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Hockey Wilderness

2021-22 Player Grades: These forwards were here?

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Let’s look at the seasons of Some Guys. The Minnesota Wild, in their 2021-22 season, suffered enough injuries for them to consider and re-consider several AHL call-ups and even had to rely upon some rookies making their debut to provide enough of a performance to balance out the absences. But we are not talking about those high-potential players here, we’re getting into the mud; the icky world of bringing in some minor-league veterans to play at the bottom of the lineup and just don’t do anything game-ruining. Let’s look at the...

St. Louis Game Time

What does Alexei Toropchenko’s injury mean for the Blues’ fourth line?

The forward didn’t start the season in St. Louis, but the coaching staff liked what they saw down the stretch. Alexei Toropchenko didn’t make his Blues’ debut until December 14th, and he didn’t stick on the roster until his return against the Ottawa Senators on March 8th. Down the stretch and into the playoffs, he became a welcome sight on the Blues’ fourth line. The very large winger, who stands at 6’6” and weighs 222 lbs, isn’t afraid to use his body to knock guys off of the puck or out of the play. He finished the regular season with two goals and the...

Eyes On The Prize

Draft profile: Julian Lutz could become a solid workhorse in the NHL

Photo by Thomas Hiermayer/DeFodi Images via The German got his draft season spoiled by injury, but that does not negate his interesting qualities. Germany goes into this draft on a high after recently watching Moritz Seider deservedly scoop up the accolade as last season’s top NHL rookie. What this effectively means is that the very top of the hockey world is growing, with more countries able to produce not only NHL talent but top-end NHL talent. Unfortunately for Germany, Slovakia seems to have regained some of their former glory, meaning they are currently the...


Panthers’ Duclair undergoes Achilles surgery, expected to return mid-season

Florida Panthers forward Anthony Duclair underwent surgery to repair an Achilles tendon injury and is expected to return to action mid-season, the club announced Saturday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Shoulder surgery a setback for Blues' Toropchenko

After a surprisng ascent this past season, the young forward may not be ready until early December.

The Hockey Writers

Capitals’ 2022 Offseason Free Agent Targets: Colorado Avalanche

The impact of Nicklas Backstrom’s hip surgery shouldn’t be overstated. With the Swede facing “a lengthy recovery process,” Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has a hole to plug at…

Silver Seven

Five Thoughts: Missing Out on Fiala, Trying for DeBrincat, Hockey Ops and More!

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Let’s get down to some thinking, shall we? Welcome to a Canada Day edition of Five Thoughts for Friday: On Missing Out It’s no secret that the Ottawa Senators are in need of an injection of skill up front — the team finished 26th in scoring last year, and while they had to deal with injuries to a few key contributors, it’s difficult to look at next year’s projected roster as it currently stands and have much confidence that the necessary offensive output will be there. So when the Los Angeles Kings won the Kevin...

Canes Country

About Last Season: Jordan Martinook

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via The Alternate Captain was plagued by injuries once again this season and after his abysmal year, one has to wonder, was his contract renewal last summer a smart move? Jordan Martinook 2021-22 By The Numbers Age: 29 NHL Seasons: 7 Scoring: 6 Goals, 9 Assists, 15 Points in 59 Games Played Playoff Scoring: 0 Goals, 1 Assist, 1 Point in 6 Games Played Advances Statistics: 58.0 CF%, 51.6 xGF%, 50.01 GF% Average TOI: 9:43 ES, 0:04 PP, 0:10 SH Contract Status: 2 Years Remaining at $1.8 Million AAV Last offseason the Carolina Hurricanes had...

St. Louis Game Time

Blues can move on and keep the faith after Jordan Binnington injury, playoff performance

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports It’s time to keep on trucking. The St. Louis Blues suffered a huge blow in the second round of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri collided with Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington. Binnington suffered a lower-body injury. He even admitted to throwing a water bottle at Kadri after Game 3. Both parties had a previous incident this NHL season. Last October, Binnington received a 10-minute misconduct penalty for swinging his goalie stick at Kadri after a scrum between the Blues and Avalanche.Despite the...

Knights On Ice

2021-22 Player Review: Zach Whitecloud Showed Flashes of Brilliance This Season

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Whitecloud is the truth. In the 2021-22 Player Review series, we will evaluate the 2021-22 performances of each key member of the Golden Knights. Players were evaluated based on overall performance in the regular season with regard to pre-season expectations and how that player performed in his particular role. Zach Whitecloud had a very interesting year, and showed glimpses of the player he can be for the Vegas Golden Knights when healthy. He had the misfortune of having to undergo surgery on his hand, breaking his foot, and sitting out...

Broad Street Hockey

BSH Radio #360: Step to the plate and swing, Chuck

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via In which the gang gets deep into their draft previewing. We are precisely one week from the draft so the gang talks possible scenarios for the Flyers’ 5th overall pick as well as the recent injury updates from Chuck’s recent presser and, most importantly, BSH Draft Party details!

The Hockey Writers

Flyers New & Rumors: Farabee Injury, Fletcher and Flahr, Draft Prospects

The Philadelphia Flyers dropped some unexpected news about 22-year-old Joel Farabee over the weekend. General manager (GM) Chuck Fletcher and assistant GM Brent Flahr met with the media on Wednesday…


‘His world came crashing down’ Fletcher provides an update on Ellis injury

After only playing four games with the Philadelphia Flyers, Ryan Ellis has been sidelined since November 13, with a lower-body injury. Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher gives an update on his injury but does not put a timeline on his return. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Puck Prose

The 10 Best Players to Never Win a Stanley Cup in Their Career

In hockey, there is only one goal. One thing that drives every hockey player to be the best. The one thing that will make hockey players play with bruises, cuts, severe injuries, blood, sweat, and tears. The holy grail of the sport, the Stanley Cup, is something every player dreams of hoisting. It is not […] The 10 Best Players to Never Win a Stanley Cup in Their Career - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL


Panthers’ Anthony Duclair faces lengthy recovery after Achilles injury

Florida Panthers winger Anthony Duclair faces a lengthy recovery after injuring his Achilles tendon during off-season training, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Mile High Hockey

How Nazem Kadri lifted an entire community with the Cup

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ He also changes the course of his career with the victory. Nazem Kadri, as I’d mentioned before Game 5, was one win away from history. He had just returned from injury to score the game-winning overtime goal in Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning that gave his Colorado Avalanche a commanding 3-1 series lead. Through all the ups and downs, ins and outs of his career, both in an Avalanche and Maple Leaf uniform, the Lebanese-born Canadian has finally achieved his childhood dream. There were so many challenges alone in the postseason that...

The Hockey Writers

Capitals Face More Tough Blue Line Questions with Alexeyev’s Surgery

It has been a summer of surgeries for the Washington Capitals. First Tom Wilson, then Nicklas Backstrom, and now Alex Alexeyev, who is expected to miss 4-5 months after undergoing…


Lightning reveal long list of injuries players dealt with in playoffs

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point sustained a “significant tear” to his quad and will recover in a few weeks, according to general manager Julien BriseBois. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

St. Louis Game Time

A big defensive upgrade may not happen for the Blues this off-season

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Money and an average group of free agents could hold them back. If there’s one thing that Blues fans can agree on, it’s that throughout most of last season, the defense was less than ideal. Aside from Justin Faulk (16 G, 31A), Torey Krug (9G, 34A) and yes, Colton Parayko (6G, 29A), the blueline lacked punch. It also lacked basic defensive skills depending on what pairings were necessitated by injury. Spending a chunk of the season paired with Marco Scandella drug Parayko down. Scandella, who had a rough season (to be generous) was a...


‘You guys are going to be shocked’: Maroon on Lightning’s unpublished injury report

Pat Maroon comments on the injuries that the Tampa Bay Lightning were playing through during the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs and what it says about the team’s character. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Lightning’s Cooper describes injuries his team played through as ‘mind boggling’

It’s well known that by the time a team gets to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, they are nursing their fair share of bumps, bruises, and even fractures. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Avalanche battled injuries, mental hurdles to take home the Stanley Cup

The Hockey Central panel puts a wrap on the Stanley Cup Playoffs after the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games and discusses how they accomplished this feat, how the Avalanche dominated in Game 6, and much more. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Pension Plan Puppets

2022 NHL Draft Profile: Adam Sýkora

Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via He’s a hard working, skilled winger and the youngest top prospect in this draft If you’ve been reading along with my draft work the past few years, you’ll likely have noticed that I like looking at prospects who seem like potential ‘steals’. It could be that I think they’ll be ranked lower than they deserve, or be taken later than their rankings, for reasons that commonly happen at the draft. They may be smaller, they may play in a more obscure level, they have have missed a lot of time due to injury, and so on. But it...


Point not yet comfortable in playing his best to be effective for Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper discusses Brayden Point’s injury that has kept him out for most of the playoffs. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


How Lightning are crawling back in this series against Avalanche

Sean Reynolds, Ken Wiebe, and Luke Fox discuss the injury updates of Colorado Avalanche players prior to Game 6, status of Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point, and the battle of fourth liners between two teams. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Lightning’s Brayden Point remains out of lineup for Game 6

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper is not anticipating any lineup changes Sunday night for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final as forward Brayden Point continues to deal with an undisclosed “severe injury.” The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Broad Street Hockey

Flyperbole: Oh god, not the Bees!

Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via If you’re edged ‘cause I’m weazin all your grindage, just chill. Steve and Ryan talk NHL awards, Joel Farabee’s surgery, listener takes on the Philadelphia Flyers hiring John Tortorella as head coach, and more! Make sure to follow us on twitter @Flyperbole and @ryanquigz. Also, follow @BSH_Radio and don’t forget to rate us on iTunes! You can find the entire Broad Street Hockey audio offerings in the following places: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and RSS.

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: A (Sort Of) Update on Carey Price’s Status

The Montreal Canadiens dealt with the uncertainty around Carey Price for 77 of the team’s 82 games last season. He had surgery in August and it sounded like he might be available to begin the regular season on time. Even though he appeared on the verge on making his return to the lineup for most […] Montreal Canadiens: A (Sort Of) Update on Carey Price’s Status - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NISSAN Morning Drive: Don Sweeney And Bruce Cassidy On Pastrnak Injury

NESN.com's Courtney Cox recaps Bruins GM Don Sweeney and Head Coach Bruce Cassidy adjusting to David Pastrnak's thumb injury that will leave him out for at least two weeks in the Nissan Morning Drive. For More: http://nesn.com/?p=917652

Ford F-150 Final Five Facts: Bruins Drop To Rangers At Home

NESN.com's Michaela Vernava breaks down the Bruins 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday Night where Tuukka Rask left the game early with a concussion.  Here are the Ford F-150 Final Five Facts from the game: http://nesn.com/?p=910526.

Rick Nash announces retirement from Hockey

NHL winger Rick Nash who played from the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins announced Friday morning that he will be retiring due to unresolved issues with a concussion. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava has more.