Month: October 2017

This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Motte Measures Up One of the Blue Jackets with a standout performance in Monday night’s 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins was 22-year-old forward Tyler Motte, who was recalled
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Ex-Montreal Canadien Mark Streit has officially announced his retirement, bringing an end to the ultimate underdog career. The way his NHL career ended, his contract being terminated with the Habs, will probably end up being one of the biggest lowlights (along with the complete 2010-11 season he missed due to injury). Nevertheless, there are plenty
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4:52 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN NEW YORK — The term “expansion team” is a pejorative in hockey parlance. These teams are viewed like that shelf at the supermarket that holds deeply discounted items that have reached their expiration date, aren’t selling or are damaged goods. These players are castoffs. They’re misfits. They’re the unwanted. The
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Since beginning play in the 1917-18 season, the NHL and it’s teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout history, but so too has technology, with development constantly adapting to bring players ultimate benefits without inhibiting their skill or style of play. Typically, NHL team uniforms and
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When the Edmonton Oilers used the first overall pick in the 2011 Entry Draft on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the plan was for the former Red Deer Rebels standout to be the club’s top line centre for years to come. However, that changed when the team continued to struggle to gain ground in the standings and were
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This article was originally published in September, 2014. This piece will revisit a trade from 2000 that saw two prominents centers trading places between Eastern Conference rivals. The players would play significant roles in postseason glory but only one lifted the Stanley Cup. Let’s take a look at the Keith Primeau for Rod Brind’amour deal.
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The Vancouver Canucks were supposed to have many weaknesses this season, and goaltending was near the top of that list. After Ryan Miller departed for Disneyland in the offseason, Jacob Markstrom was presumably going to take over the starting job. It was the logical decision, even though his previous career-high in starts was only 33 games,
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What one feud would you like to see bubble over this season? Emily Kaplan: I’ll take Drew Doughty vs. Matthew Tkachuk. Let’s go over the cast: Tkachuk is the Calgary Flames‘ 19-year-old hot-shot winger (and, duh, son of Keith) who is getting a reputation as a guy who can score goals but also likes to
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This article was originally published in October, 2014. What ever happened to Wojtek Wolski? Wotjek Wolski, Budding Star Wotjek Wolski. Wolski was born in Zabrze, Poland in 1986 and is now 28 years old. Wojtek began his career in the Ontario Hockey League with the now relocated Brampton Battalion. It was in Brampton where Wolski established
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