Category: NHL Teams

Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos is the complete package

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

In his first few seasons in the NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos was a raw goal scorer with defensive deficiencies not unlike most young players. The goal scoring has not ceased, but the sloppy decision making with the…

Nashville Predators: Seth Jones is living up to the hype

Seth Jones with Team USA. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

When defeceman Seth Jones slipped to fourth overall in the 2013 NHL entry draft, Nashville Predators GM David Poile must have been licking his chops. NHL Central Scouting pegged the smooth skating blueliner first among North American skaters, for a reason.…

Toronto Maple Leafs play the Boston Bruins for the first time since the meltdown in Beantown

James Reimer, Toronto Maple Leafs.

It was a meltdown of epic proportions. When Nazem Kadri gave his club a 4-1 lead in the 3rd period of Game 7 in last year’s first round matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins, the game, should…

Edmonton Oilers trade defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Calgary Flames

Former Edmonton Oiler Ladislav Smid. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

What happened to the Battle of Alberta? The Edmonton Oilers traded prominent defenceman Ladislav Smid to their biggest rivals the Calgary Flames this evening. The deal was concocted to free up cap space, allowing the Oilers to sign free agent…

Kevin Dineen becomes 5th Florida Panthers coach to get axed in 10 years

Florida Panthers logo os the sole property of the Panthers organization and the National Hockey League. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Coaches don’t last very long with the Florida Panthers. This morning, the club fired head coach Kevin Dineen in its first attempt to revive a (3-9-4) beginning to the 2013-14 NHL season. Dineen becomes the fifth Panthers’ bench boss to…

No goals for Claude Giroux means few wins for the Philadelphia Flyers

Claude Giroux

Never mind Team Canada. What about Team Philadelphia Flyers? The man who made trading Mike Richards and Jeff Carter possible is not living up to the hype he’s created for himself over the last several NHL seasons. Claude Giroux of…

Montreal Canadiens: Lars Eller has 1-point since calling the Edmonton Oilers ‘junior’

Call it karma, or call it reality sinking in for a player who has never produced offence at a consistent clip. Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller has 1- point in 8 games since telling media the Edmonton Oilers play like…

Injuries to Bozak and Bolland might be a blessing in disguise for the Toronto Maple Leafs

James van Riemsdyk of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Ever since the day Mats Sundin ceased to be a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the organization has lacked a quality first line centre. Tyler Bozak, Mikhail Grabovski (now with the Washington Capitals), and Nazem Kadri have all played…