With most of the big free agents off the market, save names such as Alex Semin and Shane Doan, the focus of many hockey prognosticators now shifts towards the regular season.
While plenty can still happen between now and puck drop, it's really never too early to start taking a stab at where off-season jostling should land teams within the standings.
This weekend, [I]Boom City[/I] takes a good long look at the [B]Eastern Conference[/B].
Updated 07-15-2012 at 13:49 by Assistant Coach Rocca
After having studied hundreds of players, I have developed a system that helps identify players who will play in the NHL and be productive (point-wise) players, and those who will fall short of expectations.
I wanted to see if players who went on to be good to great NHLers shared traits in their early statistical history that would mark them as being on a path for success. In addition, I wanted to see if those that never attained success at the NHL
Updated 07-15-2012 at 06:33 by Assistant Coach Ivancic
Notable recent signings made over the last couple of days.
AHL: 50GP, 3G, 19A, 22PTS
Updated 07-13-2012 at 10:50 by Blogger Gesterling
This is my list of the off-season winners and losers. And I am basing this information on the draft and free agency to date.
What can I say that is not already obvious? Adding Suter and Parise makes them a dangerous team all of a sudden. One of the problems I saw with Minnesota was goal scoring and I think Zach Parise complements the Wild perfectly. It will be interesting to see if he plays with Dany Heatley or if they try to spread the offense
Updated 07-12-2012 at 17:26 by Blogger Gesterling
[ATTACH=CONFIG]954[/ATTACH]The NHL entry draft is consistently full of big splashes. Friday night in Pittsburgh was no different than any other year.
Before the [B]Carolina Hurricanes[/B] arrived at the podium to make their first round selection, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the Hurricanes had traded said pick, along with [B]Brian Dumoulin[/B] and [B]Brandon Sutter[/B] to the draft host [B]Pittsburgh Penguins[/B] in exchange for [B]Jordan Staal[/B].
Updated 06-25-2012 at 20:00 by Assistant Coach Rocca