From First Overall to the KHL

Nail Yakupov has signed a two-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg, a KHL (Russian league) team. He was drafted first overall in the 2012 draft by the Edmonton Oilers and, following a four-year stint with the team, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues, after which he signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. … Continue reading From First Overall to the KHL

What Does a Salary Cap Increase Mean for the NHL?

This year's NHL free agent class is filled with talent. Among the bigger names are John Tavares, James van Riemsdyk, James Neal, Rick Nash, and Joe Thornton. However, there's more to the group besides the talent on the surface. Players like Ilya Kovalchuk, Mike Green, Patrick Maroon, Michael Grabner, and Thomas Vanek are also up … Continue reading What Does a Salary Cap Increase Mean for the NHL?

Biggest Steals in Past Drafts by Each NHL Team

The 2018 NHL Entry Draft starts on Friday night with the first round and resumes on Saturday with rounds two through six. To give you a look into the past, we've complied a list of players who are considered "steals" in the modern era. Anaheim Ducks: Josh Manson (Defenseman)Manson was drafted in the sixth round, nineth pick … Continue reading Biggest Steals in Past Drafts by Each NHL Team

Trade Impact: Coyotes Acquire Galchenyuk

The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Alex Galchenyuk from the Montreal Canadiens Friday afternoon in exchange for Max Domi. With trade rumours swirling for the past few seasons, it appeared it was only a matter of time before the Canadiens moved Galchenyuk. A change of scenery is likely to benefit both players involved. Galchenyuk, the 2012 third … Continue reading Trade Impact: Coyotes Acquire Galchenyuk

The Stanley Cup is the Capitals’ to Lose

It's safe to say not many people predicted the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights to be in the Stanley Cup Final, but here we are. Four games in and the Capitals lead the series 3-1. Vegas won the first game at home and then dropped three straight games. The Capitals have been playing … Continue reading The Stanley Cup is the Capitals’ to Lose

Will Jeff Skinner Stay?

Since the 2017-2018 NHL season has ended, trade rumors have begun to surround a few players. One of those players has been Jeff Skinner. Skinner's Carolina Hurricanes failed to make the playoffs again, making this the ninth consecutive season without qualifying. Since he has only been playing for the team (and in the NHL) for … Continue reading Will Jeff Skinner Stay?

Welcoming the Minnesota Whitecaps to the NWHL

On May 15th, 2018, The National Women's Hockey League officially expanded for the first time! The NWHL added Minnesota as their fifth team, in addition to their original "founding four" teams. When the league was established in 2015, there were four teams; the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, and New York (now Metropolitan) Riveters. … Continue reading Welcoming the Minnesota Whitecaps to the NWHL