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Friday October 31, 2014
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DailyNHLGrindIt was a night of firsts in Denver tonight. The Colorado Avalanche defeated the New York Islanders 5-0 for their first shutout of the season. The game-winning goal came off the stick of Cody McLeod early in the opening period and the Avs never looked back. McLeod ’s goal, which came off a nice setup from Duchene be...
Filed Under: Avs   Islanders   Johnson   Varlamov   McLeod  
Monday October 27, 2014
After coming within a bounce of a second straight trip to the Stanley Cup Finals to face a team they'd have likely beaten, the Blackhawks have to have high hopes for this season. General Manager Stan Bowman stuck to his usual status quo during this past offseason, avoiding any huge personnel moves. Bowman either has a difficult job, as it's difficult to make big moves wi...
Filed Under: Blackhawks   Hawks   Chicago  
I don't even know where to start with this except for just stating my opinion. I really don't think that Fucale is as good as everyone has been saying he is. Yes I know, start the criticizing please. I've said before to people that Fucale is only as good as the team that's playing around him. That being said, he's not a bad goalie by any means. I just feel that he is simpl...
Filed Under: goalies   Fucale   WJC   NHL   QMJHL   Mooseheads  
Saturday October 25, 2014
MLew65 writes...

Sabres western swing

Posted 11:36 PM ET | Comments 0
The Sabres certainly didn't perform like they had jet lag flying out west to take on the Kings, Ducks and Sharks. Coming back to Buffalo 1-2 is a good thing for this team.Over-all for this team it was a successful road trip.We saw out west is what we haven't seen previously from Buffalo, a team doing the little things that count like winning battles along the board, s...
Filed Under: Buffalo Sabres  
Hammanu writes...

All Habs, All The Time, Game 8

Posted 10:38 PM ET | Comments 1
Greetings!Habs vs RangersBefore I start I need to rant a little.WTF is up with CBC/Sportsnet with only playing Leaf games on Hockey Night in Canada?!? Seriously, if I wanted to watch a mind numbing show I would turn on the Kardashians and slowly wait for my brain cells to die. It would hurt less...Now on to the Habs. You would have to go back 50 years to find a st...
Filed Under: Habs   Canadiens   Montreal   ALL Habs   Habs vs Rangers  
I know there are a lot of people who think Brad Treliving has done a good job as Flames ’ GM so far, but I would like to express my thoughts on why I question his performance.When he was hired, I like many others, didn't know much about him beyond the obvious. I was somewhat wary of the decision to hire a rookie GM, but with seasoned veteran Brian ‘I look like I slept...
Filed Under: Flames  
Last night, the Winnipeg Jets lost another game to Steve Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2. An all too familiar result for the Jets and their fans as they continue to struggle out of the gates this season. This loss however, was especially frustrating as the Jets out-shot outhit and essentially outplayed the Bolts for most of the game. So who's to blame for this unl...
Thursday October 23, 2014
The San Jose Sharks have started the 2014-15 NHL season with a 4-2-1 start and are currently tied for second in the Pacific Division along with the Los Angeles Kings. I figure it's about time we review each game so far.Game 1: San Jose Sharks (0-0-0) at Los Angeles Kings (0-0-0)The Sharks started off their season against the team that ended their previous two, obviously ...
Filed Under: San Jose Sharks   Joe Thornton   San Jose   Sharks  
In evaluating a long term plan for a team it is essential, and fairly obvious, to determine your core and players that make sense to build around. For the Calgary Flames and their plans to re-build, it seems fairly obvious they are planning on being in a playoff spot within three seasons after this one. Contract expiry is the biggest clue with only 7 players signed through...
Filed Under: Flames   Giordano   Bennett  
stljam writes...

Miller expected to start tonight

Posted 2:47 PM ET | Comments 0
Update to add JR's projected lineup.Just a quick hit for you all in case it wasn't posted around.According to Canucks.com - Although an official announcement was not made, the early indications after yesterday's optional practice suggested that Miller would get the call for tonight's tilt.With Miller in net, I really am disappointed I can't attend tonight's game. ...
Filed Under: canucks.   blues   miller  
Wednesday October 22, 2014
It ’s easy to write-off the Carolina Hurricanes already this season. Winless thus far, the Hurricanes head west for a critical western swing. Just what they need to put the final nail in the coffin, right? It has been a tough start to the season for the Canes, battling a raft of injuries to top pla yers, decimating an already talent-light roster. And, trade rumors have b...
Filed Under: Carolina Hurricanes   Staal   Semin   Skinner   Sekera   Nash  
Saturday October 18, 2014
More Maple Leafs follies as the 2014-15 season gets off and running here in October! Plenty of new faces, still the same problems...However, let me start with some of the good: The team did make several smart moves in the off-season to strengthen the bottom six. Adding veterans like Mike Santorelli, Daniel Winnik and David Booth (although injured again) brought in a g...
Buffalo-Sabres writes...

Beautiful Disaster?

Posted 12:02 PM ET | Comments 0
Beautiful Disaster?: The Sabres re-organization planIts been five games into the Sabres 2014-2015 campaign and Sabres fans and people around the league are talking. Many people are saying " I told you so " . Others are surprised at how similar the Sabres resemble last years historically bad squad. For me this begs the question, is Tim Murray is in control of this rebuild(...
Filed Under: Sabres   Nolan   Murray   Pegula   Tank  
Modern day Oilers fans will remember in the not too distant past they were in the Stanley Cup Finals facing off against a Carolina squad with a young upstart goalie by the name of Cam Ward. Names like Mike Morrison, Jussi Markkanen and Ty Conklin were all to familiar to Oilers fans, much to their chagrin. Little did the fans realize that when the trigger was pulled on a ...
Thursday October 16, 2014
The Oilers are terrible. Mac T tried to add to the line up in an effort to improve the club, but they are still garbage. This is fact. Now that I got that out of the way, I want to also that Mac T did indeed make some nice additions, but the team needs something much bigger, much bolder.I'm going to suggest that 2 players can turn this team around. Not just players, but v...
Filed Under: Oilers  

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