NHL

Detroit Red Wings Offseason GM Report Card: Steve Yzerman

At the head of this rebuild, entering his second season as general manager is a familiar face. Let’s take a closer look at Yzerman’s body of work this fall, and offer one of hockey’s most astute GM’s a comprehensive off-season report card grade.

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David Krejci’s Uncertain Future

While their roster will look mostly the same, one player entering unfamiliar territory is David Krejci, who is on the last year of his current deal.

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Brodie and Bogosian Headline Toronto’s Defensive Overhaul

When people think of the Toronto Maple Leafs, a few things come to mind. The club carries a rich and storied history in the center of the hockey universe-Toronto. They also possess the likes of elite-level players such as Auston Matthews, John Tavares, William Nylander, and Mitch Marner, to name a few. Heading into the 2020-21 campaign, the Leafs’ defensive corps will have a new and improved outlook, spearheaded by the likes of newcomers T.J. Brodie, and Zach Bogosian.

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Boston Bruins: Expectations For Jeremy Lauzon

The Boston Bruins 2019-2020 season came to an end in disappointing fashion. They suffered an early playoff exit after an impressive regular season. There were, however, some positives, such as the play of prospects Jack Studnicka and Jeremy Lauzon. While Studnicka only appeared in two regular-season games, Lauzon was a crucial piece down the stretch.

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Montreal Canadiens Defense Taking Shape Ahead of 2020-21 Season

When the 2019-2090 National Hockey League regular season was brought to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19, the Montreal Canadiens had a 31-31-9 record through 71 games. After the commissioner’s office in conjunction with the player’s association (PA) adopted an expanded postseason format in the summer, the Canadiens were given a second wind. The Habs rallied and pulled off an improbable upset defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in the qualification round in four games (3-1) officially advancing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs before losing in six games to the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Boston Bruins: Jack Ahcan Has A Bright Future

As the Boston Bruins look towards the future, they have many prospects in Providence looking to make their mark. One player who is just beginning his professional career is Jack Ahcan, who signed a two-year entry level contract with the team in May.

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Sharks’ Kevin Labanc Is Worth Every Penny

On a San Jose Sharks team stacked with talent with the likes of Brent Burns, Timo Meier, Logan Couture, Erik Karlsson, and Tomas Hertl, it’s easy to forget some of the other catalysts. Hockey fans can add one more name to the aforementioned list of studs in Silicon Valley. That name is Kevin Labanc.

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Senators Sign Dadonov, Brown to 3-Year Deals

The offseason is also a time for reflection and retooling for 31, soon to be 32, general managers across the league. In the case of Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion, this fall has certainly been one of the ages.

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