Canadiens Likely to Keep Kotkaniemi from World Juniors

It shouldn’t be surprising Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin will likely keep Jesperi Kotkaniemi instead of loaning him to Finland for the World Juniors. In contrast, the ramifications of the decision may be. Even to him. Kotkaniemi Proves He Belongs For some context, Kotkaniemi ranks fourth in rookie scoring (14 points). He has earned […]

Grant Fuhr Urges Oilers to Avoid Big Mistake

I was fortunate enough to have a long chat with former Oilers goaltender Grant Fuhr this week. A good guy whose documentary “Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story” had just been released in Canada on the Sportsnet Network, if you haven’t seen the film, you should record it or watch it. It’s definitely worth your […]

Sabres Ristolainen Reaching New Heights

As the Buffalo Sabres franchise floundered for years leading up to the 2018-19 campaign, Rasmus Ristolainen became a consistent topic of debate amongst fans. Doubts lingered (and still do, to an extent) regarding his viability as a long-term, top-pairing defenseman. Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports) His detractors were quick to point out […]

NHL Rumors: Gardiner, Simmonds, McAvoy, More

In today’s rumor rundown, William Nylander’s deal is having reaching effects in both Toronto and for other teams in the NHL. Another forward in Philly is salivating at Nylander’s extension and in Boston, Charlie McAvoy seems to know what he wants. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Wayne Simmonds asking price might mean the Flyers are looking at […]

Wilson Proves He Doesn’t Belong in the NHL

Originally published Oct. 7, 2018. Being re-published because he keeps doing it – Managing Editor It’s about time. Finally. Spot on. Justice served. That’s the prevailing sentiment heard around the hockey world when news came of Washington Capitals’ right winger Tom Wilson receiving a 20-game suspension. Unlike the devastating hit he laid on St. Louis […]

Rangers’ New Faces After 2 Months of Play

The narrative surrounding the 2018-19 New York Rangers was, and primarily still is, the major youth movement. It wasn’t supposed to be about playoff hopes, or winning games or achieving points in as many games as possible. What Rangers brass and fans were going to hone in on this year was player development and the […]

Bruins: 3 Trade Targets at Center

The Boston Bruins need help at the center ice position. This was true even before Patrice Bergeron went down with an injury. At the same time, every team in the NHL could use a center, even the deepest teams at the position would love to take an extra center on their roster as they are […]

BSC’s Bruins’ Mailbag: Trades, Bjork, AHL Recalls, Sweeney & More

It’s Mailbag time! The Boston Bruins are dealing with significant injuries to their lineup once again this season but are maintaining their spot near the top of the NHL standings. The team is earning points despite the absence of some of their best players but it’s still created concern among fans of the team who […]