The Tampa Bay Lightning is 28-28-6 with 62 points through 62 games. After 62 games last season, the Bolts were 37-18-7 with 74 points. The Bolts are in fourth place in the Southeast Division and trail the division leading Florida Panthers by eight points. Tampa Bay is in 11th place in the 15 team Eastern Conference, six points out [...]
When you associate the Detroit Red Wings and the number 19, you think Steve Yzerman. Not tonight because the Red Wings stretched their franchise record to 19 straight wins on home ice with a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in a game that was decided in a shootout. Their home-winning streak now matches the [...]
The Nashville Predators faced a familiar nemesis in the Dirty Ducks of Anaheim at the Pond in Anaheim in the final game of a five game road trip out west. The fact that there is no love lost between the Predators and the Ducks is well known. This contest promised to be a continuation of [...]
Hello again, and welcome to Part II of my 4-Part NHL season preview. In part I, I gave you all my Eastern Conference Predictions. In part 2, I will give you my predictions for the Western Conference. I will approach these predictions a bit differently than I did those for the Eastern Conference. Today, [...]
With about one month before the pucks drop for the 2010-11 NHL season, it’s time to have a look at the top Calder candidates before the training camps start in a couple of weeks. Forwards 1. Jordan Eberle, Edmonton Oilers80 games, 32 goals, 40 assists, 72 points A very complete player, Eberle has been dominant [...]
by Brenna Solop So sorry it’s been awhile since I blogged. Handling a new job – the kind where I write for a living so “writing for enjoyment” is now known as “writing for free,” and I have a hard time convincing my cerebral cortex that it’s worth it. I’m starting to feel my age, [...]
The Tampa Bay Lightning went against convention and drafted forward Brett Connolly with the sixth pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. GM Steve Yzerman chose the talented scorer despite highly rated defensemen Cam Fowler and Brandon Gormley still being available. Many of the “experts” assumed the Bolts would pick a defenseman if one of [...]
The 2010 NHL Entry Draft will be held tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The new regime in Hockey Bay USA prepares to roll the NHL dice for the first time. Tampa Bay has eight picks in the entry draft: The number six pick in the first round, the number 63 (From [...]
A closer look into the Florida Panthers following the Nathan Horton trade reveals they might actually be in better shape than first thought, according to Kevin Burgundy.
Welcome to another edition of “Quick Hits”, where I point out what hockey blogs are talking about whether it’s teams, players, coaches, news, rumors, ideas, etc. So, throughout the rest of the work day whether it’s on your lunch break, snack break, procrastinating break, or whatever else you do to get away from work, feel free to [...]
Well, as we learned last year there may be only 3 people who know the answer to that question. But that won’t stop us from breaking down who the Islanders may be interested in at #5. If you look at this draft, you’d have to assume that Edmonton and Boston will take Taylor Hall and [...]
Last night the Edmonton Oilers won the NHL Draft Lottery and will have the first pick in the June, NHL Entry Draft. Who will they pick? The draft order looks like this: 1. Edmonton Oilers 2. Boston Bruins (via Toronto) 3. Florida Panthers 4. Columbus Blue Jackets 5. New York Islanders 6. Tampa Bay Lightning [...]
Well the Oilers have finally made it all the way to the basement of the NHL. With a 5-1 win on Sunday over the Bruins, the Hurricanes blew past the Oilers and into 29th place overall. It’s been tough work for the Oilers to make it to the cellar – they needed to put up a 1-15-2 record over the past 45 days – but the team kept at it and was eventually rewarded. Don’t ever say that hard work doesn’t pay off.