Category: NHL News

Why the Predators will be the next dynasty

Aug 23, 2017 Josh Cooper In today’s NHL, creating a consistently competitive team is the best path toward making a dynasty. Although the common myth is that it’s hard to build a team capable of multiple championships in the salary-cap era, results prove otherwise. Since the 2004-05 lockout, just three teams — the Chicago Blackhawks,…

Why Bruce Boudreau ‘bought a friggin’ hockey team’

Bruce Boudreau often tells friends he was put on Earth to promote hockey. So this summer, he backed that up — and bought his own team.  11:49 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Bruce Boudreau is ubiquitous in hockey circles. He was an extra in “Slap Shot.” In fact, he even taught Paul Newman how to take…

Iced out: The lowdown on NHL’s Olympic boycott

Jonathan Toews (Canada) and Henrik Lundqvist (Sweden) — already Olympic heroes for their respective countries — have publicly expressed their disappointment about the NHL’s decision to skip the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Aug 9, 2017 Emily KaplanESPN NHL players have competed in the past five Winter Olympics, dating to 1998. The 2018 Games…

Kings’ maker: Rob Blake is ready to right L.A.’s ship

Rob Blake is a Hall of Famer who retired from playing recently enough that he can still relate to current players.  1:20 PM ET Josh Cooper Rob Blake learned about the importance of preparation while working on his family’s farm. Growing up in Simcoe, Ontario, Blake watched his father, Robert, constantly delve into the small…

Will the Avs still be awful in 2017-18?

Matt Duchene and the Avalanche didn’t have much to smile about last season, when they finished last in the league by 21 points and were outscored by 112 goals.  Aug 3, 2017 Josh Cooper When the 2016-17 season ended, the Colorado Avalanche looked likely to be one of the league’s most active teams this summer.…