Month: September 2017

‘Injury is just another word for opportunity.’ At least it is when it relates to the 2017-18 New Jersey Devils who announced on August 17 that center Travis Zajac will miss four-to-six months after surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. Whether you had Zajac penciled in as the Devils’ top line center or third
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Last season was one to forget for the New Jersey Devils. The past five seasons could all fall under the ‘forget’ category but last year stands out the most. The Devils finished last in the Eastern Conference with 70 points and third to last in the NHL in goals scored with 183. After years of circling
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The sports world is careening towards hockey season, with only a few weeks separating us from the beginning of training camp. Despite that very exciting news, Jaromir Jagr remains unsigned, which is very unexciting news. There are a plethora of teams that Jagr can help including one of his (many) former teams, the New York
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Three months after winning the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup, the Windsor Spitfires are about to embark on a new journey – a complete roster rebuild. The process started this week as the team opened its 2017 training camp. The vision of the club is different from this time last year. Then, general manager Warren Rychel
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The Los Angeles Kings are going to be one of the most interesting teams in the league this upcoming season. Playing with a new style under a new coach, they expect to be a better offensive club. The team is caught in the middle, so to speak. They look like a bubble team in a
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The Calgary Flames had a bounce-back season in 2016-17 in two big ways. First, they rebounded from a lackluster 2015-16 season that cost Bob Hartley his job. Then they managed to survive the steep learning curve of Glen Gulutzan’s new system and a start that saw them dead-last in the National Hockey League standings by
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed free-agent center Alexander Wennberg to a six-year, $29.4 million contract. Alexander Wennberg, left, helped the Blue Jackets to franchise records for wins and points. Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Jackets announced the deal Friday, locking up their top-line center through the 2022-23 season, with a cap
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This article was originally written in December, 2012. In 1997 the National Hockey League lost one of the greatest players to ever play the game early.  Mario Lemieux didn’t pass away during his career, nor did he decide to go out on top.  No, the announcement Super Mario made was for different reasons and will
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What’s going on with some of the more veteran free agents on the market? With players like Jarome Iginla and Jaromir Jagr still yet to find homes, many are linking them to former teams or out west where clubs like the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers could potentially use another addition at right wing. Is there
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The Erie Otters are officially back on the ice — we are through training camp with exhibition games scheduled against Peterborough, Flint and Kitchener this weekend (Sept. 1 to Sept. 3). This season will be a test of the management of the organization as well as the grit of remaining players. Fifteen players from the Otters’
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. Coming off a season where a berth in the Stanley Cup
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