Blue Jackets Hit with Major Loss as Werenski is out for Rest of Season

Via USAToday Columbus Blue Jacket’s Defensemen Zach Werenski will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn labrum and separated shoulder, the team reported this Friday afternoon. This comes after Werenski awkwardly collided with the boards after attempting a hit on Flyers’ Travis Konecny. Werenski was the team’s star defensemen, and losingContinue reading “Blue Jackets Hit with Major Loss as Werenski is out for Rest of Season”

Columbus Blue Jackets: Injury Report

Via Adam Cairns Justin Danforth – Danforth will be out for six months, after getting surgery on Monday to repair the torn labrum. He was placed on injured reserve (IR) after the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday Nick Blankenburg – Blankenburg is day-to-day with an upper body injury after he collided with NewContinue reading “Columbus Blue Jackets: Injury Report”

Panthers Dealt Huge Blow as Ekblad is Placed on IR

Via Getty Images Florida Panthers star defenseman Aaron Ekblad was placed on long-term IR on Wednesday after suffering a lower body injury, the team announced. This is a huge blow to a team that relied on him for his offensive output, while not sacrificing anything on the defensive side of the puck. Without their numberContinue reading “Panthers Dealt Huge Blow as Ekblad is Placed on IR”

Canucks Rough Start: Time to Panic?

Via GettyImages The Vancouver Canucks began their season on a tough road trip. Starting the season against the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Minnesota Wild before their home opener, was going to be brutal from multiple viewpoints. After the first three games, the Canucks are 0-3-0 and all three lossesContinue reading “Canucks Rough Start: Time to Panic?”

Avalanche Send Down Meyers, Waive Sedlak

Via Colorado Avalanche and NHL.com With a 6-3 away victory over the Minnesota Wild, the Colorado Avalanche improved their limited early-season record to 2-1-0 on October 17th. While the Wild continued their rather unsuccessful start, the Avs left their game in St. Paul with two points and enough data to start forming opinions on theirContinue reading “Avalanche Send Down Meyers, Waive Sedlak”

Hurricanes sign Derek Stepan

Via NHL.com The Carolina Hurricanes have officially signed veteran forward Derek Stepan. Stepan attended this year’s training camp on a professional tryout. Stepan spent the 2021-22 season with the Canes, netting nine goals and 10 assists in 58 games on the fourth line. Stepan had an impressive training camp and preseason, with four points inContinue reading “Hurricanes sign Derek Stepan”

Calgary’s Goaltending Stands Out

Via Ross D. Franklin The Calgary Flames are 3-2-0 so far this pre-season. However, the main standout in the majority of the games has been the goaltending. Both Dan Vladar and Jacob Markström have each recorded one shutout so far. Markström’s occurred on September 28th against the Edmonton Oilers, while Vladar’s shutout occurred on theContinue reading “Calgary’s Goaltending Stands Out”

Nils Lundkvist Trade Review

Via Frank Franklin II The New York Rangers traded Nils Lundkvist to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 2023 conditional first round pick, and a 2025 conditional fourth round pick. Nils Lundkvist was the former 28th overall selection in 2018, and is a highly touted defensive prospect. The conditions for the first round pickContinue reading “Nils Lundkvist Trade Review”

Winnipeg Jets Shake Up Their Leadership Group

Via Jetsnation.ca September 16, 2022 is the day a new era began for the Winnipeg Jets. The results of this change could go both ways. Is it a promising change for the team or will it hinder their progression? Only time will tell. Since 2016, Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler has been captain of theContinue reading “Winnipeg Jets Shake Up Their Leadership Group”

Analyzing Nathan MacKinnon’s Looming Extension

Via NHL.com and CapFriendly Nathan MacKinnon is the cornerstone player of the Avs’ current team. He’s a past first overall draft pick, stud superstar center, and fodder for highlight reels, but his relatively ‘cheap’ $6.3 million cap hit is about to run out. And, even though MacKinnon said he would “take less” to benefit theContinue reading “Analyzing Nathan MacKinnon’s Looming Extension”