NHL News & Notes: Byfuglien, Byron, Weise & More

In today’s News & Notes, Dustin Byfuglien is injured and will miss the Winnipeg Jets’ upcoming road trip, the Montreal Canadiens have assigned Dale Weise to the Laval Rocket and activated Paul Byron from the injured reserve and both Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford will remain in Chicago and not travel with the team to […]

Small-market Padres take meaningful step forward with Machado deal

For most of the off-season, we’ve seen baseball’s richest teams operate like their small-market counterparts, seeking advantages on the margins instead of overwhelming an impressive free agent class with competitive offers. Asked recently why the Cubs haven’t spent more money, team chairman Tom Ricketts replied: “We don’t have any more.” Even as a historically talented […]

Road to the 2019 Esso Cup: NSFMHL

Despite opening the season on a 15-game unbeaten run and losing just once, the Northern Selects were challenged right down to the final game of the regular season, edging out the Metro Fire by two points to make it back-to-back regular-season titles in the NSFMHL. Northern was dominant at both ends of the ice, finishing […]

Oilers’ Plan One Week From NHL Trade Deadline

The Edmonton Oilers play the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday and the best that can come out of this game is that a victory somehow triggers the team forward on a six or seven-game winning streak. Anything less will mean missing the playoffs for another season. Unfortunately, sitting around and watching the playoffs is a reality […]

31 Thoughts: Could a stealth suitor emerge for Matt Duchene?

• Could Flames, Isles storm Duchene sweepstakes?• Stars checking in on Panarin, Zuccarello• Oilers know Puljujarvi “very unhappy” I loathe the pre-deadline edition of the blog because things change incredibly quickly — making my work even less accurate than normal. So, no wordy top. Let’s get right to it. Mostly quick hitters this week. 31 […]

Q&A With … AIC Coach Eric Lang

February 19, 2019 PRINT by Thomas J. Murphy/CHN Reporter Related Articles American Int’l Among a lot of good stories in college hockey this year, American International has certainly been one of them. Despite losing two games last weekend at Arizona State, the Yellow Jackets are having the best season in the program’s history, now in […]

Between the Lines: Finding the Balance

February 19, 2019 PRINT Teams With Lots of Blue Chippers Struggling to Make NCAAs by Adam Wodon/Managing Editor (@CHN_AdamWodon) Related Articles Boston College Boston University Michigan Minnesota Wisconsin Amid all the rage over recruiting — with players committing too young, and teams stealing each other’s players — it should be noted that, this year more […]