Francis still carries a great personal reputation but, unlike when he was GM of the Hurricanes, he’ll get a chance to spend to the cap in Seattle. The post Why Ron Francis will be a better GM in Seattle than he was in Carolina appeared first on TheHockeyNews.
The success of the Vegas Golden Knights in their inaugural season is going to put pressure on Seattle to ice a winning team in their debut campaign, but GMs are going to be far more cautious heading into the next expansion draft. The post Congratulations, Ron Francis, you’ve just accepted the toughest job in hockey […]
Living up to expectations as a rookie is one thing, but so is trying to repeat success from your freshman season. Let’s take a look at a few players who didn’t fully meet expectations in 2018-19 but are ready for a big rebound. The post The top five players primed to break out after quiet […]
GM Joe Sakic has pieced together a roster that is being heralded as one of the five-best bets to win the Stanley Cup next season. It’s strange to see, but it’s not that far-fetched. The post Oddsmakers are taking the Colorado Avalanche seriously, and you should do the same appeared first on TheHockeyNews.
We count down The Hockey News’ Top 100 People of Power and Influence. The post The Hockey News’ People of Power and Influence: No. 36 – Mike Babcock appeared first on TheHockeyNews.
Andrei Svechnikov was overshadowed in the Calder Trophy race in 2018-19, but with the Hurricanes ready for another playoff run, it’s only going to go up from here for the Russian scoring winger. But he’s far from the only sophomore primed for a breakout season in 2019-20 – let’s take a look at five others […]
The NHL and NHLPA announced Thursday that the Capitals captain will head to China in August to act as an ambassador for the league as part of an outreach effort, but nothing will help grow the game quite like sending Ovechkin and his fellow players to the Beijing Olympics. The post The NHL is sending […]
A number of circuits – most notably the Swiss League – have become havens for NHLers who aren’t getting the job offers they’d like back home. But what goes into the decision to trek across the ocean to continue a pro career? The post How does an NHLer make the decision to leave for Europe? […]
Carolina didn’t land any top free agents or make any true blockbuster deals, but the Hurricanes have added where they needed to and kept key pieces in place. That’s what has them primed to build off of last season’s success. The post No big splash, but the Hurricanes’ effective summer sets stage for success next […]
Stars defenseman Julius Honka is front-and-center in trade rumors after sitting on the sidelines for 48 consecutive games to end the campaign, but he’s not the only once-promising prospect who could use a new opportunity elsewhere next season. The post Six young players who could use a change of scenery ahead of next season appeared […]
If you are explaining, you are losing— J.C. Watts If true, the Los Angeles Kings have done one hell of a lot of ‘splainin’ over their 45-year history. Dustin Brown with the 2012 Stanley Cup. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) However, thanks to the heroics of Jonathan Quick, Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and company, they […]
WASHINGTON — Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL’s continued outreach in that country. Ovechkin will visit Beijing in early August as a league ambassador. He’s expected to take part in youth hockey clinics, interviews and business development meetings. The Russian star says it’s “very important to spend time […]
In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news out of Edmonton where the Oilers might be interested in a forward from the New York Rangers. The Oilers also have some options for Milan Lucic and Jesse Puljujarvi but what are they and how realistic would they be? In Chicago, the Blackhawks are trying to determine […]
During the months leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft, the media focused on who would be the first-overall pick: American Jack Hughes or Finnish superstar Kaapo Kakko? Following that, the headline story was the eight first-round picks selected from the US National Team Development Program (USNTDP), including Hughes as the number one pick. That […]
The Edmonton Oilers are being run by a new general manager who likely doesn’t think the same way to the old one did. Perhaps asking Ken Holland to hold onto a valuable asset — and a likely better human being — in Ryan Nugent Hopkins is like asking you not to shove a pencil in […]