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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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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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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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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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Yes, technically defenseman Mark Streit is still a member of the Montreal Canadiens… for now. No Takers for Streit Mark Streit – (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports) One can be excused for laughing at initial reports that Streit was being shopped. Having since been placed on waivers, Streit had initially signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with
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As they push for success to kick off the month of October, the Washington Capitals will square off against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday, with their ongoing rivalry and memories of Game 7 still fresh in mind. “Just hatred,” Barry Trotz jokingly said when asked what the Capitals face heading into Wednesday’s matchup. “You hate the
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Despite only playing in a total of four games with the Montreal Canadiens to date, it didn’t take long for Jonathan Drouin to make an impact on his community. Jonathan Drouin has purchased a Bell Centre suite thru the Canadiens Foundation for underprivileged kids. He has contributed $165,000. — Allan Walsh (@walsha) October 11, 2017
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Great captains bring success to lesser teams and take good teams to new heights. They lead in the locker room and on the ice. Responsibilities Being named captain of an NHL team is both a prestigious honor and a tremendous responsibility. Each team may select one captain and two alternate captains per game, although having
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It is not often that we get a chance to see two teams go head-to-head in a so-called response game this early in an NHL season. In most cases, that kind of scenario has traditionally revolved around sending a message to the opponent at the other end of the rink. However, in this case, that applies
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Another long summer is finally over, and hockey season is once again upon us! After having Wednesday off, the Arizona Coyotes got their season started on Thursday night in Anaheim against Corey Perry and the Ducks. Things looked good early for Arizona – Anthony Duclair, Clayton Keller, Max Domi, and Christian Fischer all scored for
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It was bound to happen. After starting the 2017-18 campaign with a shutout win over their provincial rivals and media across the league singing their praises, the Edmonton Oilers showed they still have a ways to go in order to reach the lofty expectations of their recent press clippings. Make no mistake, this team is
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