Here were are on a nice Tuesday night, and we have a solid eight-game slate to tackle. For now, I will note that NHL scheduling makes it so Monday, Wednesday, and often Friday are only going to have two to four games on the slate at most. For the time being, we will make sure we have content out for the big slates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I have mentioned in my last few Prospect Highlight articles the increase in offensive play in the NHL. While goals and assists are definitely aspects of the game to pay attention to, that is not the only offensive aspect to be cognizant of; play away from the puck and drawing the defensive eye away is also key. With that in mind, I will be looking at Trevor Zegras. Continue reading →
On April 23rd, 1988, the dream of hoisting a Stanley Cup in St. Louis became closer to reality, but nobody knew it. This was the day Pat Maroon was born. In the time before Maroon could play hockey, the Blues were met with success as well as failure. Let’s break down how Pat Maroon and his St. Louis Blues brought the cup home, looking from the Blues and then Maroon’s perspective.
After much speculation of what the Ducks would do at the Trade Deadline, they answered at least one question yesterday as it has been reported that they have signed Jakob Silfverberg to a five-year extension. The reported extension will pay Silfverberg $5.25 million per year, totaling $26.25 million according to Elliotte Friedman. The contract will start next year and keeps Silfverberg from entering free agency.
The Chicago Blackhawks have made a trade with the New York Rangers. While it may seem like an interesting one, Darren Raddysh was traded from the AHL Rockford IceHogs to the Hartford Wolf Pack for Peter Holland.
The Anaheim Ducks have finally made THE decision. After losing 18 of their last 20 games and dropping all to way to the bottom of the Western Conference, the Ducks fired their head coach Randy Carlyle. That’s the first step, but what about the other steps?
Something had to give eventually, and Anaheim has finally found their fall-guy. Head coach Randy Carlyle has been relieved of his duties after starting the season 21-26-9 (51 points), which is tied for the worst in the Pacific Division.