Metropolitan Division

Akira Schmid in net for the New Jersey Devils in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Devils Underrated Goaltending Situation Should Surprise the League This Season

Akira Schmid is a name that most NHL fans did not know until the 2023 NHL Playoffs were underway. In the season prior, he shared the net with Vitek Vanecek and Mackenzie Blackwood (when healthy). All 3 New Jersey Devils goalies ended the season with winning records. Now, with Blackwood headed out to San Jose, […]

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Islanders Training Camp Preview

With the Islanders official training camp opening on Thursday morning, what are the big headlines, stories, and questions surrounding the team ahead of camp? Let’s start up front on the top line. With who and where does Mat Barzal play? Isles superstar Mat Barzal played center for all of his career until the Islanders brought […]

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A group of Capitals rookies kneel on the ice in front of a coach.

A Look at Capitals Rookie Camp

The Washington Capitals’ rookie camp got underway this past weekend, with events taking place both on their home turf– MedStar Iceplex— and at Navy’s McMullen Hockey Arena in Annapolis, Maryland. Rookie Camp was led by Hershey Bears head coach Todd Nelson. Coach Nelson explained that holding part of Rookie Camp away in Annapolis was “kind […]

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The Pascal Vincent Era Begins

There’s no limit to the number of reasons why the Pascal Vincent era should have begun in Columbus much sooner than September 17; however, as we all know, the irresponsible hiring of Mike Babcock by the Blue Jackets front office ultimately delayed the first-time NHL head coach from being named the tenth – if you […]

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Events That Changed Hockey

It is well known that in all walks of life, things change and evolve. It is safe to say that our favorite sport, hockey, has evolved in many ways. With that in mind, here are 10 events, in no particular order, that I think changed how our game was played: Goaltenders Playing the Puck Could […]

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New Jersey Devils Ring of Honor Returns, Who Deserves To Be Honored in 2024?

January 7th, 2017 the New Jersey Devils started something special. They call it the “Ring Of Honor” and there has only been one inductee; the man who brought the Devils to the Garden State, Dr. John McMullen. Dr. McMullen was a no brainer to start this tradition but then it seemed to be put on […]

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OPINION: Mike Babcock Gone, Jarmo Kekalainen Must Follow

EDITING NOTE: The Columbus Blue Jackets organization has officially apologized for the handling of the Mike Babcock hiring. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen has taken responsibility for the situation and apologized to both fans and players. Even when it was rumored that the Columbus Blue Jackets were looking to hire Mike Babcock, it wasn’t well received […]

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Devils Priming for a High Scoring Season Amidst Heated Metropolitan Division Showdown

(Long Island, NY) The 2023-2024 New Jersey Devils recently lost two wingers to Colorado. Tomas Tatar may have re-signed; however, his days in New Jersey were numbered the day Tom Fitzgerald made an unexpected splash. “Fitz” made a move to bring 73 Point and 34 goal, Tyler Toffoli in the fold. A Devils fan favorite, […]

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Mike Babcock Resigns as Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coach

Mike Babcock has resigned as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, pending an official announcement from the club. After being hired on July 1st, 2023, by Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, Babcock would last just over two months in his latest NHL stint. Mike Babcock would be put on blast by the Spittin’ […]

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Spencer Carbery Is Optimistic About Kuznetsov and Mantha This Coming Season

Head coach Spencer Carbery hopes to have a successful first season in Washington, including leading the Capitals to the playoffs again after an uncharacteristic miss this past season. The Capitals’ return to success will depend, in part, on forwards Evgeny Kuznetsov and Anthony Mantha, both of whom had less-than-stellar performances last season. However, during an […]

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