Archive for the ‘NHL’ category

Highly Touted NHL Prospects Whose Stock Will Soar in 2014-15

October 17th, 2014
The 2015 NHL draft is going to feature highly touted prospects such as Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin, but there are already some equally interesting prospects who have been drafted that fans should know about. These prospects were highly touted for one reason or another, and 2014-15 should be ...

Detroit Red Wings’ Gustav Nyquist Continues to Lead the Way Offensively

October 17th, 2014
The Detroit Red Wings made the playoffs last year primarily because Gustav Nyquist had an amazing performance down the stretch. He scored 28 goals in 57 games last season, and he has four goals in four games this season. Right now, Nyquist is in the zone, and he is showing no ...

Why Buffalo Sabres Defenceman Tyler Myers Is a Big-Time Trade Asset in 2014-15

October 17th, 2014
If the old aphorism of smoke indicating the presence of fire is true, there can be no doubt that Buffalo Sabres rearguard Tyler Myers is on the trade market. The NHL rumour mill has been keyed in on the still-young defenceman for months now, and there’s a widespread belief that ...

Mikhail Grabovski Injury: Updates on Islanders Forward’s Status and Return

October 17th, 2014
Updates from Saturday, Oct. 18 Arthur Staple of Newsday has an update on Grabovski: Original Text The New York Islanders will reportedly be without forward Mikhail Grabovski indefinitely after an injury he sustained in the first period of a contest against the San Jose Sharks Thursday. Arthur Staple of Newsday broke the news on Twitter:  Staple later ...

Burning Questions for the Detroit Red Wings as the 2014-15 NHL Season Begins

October 17th, 2014
With the Detroit Red Wings off to a mediocre start at 1-1-1 in the 2014-15 NHL season, some burning questions have emerged. In the first three games, Detroit has been decent, but there is definitely room for improvement at both ends of the ice. However, the team defense and goaltending have taken ...

Pascal Dupuis Escapes Major Injury After Scary Scene Against Dallas Stars

October 17th, 2014
Is Pascal Dupuis lucky or unlucky? After nearly 10 months off the ice due to a serious knee injury, it looked like the Pittsburgh Penguins winger's return to action would be cut short at three games when he was stretchered off the ice midway through Thursday's contest against the Dallas Stars. The ...

Milan Lucic Fined for Gesture: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

October 17th, 2014
Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic is no stranger to controversy on the ice due to his physical play, but his interaction with Montreal Canadiens fans is what has him in hot water with the NHL this time around. According to Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com (h/t ESPN's Pierre LeBrun), the league reviewed ...

The Biggest X-Factor for Every NHL Team in the 2014-15 Season

October 16th, 2014
Depending on your definition of X-factor, it could either mean a variable that could have the most significant impact on an outcome or a special talent. In most of these cases, both apply. While looking at the biggest X-factor for every NHL team in the 2014-15 NHL season slideshow, you'll note that ...

Ranking the Best Goals from the Past Week’s NHL Games

October 16th, 2014
The NHL's best snipers wasted no time getting down to business and scoring early and often as the 2014-15 season got underway. A few newcomers added to the excitement, and Week 1 saw some fantastic action. From buzzer-beaters to hat tricks, we've seen a lot over the last seven days. Power ...

Brent Burns’ Switch to Defense Makes San Jose Sharks a Deeper Club in 2014-15

October 16th, 2014
The San Jose Sharks made only a few small alterations to their lineup after last spring’s historic playoff collapse, but the biggest change may have been moving Brent Burns back from forward to defense. It’s hard to miss Burns when you walk into the San Jose locker room. The bearded Ajax, ...