What do the Flames do in net?

With a record of 30-13-5 and being 7-1-2 in the last 10 games you would think all is well for the Calgary Flames. The top line looks great, Johnny Gaudreau is an MVP candidate, Mark Giordano is a Norris candidate and Bill Peters is a Jack Adams candidate. On the other hand, Mike Smith and David Rittich aren’t anywhere close to winning the Vezina. The … Continue reading What do the Flames do in net?

Non-Canadian Players to Watch

Jack Hughes, USA- The spotlight is on Jack Hughes. Presumably will be the #1 pick in the 2019 NHL draft. Unlike past top picks, Hughes is playing for the US NTDP which is a step lower than College and the CHL. He’ll be USA’s top forward and brother Quinn (VAN) will be the go to defensemen. Being compared to Patrick Kane. Kaapo Kakko, Finland- Consensus … Continue reading Non-Canadian Players to Watch

What to Make of Team Canada

Here is everything you need to know about the 2018-19 Canadian World Junior team who is set to defend their Gold Medal in Vancouver. Forwards Max Comtois (ANA), that is your Captain, best two-way Forward and the ONLY returning player on this years World Junior team. Comtois became the only returnee when Alex Formenton (OTT) went down in an exhibition game against the CIS All-Stars. … Continue reading What to Make of Team Canada

The Rebuild is Complete in Buffalo

3 new top 6 forwards, 2 new bottom 6 forwards, 1 new top 4 defensemen and a new starting goalie. That is how much change the Buffalo Sabres underwent this offseason. In are forwards Jeff Skinner, Connor Sheary, Casey Mittelstadt, Patrik Berglund and Tage Thompson. Rasmus Dahlin was added to the backend and Carter Hutton was signed to take over the net. All these guys … Continue reading The Rebuild is Complete in Buffalo

Blackhawks acquire Strome and Perlini

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Nick Schmaltz. All 3 players have struggled this year, in 20 games Strome has 6 points, in 22 games Perlini has 6 points and in 23 games Schmaltz has 11 points. It is very early to give up on Dylan Strome who picked #3 in the 2015 NHL … Continue reading Blackhawks acquire Strome and Perlini