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Storm Advisory 1/19/19: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

In case you missed last night’s poor effort, or want to relive it for some reason, we’re here for you... [Canes Country]. Gritty and Stormy will headline the NHL Mascot Showdown at the All-Star Game. [NHL]


Blackhawks assistant coach Barry Smith returning to front office after NHL All-Star break, per report

Blackhawks assistant coach Barry Smith will leave his role behind the bench and return to the front office as Director of Player Evaluation after the NHL All-Star break, reports Chris Kuc of The Athletic.


Wilderness Walk: Wild Kingdom

The Wild reversed their recent trend of losing to last-place teams with a shootout win against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night, holding on and earning two points with their 3-2 victory. Desperate for a better result after less-than-stellar efforts against then-cellar-dwelling Red Wings (Atlan


Fresh Links: Nine Days

The Bruins return to action on Thursday, January 31 against the Flyers at TD Garden. Until then... The Bruins go into the break hoping that nine days will be enough for Tuukka Rask to recover. There was already an emergency goaltender waiting in the wings as Jaroslav Halak skated onto the ice, one w


How Carter Hart shapes up against NHL starters this season

When the Philadelphia Flyers recalled Carter Hart back on December 17th, the move was met with a lot of warranted skepticism. After all, it happened while we were all three-plus days into the “Is Dave Hakstol actually fired?” charade, Hart had only played in 17 professional games and had a measly .9


Jake Guentzel named NHL’s 3rd Star of the Week

THIRD STAR – JAKE GUENTZEL, LW, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS. Guentzel shared the League lead with five goals in three games (5-1—6) to lift the Penguins (25-14-6, 56 points) to a pair of wins as well as their 10th victory in their past 12 contests dating to Dec. 19 (10-2-0). He picked up one assist in a 5-1


Florida Panthers: 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings

Leave your defensive turnovers and incompetent coaches at the door. I cannot tell you anything you don’t already know or feel about this year. This Florida Panthers article will focus firmly on the hypothetical future. Who should Florida faithful study up on prior to the summer? That, I can tell you


Penguins 2019 Stadium Series Jerseys: Prepare for the NHL’s version of color rush

We’re starting to get more details on the Penguins’ jerseys that they’ll wear to play outdoors next month against the Philadelphia Flyers. It’s going to be hefty on the yellow:


Jordan Binnington named second star of the week by NHL

Jordan Binnington is in for a test tonight, as he’ll more than likely be starting against the Washington Capitals. As is an annual tradition, the Blues have a goalie controversy and the backup has commandeered the starting position through probably at least late February. Further cementing Binningto


2019 NHL Entry Draft: Looking Past Hughes and Kakko

The 2018-19 New York Rangers are a bad hockey team, no matter how you slice it. According to Corsica the Rangers are 30th out of 31 teams in shot share, dead last in Corsi for per 60, 25th in expected goals share, and 26th out of all 31 teams in expected goals for per 60. However, the Rangers are si


New York Islanders 2010 NHL Draft: Where Are They Now

New York Islanders fifth overall draft in 2010 Nino Niederreiter was traded from the Minnesota Wild to the Carolina Hurricanes earlier this week. With Nino on the move lets take a look back at the Isles 2010 draft and where the Isles six picks are now.


2019 NHL All-Star Game: Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews not voted in

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews won’t play in the 2019 NHL All-Star Game after Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog won the “Last Men In” fan vote, the league announced Friday.


Wilderness Walk: Duck Tales

Like is like a hurricane, here for former Duck Aberg. (You’re welcome, 90’s kids.) The day before they come to town to face the Wild, Anaheim traded left-winger Pontus Aberg to Minnesota for Iowa center Justin Kloos. Aberg has 17 points (11-6) in 37 games, and is a rare sight for the Wild - a right-


Landeskog completes Avs top line at All Star Game with Last Man vote

The Avalanche are often viewed as one of the league’s least-focused-on star-studded rosters. Despite the fact that their top line is one of the best in the league, they tend to get a smaller share of the league-wide attention from fans and media for their successes.


Carolina Hurricanes: Look to stay hot against top heavyweight in the NHL

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to improve their season-high five game winning streak to six games tonight. This will prove arguably the Canes’ toughest test yet as they square off with the NHL’s best team, the Tampa Bay Lightning.


NHL Trade Deadline early reports: Does Micheal Ferland to Pittsburgh make sense?

As the calendar turns, the hockey world’s focus turns to the next big date in the late February trade deadline. Craig Custance at The Athletic had an article on “NHL Trade Big Board: 20 players who could move before the deadline” with only one mention about the Penguins, in the form of Carolina wing


Jonas Siegenthaler Acclimating Well to NHL Life

After wrapping up practice, Jonas Siegenthaler heads into the Washington Capitals dressing room, taking a seat in his own stall, marked proudly by his new nameplate, that he’s worked years to earn. As his teammates hit the showers and head out, he’s in no rush while he takes the time to reflect and


Revisiting Pre-Season NHL and Columbus Blue Jackets Predictions

A fun look back at how my predictions for bot the NHL and the Columbus Blue Jackets are doing at the halfway point of the season. Self evaluation is always a good thing. It’s nice to know that you did something well and reinforce the good habits that got you there. It’s more important to know when y


Sean Monahan: The All Star The NHL Forgot About

Life isn’t fair. We have a saying in our house: you get what you get and you don’t get upset. Simple, yet effective. But I’m going to toss that saying to the side and scream like a 4 year old who wants something they can’t have: SEAN MONAHAN SHOULD BE AN NHL ALL STAR. There, I feel better.


How to watch ‘Road to the NHL Winter Classic’ Part 3

The third part and series finale for “Road to the NHL Winter Classic” will air Sunday night. The finale will air on NBC Sports Network in the United States after the Blackhawks-Penguins game around 10:30 p.m. For Canadian viewers, Part 3 will air at 4 p.m. on Sportsnet 1.