The NHL is just 31 days away from the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Over the next 31 days we’ll 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 Boston Bruins. Today we stay in the Atlantic division, looking at what can be expected from the Buffalo Sabres. 2016/17 record: 33/37/12 Key additions: Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella, Nathan Beaulieu. Key losses: Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno. 2017/18 prediction: Well out of the playoffs Embed from Getty Images The Buffalo Sabres will be desperate to avoid finishing bottomRead More →

In a pillaging the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the Vikings ransacked England in 793; the Vegas Golden Knights ran roughshod across the NHL in their expansion draft. The war was fought across the battlefield of Twitter, and the existing teams were forced to offer tributes, like some weird, ice-based Hunger Games. On a balmy Wednesday night in Las Vegas, General George McPhee‘s forces swept in, conscripting a team and forcing them to wear gaudy armor. From that night came winners and losers: some teams hold their heads high, others, like this metaphor, have been left in disarray. Winners Marc-Andre Fleury Embed fromRead More →

In the 2017-18 season Adidas is now the official supplier of jerseys for the NHL, and with that comes brand new jerseys for all 31 teams in the league. With new sweaters for everyone, that means that they won’t all be hits. Certainly, some teams uniforms change slightly, while some had more dramatic changes. But in the end, which are good and which are not? You can decide for yourself, as we play a game of “Hot or Not”! For these images and more for the rest of the teams, head to NHL.com. Detroit Red Wings Joe – Not New building, new core, same oldRead More →

Given up on the NHL playoffs yet? Don’t worry, the AHL still has plenty to offer with its Conference finals, especially for fans of the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks. All of their affiliates are in action over the next week and a half.   Western Conference In the Western conference, the San Jose Barracuda will face the Grand Rapids Griffins with games starting in San Jose on Saturday 20th. This is unknown territory for the Barracuda who’ve never made it past the second round in this, or any of their previous incarnations. San Jose beat the StocktonRead More →

The guys are back as they record on the brink of Nail Yakupov trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the St. Louis Blues. Kris Russell also signs with the Oilers, wrapping up the summer that Russell rumors flew. With Loui Eriksson paired with the Sedins in Vancouver, Joel is high on his production, while Carl is a little more sceptical. What does the future of the Vancouver Canucks look like? Martin St. Louis is having his number retired by the Tampa Bay Lightning. How soon does it take to welcome a player back into the fold after he retired when they left on a sour note? ForRead More →