In the aftermath of the most shocking story of the offseason in which the Minnesota Wild fired their general manager, Paul Fenton, after only one season, the team announced yesterday that they have hired former Pittsburgh Penguin assistant general manager and former player Bill Guerin as the fourth general manager in team history.
Dale Money | August 22nd, 2019 There is no question the New York Islanders exceeded all expectations, with the loss of cornerstone forward John Tavares. A good reason for that surprise success can be attributed to the direction of both Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. Trotz’s 48 wins were the most he has achieved, in his first season with any one team. Helping lead the Islanders to a first-round home-ice berth, they’re first since 1988. They would have a terrific opening round where they knocked off the Pittsburgh Penguins in four, before bowing out to the Carolina Hurricanes.
After getting off to a 9-13-4 start through 26 games, there were not high hopes for the Blues to make a postseason run. The offense was struggling to put the puck in the net, and Jake Allen was an inconsistent nightmare in the crease. Vladimir Tarasenko uncharacteristically recorded just 24 points in the first 40 games of the season. The Blues had high hopes going into the season after acquiring Ryan O’Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres as well as signing veteran winger Tyler Bozak. They had the pieces for a great season, but it all started at the top.
Once again, the Colorado Avalanche found themselves in the playoffs. And once again, they took the second Wildcard spot in the Western Conference. And, once again, it came down to the wire. Finishing with a record of 38 wins, 30 losses, and 14 overtime losses, for a total of 90 points, they finished four points ahead of the Arizona Coyotes, clinching their second playoff berth in so many seasons. In our Season Reviews, we take a look back at the Avalanche’s season.
With the recent uprising of goals in the NHL, an impact defenseman is always in style. In the previous Regular Season, 7,664 goals were scored, an NHL record. And the pace looks to not slow down. Teams are getting younger, and the former Player Award nominees are growing to obscurity. But fear not, because the future is looking bright for the NHL. In our next Prospect Profile, we take a look at Bowen Byram.
After the St. Louis Blues dominated Game 2, the hockey world was interested to see how the Boston Bruins would respond. They sent a message tonight in an offensive Game 3 from the Bruins. Let’s take a look back at an interesting Game 3.
Last week, the entire NHL world was sent into a tailspin as a decision came down from arbitrator Shyam Das on the suspension of former Los Angeles Kings defensemen Slava Voynov after a domestic violence charge back in 2014.