The Grind Line: Red Wings’ 2019-20 Goaltending Options

report this ad What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Rachel Anderson, Jacob Rivard, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and […]

NHL News & Notes: Bruins, Predators & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, the Boston Bruins could use seven defenders in Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues if both Matt Grzelcyk and Zdeno Chara are unable to play, Dan Lambert has been hired by the Nashville Predators and the Florida Panthers have announced their coaching staff. Bruins Could Dress […]

NHL News & Notes: Grzelcyk, Sundqvist & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Matt Grzelcyk is in concussion protocol and is day-to-day, Oskar Sundqvist has a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety and some minor transaction news around the NHL. Related: NHL News & Notes: Dave Tippett, Sheldon Keefe & More Grzelcyk Day-to-Day The Boston Bruins will likely […]

Bruins: Grzelcyk’s Injury Will Test Team Depth, Resilience

report this ad Matt Grzelcyk’s departure from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at the hands of Oskar Sundqvist was an unfortunate literal and figurative hit that the Boston Bruins certainly didn’t need to deal with. While the hit resulted in a penalty, the Bruins failed to capitalize on the man-advantage and would eventually […]

NHL News & Notes: Nelson, Senators Head Coach & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Brock Nelson has signed a long-term contract extension, the Ottawa Senators have hired D.J. Smith as their new head coach and Mike Modano has been hired by the Minnesota Wild. Nelson Signs Extension The New York Islanders have signed Nelson to a six-year contract extension worth $36 […]

NHL News & Notes: Krueger, Heponiemi & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, the Buffalo Sabres have hired Ralph Krueger as their new head coach, the Florida Panthers have signed Aleksi Hopniemi to a three-year entry-level contract and the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Kasper Bjorkqvist to an entry-level contract. Sabres Hire Krueger as Coach The Sabres would make arguably the […]

The Grind Line: Yzerman’s Cup Contending Plan for the Red Wings

report this ad What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Rachel Anderson and Tony Wolak are the muckers who makeup THW’s forechecking unit and sound off […]

NHL News & Notes: Thompson, Hyman & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Montreal Canadiens have signed Nate Thompson to an extension, Zach Hyman is set to undergo ACL surgery and Joe Pavelski is day-to-day. Thompson Signs Contract Extension While the last eight teams in the NHL are preparing for the second round of the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens are one of […]

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety – A Model of Inconsistency

report this ad Personally, I think it’s been one of the best years in a while when it comes to supplemental discipline handed down from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS). For the most part, they’ve been consistent and relatively fair in terms of who they suspend and for how long. Players like Evgeni […]