Summer skate: Edmonton Oilers

September 15, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

Heading into 2013-14, the Edmonton Oilers felt it was time for their long rebuild to finally pay dividends. Instead, it was more of the same. Edmonton received terrible goaltending and...

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Summer skate: Calgary Flames

September 15, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

Another down year for the Calgary Flames resulted in a front-office shake-up. President of hockey operations Brian Burke fired general manager Jay Feaster and hired former Arizona assistant GM Brad...

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Summer skate: Vancouver Canucks

September 15, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

The John Tortorella experiment lasted only one season in Vancouver. The Canucks’ ownership fired Torts not long after watching their former coach Alain Vigneault lead the New York Rangers to...

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Summer skate: Arizona Coyotes

September 15, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

After running neck and neck with the Dallas Stars for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference in 2013-14, the Arizona Coyotes — then the Phoenix Coyotes — lost...

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Summer skate: Anaheim Ducks

September 11, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

On the back of amazing seasons by their two superstars, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, the Anaheim Ducks held off the uber-talented Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks to...

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Summer skate: L.A. Kings

September 11, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

After watching the Los Angeles Kings raise their second Stanley Cup in three years, teams around the NHL are studying them closely in an attempt to replicate the “Kings Way.” While strategy...

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Summer skate: San Jose Sharks

September 11, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

It was Groundhog Day for the San Jose Sharks in the 2014 postseason, as they were eliminated in the first round following an outstanding regular season. Of all the playoff...

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2008 NHL re-draft PART I

September 7, 2014 in Free Articles by Sam Hitchcock

The 2008 NHL Draft was a seminal moment for several franchises who found their No. 1 defenseman or superstar center among its spoils. Already, the top four players from 2008
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Summer skate: Minnesota Wild

September 7, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan Wagman

Despite a middling possession game and terminal uncertainty between the pipes, the Minnesota Wild managed to finish in fourth place in the Central Division in 2013-14, matching up against the division-winning Colorado Avalanche –...

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Summer skate: Nashville Predators

September 7, 2014 in Premium Articles by Ryan Wagman

After making the postseason in seven of eight seasons from 2003-04 to 2011-12, the Nashville Predators fell off and have missed the boat in each of the past two seasons. As sometimes...

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Summer skate: Dallas Stars

September 7, 2014 in Premium Articles by Ryan Wagman

Under the new management duo of GM Jim Nill and head coach Lindy Ruff, theDallas Stars returned to the postseason for the first time since the 2007-08 season. The most ostensible...

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So You Want To Be a Hockey Analytics Writer?

September 5, 2014 in Unfiltered by Rob Vollman

With the recent front office hirings of hockey outsiders like Sunny Mehta, Brian MacDonald, Tyler Dellow, Eric Tulsky, Cam Charron, Rob Pettapiece, and Darryl Metcalf, many independent analysts are getting
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Summer skate: Chicago Blackhawks

September 3, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan Wagman

The Chicago Blackhawks are perhaps the only organization in the NHL for whom the season they just had — 107 points (seventh-best in the league) and one semi-fluky Game 7...

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Summer skate: Colorado Avalanche

September 3, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan Wagman

Everything went exactly according to plan for the Colorado Avalanche in Patrick Roy’s inaugural season as head coach. If anything, it went too well. The team, which had only last...

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Summer skate: Carolina Hurricanes

September 3, 2014 in Free Articles by Matthew Coller

The best places to be in the NHL are competing for the Stanley Cup or competing for the top pick in the draft lottery. The Carolina Hurricanes have been stuck...

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Summer skate: Columbus Blue Jackets

September 3, 2014 in Free Articles by Matthew Coller

A strong second half of the season landed the Columbus Blue Jackets in the playoffs for only the second time in the club’s history, and the first time since 2008-09....

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Summer skate: New Jersey Devils

September 3, 2014 in Free Articles by Matthew Coller

Bad bounces played a major role in the New Jersey Devils’ missing the playoffs in 2013-14. They had an incredibly unlucky 0-13 record in shootouts and ranked 26th in shooting...

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Summer Skate: New York Islanders

August 30, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

Injuries and horrible goaltending dragged the New York Islanders to the fifth-worst record in the NHL in 2013-14. While they started poorly, chances of a second-half comeback were dashed when elite center John...

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Summer Skate: Philadelphia Flyers

August 30, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

A disastrous start to the 2013-14 season resulted in the firing of head coach Peter Laviolette and hiring of former Flyer tough guy Craig Berube, who righted the ship and turned...

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Summer Skate: Washington Capitals

August 30, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

A disappointing finish outside the playoffs in 2013-14 led to changes at coach and general manager for the Washington Capitals. Under Adam Oates, the power play flourished, but that was about the...

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