Tag Archives: NHL

  • 2008/09 Phoenix Coyotes Season Preview

    2008/09 Phoenix Coyotes Season Preview

    4. Phoenix Coyotes Along with Chicago, Phoenix is a young exciting team and I think they’ll create a lot of noise in both the division and conference this year. Upfront Phoenix has a very underrated and skilled group. Peter Mueller, Martin Hanzal and Kyle Turris lead the charge of young skilled forwards.  Shane Doan provides […]

  • 2008/09 Los Angeles Kings Season Preview

    2008/09 Los Angeles Kings Season Preview

     5. Los Angeles Kings Even though I have them ranked last, they do have a good young team. The Kings forwards are lead by the young talented trio of Alexander Frolov, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown. Derek Armstrong, Kyle Calder, Jarret Stoll and Michal Handzus will look to provide the secondary scoring. Young guys like […]

  • 2008/09 NHL Pacific Divison Standings Preview

    2008/09 NHL Pacific Divison Standings Preview

    Day three brings us to the Pacific Division. Although the Northwest is competitive, the Pacific has to be the toughest division not only in the Western Conference but the entire NHL.  Lets take a look at where these teams will finish this year in my 2008 – 2009 NHL Pacific Divison Standings Preview.     […]

  • The Leafs need to trade a defenseman…. but whom?

    The Leafs need to trade a defenseman…. but whom?

    As the NHL season gets closer to beginning, some teams are looking to subtract and add in positions of strength and weakness.  Looking at the defensemen for the leafs there are 10 legitimate NHL defensemen. Now if I was Cliff Fletcher I’d say two defensemen can go.  Ideally getting Tomas Kaberle out would be best.  Let’s face […]

  • 2008/09 Minnesota Wild Season Preview

    2008/09 Minnesota Wild Season Preview

    1. Minnesota Wild – This may or may not surprise some people.  Minnesota probably has the most underrated team in the NHL.  From the net out they have a solid team that plays great but doesn’t really catch anyone’s eye, except for Gaborik of course. Lead by Marian Gaborik the Wild have a good forward […]

  • 2008/09 Calgary Flames Season Preview

    2008/09 Calgary Flames Season Preview

    2. Calgary Flames – They finished third in the division last year, but they’re always a hard working team and added two forwards who will help put the puck in the net. Jarome Iginla highlights the Flames’ forwards.  Daymond Langkow is a very underrated center and Matthew Lombardi can skate like the wind.  The rest […]

  • 2008/09 Edmonton Oilers Season Preview

    2008/09 Edmonton Oilers Season Preview

    3. Edmonton Oilers –  A bit of a surprise pick here but they finished off last season on fire and their young players will be that much better after a year of experience.  After some smooth moves, by then GM Kevin Lowe, the Oilers have a very good group up front. Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff, […]

  • 2008/09 Colorado Avalanche Season Preview

    2008/09 Colorado Avalanche Season Preview

    4. Colorado Avalanche – Probably a big surprise for most people having this team this low.  I like their forwards but their defence could be better and their goaltending could end up being the worst tandem in the league. Up front the Avalanche look good with Milan Hejduk, Ian Laperriere, Ryan Smyth, Paul Stastny, Marek […]

  • 2008/09 NHL Northwest Divison Standings Preview

    2008/09 NHL Northwest Divison Standings Preview

    Time to keep on truckin’ in the Western Conference. Today I’ll be taking a look at the teams in the highly competitive Northwest Division.  Lets take a look at where these teams will finish this year in my 2008 – 2009 Northwest Divison Standings Preview. 2008 – 2009 Northwest Divison Standings Preview Rank Team Rec […]

  • 2008/09 St. Louis Blues Season Preview

    2008/09 St. Louis Blues Season Preview

    5. St. Louis Blues Like Columbus, I’m a fan of what the Blues have done to rebuild the team and adding Doug Armstrong to the front office makes the future look that much brighter in St. Louis.  However, like the Blue Jackets, the Blues defence will be their achillies heels.  Their forward group is one […]

  • 2008/09 Columbus Blue Jackets Season Preview

    2008/09 Columbus Blue Jackets Season Preview

    4. Columbus Blue Jackets I really like what GM Scott Howson has done with this team.  However, I’m unsure of just how well this team will gel together so that’s why I have them ranked this low.  Their forward group is solid with Rick Nash, R.J. Umberger, Kristian Huselius, Derick Brassard, Fredrik Modin, Raffi Torres […]

  • 2008/09 Nashville Predators Season Preview

    2008/09 Nashville Predators Season Preview

    3. Nashville Predators Bit of a question mark with this team, mostly in net and up front.  Their forward group isn’t terrible, but no one really stands out. Jason Arnott, J.P. Dumont and Martin Erat headline the forwards.  David Legwand will be looking for a rebound season and both Steve Sullivan and Alexander Radulov are […]

  • 2008/09 Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview

    2008/09 Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview

     2. Chicago Blackhawks A young exciting team that took big strides last year. Their forward group took a bit of a hit losing both Robert Lang and the best faceoff man in the NHL Yannic Perreault, but they still have a young, fast and skilled group. Of course Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are the […]

  • 2008/09 Detroit Red Wings Season Preview

    2008/09 Detroit Red Wings Season Preview

    1.  Detroit Red Wings Of course not a shock here.  Ken Holland did a great job building this team and it showed with their Stanley Cup victory last season.  Whats even more impressive is that he kept all the players together and added Marian Hossa for this season.  Their forwards are among the best in […]

  • 2008/09 NHL Central Divison Standings Preview

    2008/09 NHL Central Divison Standings Preview

    Since we’re a couple days away from the start of the NHL season I figure now is as good of time as any to start my preview of all the teams. To prevent massive articles I’ll be going by division each day. Instead of predicting each team’s record I’ll just be posting the teams in […]