October 03 2016 12:00PM
This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also, a special thanks to Sean Tierney who provided data visualization for the series.
Everything went according to plan in the Pacific Division last season.
The Californian teams dominated, as the Kings and Sharks found the stride that they had misplaced in 2014-15 and the Ducks continued to roll despite a terrible start. The Flames fell back down to earth and the Canucks showed signs of aging, joining the perpetually rebuilding Oilers and the tank-happy Coyotes at the bottom of the standings.
This year is bound to be a little more complicated. The Sharks and Kings look to be as strong as they were last season, but the Ducks have struggled mightily with the threat of the expansion draft, and the Coyotes, Oilers and Flames each made strides to improve themselves around their core of young talent.
October 03 2016 07:00AM
Once again, the weekend has left us yearning for retirement but we're all years away from getting there. Not that the Mailbag will kill off the last 10-30 years of your working career, but it will help you get a few minutes closer to that magical day where you're able to hang up your work pants and do nothing. As always, I need questions for next week's mailbag so please send them to me through email or on Twitter. Until then, it's time to check out this week's edition of the mailbag and learn something.
October 02 2016 06:43PM
The Edmonton Oilers are in the middle of pre-season and most of the prospects are now playing games for their club teams in junior and Europe. Soon, AHL pre-season and the college year will have all the prospects in the system playing hockey. Here is a look at how things are going so far.
October 02 2016 02:45PM
The Oilers and Kings have landed in Vernon, BC for a pre-season edition of Kraft Hockeyville. Ladies and gentlemen, it's game day.
October 02 2016 12:30PM
It’s another busy day on the waiver wire. We’ve got a little bit of everything today. Famous prospects, unknown late bloomers, gritty mid-career guys trying to make it as fourth liners, and even a few proven NHL’ers trying to sneak a few more games in on their way down the career curve.