Month: October 2017

Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) The horrendous start to the 2017-18 season for the Montreal Canadiens can be summed up best by four points. It’s not just that, now six games into the season entering action Thursday night, they don’t even have four actual points and have four individual regulation losses (five in
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TORONTO — Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada’s national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer. A statement on the band’s website said he died Tuesday night “with his
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Whatever it is that draws you in—goals galore, the opportunity to watch the NHL’s future stars develop, the luxury of having a team right in your backyard—junior hockey fandom is thrilling. Yet, following a smaller league like the OHL also has its drawbacks. It doesn’t get the same media coverage as the professional leagues in
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After an incredible 2016-17 season when the Edmonton Oilers came within a fingernail of the Western Conference Final, this is not the start everyone expected in 2017-18. The Oilers are a playoff-calibre team, no doubt about it. A poor start to the season is common for a lot of great teams and does not reflect
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Well, this wasn’t exactly how things were expected to go. If you would have asked George McPhee and his staff in Vegas what the goal was for the 2017-18 NHL season, they would have answered with two simple words – “Stanley Cup.” Still, if anybody actually believed that the Golden Knights would be legitimate playoff
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Say what you will about the London Knights and their organization, but they have a history of winning and being a force in the Ontario Hockey League. Which is part of the reason why fans of the organization and players within it are having a hard time grasping the start they’ve had to the 2017-18
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Buffalo Sabres: Love Them, Hate Them or Both “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1730”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1730”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1730() { var xhrq_1730 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1730.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1730&aba_wid=AA6363D7-7B56-47CE-A6AE-D650285A0D29&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1730.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1730.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1730.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1730.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1730.send(null); } if (typeof ez_cra_check === ‘undefined’) {
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What has been the biggest surprise so far? Greg Wyshynski: “Plan the parade” has, over the years, become a running joke between Toronto Maple Leafs fans and the rest of the hockey universe — a shared laugh over the delusional hubris that’s inherent to Leafs fandom, and really the only thing that’s spared them from
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During the NHL lockout in 2004-05, leadership was a quality that the New York Rangers targeted for improvement. For years before then, they signed any big name free agent that agreed to play in New York without considering team chemistry. This culture shift did not happen overnight, but they at least narrowed their player search
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are almost through their first couple weeks of the 2017-18 season and The Hockey Writers’ round table is back at it. With an impressive 3-1-0 start to the season, there are a lot of discussion topics that we would like to get to, but for this edition of the round table,
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The Washington Capitals have placed defenseman Matt Niskanen on long-term injured reserve, and have recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from the Hershey Bears. The 22-year-old blueliner is set to make his debut Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Despite showing plenty of upside and potential last season, which Barry Trotz mentioned was enough for a possible call-up,
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Every person’s journey through life is different and the same can be said for every hockey player’s journey to become a professional player as well. Such is the case with New Jersey Devils’ forward Stefan Noesen, a kid from Plano, Texas that was drafted by the Ottawa Senators six and a half years ago at
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