Category Archives: NHL

Pre-24 Team Tournament NHL Rankings-Eastern Conference

Joel Dorcas | June 3rd, 2020

It finally appears that one of the four major sports will be making its long-awaited return this summer. The NHL is in the process of putting all the necessary pieces in place to crown a Stanley Cup Champion. To conclude the 2019-2020 season, the League will put together a 24 Team Tournament. They will forgo the approximate 12 games most teams had remaining. The best four teams in each Conference will get free passes to start in the next round(round of 16). Teams seeded 12 to five will play a best of five to decide who gets to advance. In preparation of the Tournament, let’s take a look at my Rankings, we will first start with the Eastern Conference. Continue reading

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2020 Draft Profile: Jaroslav Askarov

Joel Dorcas | May 30th, 2020

Goaltender lovers rejoice, we’re finally doing a prospect profile on a netminder. The man in question is Russian phenom, Jaroslav Askarov. Not since fellow goalie, countryman, Andre Vasilevsky has there been so much fanfare for the last line of defense. So what’s the buzz all about for the one-and-only player wearing pillows expected to go in the first round? Join me as we breakdown Jaroslav Askarov! Continue reading

2020 Draft Profile: Jake Sanderson

Joel Dorcas | May 26th, 2020

Jake Sanderson enters the 2020 NHL Draft as the number four North American prospect. He is widely considered the second-best defenseman of the entire Draft. His father, a former NHL veteran of 1,104 games, Geoff Sanderson, has paved the way for the youngster to succeed and excel at the next level. Let’s dig in and take a closer look at the 6’2′, 182-pound product from the U.S. National Development program Jake Sanderson. Continue reading

2020 NHL Draft Profile: Quinton Byfield

2020 NHL Draft Profile: Quinton Byfield

Dom Lunardo | May 25th, 2020

Size, speed, strength, and skill. No that’s not an interesting piece of alliteration. Rather, these are just some of the adjectives which best describe draft-eligible centerman, and top prospect, Quinton Byfield. As draft day approaches, many NHL general managers are vigorously checking boxes and having their comprehensive data sheets ready to roll. With this being said, Byfield quite deservedly remains near the top of many pro scouts’ lists. So just how good is Quinton Byfield and what impact can we expect him to have at the NHL level? Continue reading

2020 NHL Draft Profile: Lucas Raymond

2020 NHL Draft Profile: Lucas Raymond

Joel Dorcas | May 22nd, 2020

Get your popcorn ready if you like quick, agile, shifty, fast hockey. That’s what Swedish born Lucas Raymond will be bringing to the table once he gets to the NHL. We already know this style has worked for the likes of Mitch Marner and Mathew Barzal. This is what we have to look forward to in a few years if everything goes to plan for this elite talent from Gothenburg Sweden. Let’s break it down and find out more! Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Rick Nash

Blast From The Past: Rick Nash

Justin Bonhard | May 20th, 2020

The first overall selection in the 2002 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets is our topic of conversation, left winger Rick Nash. What came after that selection, would be a marvelous career, stretching 15 NHL seasons for three franchises. Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Mike Richter

Blast From The Past: Mike Richter

Dale Money | May 14th, 2020

Considered by many observers, as arguably the greatest American goaltender to don a pair of pads, Mike Richter is one of the special players who was able to stay with one NHL team his entire career. A native of Abington, Pennsylvania, Richter grew up a fan of former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Bernie Parent. Due to his mesmerizing playing style, Richter would blossom into a popular player among young hockey fans during his prime NHL years. His Statue of Liberty mask is still one of the most iconic designs.

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Blast from the Past: Patrick Roy

Blast from the Past: Patrick Roy

Dom Lunardo | May 13th, 2020

Desire, personality, talent, charisma, passion, skill, and a burning will to win. These are just some of the adjectives used to describe Hall-of-Fame goaltender, Patrick Roy. If one was to make a “Mount Rushmore of NHL goaltenders”, Patrick Roy would be forever enshrined in history. Continue reading

Blast From the Past: Mario Lemieux

Joel Dorcas | May 11th, 2020

Mario Lemieux, “the magnificent one”, quite possibly the most gifted player to ever play the game. As enjoyable as it was to watch Wayne Gretzky park himself behind the net and make a great play, it was equally as enjoyable to watch “Super Mario” weave and deke through the teeth of the defense for a goal. Lemieux left an ever-lasting impression on the game with his incredible offensive skills that won’t be forgotten. Let’s queue up another Blast From the Past and look at the great career of number 66 Mario Lemieux. Continue reading

Blast From the Past: Dominik Hasek

Joel Dorcas | May 7th, 2020

Dominik Hasek, “the dominator” was a very special player and perhaps the best goalie to ever put on a pair of pads in, at least, the modern era. Hasek was a nightmare to play against in the 1990s and 2000s winning multiple trophies for best at his position and for the entire league for any position. Let’s take a closer look at one of the leagues’ most interesting and intriguing characters, Dominik Hasek. Continue reading

Blast From the Past: Mats Sundin

Joel Dorcas | April 30th, 2020

Mats Sundin was the first European born player to be drafted first overall in the NHL and shares the distinction as one of the longest-serving captains born outside of North America.  He became the first European captain in Toronto Maple Leaf history in 1996-1997 and will go down in Leaf history as one of their best ever. Let’s dig into another Blast From the Past and take a closer look at the great career of 6’5″ center, number 13 Mats Sundin. Continue reading

Boston Bruins: “Big 3” Prospect Report

Dom Lunardo | April 26th, 2020

The Boston Bruins came within one win of a Stanley Cup triumph last spring, losing to the eventual champion, St. Louis Blues in a hard-fought seven-game series. The deciding game coming on home ice at the TD Garden, which makes it all the more painful for Patrice Bergeron and co.

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Florida Panthers: “Big 3” Prospect Report

Joel Dorcas | April 24th, 2020

The Florida Panthers are oh so close to being mentioned as one of the premier teams of the Atlantic Division. The emergence of Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and the steady play of rearguard Aaron Ekblad have all majorly contributed to the Panthers being a team on the rise. If the goaltending and defense can tighten up, the potential here is high. It appears as though future versions of this franchise will be getting an influx of talent that will put this team over the hurdle. Let’s take a closer look at some promising prospects within the organization. Continue reading