Month: August 2017

We’ve all heard the rip-roaring, thunderous crowds at the United Center, in unison, chant “Detroit sucks!” But while these chants occur, many Blackhawks fans can only sarcastically shake their heads, as if to say “yeah, right.” It really doesn’t matter where the Red Wings are in the standings — Blackhawks fans love to take jabs
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This article was originally posted in March, 2016. Let’s rewind ten(!) years to the 2005-06 NHL Trade Deadline. It’s March 2016. Scoring is up in the NHL after years of obstruction, clutch-and-grab, and enormous goaltending equipment. The lockout is now over and the NHL has implemented a salary cap for the first time. Rookies Alex
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More so than most, Reilly Smith is a player Vegas Golden Knights fans should be excited about.Two years ago he had arguably the best season of his six-year NHL career with the Florida Panthers. His head coach during that season? Gerard Gallant, the first bench boss in Vegas history. It’s no accident that Smith and
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The Ryan O’Reilly trade is a deal that is looked at through many different lenses. Some people see it is yet another misstep of an organization that has lost all of its senses. Others see it as a necessary move that brought back an impressive haul of future prospects for the situation in which the
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This article was originally written in August, 2009. “Pavel Bure was – and is – the best player to ever wear a Canucks’ uniform.” —Pat Quinn, former Canucks GM The Beginning of Pavel Bure’s Iconic Career Discussions involving Pavel Bure’s talent always inspire an incredible amount of praise. Songs were written after his arrival, fans
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For the most part, the St. Louis Blues pride themselves on shaping their roster from within instead of seeking players outside the organization. They aren’t likely to sign a highly-touted free agent or pull the trigger on a blockbuster trade before the deadline (Ryan Miller excluded, for obvious reasons). Nonetheless, the Blues have developed a
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Going out a champion? Not a chance, at least in the case of 20-year NHL veteran Matt Cullen. After winning his third career Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17, the 40-year-old didn’t have an immediate answer as to whether he would continue his hockey career. But news broke on Wednesday that Cullen agreed
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When the calendar turned to August, all eyes slowly started turning towards the world of hockey. As days pass, heading towards September, players will quickly start returning to Buffalo in anticipation for training camp ahead of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. In an offseason filled with changes from the top-down, optimism is at a
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Free-agent forward Jimmy Vesey chose dirty-water dogs, Broadway lights and the New York Rangers. Free agent goalie Cal Petersen opted for the film industry, Sunset Boulevard and the Los Angeles Kings. For Sabres fans, let’s hope with defenseman Will Butcher, the third time is the charm and he opts for chicken wings, Canalside and the
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Yesterday NHL Network analyst and former Lightning GM Brian Lawton tweeted he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Pastrnak is traded based on the current status of negotiations between the player and the Boston Bruins. In tweeting this, Lawton dropped a figurative bomb on the hockey world. With what I am hearing I would not be surprised
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Who doesn’t like a good mailbag? With the NHL season right around the corner, it seems appropriate to start the Overtime With BSC Mailbag; a new series of articles where the hockey community can have their voices heard and questions answered! I will be taking questions on Twitter using the hashtag “AskBSC” and publishing a
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Throughout August, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. Staying the Metropolitan Division, we head to Brooklyn to discuss the upcoming season for John
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