To start the 2017/2018 season, Montreal had a centre corps of Jonathan Drouin, Phillip Danault, Tomas Plekanec, and Torrey Mitchell. During their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 15, their centres were Jonathan Drouin, Jacob de la Rose, Logan Shaw, and Byron Froese. Now, with Plekanec and Mitchell traded, and Danault injured, along with […]Read more "How has Alex Galchenyuk performed at centre?"
Mid-August generally doesn’t bring a lot of hockey news, as the Entry Draft and the Free Agent Frenzy have both come and gone, and training camps are still weeks away. Amid this lack of news, NHL Network Analyst Brian Lawton sent out an intriguing tweet about the Bruins and their current restricted free agent David […]Read more "How Good Is David Pastrnak?"
Matt Duchene’s name has been swirling in trade rumors for months, but the question is, what would it take to acquire him? Is Duchene a first line centre? A key piece of a Stanley Cup winning team? Well first let’s start off with what is a first-line centre these days. What is a “First-Line” Centre? […]Read more "What is the Cost of a 1st Line Centre?"
With the NHL Expansion Draft coming up, the protected lists from all 30 teams were released. While most selections were expected, there were some players left exposed that present intriguing options for the Vegas Golden Knights. The big caveat in all of this is the side deals teams may make with Vegas to protect their […]Read more "20 Intriguing Exposed Players for Vegas"
On June 15, Montreal made a splash and acquired the rights French-Canadian winger Jonathan Drouin, and promptly signed him to a 6 year, $33 million contract. After this signing, many thought this spelled the end of Alex Galchenyuk’s time in Montreal, as he is a restricted free agent, in need of a contract, and doesn’t […]Read more "Trading Alex Galchenyuk – Why It’s A Bad Idea"
And the nominees for the 2017 Hart Memorial Trophy are……. Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers. The Ted Lindsay Award is awarded to “the player judged most valuable to his team.” Crosby has previously been nominated 4 times, with 3 wins. Burns and McDavid are first-time nominees. Brent Burns scored 29 goals and 76 points in […]Read more "2017 Ted Linsday Nominees – Who Should Win?"
And the nominees for the 2017 Ted Lindsay Award are……. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers. (I did a write up on Awards Predictions a little over a week ago, which included more in-depth discussion on the Hart Trophy. You can read it here) The Hart Trophy is awarded to “to […]Read more "2017 Hart Nominees – Who Should Win?"