Niemi Signing Gives Canadiens Options in Net

The Montreal Canadiens absolutely don’t need Antti Niemi. Nevertheless, it’s hard to fault general manager Marc Bergevin for re-signing the goalie, as he just did to a 1-year, $950,000 deal. Think of Niemi as that extra insurance policy you have, because, “Hey, why not?” There really isn’t a reason. Price vs. Niemi To be clear, […]

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 […]

Rasmus Sandin – 2018 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Rasmus Sandin 2017-18 Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (#9)Date of Birth: March 7, 2000Place of Birth: Uppsala, SWEHt: 5’11” Wt: 190 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings If there is one thing that the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds are good at, it’s that they can find great talent anywhere in the world. […]

Capitals’ Wilson Displeased with Stralman Hit

While Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson carries a reputation for big hits and controversial, perhaps dangerous plays and checks, he found himself on the other side of the play Tuesday. With Wilson turned to the boards in a battle for the puck in the first period of Game 3, Anton Stralman came from behind, throwing […]

One Way Canadiens Match Up vs. Final Four

No one can make a case the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens are world beaters. Case in point, the only thing they’re trying to beat right now is par on the golf course. They can’t even do that properly, starting wars on Twitter instead… and losing badly. That’s while four other, arguably championship-caliber teams continue to battle […]

2018 Memorial Cup: 10 Players to Watch

The field is set for the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup, with the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos, OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs and QMJHL’s Acadie-Bathurst Titan capturing their respective league titles on Sunday — each prevailing in six games to punch their tickets to Regina, joining the host Pats in the four-team tournament and 100th anniversary of the […]