Maple Leafs’ Nylander Back in Top Form

I don’t think it would be inaccurate to say Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander enraged some fans when he held out for more money at the start of the 2018-19 season. When he finally inked a six-year contract with an average annual value of $6.96 million, it came with certain expectations: you better produce (or else!). […]

Winnipeg Jets Jersey History

Poor Winnipeg, always getting the shaft. If it’s not Ilya Bryzgalov complaining about a supposed lack of parks, or the San Jose Sharks ripping on Winnipeg’s climate and alleged poor WiFi, then it’s the rest of Canada ranking the Gateway to the West (“Winterpeg,” for non-politicians) only slightly behind Hamilton as the nation’s easiest city […]

Top-10 Finns of the 1980s

When Matti Hagman debuted for the Boston Bruins on Oct. 7, 1976, he became the first Finnish-trained and Finnish-born player to play in the NHL. In a North American career that lasted four seasons, Hagman’s play would subsequently open the floodgates for Finland to offer up talented players to the league for decades to come. […]

Maple Leafs Need to Land Pesce

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes continue to be linked in trade rumours, for obvious reasons. Each has a surplus of what the other covets. The Hurricanes have four right-shot defensemen in their top-six and the Maple Leafs have been searching for a right-shot blueliner for quite some time. Meanwhile, the Leafs have plenty […]

Ottawa Senators’ Prospect Pyramid

As the Ottawa Senators rebuild is in full swing, most fans turn to look at the future of the organization. Teams’ prospects are scrutinized as much, if not more, than the players already in the NHL lineups. Introducing a prospect pyramid can further categorize a team’s prospects, placing them into tiers to evaluate what to […]

AHL Central News: Top 3 Starting to Pull Away

The top three teams in the American Hockey League’s Central Division are separating themselves from the rest of the pack. While they are just three points apart, they have put six points between third and fourth place. Meanwhile, the bottom five teams fighting for the fourth and final playoff spot are separated by five points. From […]

Buffalo Sabres’ 50-Goal Scorers

The statistical milestone of 50 goals scored in an NHL season has been an elusive and formidable target. Those who have reached the plateau join an elite club. And while there’s a little bit of magic to the number 50, some players have risen above that to even higher levels. They’ve smashed through the 60, […]

Predators Trade Deadline Targets – Ottawa Senators

I recently wrote an article that discussed what the Nashville Predators’ strategy should be at the upcoming 2019 Trade Deadline. In it, I mentioned that although they are a great team, they could use a second-line winger, a net-front presence and a depth defenseman. As I was getting ready to publish the article, GM David […]

Whitecaps’ Amy Schlagel Is Dialed in for NWHL Playoffs

The benefits of earning early success in a professional career might not get stressed enough. Minnesota Whitecaps defender Amy Schlagel is playing in her first NWHL season after a successful college career, and she is part of a bona fide contender for the Isobel Cup. She has played in 12 of Minnesota’s 14 games thus […]