The New Jersey Devils announced three signings on Tuesday. Forward Joseph Blandisi, defenseman Mirco Mueller, and goaltender Scott Wedgewood are the recipients of new contracts. That leaves Damon Severson and Stefan Noesen as the only NHL regulars without new deals. Considering no Devils opted for salary arbitration, you can expect the announcement of their new
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At Canada’s national under-17 development camp, star-power is nowhere near in short supply. With 111 of the best young hockey players in the country, big names can be found around every corner, from those with NHL roots to high draft picks from all three CHL leagues. For Nova Scotia native Logan Chisholm, however, the attention
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This July we celebrate the goaltender. Here is a post written back in 2012 that we feel is still relevant and a great story for goalies. Earlier this week we published Goaltenders – A Breed Apart, with some great videos as well as a feature on legendary goaltender Vladislav Tretiak. We hope you’ll enjoy them.
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The Montreal Canadiens and veteran defenseman Mark Streit have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $700,000. The 39-year-old Streit is set to enter his 12th NHL season coming fresh off of a Stanley Cup victory with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17. This will be Streit’s second stint with the Canadiens after being drafted by
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Jersey number 9 is arguably the most legendary in NHL history. With the likes of Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Mike Modano and many others all having donned ‘9’ on their backs, it’s hard to find a numeral associated with more of the game’s all-time greats. While no player anywhere near the status of those legends has
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The Windsor Spitfires have had their share of goaltending issues over the last decade. As they go into the 2017-18 season, though, these issues might be enviable. After years of goaltending questions, and few answers, the Spitfires enter this coming season with multiple goaltenders vying for a single roster spot. This is a new situation
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The Winnipeg Jets have never won a division title, and it’s been over ten years since the Atlanta Thrashers claimed one. With a playoff spot still on the to-do list for the Jets, projecting a division title would seem premature. For the Jets, however, 2017-18 represents their best opportunity yet to claim the Central crown.
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Heading into the 2017 offseason, St. Louis Blues fans weren’t expecting much from general manager Doug Armstrong. Fifty years of mediocrity in the form of zero Stanley Cup wins will wear on a fanbase, after all. For the second straight season, the team that eliminated them in the postseason represented the Western Conference in the
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The Carolina Hurricanes have not had a team captain since Eric Staal departed in February 2016. As the start of last season drew near, speculation abounded that either Jordan Staal or Justin Faulk would wear the “C” for the Hurricanes. What eventually happened was a sharing of responsibilities for leadership among four alternate captains, with the
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Originally published in Sept. 2013, a look back at some great trades for the Anaheim Ducks. In the first years of the Ducks’ existence, the team struggled to compete with a cast of players from the expansion draft.  While solid drafting and player development played a big part in the turnaround, the organization has benefitted greatly
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Most, if not all, NHL teams will put their prospects to the test in one of a number of tournaments in September. As of mid-July, 27 teams are slated to participate in a prospects tournament. There is no information regarding plans for the New York Islanders or Philadelphia Flyers. In addition, LA Kings Insider reported
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For hockey fans of a certain vintage, the phrase “Battle of Alberta” jogs up glorious memories from the past. Unfortunately, it has been so long since both teams have been good at the same time, most fans have no idea at just how intense the rivalry between the organizations and their fan bases used to
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