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Whoever said preseason action means nothing probably hasn’t met Montreal Canadiens prospect Victor Mete. Meet Victor Mete Victor Mete- Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images While that hypothetical reaction, that the games don’t mean anything, is probably a gag reflex to the Habs’ 0-4 record so far, it can’t be denied that it would
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The Columbus Blue Jackets played their first preseason game on Tuesday night, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks at home 5-2. Since then, they’ve lost 3-2 in overtime to the St. Louis Blues and lost 4-3 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. So, the record isn’t good for the Jackets so far but there are some positive takeaways.
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The 2017-18 Windsor Spitfires season is ready to start and it’s the beginning of a new era in the Rose City. At the end of May, the Spitfires were parading the 2017 Memorial Cup down Ouellette Avenue in front of tens-of-thousands of fans. Now, as they get ready to open the season at home against
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Toronto Maple Leafs hockey is finally back. It’s the preseason and while the Leafs have yet to win an exhibition game, there is still an electricity in the air. The wins and losses don’t mean anything in the preseason. Most educated hockey fans are fully aware of this. The games do mean something for the
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At the start of each season, there is a belief that every team has a chance to win the Stanley Cup. It is impossible to predict what can happen over the course of a year, so a team projected to win it all can struggle, where a team filled with upstart rookies and journeymen veterans
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The London Knights have continued their busy offseason less than a week before their regular season begins trading one of their big defenceman to the Flint Firebirds in return for a handful of draft picks. The Knights shipped 19-year-old defenceman Nicolas Mattinen to the Firebirds on Tuesday in exchange for Flint’s third-round pick in the
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. The Edmonton Oilers are finally finding their stride after having their
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Auston Matthews. Patrik Laine. We all thought we knew what was next, right? Jarmo Kekalainen and the Columbus Blue Jackets had other ideas. Instead of picking Jesse Puljujarvi third overall, they went off the board and took Pierre-Luc Dubois. They Did What? The judgment started immediately after they made the pick. It was clear the
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It has been an interesting 24 hours as it pertains to news and rumors around the NHL. Florida Panthers Trading Demers It appears the Jason Demers trade wasn’t as simple as merely finding a deal with the Coyotes. George Richards is reporting that the Florida Panthers first finalized trading the defenseman to the Vancouver Canucks
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In hockey, like in real estate, it’s about location, location, location. The New York Islanders know this all too well. Off the ice, the club is in search of a new locale from its haunt in Brooklyn. Plus their record from last season, which was identical to the Western Conference champion Nashville Predators, wasn’t good
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At this time last year, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was coming off a polarizing summer. Following an offseason during which he traded P.K. Subban for Shea Weber and signed Alexander Radulov, Bergevin received a passing grade. Will he be so lucky heading into 2017-18? Looking at moves that are projected to impact just
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In today’s Rumor Rundown, we take a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs and the idea of signing William Nylander sooner than later, the Detroit Red Wings and what’s going on with Andreas Athanasiou and a few other notables from around the NHL. Signing Nylander Now Or Later TSN insider, Pierre LeBrun was on TSN 1050 talking
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Flashback to the end of the 2013-14 season with me for just a minute. The Columbus Blue Jackets earned their second ever playoff berth before losing a tough series to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. Optimism around the team was high. That optimism got even higher at the NHL Draft. Although the Blue Jackets
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The St. Louis Blues officially opened their training camp back on the 15th of September; hockey is almost fully back! It’s good to see our social media feeds packed full of pictures and videos of players dressed and on the ice again. While training camp hasn’t even been running for a full week, there are
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