October 03 2016 03:10PM
Today we are continuing our series that takes a look at fellow Central division rivals for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Once again the Central Division lines up to be one of the toughest divisions in all of hockey. with all seven teams ( yes, even the Jets) being legitimate playoff threats.
Today, we look at the Chicago Blackhawks.
October 03 2016 03:00PM
We're still waiting for real hockey games, but there won't be a dull day off the ice between now and the start of the NHL regular season. Monday kicks off another week and another batch of players for the waiver wire.
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 11:20AM
Every year all 30 NHL teams have some hope of possibly playing hockey through the spring and lifting Lord Stanley's Cup in June. In reality there are only a hand full of teams that are legit cup contenders. There are also clubs that are yet at that level, but are looking to be at the big dance come late April. The Winnipeg Jets are in that group. They aren't yet cup contenders but have the talent and the coaching to possibly clinch a playoff spot for the 2017 NHL playoffs. Here are three reasons why the Jets will make the playoffs this year.
October 02 2016 10:36PM
It wasn't a work of art, but the Winnipeg Jets improved their preseason record to 3-1, after a 4-0 shutout over the Calgary Flames at the Pengrowth Saddledome.