Joel Dorcas | March 29th, 2020
The Vancouver Canucks have made some big strides this season. Almost an afterthought to be in the playoff picture this late, Van-city finds themselves smack-dab in the race for third place in the Pacific Division. Leading the charge is, last line of defense, 2020 all-star goaltender, Jacob Markstrom. The 11-year vet has had his fair share of ups and downs over his career. This year, however, the pendulum is shifting in his favor. Markstrom is now revered as one of the league’s top backstops. He will now enter Free Agency at an optimal time. Let’s dissect the situation and find out what could be in store for the 30-year-old native of Gavle Sweden. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | March 28th, 2020
Every once in a while, the hockey world is blessed with a player who possesses an incredible skill set, flare for the dramatic, and sheer, raw talent. That player, and the focus of this article, is none other than the native from Tver, Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk. Continue reading
Joel Dorcas | March 27th, 2020
The Toronto Maple Leafs brought in 28-year-old rearguard Tyson Barrie just this past off-season to bolster their group of defensemen. Barrie who had spent his entire career in Colorado up to that point built up a very good resume after eight seasons in the league. With things souring in Leaf land, Barrie is almost certain to hit the open market when free agency commences on July 1st. Despite enduring one of his more unproductive seasons, Barrie is likely to garner plenty of interest this summer from multiple teams. Let’s take a closer look at Victoria BC native Tyson Barrie. Continue reading
Dale Money | March 27th, 2020
We are now a few months into 2020 and with the new decade, we here at The Scorecrow are putting together our All-Decade teams for the 2010s. So who made the All-Decade team for the Colorado Avalanche? Let’s take a look. Continue reading
Dom Lunardo | March 26th, 2020
Next up on the UFA Player Profile list takes us to the Queen City, Buffalo, New York. Let’s dive in and further examine the potential “ask” from newly acquired Sabres forward Wayne Simmonds, a pending unrestricted free agent at season’s end. Continue reading
Joel Dorcas | March 26th, 2020
It has been an interesting journey for the former 2010 first overall draft pick. At the height of his tenure with the New Jersey Devils was an MVP season in 2017/2018 where he registered career highs in goals(39), assists(54), and points(93). This was of course followed by the Devils trading the dynamic winger for middling prospects and conditional draft picks to the Arizona Coyotes just two-and-a-half seasons later. All of this taking place after starting his career with the Edmonton Oilers for six seasons starting in 2010. Hall fell out of favor in Edmonton and in Jersey and didn’t hold back his displeasure with each organization on more than one occasion. With a Hart Trophy and two all-star game selections in his back pocket Hall is set to hit the free-agent market this summer. Let’s take a closer look at the 28-year-old native from Calgary Alberta.
Dom Lunardo | March 24th, 2020
It’s been just under 2 weeks since the National Hockey League suspended play indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The players miss playing, the coaches miss coaching, and the fans, without question, miss cheering on their favorite team. However, with a halt in the action, it’s an appropriate time to look at some significant pieces league-wide who are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents (UFAs) at season’s end.