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 was the turn of the Pittsburgh Penguins, today we visit the oldest team (still) in the NHL never to win a Stanley Cup; it’s the St. Louis Blues.   2016/17 record: 46/29/7 Key additions: Brayden Schenn, Beau Bennett, Chris Thorburn Key losses: Jori Lehtera, David Perron, Ryan Reaves, Kevin Shattenkirk, Nail Yakupov? 2017/18 prediction: Out in the second roundRead More →

The guys are back with their final division preview, which means it is almost time for hockey! They start with some news: NBC will be showing the Olympics instead of NHL hockey, since the NHL isn’t going to the Olympics. Is this a ploy by NBC to get back at Uncle Gary or just NBC doing what makes money? Jaromir Jagr officially won’t be starting the NHL season. Where does he end up and will he play in the NHL again? The Vegas Golden Knights will have season ticket holders’ names on the ice. A nice touch or tacky? And now, for the LAST DIVISIONRead 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 look at the Flyers arch-rival: the Pittsburgh Penguins. 2016/17 record: 50-21-11=111 points Key additions: Antti Niemi, Ryan Reaves, Matt Hunwick >Key losses: Marc Andre Fleury, Chris Kunitz, Trevor Daley, Nick Bonino, Ron Hainsey, Matt Cullen 2017/18 prediction: Three cups in a row. Is it possible? Embed from Getty Images As usual, a playoff spot is eminentRead 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. Yesterday we looked at Erik Karlsson & Friends the Ottawa Senators, today we head back across the border to the home of wonderful cheese steaks, the Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Flyers. 2016/17 record: 39/33/10 Key additions: Nolan Patrick, Brian Elliott, Jori Lehtera Key losses: Steve Mason, Michael Del Zotto, Brayden Schenn 2017/18 prediction: Miss the playoffs Embed from Getty Images 2016/17Read 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 →

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. Yesterday Matt looked at the New York Islanders, today we travel the short distance to the MSG and visit those perpetual playoff disappointments; it’s the New York Rangers. 2016/17 record: 48/28/6 Key additions: David Desharnais, Anthony DeAngelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ondrej Pavelec. Key losses: Kevin Klein, Dan Girardi, Antti Raanta, Derek Stepan, Oscar Lindberg. 2017/18 prediction: Repeat of lastRead 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 →

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 Montreal Canadiens. Today we look at the Nashville Predators who are seeking to return to the finals and win the Stanley Cup. 2016/17 record: 41-29-12= 94 points Key additions: Scott Hartnell, Nick Bonino, Alexi Emelin Key losses: James Neal, Mike Fisher 2017/18 prediction: 47-28-7= 101 points Embed from Getty Images Coming off of a gameRead More →