5 Players Who Aren’t Going Anywhere This Summer

It’s the offseason and changes are going to take place before training camp starts in the fall. Teams will sign free agents, newly drafted prospects will replace veterans, and teams will move some high-profile players. These include players who deserve to be traded and will be and those who don’t deserve to be dealt but […]

5 Destinations for UFA John Carlson

The beginning of the National Hockey League’s unrestricted free agency period is a little more than a month away and John Carlson has yet to re-sign with the Washington Capitals. It’s not very often that a legitimate first-pairing defender heads to the open market, however, exactly such appears to be the case with Carlson. Fresh […]

Ryan O’Reilly: Sabres Problem or Solution?

It’s hard to imagine there could be greater divide over a single player on the Buffalo Sabres roster more than Robin Lehner. But, times have changed. Move over Robin — it’s Ryan O’Reilly’s turn. After O’Reilly’s comments at locker room cleanout day that he’d “lost passion for the game at times this year,” he’s become […]

Sabres Prospect Update

The Buffalo Sabres’ outlook got a lot brighter after the team won the NHL draft lottery. With a certain blue-chip defenseman all but guaranteed to don the blue-and-gold next season, fan interest has been reignited after an abysmal 2017-18 showing. Pair that with the excitement surrounding the continued growth of high-potential players like Casey Mittelstadt, […]

Chicago Blackhawks Logo History

Let’s face it, we’re all a little tired of the Chicago Blackhawks. Given how often they’re on national television, how many of them were named to the National Hockey League’s Top 100 (despite questionable qualifications) and, of course, the league’s insistence on sending them to every single outdoor game ever, the NHL seems to view […]

Boston Bruins Offseason Outlook

Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. This was true for the 2017-18 Boston Bruins who fell short of their ultimate goal of winning a Stanley Cup following a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second-round of the postseason. Related: Bruins Exceeded Expectations in 2017-18 Though the Bruins were unable to capture hockey’s […]

NHL Bridge Deals Are Falling Down

A bridge deal is a team’s way of saying to a young player: “So you had some success on your rookie contract. We’ll give you a short contract to see if you can sustain it.” It’s a gamble for the team. If the player maintains or elevates his performance on the bridge deal, he has […]

Sabres Top UFA Targets

The Buffalo Sabres’ future went from bleak to encouraging with the way the ping pong balls fell two weeks ago, breathing new life into the franchise by winning the first selection in the upcoming entry draft. Barring unforeseen planet-altering phenomena, Buffalo Sabres’ sophomore general manager Jason Botterill will name Swedish wunderkind defenseman Rasmus Dahlin the […]

Tampa Bay Lightning Jersey History

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the envy of the National Hockey League. They’ve got a phenomenal owner in Jeff Vinik, who put the brakes on disaster and painstakingly rebuilt the organisation from the inside out. A former investment wizard, Vinik has managed to strike the optimal balance between the fanatical micromanagement of some of his […]