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Rangers defeat Penguins 5-1 in Game 5 – Knee-Jerk Reactions

  By Joe Depto (@JoeDepto) – Healthy or not, the Rangers received what they’ve been missing from Ryan McDonagh tonight. He was positionally sound, and was consistently responsible with the puck. McDonagh had 23 zone starts (tied with Dan Girardi for the most of any Ranger tonight), and 19 of them were either in the […]

Ron Hextall’s Easy Offseason Will Improve Philadelphia’s Future Fortunes

Ron Hextall’s Easy Offseason Will Improve Philadelphia’s Future Fortunes

By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) New Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall is undoubtedly already preparing for the 2014 offseason. In a move that surprised no one, Hextall assumed the GM’s throne in the City of Brotherly Love on Wednesday when Paul Holmgren became the team’s president. Holmgren’s tenure as GM is difficult to assess; positives […]

Penguins Defeat Rangers 4-2 in Game 4 – Knee-Jerk Reactions

By Joe Depto (@JoeDepto) – New York’s offensive production continues to tailspin, but it’s not simply limited to Rick Nash’s scoreless streak continuing for yet another game. Much has been made of Nash’s inability to find the net, but Derek Stepan has just four assists since April 1st, and none of them have come against […]

Hextall to be named new Flyers GM

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Hextall to be named new Flyers GM

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) It was a given that Ron Hextall was brought back to Philadelphia to one day become the general manager of the Flyers, the question has always been when the right time would be to make the move. Ed Snider apparently feels that time is now. The Flyers have called an 11:30 […]

Michael Dal Colle Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Oshawa Generals

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Michael Dal Colle Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Oshawa Generals

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Michael Dal Colle Age – 17 Position – Left Wing Height – 6′2″ Weight – 171 Draft Projection: Top-10 OHL Team: Oshawa Generals 2013 Regular Season Stats: 39 goals, 56 assists, 95 points, +8, 34PIM, 67 games played 2013 Playoff Stats: 8 goals, 12 assists, 20 points, 0PIM, 12 games played […]

Sam Bennett Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Kingston Frontenacs

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Sam Bennett Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Kingston Frontenacs

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Sam Bennett Age – 18 Position – Center Height – 6′0″ Weight – 181 Draft Projection: Top-5 OHL Team: Kingston Frontenacs 2013 Regular Season Stats: 36 goals, 55 assists, 91 points, +34, 118PIM, 57 games played 2013 Playoff Stats: 5 goals, 4 assists, 9 points, 18PIM, 7 games played NHL Comparable(s) […]

Penguins shutout Rangers in Game 3 – Knee-Jerk Reactions

Penguins shutout Rangers in Game 3 – Knee-Jerk Reactions

  By Joe Depto (@JoeDepto)   – The Rangers got a much better performance out of the ailing Ryan McDonagh in Game 3, but they didn’t nearly enough from their defense tonight. Girardi’s first two periods were better than anything the Rangers received from him in game 2′s shutout loss to Pittsburgh, but his third […]

Aaron Ekblad Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Barrie Colts

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Aaron Ekblad Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Barrie Colts

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) With the 2014 NHL Entry Draft less than two months away, it’s time for my annual scouting reports on top draft eligible talent from the Ontario Hockey League. Here is my scouting report on 2014 draft eligible Aaron Ekblad of the Barrie Colts. Aaron Ekblad Age – 18 Position – Defenseman […]

General Managers: Beware the Legend

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General Managers: Beware the Legend

  By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) The Carolina Hurricanes recently announced the promotion of franchise legend Ron Francis to General Manager, following a training stint in the franchise’s front office and the retirement of former manager Jim Rutherford. Francis has been the heir apparent to the Canes’ GM job for a number of years, and becomes […]

Eastern Conference Semi Finals: Bruins vs Canadiens Game 1 By The Numbers

Eastern Conference Semi Finals: Bruins vs Canadiens Game 1 By The Numbers

By: Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) The Bruins came so close to taking Game One from the Canadiens. So close. Blame P.K. Subban and that laser of a shot he has. Possession: Outside of the first period and the second overtime, the Bruins carried play big time. The graph below shows the Bruins’ CF% period by period. […]