September 08 2014 03:15PM
When I was a kid, I used to hang out in the back yard, at my parents' place, and rip tennis balls at the fence. I would be out there for hours, convinced that I was going to end up in the NHL. Obviously that didn't happen. I ended up blogging about the game I was so sure I was going to play for a living. Luckily, a lot of us are still able to play hockey for the love of the game, and we think you should be rewarded for your dedication.
September 08 2014 01:17PM
Our western conference preview continues with a focus on the Winnipeg Jets. This is the Jets' fourth season in Winnipeg after relocating from Atlanta, and they've missed the playoffs all three seasons. They finished with 84 points in 2012 and 2014, and 51 during the shortened 2013 season.
They missed the playoffs by eight points in 2012 and four points in 2013 while skating in the eastern conference. They moved to the west last year and ended up in 11th spot, seven points out of the playoffs.
They Jets don't need a massive improvement to make the postseason, but there is one glaring reason why they will could struggle to make the playoffs; Goaltending.
September 08 2014 01:07PM
The Oilers announced the roster for their rookie camp in Penticton later this week, and while most of the names on the list are drafted and/or signed players in the system, there were a few free agent additions.
September 08 2014 11:34AM
It's Monday, once again, and we're here with another edition of the mailbag. Each week, I take your questions (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) and send them out to our writers for their opinion. As always, I got a bunch of great questions, but I need questions for next week. If there's something you want to know email me your question, and I'll do my best to get it posted ASAP. With that, here is this week's mailbag. Enjoy!
September 07 2014 06:29PM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is an impressive power-play performer and a developing two-way talent, but to listen to some people he's not much at all. If it's possible to consider a former No. 1 overall selection underrated, the Nuge is it. He's the Rodney Dangerfield of hockey—and when he arrives as a complete talent there's going to be a lot of crow served on a big damn platter.