Month: October 2017

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Earlier this week, Sportsnet reported that the Vegas Golden Knights have given Vadim Shipachyov permission to seek a trade. Vegas has nine defensemen on one-way contracts while Shipachyov has a two-way deal. This means that he does not require waivers to be sent down, which makes him the most logical choice to be moved back
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This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Motte Measures Up One of the Blue Jackets with a standout performance in Monday night’s 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins was 22-year-old forward Tyler Motte, who was recalled
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The 2018 NHL draft appears to be shaping up as Rasmus Dahlin — and then everyone else. There’s consensus that the 17-year-old Swedish defenseman is the best player in the draft and by a fairly decent margin. Barrie Colts forward Andrei Svechnikov seems to be the only player with a semi-realistic chance at catching Dahlin.
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Ex-Montreal Canadien Mark Streit has officially announced his retirement, bringing an end to the ultimate underdog career. The way his NHL career ended, his contract being terminated with the Habs, will probably end up being one of the biggest lowlights (along with the complete 2010-11 season he missed due to injury). Nevertheless, there are plenty
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Evgeny Svechnikov’s Setback Will Help the Detroit Red Wings in the Long Run “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1735() { var xhrq_1735 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1735.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1735&aba_wid=F2C14FBF-A837-476F-A1B7-225A1C8BB528&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1735.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1735.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1735.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1735.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1735.send(null); } if
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This article was originally published in October, 2014. Since beginning play in the 1917-18 season, the NHL and it’s teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout history, but so too has technology, with development constantly adapting to bring players ultimate benefits without inhibiting their skill
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After two successful seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, Russian forward Artemi Panarin was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets this summer. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the Russian website Sovsport.ru, Panarin talks about playing with and without Patrick Kane, his adaptation to his new reality, and the reasons why he always tries to
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The Vegas Golden Knights completed a seven-game homestand on Friday with a 7-0 win against the Colorado Avalanche. Seven different players scored as the Golden Knights celebrated Nevada Day — which commemorates Nevada’s admission to statehood on October 31, 1864 — with their fifth consecutive victory. According to Elias, that five-in-a-row run matches the longest
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Edmonton Oilers: The Reemergence of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1735() { var xhrq_1735 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1735.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1735&aba_wid=F2C14FBF-A837-476F-A1B7-225A1C8BB528&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1735.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1735.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1735.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1735.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1735.send(null); } if (typeof ez_cra_check === ‘undefined’) { if
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It is already apparent that general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets won the trade that sent power forward Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres in February of 2015. The Jets packaged Kane with rugged defender Zach Bogosian and goaltender Jason Kasdorf to the Sabres for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux and
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It’s 10 games into the 2017-18 NHL season, and things haven’t gone according to plan for the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers have the second-worst record in the Western Conference at 3-6-1, ahead of the winless Arizona Coyotes. Edmonton was supposed to be an offensive juggernaut led by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. The total offense
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Primeau for Brind’Amour: Revisiting the Hurricanes’ Trade “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1735() { var xhrq_1735 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1735.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1735&aba_wid=F2C14FBF-A837-476F-A1B7-225A1C8BB528&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1735.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1735.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1735.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1735.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1735.send(null); } if (typeof ez_cra_check === ‘undefined’) { if
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Connor Brown Is Shattering His Long Shot Status with the Maple Leafs “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1735() { var xhrq_1735 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1735.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1735&aba_wid=F2C14FBF-A837-476F-A1B7-225A1C8BB528&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1735.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1735.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1735.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1735.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1735.send(null); } if (typeof
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Another day, another slow start to a game for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Unlike the previous slow starts, the team could not recover from this one. Vladimir Sobotka scored late in the first period and the St. Louis Blues never trailed as they defeated the Blue Jackets 4-1. Columbus still has a very respectable record
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It has been more than six years since the Boston Bruins agreed to send Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik. At the time many felt the trade was a win for Peter Chiarelli and company, as the veteran winger played a key role in
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This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Back-To-Back Game Struggles With a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, the Blue Jackets are now 1-2-0 in the second game of back-to-back series this season.
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Mikhail Sergachev played in his 10th game of the season on Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes which means that the Tampa Bay Lightning have decided to use up the first year of the 19-year-old’s entry-level contract this season. The rookie defenseman has fit in nicely on the Lightning’s roster and deserves to play in
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The National Hockey League is an extremely tough place to make a living. It’s a tough league to land a job in, and it’s even tougher to land in as a teenager. For Calgary Flames forward Curtis Lazar, making the jump to the NHL as a teenager turned out to be a double-edged sword; on
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Coming into the 2017-18 season, the Vancouver Canucks goaltending situation was somewhat up in the air. The Canucks extended Jacob Markstrom’s stay in Vancouver and also brought Anders Nilsson into the fold all while saying adios to previous starter, Ryan Miller. The two net-minders, Nilsson and Markstrom, are virtually identical ranging from their 6’6″ statures
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The Calgary Flames have not had a truly elite player since they shipped, in the throes of a spirited tank job, an imperceptibly decaying Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins for two career minor leaguers and a first-round draft pick. The Flames have a solid, balanced young core that, while undisciplined at times, could make
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Goaltending for the Vancouver Canucks Is Showing Strength Instead of Weakness Early This Season “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1735() { var xhrq_1735 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1735.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1735&aba_wid=F2C14FBF-A837-476F-A1B7-225A1C8BB528&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1735.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1735.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1735.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1735.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1735.send(null); }