Dallas Stars: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-12T00:57:43-04:00August 10th, 2016|Feature Story|

The Dallas Stars have had an eventful summer thus far. They traded longtime Star, Alex Goligoski for a draft pick, and signed Dan Hamhuis from the Vancouver Canucks, while Kris Russell and Jason Demers were not resigned. The Stars did have a decent draft, but none of them are considered to be immediate call-ups. Meaning [...]

Colorado Avalanche: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-08T09:22:00-04:00August 8th, 2016|Feature Story|

*** The mantra of players and management in Colorado this season: This is the year.   This is the year the Avalanche will either take a step forward with a better supporting cast than they've had in years, or fail once again to compete amongst the Western Conference elite, signalling the need for bigger changes. [...]

Chicago Blackhawks: July 30 in 30

By |2016-08-07T11:20:16-04:00August 7th, 2016|Feature Story|

After a magnificent, though ultimately heart-breaking, seven-game series with the St. Louis Blues, the Chicago Blackhawks were in an unfamiliar position. Accustomed to sitting atop the throne going into the post-season, the Hawks found themselves in a position to rebuild, reboot, and ultimately prepare to reclaim their lofty status in the Western Conference. This off-season, [...]

Carolina Hurricanes: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-06T14:13:39-04:00August 6th, 2016|Feature Story|

By: Kevin LeBlanc   Tying a bow on 2015-16:   Carolina has built up their prospect pipeline in the last few seasons by focusing on building around talented players with size. Since Ron Francis took over the reigns from longtime general manager Jim Rutherford, the Hurricanes have not drafted a player under 6’0” tall. A [...]

Boston Bruins: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-03T18:17:38-04:00August 3rd, 2016|Feature Story|

Welcome to the next instalment of the Bruins 30 in 30 offseason prospect report. The Bruins have been busy over the last couple of years bolstering what was once a very thin prospect pool. Over the last two drafts the Bruins have paid particular attention to bolstering the defensive prospect pool. The addition of Jakob [...]

Arizona Coyotes: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-11T23:30:43-04:00August 2nd, 2016|Feature Story|

I hope everyone is having a great summer and welcome to another installment of 30 in 30 with the Arizona Coyotes: August version. A solid argument could be made the Coyotes have the best group of prospects in the NHL, a crop especially deep at forward. Defense was their weakest position but that was improved [...]

Anaheim Ducks: August 30 in 30

By |2016-08-01T21:47:24-04:00August 1st, 2016|Feature Story|

Anaheim’s prospect pool isn’t as deep as it has been the last couple of years, but that is because most of them have graduated and are currently playing full time in the show. Anaheim’s major strength for the last eight years has been drafting quality puck moving defenseman, take a look at this list: Larsson [...]

30 in 30 Washington Capitals

By |2016-09-15T23:18:50-04:00July 30th, 2016|Feature Story|

  This is the last big year for the Capitals to compete for the Stanley Cup with many players on their roster either UFAs or RFAs once season ends. They were not far from their goal as they ran into a hot Penguins team that ultimately won in the end. The 2016 draft, and subsequent [...]

30 in 30 Tampa Bay Lightning

By |2016-07-27T09:42:36-04:00July 27th, 2016|Feature Story|

The Tampa Bay Lightning spent more time this offseason keeping current players on the roster than they did bringing new ones in. The biggest re-signing being Steven Stamkos eight-year extension. Add Victor Hedman and Alex Killorn to that list and the 2016-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning look a lot similar to the 2015-2016 Tampa Bay Lightning. [...]

30 in 30 St. Louis Blues

By |2016-07-26T09:04:00-04:00July 26th, 2016|Feature Story|

The winds of change are blowing in the gateway to the west. Head coach Ken Hitchcock signed a one-year extension and announced that he would leave the team after the 2016-17 season, his sixth with the team. Mike Yeo will serve as Hitchcock’s assistant coach for this year before taking over the reins in 2017-18. [...]

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