Chasing Gretzky: Who Stands in Ovechkin’s Way?

On Saturday, Jan. 18, Alex Ovechkin continued to climb up the all-time goal list. He entered the game against the New York Islanders with 689 goals, one short of Mario Lemieux for 10th all-time. He went onto record a hat trick in the 6-4 win. Ovechkin opened the scoring in the game to tie Lemieux […]

Ovechkin’s Decade as Capitals’ Captain

A new era dawned on Washington, D.C. a decade ago yesterday. Three days before the start of 2010, team captain Chris Clark had been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets alongside defenseman Milan Jurcina in exchange for winger Jason Chimera. With Clark in Ohio and the captaincy left vacant, then-head coach Bruce Boudreau and general […]

Senators’ 2002 Draft Review – Swing and a Miss

The Ottawa Senators were on the precipice of greatness in the early 2000’s. Through careful drafting and development, they had become one of the NHL’s top teams. Daniel Alfredsson, Marian Hossa, Martin Havlat and Mike Fisher were some of the most talented young guns in the NHL, and they were all home-grown Sens. They had […]

Pittsburgh Penguins’ 50-Goal Scorers

Players who score 50 goals in a season are considered elite scorers. Throughout the league’s 101-year history, 91 unique players have combined to reach the 50-goal plateau 194 different times. The Pittsburgh Penguins, while not joining the NHL until the expansion wave of 1967, have nine players who’ve combined to reach this plateau 16 times. […]

2020 WJC Team Russia Final Roster

Russia’s final roster for the 2020 World Junior Championship is right along the lines of projections. Highlighted by the likes of Yaroslav Askarov, Alexander Romanov and Grigori Denisenko, the Russian squad should have a real chance to repeat, if not improve upon, their bronze medal effort in the 2019 tournament. Last year, Russia dominated in […]

Avalanche Coaching Costs Them a Win

The Colorado Avalanche lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in heart-wrenching fashion, giving up a 1-0 lead by surrendering three goals in the final three minutes of the game. There’s plenty of blame to go around. While the players wrestled with their own problems on the second night of a back-to-back, they were not the only […]

4 Reasons the Sabres Should Go All-In This Season

This is certainly unfamiliar territory. As we approach the calendar turning to 2020, the Buffalo Sabres are in the thick of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. Not battling to dig out of the basement. Not beginning the annual process of deciding which top-five draft pick they should be targeting. No, this team is […]

5 Most Memorable Rangers Playoffs Series this Decade

The 2010s are coming to a close in a matter of weeks. During these last 10 years, we have seen some pretty exciting playoff series with the New York Rangers. There were a lot of highs and lows as the Rangers became a regular participant in the Spring action. We will be diving into the […]

Weekly Prospect Report: Seider, Abramov, Lundell, Lapierre & More

Welcome to the Weekly Prospect Report. Here, we’ll take a look at some key names over the past week that are a big part of the next wave of NHL stars. This column will dive into both NHL-affiliated and draft-eligible prospects, focusing mainly on those outside the NHL. Related: Weekly Prospect Report: Puistola, Knight, Askarov, Lundell […]

Babcock Could Find Redemption in Seattle

After four-plus seasons as the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock was fired on Nov. 20. The team is coming off three consecutive first-round postseason exits and have looked flat, and at times, lifeless out of the gate in 2019. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the relationship between Babcock and the rest […]