1999: The Worst NHL Draft Class Ever?

report this ad Before the 1999 NHL Draft took place in Boston, MA on June 26, many believed it was to have a deep amount of talent to choose from – a treasure trove of sorts. European players especially were considered to predominate the early selections, and they had prospective NHL suitors salivating over their […]

Ducks Playing the Waiting Game in Free Agency

report this ad For the Anaheim Ducks, the first couple days of free agency have gone by not with a bang, but a whimper. The only moves the Ducks have made can be described as moderate organizational depth signings, at best. NEWS: We’ve signed center Andrew Poturalski and left wing Blake Pietila to one-year, two-way […]

Blackhawks Roundtable: Shaw, Jokiharju, Lehner & More

report this ad With recent trades and free agent signings, the Chicago Blackhawks have certainly been quite active so far this offseason. Considering last summer the big acquisitions were Cam Ward, Chris Kunitz, and Brandon Manning, it’s reassuring to see general manager Stan Bowman make some bold and savvy moves for the 2019-20 season. On […]

NHL Awards Voting (and Voters) Needs Reevaluation

report this ad The NHL Awards were last night, and while most of the awards handed out were well-deserved and, for some, long overdue, there were a shocking number of voting results that were either questionable, irrational, or downright wrong. Let’s look at some of the peculiarities in the voting results. Ryan O’Reilly of the […]

2019 NHL Draft: QMJHL Sleeper Picks

report this ad The 2018 NHL Entry Draft was a bounce-back year for the QMJHL. Four players were selected in the first round, double the results of 2016 and 2017. Filip Zadina was the first taken from the league at sixth overall by the Detroit Red Wings. Noah Dobson nearly joined him in the top […]

2019 NHL Draft: Projecting First Round Based On Mock Feedback

report this ad Trying to get the lay of the land for the first round of this year’s NHL draft is daunting, deceiving and, frankly, fool’s gold. Everybody lies around draft time, as Elliotte Friedman likes to remind us. Trust nobody and take everything with a grain of salt. Nothing can be taken to the […]

Senators 2019 NHL Draft Guide

report this ad The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is fast approaching and the Ottawa Senators need a big win. The club is entering the second year of their rebuild after finishing arguably the worst season in their history. A solid draft would be exactly what the organization needs as they keep moving forward towards their […]