Category Archives: NHL

Who Should be the Next Captain of the San Jose Sharks?

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Prior to the 2012-2011 season, the San Jose Sharks opted to vacate all captaincy positions as a fresh start for team leadership. The player that emerged with the captain’s C on his sweater was none other than veteran Joe Thorton. After the Sharks’ debacle in the playoffs last year blowing a 3-0 series lead to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, the Sharks organization once again felt a new start was needed in leadership. (more…)

San Jose Sharks: Is the Chum Back in the Water?

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In the first five games of the season, the San Jose Sharks had an impressive 4-0-1 record. They seemed to put the playoff disaster of last season behind them, and positioned themselves for a fresh start. Then came a rough patch, where the Sharks went about earning 15 out of a possible 38 points from Oct. 19 through Nov. 26. Before Nov. 29, they were 6-10-3 in their previous 19 games. But recently, things have taken a positive turn for the club, but is it going to last? (more…)

Early Calder Trophy Candidates

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Every new season, it seems as if the NHL has a new batch of young stars that hit the ground running and don’t look back. This season is no different, and these rookie sensations can be looked upon to not only to bolster fantasy league lineups, but also have their name thrown into the Calder Trophy conversation for the League’s best first year player. Here are five considerable options to not only pick for a fantasy lineup, but who could also be in Calder consideration at season’s end. (more…)

Connor McDavid: Superstar in the Making?

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Sidney Crosby. Patrick Kane. John Tavares. Steven Stamkos. These are just a few names that stick out when thinking of players who have gained superstar status in the NHL. They also share one other common characteristic among them. They were all number one picks overall in their respective draft years in the NHL. There seems to be another player striving to add his name to this exclusive list, and he has been turning heads and raising eyebrows along the way. (more…)

The Curious Case of the Edmonton Oilers

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Eight years ago, life was good for the Edmonton Oilers. They looked primed and ready to hoist the franchise’s sixth Stanley Cup and first since 1990. After rolling through the Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, and Anaheim Ducks, their last wall to playoff immortality was the Carolina Hurricanes. After falling to 3-1 in the series, all hope was lost for the boys from Alberta. (more…)

Ottawa Senators’ Early Season Recap

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The Ottawa Senators have been on a tear as of late, opening their season 4-0-1. They’re on a four-game winning streak after losing their first road game on Oct. 9 to the Nashville Predators. (more…)

Game 1, Win 1

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It’s been nearly six months since the Bolts took the ice. After a whirlwind offseason that produced a bevy of new faces, it was finally game time. Last night was the home opener for the Tampa Bay Lightning. As soon as the puck hit the ice on the opening draw, the crowd of more than 19,000 erupted into a thunderous “Let’s go Lightning” chant. (more…)