The Nation Notebook: Let The Madness Begin

The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  Silly season is about to begin. The Flames and Jets reportedly have interest in the Rangers’ Antti Raanta. Teams have until 5 p.m. ET to ask a player…


Because It’s The Cap: San Jose Sharks Offseason Preview

The San Jose Sharks have a Jumbo decision to make this summer. Both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, the faces of the Sharks’ franchise over the past decade, are set to hit unrestricted free agency in July. They’re still productive players at 37 years of age, as Thornton and Marleau finished fourth and fifth respectively in team…


The Roundup

Flames under the gun to get a goalie, Leafs need to start acting like contenders, concerns with Draisaitl in Edmonton, a great podcast with Mike Commodore, loads of Entry Draft, Expansion Draft, Free Agency and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.


Oilers Release Pre-Season Schedule

If you’ve been itching to start circling Oilers dates on your calendar then you’re in luck. The Oilers released their pre-season schedule this morning and we only have 102 days to wait!


Because It’s The Cap: Calgary Flames Offseason Preview

This article is part of a 30-team series based at NHLNumbers.com. Each Nation Network team page will have articles posted relevant to the team’s respective division.  The Calgary Flames had an eventful 2016-17 season. Armed with a new head coach in Glen Gulutzan, new contracts for Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, and a pair of…


NHL Draft Scout Series: OHL

It’s that time of year again! A time when our thoughts turn to trades, roster turnover and of course, the National Hockey League draft. A time when trading away those picks in March seems so stupid ’cause look how amazing all these prospects look! The reality is, only a handful of the 211 children drafted…


The Roundup

The NHL still has a bad reputation, can the Leafs really afford to trade JVR, Blue Jackets pay Canucks for Tortorella now, how the new salary cap affects the Flames, the Oilers off-season to do list for Chiarelli, the NHL draft, free agency and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent…


Because It’s The Cap: Los Angeles Kings Offseason Preview

After spending three years at the top, which included two Stanley Cups and a loss in the Western Conference Final, the Kings have lost their throne. Despite finishing at the top of the league in shot attempt differential, a combination of mediocre goaltending and an inability to score goals resulted in Los Angeles missing the…


The Roundup

A classic brawl, celebrating 2 years of Mike Babcock, has the Canucks front office earned the right to rebuild, the Flames never ending arena saga, Tayler Hall happy to see Oilers lose out, free agency, Jordan Eberle, Jan Rutta and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen


Anton Lander, Russia Bound

A couple of months ago, I wrote about a report circulating out of Russia that had Anton Lander signing with AK Bars as soon as the NHL season was over. This morning, that transaction became official.


Future Free Agents: Cody Franson

After two disappointing seasons in Buffalo, Cody Franson is headed back to the free agent market. He didn’t really gel with the Sabres, as you can see based on his worse-than-usual production, but Franson is still the same big, skilled defenceman who can shoot bombs from the point, making him an attractive option for many teams in need…