Archive for the ‘NHL’ category

Boston Bruins’ Depleted Defense Returns to Reality in Loss to Minnesota Wild

October 28th, 2014
The official scoresheet and play-by-play transcript pointed to a perfect balance of blame among the Boston Bruins’ blue-line brigade Tuesday night. The Minnesota Wild spent the third period flip-flopping a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 victory, all the while going on an 18-8 run in the shooting gallery. Amid that submissive ...

5 Stats That Should Make the Toronto Maple Leafs Worried Moving Forward

October 28th, 2014
While the Toronto Maple Leafs have managed to look mediocre on some nights, even more often, the club has not looked good at all. From the crease out, most of the Leafs have been underperforming early in the season. It's too early to panic, but it is always challenging for organizations to ...

5 Stats That Should Make the Los Angeles Kings Worried Moving Forward

October 28th, 2014
The Los Angeles Kings are on fire. Let's make that clear. They went 6-0-0 on a home stand for the first time in franchise history and now sit 6-1-1 on the season. They trail the Anaheim Ducks by a single point for first in the Pacific Division, and they've played ...

Detroit Red Wings Legend Gordie Howe Suffered ‘Serious Stroke’

October 28th, 2014
Hockey legend Gordie Howe is currently recuperating in bed at his daughter's home in Lubbock, Texas, after suffering a serious stroke. According to his son, Dr. Murray Howe, via The Detroit News' Gregg Krupa, the 86-year-old "suffered a pretty bad stroke" early Sunday morning. He is cognizant, but he has lost ...

5 Stats That Should Make the Washington Capitals Worried Moving Forward

October 28th, 2014
While we're just eight games in, it's never too early to start examining the trends a team is displaying statistically.  That's especially true for a team like the Washington Capitals, who have turned in a handful of dominant performances but have endured through some tough outings as well.  Sitting at 4-2-2 following ...

What’s Wrong with Minnesota Wild Free-Agent Signing Thomas Vanek?

October 28th, 2014
Here's what Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said to the media after he signed Thomas Vanek to a three-year, $19.5 million contract on the first day of free agency: This guy has been a premier scorer since he entered the League. He still managed to have 68 points despite playing ...

NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz from Around the League

October 28th, 2014
Trade rumors are a huge part of the NHL, and the buzz surrounding many of the struggling teams possibly looking to make a deal has already began circulating. With franchises like Buffalo and Edmonton already starting the slide to the bottom of the standings, each will likely be sellers as the ...

Sergei Bobrovsky Injury: Updates on Blue Jackets Star’s Finger and Return

October 28th, 2014
Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has arguably been the Columbus Blue Jackets' most integral player over the past couple seasons, but they will have to soldier on without him during the immediate future.  According to the team's official website, Bobrovsky has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a fractured finger in practice, ...

Boston Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron Records 500th Career Point

October 28th, 2014
Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron recorded the 500th point of his career during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, reaching the milestone with an assist on Carl Soderberg's power-play goal in the first period. Bergeron, who now has one goal and five assists through 10 games this season, would ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Faltering, Jake Gardiner Shining in Advanced Stats

October 28th, 2014
The Toronto Maple Leafs have face-planted to start the 2014-15 season despite an offseason of hope. With seven points in their first eight games, the Leafs sit 14th overall in the Eastern Conference, just ahead of the perennially bottom-feeding/rebuilding Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes.  The situation came to a head Saturday night as ...