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Wed, Dec 13, 2017

NHL Headline News

  • Jesse Puljujarvi: The Most Comfortable Oiler
    The Edmonton Oilers exploded for seven goals in a victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday evening. There were plenty of highlights to take away from the game (among them being a four-point performance by Connor McDavid), but a takeaway that has gone relatively unnoticed is just how comfortable forward Jesse Puljujarvi seems to […]
  • Four Sharks Games in Four Nights
    Starting last Thursday, the San Jose Sharks, combined with their alumni group, played four games on four consecutive evenings. While each provided something interesting, one game was especially important. Thursday: San Jose Sharks v Carolina Hurricanes The Sharks came to the rink at SAP Center to face Carolina, apparently not quite on time. Carolina jumped out […]
  • NHL Trade Rumors: Kane, Karlsson, Vatrano, More
    In today’s Rumor Rundown, we discuss the likelihood of a few rumored trades. What is the status of Erik Karlsson, Evander Kane and others who have been rumored to be in trade talks as their teams struggle? Evander Kane Going Before The Freeze? According to Bob McKenzie, on TSN Insider Trading, teams are talking to […]
  • Here Comes the Connor McDavid Show
    It took a bit of time but guess who is on the verge of taking his rightful place atop the NHL scoring race? After fighting off illness for the better part of a month, Connor McDavid seems to have finally regained his health and appears to be on the verge of one of his “supernova” […]
  • Maple Leafs Round Table: Can the Leafs Secure Core Players?
    We’re back and while we’ve missed the first quarter of the season, there’s a lot to talk about when it comes to the Toronto Maple Leafs. While our round table panel is relatively similar to the one we’ve carried over the last year, we did have to say goodbye to one of our panelist as […]
  • 9 Lackluster Canucks Who Need to Step Up
    The Vancouver Canucks, as I touched on in my previous article, were plagued with injuries to key players in November and early December. Almost immediately after my article had been published, yet another key player in Sven Baertschi was sidelined for an estimated four-to-six weeks with a fractured jaw. These injuries have left the Canucks […]
  • Brock Boeser’s Scoring Impact
    With Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi out of the lineup for the foreseeable future, it seems like there is only one player scoring goals for the Canucks. We aren’t talking about the Sedin twins or Loui Eriksson. Heck, we aren’t even talking about a veteran player. We’re talking about rookie dynamo Brock Boeser. What Boeser […]
  • Blue Jackets 3 Takeaways: Lopsided Losses, Failing Forwards & Bjorkstrand
    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) Lopsided Blue Jackets Losses A rare occurrence this season: the Columbus Blue Jackets on the wrong side of lopsided losses. Even rarer? Forfeiting seven goals. The last time the […]