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New Jersey Devils Season Preview

New Jersey Devils Season Preview

Offense: Jaromir Jagr was the leading scorer last season with 67 points in all 82 games played, he’ll be 43 in February. The next leading scorer was 40 year old Patrik Elias. Those are some old Czechs! The team’s leading goal scorer Adam Henrique was just born when Jagr came into the league. That said, what did the Devils do this offseason? They signed some more old forwards in Mike Cammalleri(32…

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Western Conference Teams Trying to get Back to the Post Season

Western Conference Teams Trying to get Back to the Post Season

Last week I broke down the Eastern Conference teams who missed the playoffs last year and hope their fortunes turn around this season. Today we look at the 6 Western Conferenceteams that failed to do so. The good news for the Western teams is there are 8 playoff spots for 14 teams, while the East has 8 spots for 16 teams. However the bad news is the West is loaded with talent. The top 6 teams in…

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The NHL Announces Rule Changes for 2014-15 Season

The NHL Announces Rule Changes for 2014-15 Season

This Week, The National Hockey League announced a series of  rule changes after approval from The Board of Governors and the NHL Players Association earlier this summer.

Here below is the list of rule changes along with a description of the rule itself.

Rule 1.8 – Rink – Goalkeeper’s Restricted Area;

The trapezoidal area will be expanded by two feet from the goal post on both sides of the net.


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Eastern Conference Teams Trying to get Back to the Playoffs

Eastern Conference Teams Trying to get Back to the Playoffs

Today going to break down the 8 Eastern Conference teams in the NHL that failed to make the post season last year. Going to take a snap shot of each team on what to expect for the upcoming season and if they can get back to the playoffs. Going to go in order of the conference standings in the east from 16th through 9th.

Buffalo Sabres:

Clearly the Sabres are in a massive rebuild program and won’t…

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Nino Niederreiter and Minnesota Wild Agree to Contract

Nino Niederreiter and Minnesota Wild Agree to Contract

The Minnesota Wild announced on Thursday that the team and forward Nino Niederreiter have agreed to a  3-year $8 million (USD) contract worth an average cap hit of $2.66 million per year.

Which is outstanding value out of a young forward who hasn’t even reached his full potential, the 22-year-old had 14 goals and 22 assists in 81 games last season, including 6 points in 13 playoff games. To get…

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Rangers Sign Restricted Free-Agent Defenseman John Moore

Rangers Sign Restricted Free-Agent Defenseman John Moore

The New York Rangers have announced that the organization has agree to terms with defenseman John Moore. Details of the deal were not officially released, but Larry Brooks of The New York Post reported that the contract was for one year and worth (USD) $850,500

Moore, 23, had career best of 4 goals and 11 assists (15 points) in 74 regular-seasongames, while averaging 15:19 minutes of ice time per…

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On September 30th, 1999, Saku Koivu made Canadiens history by becoming the first European captain of the team.

That’s not all he accomplished, however, in his 18 year NHL career.

It was announced on Wednesday that, after playing the last five seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, the 39-year-old would be hanging up his jersey and opting to retire.

“Looking back at my 22 years of pro hockey, first in Fi…

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Saku Koivu Announces Retirement After 18 NHL Seasons.

Saku Koivu Announces Retirement After 18 NHL Seasons.

Former Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu announces his retirement after 18 NHL seasons. Koivu, 39, played for the Canadiens from 1995 through 2009 and was the captain from 1999 on.

The Finnish forward played for the Anaheim Ducks for the past 5 seasons until they decided not to pursue a new contract with Koivu.

Koivu fought and successfully beat a form of non-Hodgkins lymphomaduring the…

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NHL September Story Lines

NHL September Story Lines

We are closing in on NHL Training camps opening up. I believe there are a number of September story lines to watch in the NHL.

Teams with Salary Cap Issues:

There are 4 teams over the cap and have some work to do to get under the cap. They are the Flyers, Blackhawks, Lightning and the Bruins. Also the Kings, Maple Leafs, Penguins, Capitals and NY Rangers are barely under the cap. This opens the…

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Bruins Sign F David Krejci to 6-year Deal.

Bruins Sign F David Krejci to 6-year Deal.

The Boston Bruins have announced a contract extension with top-line center David Krejci worth $43.5 million (USD) over 6 years.

The 28 year old was already under contract for the 2014-15 season for $5.25 million, but was set become an unrestricted free agent. Rather than testing the free agency market like many thought he would, Krejci is now responsible for a $7.25 million cap hit starting in…

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