As everyone predicted, the Colorado Avalanche, New Jersey Devils, and Vegas Golden Knights are each sitting comfortably in a playoff spot. Related: 3 teams off to surprisingly good starts Sure, the NHL season is just a week old, but still the hot starts by these three clubs have been surprising. The Avalanche had – by […]
There has been talk of a future NHL presence in both Seattle and Houston in recent months, but if hockey players themselves had the say over where a potential 32nd franchise would land, they'd choose Quebec City, according to a USA Today poll. Surveying 31 "high-profile players at the NHL/NHL
Shane Doan‘s place in Arizona Coyotes (and original Winnipeg Jets) history is undisputed, but is he worthy of enshrinement in hockey’s hallowed hall? The 40-year-old, who retired Tuesday after a 21-year NHL career spent entirely with the aforementioned franchise, leaves the organization as its all-time leader in goals, assists, points, games played, game-winning goals, and […]
The San Jose Sharks are just two seasons removed from their first and only trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Unfortunately, they were unable to take down the Penguins in that series. The biggest change happened this summer, when Patrick Marleau surprised the hockey world by leaving the Sharks to sign with the Toronto Maple […]
The Calgary Flames have a number of quality forwards like Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan on their roster, but the team’s calling card is on defense. Going into last season, the Flames were led by Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie and Dougie Hamilton. Before the trade deadline, they added Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes (they […]
Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have been pillars of the Canucks’ franchise for much of their career. There are elite players like Jaromir Jagr that have managed to stay relevant beyond their 30s, but those are few and far between. If the 2016-17 campaign was any indication, the Sedin twins’ end might be fast approaching.
This post is part of Oilers Day on PHT…… The Edmonton Oilers were one of the biggest surprises of the 2016-17 season. No one expected them to break their 10-year playoff drought last season, but that’s exactly what they did. Led by Connor McDavid,
Coming into the 2016-17 season, Anze Kopitar had led the Los Angeles Kings in scoring in nine consecutive seasons. The Kings finished the season ranked 25th in goals scored (201). Rob Blake replaced Dean Lombardi as GM and John Stevens took over behind the bench for Darryl Sutter, who isn’t exactly known for being a […]
The Philadelphia Flyers missed the playoffs by seven points last season, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that their future looks bright. If Patrick could stay healthy, he could provide the Flyers with a nice offensive boost next season. Philadelphia can use all the help they can get up front, as they ranked […]
The Columbus Blue Jackets have made the playoffs three times in their franchise’s history, but they’ve never been able to make it out of the first round. In 2009, when they were still in the Western Conference, the Blue Jackets were swept by the Detroit Red Wings. During the 2014 postseason, they were tied 2-2 […]
Is this going to be the last year we see John Tavares in a New York Islanders uniform? The Tampa Bay Lightning went through this a couple of years ago with Steven Stamkos. Will Tavares do the same thing?
As Taylor Hall can attest, the Devils lucked into the top pick of the 2017 NHL Draft, so GM Ray Shero was probably delighted that he would be able to pick between the two prospects. Rather than choosing Patrick or finding a trade, he made Hischier the first Swiss-born number one pick in NHL history. […]