Category: Metropolitan Division

Claude Giroux predicts playoffs in October, delivers with Hart worthy performance

The 2013-14 NHL season started poorly for the Philadelphia Flyers and their captain Claude Giroux. Three games into the campaign the club canned head coach Peter Laviolette and replaced him with first time NHL bench boss Craig Berube. The entire…

Do the Washington Capitals have another late season run in them?

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

It took a miraculous stretch of wins for the Washington Capitals to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs last season, after beginning the 2012-13 short campaign sluggishly, and under the guidance of first time head coach Adam Oates. But the…

Ryan Callahan faces criticism for no-trade contract demand

Ryan Callahan, NHL Trade talk, New York Rangers.

On last week’s trade deadline day New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather traded the club’s captain, Ryan Callahan, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for former Art Ross winner Martin St. Louis. Callahan is set to become an unrestricted free…

Washington Capitals: Marcus Johansson named to Team Sweden

Marcus Johansson, Washington Capitals.

Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin was pulled from Olympic participation yesterday due to injury. Initial reports out of Sweden had Calgary Flames centre Mikael Backlund replacing Sedin; those reports were false. It will be Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals…

New York Islanders: Thomas Vanek rejects contract offer

Thomas Vanek, New York Islanders.

They wanted him to stick around; to become a mainstay on John Tavares’ wing for years to come with the new and improved New York Islanders, moving to a new barn in Brooklyn. The future was bright, and maybe still is. But…

New York Rangers trade upside for stability

Michael Del Zotto, New York Rangers

After months of rumour circulation regarding New York Rangers defenceman Michael Del Zotto’s trade status, the Blueshirts have finally shipped the 2008 first round pick to the Nashville Predators for defenceman Kevin Klein. Kevin Klein: he’s the model of consistency,…