Ten game slates are sometimes hard to decipher. There are many matchups to consider and numbers to sort through. The most important thing is to not play too many lineups because you can’t decide between lines to play or narrow your overall player pool. Continue reading →
Welcome in to another edition of Ice Picks. A nice nine-gamer on tap for us tonight. The slate has been trimmed down here to three games, Boston and Tampa are also on my radar but isn’t featured. (We should have some exposure to that game too as they are arguably the best two teams in the East). Teams with the best match-upsare as follows: Vegas at home to the Senators, Calgary home to the Red Wings and the Rangers at the bottom feeders, the New Jersey Devils. Let’s go for a skate and make some Ice Picks.
As of now, the debate rolls on as to who goes first in the Draft between Kaapo Kakko and Jack Hughes. Kakko is a 6″2 left-handed shooting right winger. You could argue, he is the most complete winger available in this year’s draft. He was able to work his way up through the TPS youth system, going back to 2015 with the U16 squad when he was only 14 years old. He ended his 2018 season with 22 goals and 16 assists in 45 games for TPS. Continue reading →
It is no surprise to the world of NHL Fans that teams would be willing to make trades prior to their players becoming Free Agents in two weeks. Many big names are set to be on the Free Agent block, and while some teams are opting to re-sign those key players, some are aiming to restructure; gaining skilled players for less money and free some of their salary cap space. Today we will focus on the recent news of the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets trade. Continue reading →
The New York Rangers have found their replacement for their longtime president Glen Sather yesterday, as the team announced that John Davidson will be the next team president. The move comes after Davidson resigned from the same position with the Columbus Blue Jackets early Friday.
Two surprise teams sit atop the top three spots in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes with the Washington Capitals right there at the top with them. The Pittsburgh Penguins are just a single point away from third and the Columbus Blue Jackets are three points away with a game in hand on each of them. The Philadelphia Flyers are now slipping away, they are seven points back from playoff contention. The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils round out the division and have been out of the playoff picture for a good portion of the season. Let’s go over each team’s situation for the rest of this season and beyond. Continue reading →