Monthly Archives: July 2013

What We Know: Metropolitan Division

30th
Jul. × ’13

The new Metropolitan division combines all five of the teams from the old Atlantic Division, two teams from the thoroughly shattered Southeast division, and one former central division team. After last season this will hands down be the hardest division to predict. Carolina:We know that with a healthy backup the team is already better than […]


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Keep It 100: Blake Wheeler, Billy Jaffe, Quenville and More

27th
Jul. × ’13

This is an occasional feature that will take a look at multiple issues, each in 100 words or less. Blake Wheeler’s new contract with the Jets makes him the teams highest paid forward. Overall, this isn’t a bad deal. Its the first major deal under the new CBA for the team, and Wheeler has over […]


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What We Know: Pacific Division

26th
Jul. × ’13

Realignment brings together four fifths of the old pacific division,  and three fifths of the former northwest division. These seven teams are tied together for the next three seasons and barring expansion or relocation, the short term future beyond that. Anaheim: Rumor has it this franchise which is soon to leave its teenage years behind […]


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For Better Or Worse

25th
Jul. × ’13

Summer is here and the time to restock, rejuvenate and reevaluate teams and staffs is here again. Some teams get better, others stay about the same, and some get worse. Worse: The Toronto Maple Leafs are inarguably worse than they were at the end of last season. They took the group that got them to […]


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Score More Part 3: Size And Weight

24th
Jul. × ’13

  One of the numerous ways casual observers and mental lightweights have decided is the perfect way to make the scoring easier in the NHL is to reduce the size and protectiveness of goalie equipment. Given all the safety concerns in professional sports, this just seems like a train-wreck waiting to happen. Today’s idea is […]


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Team USA Olympic Roster Snubs

23rd
Jul. × ’13

Yesterday we looked at the surprises the preliminary rosters had given us. Now, its time to look at who should be there over who is. Forwards: Jason Pominville, with a roster that will struggle for offense, at least compared to some, leaving out a the guy who finished seventh among American scorers last season, and […]


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Canadian Olympic Roster Snubs

23rd
Jul. × ’13

The Canadian talent pool is deep enough to field two teams and have both of them medal most years. That said, some names being left off even the initial roster are baffling. Forwards: Jaime Benn is an enormously talented winger who was forced into the center slot last season and still came close to dragging […]


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Team USA Olympic Orientation Camp Roster Surprises

22nd
Jul. × ’13

One thing that stands out right away when looking at the roster is the number of guys who have yet to play their first NHL game. Jacob Trouba is highly touted, but as the Vancouver Olympics showed us the national rosters with the most NHL players will win, and that’s a lot of talent for […]


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Canadian Olympic Orientation Roster Surprises

22nd
Jul. × ’13

All of the surprises for the Canadian roster fall under the heading of either oh wow he’s still being considered or hmm, so they finally stopped snubbing him. In goal, there is no Martin Brodeur. The iconic New Jersey Devil’s goaltender isn’t a part of this team, and it probably comes as a limited surprise […]


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