Western Conference

Updates on Edmonton Oilers Ahead of Game 5

It’s Not Over Until It’s Over The Edmonton Oilers practiced today in Sunrise, Florida, ahead of a pivotal Game 5 tomorrow night at 8:00 PM ET (6:00 PM MT). They are currently trailing 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Final after a dominant 8-1 victory over Florida on Saturday night. In that game, Connor McDavid broke […]

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Player Profile: Patrick Maroon

Patrick Maroon was born on April 23, 1988, in St. Louis, Missouri. Maroon’s son Anthony Thomas-Maroon is a 15-year-old left-shot, left-wing playing for the St. Louis AAA Blues 15U team. Patrick played for the AAA Blues 18U team during the 2004-05 season, scoring ten goals with 15 assists in 30 games. During the 2005-06 season, […]

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Former Boston Bruins Defenseman Might Become Available Again

When defenseman Torey Krug left the Boston Bruins on October 9, 2020, many Bruins fans were upset by the team losing a core member who had helped the team to two Stanley Cup Final appearances. However, the salary cap hit at the time was a steep $6.5 million and the Bruins had offered Krug a […]

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Blue Jackets Offseason Update: A Fresh Start For Laine, New Number for Fantilli, And More

Many waves have already been made for the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason. In their wake remain some unanswered questions. Recently, it’s been revealed that Patrik Laine wanted to be traded earlier last season before entering the NHLPA player’s assistance program. New GM Don Waddell spoke to the media a few weeks ago saying that […]

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ECHL: Wichita Thunder Announces Affiliation Extension With San Jose Sharks

The Wichita Thunder announced yesterday that they have extended their affiliation agreement with the NHL’s San Jose Sharks and AHL’s San Jose Barracuda for the 2024-25 season. This will be the third straight season that the Thunder have been affiliated with the Sharks. San Jose is the third different NHL team that the Thunder have […]

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Stanley Cup Finals Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers Game 4 | 06/15/2024

I wonder if during practice, the players put on a famous speech scene from a sports movie to maybe pump them up a bit more. After Game 2, Connor McDavid said, “I look forward to people doubting us again.” Then after Game 3, he looked more shocked in his presser about the situation the Edmonton […]

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Florida Panthers vs. Edmonton Oilers Game 3 Recap | 06/14/2024

One of my all-time favorite quotes from a sporting coach comes from the Nebraska Cornhuskers Women’s Volleyball Head Coach John Cook, “Defense wins championships,” his entire coaching philosophy is built around that. Head Coach Paul Maurice has implemented a similar philosophy since joining the Panthers last season; any player who’s been interviewed has at some […]

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The Best Landing Spots for Sam Reinhart

Sam Reinhart is set to hit free agency on July 1st on the heels of a career-best season for the 28-year-old Florida Panther. Reinhart, the 2nd overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, had career highs in goals, points, shot percentage, and power-play goals. The West Vancouver native enters free agency as the most coveted […]

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Winnipeg Jets Linked to Hurricanes Restricted Free Agent

The Nikolaj Ehlers talk is in full swing and the Winnipeg Jets are certainly attempting to map out the best possible outcome for the team and the player. Talks of strong interest from the Jets in a current restricted free agent (RFA) out of Carolina have only doused this fire with more gasoline. Martin Necas’ […]

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2024 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Raoul Boilard

The Scouting Report Raoul Boilard is a forward in this draft that may not get a lot of hype, but he can be a player that plays important roles. The 6-foot-2 and 190-pound center from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, raised some eyebrows last season by recording the most points by a rookie in the Quebec Maritime […]

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