We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the St. Louis Blues, today we look at a franchise at a crossroads, it’s the San Jose Sharks. 2016/17 record: 46/29/7 Key additions: Playing time for young players (No additions but still have 8.7 million in cap space) Key losses: Patrick Marleau, David Schlemko, Mirco Mueller 2017/18 prediction: Out in the first round of the playoffs. EmbedRead More →

The NHL is less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over this period we’re diving into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Today we head to Canada’s capital and discuss the Ottawa Senators. 2016/17 record: 44-28-10 Key additions: Johnny Oduya Key losses: Marc Methot, Tommy Wingels 2017/18 prediction: Fourth in the Atlantic (wildcard spot) Embed from Getty Images Losing in double overtime to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions is not a bad way to end a season, especially a yearRead More →

Brian Boyle is listed as a towering six foot seven inches center. That alone is impressive but it’s his heart and determination is what makes him a truly special player. That is why when on September 19th it rocked the hockey world to hear Boyle and his new team, the New Jersey Devils, announce that he had been diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). Boyle on diagnosis: "My mindset is on Oct. 7. I don’t like missing games. I feel as close to normal as you can feel." — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 19, 2017 True to form Boyle said “My mindset is on Oct.Read More →

Editor’s Note: Yesterday we learned that Brian Boyle was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. For more on that read Brian Boyle: Warrior On and Off the Ice We’re less than 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Today we continue to dive into the 31 NHL teams in alphabetical order, take a look at their previous standings and upcoming season predictions, as well as their key additions and subtractions. Yesterday we looked at the Nashville Predators. Today we look at the New Jersey Devils who are seeking to return prominence or at worst get out of the gutter. 2016/17 record: 28-40-14= 70 points KeyRead More →

Four minutes left in the consolation final and there it went, our lead that we had all game was gone. It was 6-6. The right winger on my line looks at me blaming himself saying “I’m going to get that one back” and like it was written in a movie, our next shift he did. We won 7-6. How did I get here? How did I find a ice in the middle of South Florida? A common refrain is “why hockey?” It’s a question so many fans of our beloved sport are asked time and time again. If you had a time machine and went backRead More →