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Boston Bruins 2017-18 Season Showing Early Signs Of Playoff Bust

It’s still much too early into the season to be worrying about the playoffs. However it is never too early to be concerned with inconsistent play that can hinder giving teams good habits to form to create winning ways. In the case of the Boston Bruins and their 2-3-0 start through the first 5 games, there truthfully hasn’t been anything …

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As Athanasiou Sits, Martin Frk Takes Advantage in Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings kicked off their season on Thursday night at the brand new Little Caesars Arena. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in attendance for the milestone first game (quotes on my Twitter, link at the bottom). As RFA Andreas Athanasiou continues to sit out, forward Martin Frk, drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft (same draft …

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Canadian Teams Hoping to End Stanley Cup Drought this Season

In 2015, Canadian hockey prospect Connor McDavid was selected number one overall in the NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Since being selected by the Oilers, McDavid has become one of the top young talent in the NHL, and won the Art Ross Trophy last season. With McDavid, the Oilers made the playoffs last season after a 10-year absence, and …

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Hicketts, Sulak Impress for Red Wings Despite Back-to-Back Losses

Here’s a double dose of Red Wings recaps for you. On back-to-back nights the Red Wings played pre-season games at Little Caesars Arena. Thursday vs. Chicago On Thursday night, they fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2. Thursday’s lineup was the weakest Detroit had iced all pre-season. The top line consisted of David Booth, Riley Sheahan, and Ben Street. Meanwhile, the …

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GM George McPhee states that The Golden Knights are Ready to Trade a Defenseman

With the new season approaching to the fans and the players in a very fast manner, many are asking themselves if the general manager of the Golden Knights from Vegas made the best decisions regarding the expansion draft. As of now, the Golden Knights odds for this season seem to reflect the same idea in a very clear manner. The …

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Dallas Stars See Their Odds for the 2018 Stanley Cup Go Sky-High

Las Vegas has recently produced its 2018 Stanley Cup odds and the Dallas Stars have further improved their standing. However, the situation was quite different during the 2016-17 season for the same team. Inconsistent play and injuries took the team which had aspirations for the Stanley Cup into one that ended up in the bottom-ten bracket. The Stars made this …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 3 and Overall Assessments

After the highlights of Day 3, you will find all my individual player assessments. But first, here’s a little snippet of the Team Delvecchio practice.     Joe Hicketts has succeeded and defied the odds at every level of hockey that he’s played at. His intentions are clear this year: to play a game at the NHL level. The small-in-stature …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 2

A lot of content in this recap of the second day of Red Wings training camp. Included in the various practices was another scrimmage (and a shootout). You can see that shootout below, as well as an array of photos from the day’s events, interview videos, quotes, and my observations. #redwings #drwtc Day 2 pic.twitter.com/najmilWn2B — Kevin Sporka – HOHM …

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Coverage: Day 1 (9/15/17)

The Detroit Red Wings kicked off their 2017 training camp in Traverse City, Michigan, and there were some new faces present. Newly acquired defenseman Trevor Daley (signed as a free agent in July), along with veteran NHL forward David Booth (of Shelby Township, Michigan) and P.A. Parenteau, all took part in the first day of the camp. Before we get …

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Getting to Know Red Wings Prospect Gustav Lindstrom: Q&A

I spoke with Gustav Lindstrom, selected in the 2nd round (#38) of this year’s NHL Draft. Born: Ostervala, Sweden Last Season: Almtuna IS (Swedish Allsvenskan) Height/Weight: 6-2, 187 This interview took place on July 7, 2017. What are your thoughts of getting drafted by Detroit? It was an amazing feeling to be picked by Detroit. Such a big club with …

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Getting to Know Red Wings Prospect Malte Setkov: Q&A

I spoke with Danish defenseman Malte Setkov, selected in the 4th round (#100) of this year’s NHL Draft. Born: Rodovre, Denmark Last Season: Malmo Redhawks (Swedish SuperElit) Height/Weight: 6-6, 192 This interview took place on July 8, 2017. Describe your feelings being drafted by Detroit and what that means to you. It’s pretty big for me. In the start of …

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