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Will Alex Ovechkin “Grow His Game”?
from the CP at TSN,
Trotz is the new coach of the Washington Capitals, which means first and foremost he is the coach of the immensely talented three-time league MVP whose individual accolades have yet to translate into substantial playoff su...
NHL Network US Preseason Schedule
NEW YORK / TORONTO (September 18, 2014) – NHL Network™-U.S. will begin its 2014-15 preseason broadcast schedule with the Buffalo Sabres-Washington Capitals game on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Highlighted by rivalries, doublehead...
Talking Hockey Today
Scott Burnside of ESPN hedl an online chat today...
Realistic expectations for my Bolts this year? How far can they go, will Stamkos get 60 goals, is Drouin as good as they say, will Bishop have another great season, and finally how about som...
Gain An Edge In Your Hockey Pool By Using Analytics
from Tyler Dellow of Sportsnet,
If you want to succeed in a hockey pool, you need to find players who put up more points than your competition expects. One way to go about that is to take advantage of the fact that people have a tendency to w...
Video- ESPN Hockey Experts Talk Stanley Cup Final
The four hockey experts at ESPN discuss their choice of the best storyline of a team getting to the Stanley Cup Final.
Watch it below and no way to control autoplay which is set to on.
Playing For A New Contract
from Phil Curry and Mark Drummond at the Toronto Star,
With a new NHL season around the corner, we’re bound to hear commentators talking about which players have contracts coming up next season and whether they’ll “step up t...
From Minsk To Dallas For Derek Meech
from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,
Having suited up for his hometown Jets for parts of their first two seasons back in Winnipeg, but limited by a string of injuries, Meech tried a new adventure last fall.
He signed with Dynamo Minsk o...
Sidney Crosby And Evgeni Will Miss The Start Of Training Camp
via the Pittsburgh Penguins,
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will be held out of the start of training camp, it was announced today by Pittsburgh Penguins Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford.
Rutherford said the de...
Teemu Selanne Not A Fan Of Bruce Boudreau
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
If anyone other than Bruce Boudreau was coaching the Anaheim Ducks, Teemu Selanne believes that he would be reporting for training camp with his former teammates on Thursday morning and continuing his NHL car...
How Did Josh Harding Break His Foot?
from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,
Josh Harding, arguably the Wild’s No. 1 goaltender heading into Thursday’s training camp, broke his right foot while kicking a wall after an off-ice altercation with a teammate and is expect...
Coaching Phil Kessel
from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,
In the days after Steve Spott landed a job as a rookie assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs in July, he was tasked with a bevy of responsibilities by head coach Randy Carlyle.
Among them, Spot...
Perhaps The Columbus Blue Jackets And Ryan Johansen Can Meet In The Middle
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
Yes, the sides remain miles apart. The bigger problem is neither side is budging — they are not even talking — and the deal is there to be made, somewhere in-between.
The Blue Jacke...
Five NCAA Hockey Storylines
from Jashvina Shah at Shnarped,
- Returning powerhouse
Last season, Minnesota powered its way to the Frozen Four, ending rival North Dakota’s season with 0.6 seconds left in the semifinals. Union ended ...
It Appears Ilya Bryzgalov Will Be At Camp For The Minnesota Wild
Sources: Ilya Bryzgalov has agreed to a pro tryout with #mnwild. Will arrive tomorrow. 7-1-3, 2.12 GAA down stretch with Wild last season
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) September 17, 2014
Florida Panthers Owners End Speculation They May Be Moving
An Open Letter To Their Fans...
As we close in on the one-year anniversary of our ownership of the Florida Panthers, we want to reiterate our commitment to Broward County, South Florida and our Panthers fans and business partners. As we said at ...
All On The Same Page In San Jose?
from David Pollak of the Mercury News,
Former Sharks captain Joe Thornton said Wednesday that he and his teammates went to Lake Tahoe for a bonding session last weekend to address whatever divide that might have developed in the locker room a...
Video- We Are Getting Closer To The NHL Season
So let's review the Top 10 plays, TSN style, from the NHL rookies last season.
It’s Been A ‘Stats’ Kind Of Summer
from Daryl Reaugh of Razor With an Edge,
Get ready for an onslaught of numerical algorithms and trends.
Computer geeks and calculus wiz’s have been the pop-hires this summer. All of a sudden every team has to have one, and there see...
Evening Line - Taylor Hall
“It’s gotten to the point now, not just for myself but for every player on our team, if we’re going to get the recognition … our team has to be a better team than it’s been in the pas. When we see players vault to le...
Video- Anaheim Ducks Fans Get A Surprise When They Pick Up Their Season Tickets
You never know who you will see when you pick up your tickets.
Anaheim Re-Signs Devante Smith-Pelly
via the Anaheim Ducks,
The Ducks have signed right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Smith-Pelly, 22 (6/14/92), has scored 9-14...
Mike Richards Wants To Move Up The LA Kings Depth Chart
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Mike Richards, it sounds like anyway, kept his word to the Mad Professor.
Faced with the possibility of his contract being bought out by the Stanley Cup champions, the 29-year-old Richards vowed to Los Angeles ...
NHL Playoff Odds
First a little primer...
For the non-degenerates out there, that means you have to bet $1,100 on the #Blackhawks to make the playoffs just to win a measly $100.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) September 16, 2014
5 On 5 Play - Analytics
from Travis Yost of TSN,
Like never before, today's NHL has an insatiable appetite for competent even-strength hockey players. And there are a lot of factors at play here.
For one, the phasing out of enforcers and specialists has created ...
Your 2014 Lester Patrick Trophy Recipients
NEW YORK (September 16, 2014) – Accomplished NHL executive Bill Daly and former player, coach, current Flyers executive Paul Holmgren have been named recipients of the 2014 Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the Unite...
Geoff Courtnall On The Vancouver Canucks
from Katie Strang of ESPN,
What happens in a hockey-crazed market when a hot start quickly dissipates into a dramatic downward spiral, highlighting a questionable coaching hire in the polarizing John Tortorella?
You have yourself an offse...
Paul Bissonnette Will Attend The Camp Of The St. Louis Blues
ST. LOUIS - The Blues have invited unrestricted free agent forward Paul Bissonnette to a tryout at training camp.
Bissonnette, 29, has played in 202 career NHL games, registering seven goals and 15 assists (22 points). He has a plus-7 rating and...
Jacob Trouba Wants To Have “A Big Impact This Year”
from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,
As big a splash as Trouba made starting as a 19-year-old straight out of college, the Rochester, Michigan, product wants more of a role in Year 2.
“As big as I can get it,” a grinning Tro...
Morning Line- Barry Trotz
“Everybody thinks I’m going to turn him into a Selke-winner. People say he had a rotten year last year, but he still scored eight more goals than the nearest guy in the Rocket Richard race. I don’t want to disrespect his gift &nd...
Columbus GM Has Strong Words For Ryan Johansen
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
As training camp draws near, the heat is getting turned up under unsigned Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen.
General manager Jarmo Kekalainen, in his strongest words yet, warned against Johan...