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Predicting Philadelp…
Posted 17 hours ago

After a 10th-place finish in the Eastern Conference following the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, the Philadelphia Flyers rebounded last year with 42 victories en route to a sixth-place finish in the East and the team’s 17th postseason appearance in the last 20 years.
Much went right for the Flyers last season.
Captain Claude Giroux paced the Orange and Black in scoring for the fourth straight season and was a Hart Trophy nominee for league MVP. Wayne Simmonds led Philly in goals scored and quickly began to establish himself as one of the pre-eminent power forwards in the game today. And Steve Mason provided…

The Biggest Question…
Posted 21 hours ago

The Tampa Bay Lightning head into the 2014-15 season with an unfamiliar target on their backs. Their reloaded roster should make the Lightning one of the favorites to win the Eastern Conference, but they still have some questions to answer before the puck drops on Oct. 9.
The Bolts have addressed just about every positional weakness in the organization through a solid offseason plan. They loaded up on defensemen in the 2014 entry draft and added veteran players through trade and free agency.
Tampa Bay had eight rookies play in at least 41 games last season, five more than any other team…

Carolina Hurricanes …
Posted 21 hours ago
Carolina Hurricanes Slowly Recognizing Import…

The Carolina Hurricanes and shootouts have, historically, not mixed well.
Over the past three seasons, the ‘Canes are 4-11 in the controversial tiebreaking skills competition, having been outscored 10-18. 
Meanwhile, the Detroit…

Breaking Down Derick…
Posted 22 hours ago
Breaking Down Derick Brassard's New Contract …

Derick Brassard is going to be a New York Ranger for the foreseeable future, as it was announced Sunday that he had signed a five-year, $25 million deal, according to…

What Hiring Assistan…
Posted 22 hours ago

Has anybody noticed a pattern in the Boston Bruins’ offseason front-office moves, which continued this past Thursday when they tabbed Joe Sacco as their new assistant coach?
Beyond inherent New England roots, there is one common thread between Sacco and John Ferguson Jr., who joined the organization last month: Both men are discards from other organizations who will now play a smaller role compared to their past jobs.
Ferguson fills a void as director of player personnel after Scott Bradley’s promotion to succeed assistant general manager Jim Benning. He does this after serving as a San Jose scout and kicking a few ice chips…

 

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Rangers, Derick Bras…
Posted 17 hours ago

New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard avoided arbitration by agreeing to a new five year, $25 million contract, the team announced on Sunday.

Habs star Subban mum…
Posted 2 days ago

Star defenceman P.K. Subban is keeping quiet about negotiations on a new contract with the Montreal Canadiens. Subban is scheduled to go to arbitration on Friday unless he can ink a new deal with the club before then.

James Reimer agrees …
Posted 3 days ago

Goaltender James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with a new two-year contract. Reimer’s agent Ray Petkau confirmed the deal on Twitter.

NHL releases ugly Ch…
Posted 3 days ago

The NHL has an ugly Christmas sweater collection. Snowflakes, Christmas trees, candy canes and tartan patterns are all part of the mishmash of weird shapes and designs. Take a look.

Canucks sign 6th-ove…
Posted 3 days ago

The Vancouver Canucks have signed sixth-overall draft pick Jake Virtanen. The six-foot, 208-pound right-winger from Abbotsford, B.C., had 45 goals and 71 points in 71 games last season with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League.