Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Not many things changed in Pittsburgh, despite a first-round exit, but don’t hit the alarm just yet. The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming into the 2021-22 season the way they always do: not the best team in their division, but still pretty good. The team still has much of the core left, only losing small pieces from year to year since … [Read more...] about 2021-22 Pittsburgh Penguins Preview: If it’s not broke, don’t fix it
We begin counting down the 30 biggest storylines to watch across the league for the 2021-22 season. … [Read more...] about NHL Power Rankings: Top storylines for 2021-22 season (Part 1)
Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images The Sharks rookies and goaltender Benjamin Gaudreau secure a 5-2 win over Vegas. After a stunning 8-4 Game 1 defeat at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks’ rookies (led by Trevor Zegras and Jamie Drysdale), the San Jose Sharks rookies bounced back for a 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights prospects in Game 2. Goaltending prospect … [Read more...] about 2021 Rookie Faceoff Recap, Game 2: Big Ben backstops 5-2 win
Photo by Christopher Mast/Getty Images After the Anaheim Ducks prospects slaughtered San Jose in the first game of the 2021 Rookie Showcase, they’re back at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Arizona, to face off against a squad of Vegas Golden Knights prospects. Broadcasts will be restricted to the teams’ local markets. Streaming information will be posted on the Sharks’ … [Read more...] about Golden Knights at Sharks Rookie Tournament: Rosters, how to watch & open thread
Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Panthers already have the winning formula in their depth-heavy team — their biggest obstacle is the Atlantic Division. If last season’s ‘Battle for Florida’ Stanley Cup Playoffs taught us anything, it’s that the Panthers are done with losing in the first round. This off-season didn’t change much about their … [Read more...] about 2021-22 Florida Panthers Preview: Jumbo addition brings Cup dreams closer
Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images The Leafs are on the cusp of greatness. Too bad we’ve been saying that about them for half a decade. Ah, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The living embodiment of Sisyphus rolling a boulder up a hill. Or Charlie Brown trying to kick a football. No matter how many times the Leafs climb the playoff hill and come close to winning their first … [Read more...] about 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs Preview: All or Nothing?
Between the ongoing investigation into Evander Kane and the trade rumors swirling around Tomas Hertl, it seemed that potentially neither would be back with the San Jose Sharks this season. Add in that Hertl is believed to be one of the Sharks’ core members who was upset with Kane’s presence in the locker room last year and did not want him to return, it certainly did not seem … [Read more...] about Latest On Sharks’ Evander Kane, Tomas Hertl
Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images A penalty and goal-filled affair kicked off the Sharks’ 2021 Rookie Faceoff campaign. After a year-long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the San Jose Sharks once again fielded a team of prospects to take part in the Rookie Faceoff tournament, joining the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, Vegas … [Read more...] about 2021 Rookie Faceoff Recap, Game 1: Sharks rookies no match for Zegras and Co.
Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images There’s hot rookie on rookie action going down in the desert this weekend, as a group of vaguely south-western United States teams come together for the annual Rookie Showcase. This year, the Arizona Coyotes are playing host, with games being held at Gila River Arena and the Ice Den practice facility. Broadcasts will … [Read more...] about Sharks at Ducks Rookie Tournament: Rosters, how to watch & open thread