Day: January 20, 2024

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New York Islanders Fire Head Coach Lane Lambert; Hire Patrick Roy

After an ugly 0-3-1 road trip, the Islanders relieved 2nd year head coach Lane Lambert of his duties this afternoon. Lambert was 61-46-20 through his first two seasons as the Isles bench boss, including a quick postseason appearance a year ago, but with the Isles team statistics towards the bottom of the league in many […]

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Game Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks | 01/20/2024

Vancouver, BC – The Toronto Maple Leafs left Calgary with a win on Thursday night and left shortly after for Vancouver, where they will be playing the Canucks tonight looking for a second consecutive win. HEAD-TO-HEAD Last Meeting: The Leafs and Canucks last faced off against each other November 11th, 2023 where the Leafs ultimately outplayed […]

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Warren Foegele skating for the Edmonton Oilers

NHL Game Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames | 01/20/2024

Happiness for this team keeps getting cheaper by the dozen. On Thursday night, the Edmonton Oilers tied an NHL record for most consecutive wins by a Canadian team. That would be the Montreal Canadiens back in the 1967/1968 season, with 12 wins in a row. I’ll first own up to a mistake I made in […]

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Edmonton Oilers Recall Dylan Holloway

As the Edmonton Oilers get prepared for their second Battle of Alberta this season, forward Dylan Holloway has been recalled from the Bakersfield Condors today. He missed two months of the season due to injury and then had himself a conditioning stint in the AHL. His lone goal of 2023/2024 was in the team’s first […]

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ECHL Game Recap: Atlanta Gladiators vs. Jacksonville Icemen | 01/19/2024

After splitting a series with the Trois-Rivières Lions, The Atlanta Gladiators were eager to gain some additional positive momentum. Atlanta signed forward Spencer Kennedy mid-week to potentially help bolster the team with his physical play and help energize the offense. The Atlanta Gladiator’s starting lineup included Luke Prokop, Griffin Luce, Cody Sylvester, Jackson Pierson, and […]

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JUST IN: Wild Recall Wallstedt and Lucchini

After last night’s game against the Florida Panthers, the Minnesota Wild have had to make a few roster changes. Both Marc-Andre Fleury and Connor Dewar left the game with injuries during the second period. The Wild have recalled Jake Lucchini and moved Dewar to IR with a lower-body injury. They have also recalled Jesper Wallstedt […]

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NHL Unrestricted Free Agents for 2024-2025

An Early Look At the 2024-25 NHL UFAs

Between now and the trade deadline of March 8, all NHL teams must decide what to do with their upcoming unrestricted free agents. For some players, this means a trade to another team. For others, it means continuing to play the season and working towards a new contract. Some will finish the season where they […]

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ECHL: A Chat With Icemen All-Star Forward Brendan Harris

A slow start to the year was not in the cards for Jacksonville Icemen forward Brendan Harris. The Icemen forward has been performing at career-best levels since the start of the Icemen’s 2023-24 campaign, racking up 37 points through the first half of the season. This year, his voracious start earned him the honors of […]

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Game Recap: Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers | 01/19/2024

After a disappointing loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on the first game of their back-to-back road series, the Minnesota Wild pulled out a 6-4 win against the Florida Panthers. In a completely wacky game that seemed to have a little bit of everything, the Wild showed that they aren’t down and out yet. Quick […]

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Opinion: Who is the Real Igor Shesterkin?

I know that I have defended New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin in this space a lot. In previous posts, I have told Blueshirt fans not to worry about him. In those posts, I point out how Shesterkin, 28, will find his game, how his statistics will still end up being in the top half […]

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