed a 20-year, $800 million agreement to re-name their Bay St. venue ‘Scotiabank Arena’ on the same day that Scotiabank hiked its ATM fees to nearly $4,000 per transaction. It’s enough to make customers
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Following a highly profitable 2018 NHL Draft, the Detroit Red Wings took another step in their organizational development with a successful start to the free agency period. Ken Holland inked a handful of quality players, both at the NHL and AHL level. In all, the Red Wings signed three players to NHL deals and another
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If the 2017-18 season made anything clear, it’s that the Boston Bruins’ championship window is firmly open. Part of what comes with such a situation is that teams must identify all of their potential short-term and long-term moves and decide which decisions will give them the best chance at winning a championship. After all, nothing
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A number of free agents lingering as the deadline approaches, and still they might not be the biggest priorities for the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs – Kyle Dubas. Following an early first-round exit at the hands of the Boston Bruins this spring, the Maple Leafs will be looking to add the
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Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. This was true for the 2017-18 Boston Bruins who fell short of their ultimate goal of winning a Stanley Cup following a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second-round of the postseason. Related: Bruins Exceeded Expectations in 2017-18 Though the Bruins were unable to capture hockey’s
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There’s no reason to panic when a team holds a 3-2 series lead in a playoff series. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t problems worth identifying, however, and that is very much the case when looking at this Bruins team that has dropped two games to the Toronto Maple Leafs with the most recent loss featuring
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As hard as it is to believe, we’ve come to the end of yet another NHL regular season. For the sixth consecutive year, the Arizona Coyotes are on the outside of the playoffs looking in, but there are reasons for optimism going forward. Rookie forward Clayton Keller emerged as a legitimate superstar this season, while
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With just one week to go in the regular season, the Arizona Coyotes are still playing hard despite having been unofficially eliminated from playoff contention since early November. In the words of head coach Rick Tocchet, this team could easily have “packed it in” for the year, but they haven’t – they’re 16-8-2 since Feb.
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. From a standings standpoint—and that’s all that really matters for the Anaheim Ducks right now—it’s been a successful western Canada road trip so far. The Ducks have collected five of a possible six points heading into Tuesday night’s
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As the NHL’s regular season winds down, one would expect that the Arizona Coyotes, who have essentially been eliminated from playoff contention since early November, would pack it in and simply “go through the motions” over the final few weeks as they look forward to a long offseason with their families. However, they’ve done just
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After missing the playoffs for two consecutive seasons, the Boston Bruins have punched their ticket to the postseason for the second straight year. It’s been a year of ups and downs for the Bruins who have undoubtedly exceeded all expectations that could have been placed upon them this season. Despite the constant battle with injuries
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What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Jacob Messing, Griffin Schroeder, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking unit and sound off
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Despite losing starting goaltender Antti Raanta to a lower-body injury during warmups on Monday in Edmonton, the Arizona Coyotes picked up five of eight possible points last week and improved to 10-3-2 in their last 15. Coyotes Keep Rolling After wrapping up their seven-game homestand with a victory over the Ottawa Senators on Mar. 3,
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. As has been the story far too often in this tumultuous season for the Anaheim Ducks, they were unable to keep positive momentum going for an extended period of time. Following a 4-0 win home win against the
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What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Jacob Messing, Griffin Schroeder, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking unit and sound off on Red Wings topics.
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