Buffalo Trades Hudson Fasching to Arizona for Brandon Hickey and Mike Sislo

Another small trade has occurred today with the Buffalo Sabres sending winger Hudson Fasching to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Brandon Hickey and winger Mike Sislo. Fasching, 22, was at one point considered to be one of Buffalo’s prospects.  Former Sabres general manager Tim Murray paid a steep price for Fasching back in…

Kings Acquire Budaj, Lightning Acquire Andreoff

The Los Angeles Kings solidify their goaltending depth with the acquisition of Peter Budaj today.  This will mark Budaj’s second tenure in LA, having previously supported the Kings back in 2016-2017 while Jonathan Quick was injured.  He was moved to Tampa Bay that same season at the trade deadline as part of a package to…

Three Reasons Why Every Team Should Pursue Jeff Skinner

The Carolina Hurricanes are shaping up to be considerably different by next season.  Out with Ron Francis and Bill Peters, in with Rod Brind’Amour, Rick Dudley, and Don Waddell.  The front office certainly won’t be the only thing that changes prior to the 2018-2019 NHL season.  The Hurricanes, who have not made the playoffs in…

Buffalo Sabres 2018 Offseason Plan

An Offseason Plan for the Buffalo Sabres   The 2017-2018 NHL season left the Sabres with more questions than answers.  Finishing dead last in the league for the third time in five seasons, the team was a complete disappointment, relative of many fans expecting progression instead of the regression seen this season.  Before we jump…

THS’ NHL 31: Arizona Coyotes

Without a doubt, the 2016-17 Arizona Coyotes had arguably one of their worst seasons since moving to Glendale in 1996, and this is the team that has had barely any playoff success, with the exception of making the Western Conference Finals in 2012, but they have not made the playoffs since. This is also a…

THS’ NHL 31: Anaheim Ducks

The 2016-17 Anaheim Ducks won the Pacific Division, their 4th time since the new conference realignment, with 105 points. They have had yet another deep playoff run in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They easily swept Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames in the first round. They found a way to beat Connor McDavid and…

New Jersey Devils Surprising 2015-16 Campaign

The 2015-16 New Jersey Devils team were projected to have one of the worst records on the NHL. As of February 21st, New Jersey has a winning record of 29-24-7 (65 points), and are 1 point shy of a Wild Card position. The Devils acquired New Jersey raised, forward Kyle Palmieri from the Anaheim Ducks for…

The Hidden Dilemma of New Jersey’s Defense

This season, the Devils have been silencing their critics and have played generally well thus far. They are one of the league’s older teams, but are young in one specific area: defense. The Devils are currently running on 7 defensemen, Andy Greene, Eric Gelinas, Adam Larsson, Jon Merrill, John Moore, David Schlemko and Damon Severson….

Leafs and prospects so far

Sorry for my lack of writing so far, hopefully I’l have the time now.   Leafs    The leafs have been an interesting and inconsistent team so far, After a horrible first 10 games of which they went 1 and 9 they’ve started playing better going 6-7 and being pretty competitive, this is no doubt…

Update on the Devils

After the second month of the season, the New Jersey Devils are still doing well. They are currently considered to be an “early season surprise” by many experts, due to their expectations as bottom-feeders at the beginning of the season. But, as of November 29th, are 12-9-2 and a point out of the second wild…

How are the Devils Looking?

11 games into the season, the New Jersey Devils are 6-4-1, which few would have predicted. Considering that the Devils were expected to be bottom feeders, they look good. General Manager Ray Shero made some quiet moves at the end of the offseason that have been very beneficial to the team, like the signings of…

The Overlooked Star of the Florida Panthers

Derek MacKenzie may not be a household name, he may not represent his country in National competition, he may never suit up in an All Star game, but Derek MacKenzie is a star every night he puts a Florida Panthers uniform on. Mack doesn’t put up crazy point totals, actually he doesn’t put up many…