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Pavel Datsyuk may purse a return to the NHL. [Yahoo Sports]. Ranking every player in this seasons All-Star Game. It’s only natural Sebastian Aho and Jeff Skinner are only one spot apart. [NBC Sports]


New York Islanders Bode Wilde Steal of 2018 NHL Draft

In the second round of the 2018 NHL Draft, the New York Islanders selected defenseman Bode Wilde with the 41st overall pick. So far he’s been the steal of the draft. At the 2018 NHL draft, the New York Islanders used both of their first-round picks on Oliver Wahlstrom (eleventh overall) and Noah Dob


2019 NHL All Star Game Recap: Jones, Atkinson Lead Metro to Victory

Some highlights from my notes while watching tonight’s NHL All Star Game festivities:. The Stanford Band is on the ice for the player introductions. I love college marching bands, but they’re my least favorite. They’re not half as clever as they think they are, and they don’t stack up musically agai


Blackhawks unlikely to host NHL All-Star Game in near future at United Center

Chicago has hosted the NHL All-Star Game four times at Chicago Stadium, but never at the United Center. The NHL showcased its top talent in the game in 1948, 1961, 1974 and 1991 but has yet to take the All-Star game back to Chicago to the United Center since the new building opened in 1995. And it d


Penguins 2019 Stadium Series Jerseys: Prepare for the NHL’s version of color rush

We’re starting to get more details on the Penguins’ jerseys that they’ll wear to play outdoors next month against the Philadelphia Flyers. It’s going to be hefty on the yellow:


Colorado Avalanche well represented at NHL All-Star Game

All-Star games are what they are. They serve no real purpose other than to give fans the excitement of seeing the stars of any particular sport all in one arena half goofing off, half playing to win. When baseball tried to up the ante with home field advantage in the World Series going to the winner


2019 NHL All-Star Game: Game thread

Patrick Kane is the Blackhawks lone representative for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game on Saturday at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Kane’s fifth straight and eighth overall appearance is the most among active players at this year’s event. He will lace up his skates for the Central Division team in


Jake Guentzel named NHL’s 3rd Star of the Week

THIRD STAR – JAKE GUENTZEL, LW, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS. Guentzel shared the League lead with five goals in three games (5-1—6) to lift the Penguins (25-14-6, 56 points) to a pair of wins as well as their 10th victory in their past 12 contests dating to Dec. 19 (10-2-0). He picked up one assist in a 5-1


Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Mulligan: The 2006 NHL Entry Draft

What if we could take a mulligan on a Tampa Bay Lightning draft, and re-do the picks the team made? Maybe the team isn’t where it is now. Maybe some of it’s future draft picks don’t get made because the team ended up being better and got worse picks in future drafts. Maybe the team has another Stanl


Chicagoland native Kendall Coyne-Schofield to participate in 2019 NHL All-Star skills competition

Chicagoland native Kendall Coyne-Schofield will participate in the NHL’s All-Star skills competition Friday at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Coyne-Schofield will be joined by fellow Olympians Brianna Decker and Renata Fast and Rebecca Johnston, both Canadians, in the skills competition. There’


2019 NHL All-Star Tournament Rosters and Discussion

SAP Center - San Jose, Calif. The NHL’s best face off tonight in Northern California with a million bucks on the line. Forty-four players are in San Jose today for the NHL All-Star tournament, featuring three-on-three mini games between the divisions that will end with one team returning home with a


How Carter Hart shapes up against NHL starters this season

When the Philadelphia Flyers recalled Carter Hart back on December 17th, the move was met with a lot of warranted skepticism. After all, it happened while we were all three-plus days into the “Is Dave Hakstol actually fired?” charade, Hart had only played in 17 professional games and had a measly .9


Second City Hockey’s midseason leaders for 2018-19 NHL Awards

After the first half of the NHL season, it’s time to take stock of who has separated themselves from the pack for league’s top individual honors. Like Second City Hockey’s preseason picks, there are definitely some obvious choices but a few surprises as well.


Quick Strikes: No NHL hockey today, but there’s plenty of reading to catch up on!

As Around the Atlantic continues, Alan takes a look at the Ottawa Senators. I gotta say, things look pretty bleak up there. [Raw Charge]. Spectacular incompetence is Eugene Melnyk’s specialty. He’s prolific in this space. Botched arena deals. Entrusting the organization to an overmatched General Man


Dallas Stars: Looking Ahead At 2019 NHL Trade Deadline

With exactly one month to go before the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline hits, it’s time for rumors, talks, and theories to begin heating up. It’s also time for the Dallas Stars to begin planning for their deadline activity. What could that look like?


Blackhawks assistant coach Barry Smith returning to front office after NHL All-Star break, per report

Blackhawks assistant coach Barry Smith will leave his role behind the bench and return to the front office as Director of Player Evaluation after the NHL All-Star break, reports Chris Kuc of The Athletic.


Revisiting Pre-Season NHL and Columbus Blue Jackets Predictions

A fun look back at how my predictions for bot the NHL and the Columbus Blue Jackets are doing at the halfway point of the season. Self evaluation is always a good thing. It’s nice to know that you did something well and reinforce the good habits that got you there. It’s more important to know when y


2019 NHL Entry Draft: Looking Past Hughes and Kakko

The 2018-19 New York Rangers are a bad hockey team, no matter how you slice it. According to Corsica the Rangers are 30th out of 31 teams in shot share, dead last in Corsi for per 60, 25th in expected goals share, and 26th out of all 31 teams in expected goals for per 60. However, the Rangers are si


Nashville Predators’ top line arguably the best in the NHL

Which team has the best top line in the league? With several great ones, the Nashville Predators are showing why theirs is the best. It is an argument stretching across the NHL. Which top line is the best one around? Usually, it is a fan trying to say his or her team is better than someone else’s. T


Fresh Links: Nine Days

The Bruins return to action on Thursday, January 31 against the Flyers at TD Garden. Until then... The Bruins go into the break hoping that nine days will be enough for Tuukka Rask to recover. There was already an emergency goaltender waiting in the wings as Jaroslav Halak skated onto the ice, one w