Is it Time to Start Worrying about Lafrenière and Kakko?

Via the New York Post Kaapo Kakko and Alexis Lafrenière have had some rough starts to the season. The former first overall pick in 2020 and second overall pick in 2019 respectively have not been scoring at their expected paces, when other players from both draft classes are outscoring them. The question has to beContinue reading “Is it Time to Start Worrying about Lafrenière and Kakko?”

State of the Canes; how the team looks one month into the season

We are a little over one month into the season, and after 19 games, the state of the Hurricanes remains unclear. One night they play to their potential and look like a bonafide contender, and, on another, their offense looks bare and the powerplay sucks the life out of the team. Taking a look atContinue reading “State of the Canes; how the team looks one month into the season”

Jack is Back Part 2 – What it Means This Time Around

Photo by Bill Wippert The red-hot Vegas Golden Knights (12-2-0) are taking their annual trip to Western New York tonight to play the Buffalo Sabres (7-6-0). The Sabres come into this matchup on the tail end of losing three straight, dropping games to the Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Arizona Coyotes, respectively. WhileContinue reading “Jack is Back Part 2 – What it Means This Time Around”

The Struggles of the New York Rangers

Via the New York Times The Rangers’ 6-3-2 start to the season has left many Rangers fans teetering on their seat every game. What seemed like a promising start in the season opener against Tampa quickly diminished as the Rangers lost the next four games in a row. Despite winning the past three games versusContinue reading “The Struggles of the New York Rangers”

Should They Stay or Should They Go? Winnipeg Jets Edition

Via NHL.com As summer slowly fades into fall, training camps are around the corner. Some could say it was a summer to forget for Jets fans, or maybe not? Not much really happened. With all the speculation of players not being happy or wanting out. Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, and Pierre-Luc Dubois still remain. SoContinue reading “Should They Stay or Should They Go? Winnipeg Jets Edition”

Looking into the Pittsburgh Penguins Prospect Pool

Via TheAHL.com The Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool is well… not ideal. The Penguins have been in a state of “win now” hockey for what seems like forever, which involves trading prospects and picks to get veterans who can help the team win now. The Stanley Cup runs have hurt this team’s future in a bigContinue reading “Looking into the Pittsburgh Penguins Prospect Pool”

Looking Back at the Pavel Buchnevich Trade: A Year Later

via NHL.com I think we can all agree that St. Louis hasn’t had the best offseason this year. Arguably, one of the worst summers that GM Doug Armstrong has had in his 12 year tenure in STL. Whether it’s the contracts that were signed, the defensive need that is still there, or not trading forContinue reading “Looking Back at the Pavel Buchnevich Trade: A Year Later”

What the Max Pacioretty Injury Means for the Hurricanes

Via Jeff Bottari, NHL via Getty Images It was announced late yesterday night that Hurricanes forward Max Pacioretty will have surgery to repair a torn Achilles. The recovery time is expected to be six months. This is absolutely crushing news to the team, player, and fans who were excited to watch the dynamic winger suitContinue reading “What the Max Pacioretty Injury Means for the Hurricanes”

Penguins’ Bolster up Scouting and Development Staff

Via The Boston Globe While not a trade or FA signing, the Penguins made a move yesterday that is going to help them build a better club in the future. On Monday, general manager Ron Hextall announced the hiring of Chris Butler (player development coach), Greg Pateryn (professional scout), and Garrett Peters (global crossover scout).Continue reading “Penguins’ Bolster up Scouting and Development Staff”

Hurricanes re-sign Martin Necas

via Getty Images The Carolina Hurricanes announced today that they have officially re-signed RFA forward Martin Necas. Martin Necas’ new 2-year deal with carry an average annual value (AAV) of $3 million dollars. During the 2021-22 season Necas recorded 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points in 78 games played. Necas only recorded 5Continue reading “Hurricanes re-sign Martin Necas”