3 Bold Predictions for the NY Islanders in 2022-23

3 Bold Predictions for the NY Islanders in 2022-23

If the same-look Islanders are going to make the playoffs this season in a Metro division that had many teams improve significantly, certain players internally are going to need to take their game to a different level. Matt Barzal has said this about himself, that he knows an extra step has to be taken in … Read more

Kaprizov’s return from Russia ‘more difficult’ than Wild expected as focus turns to hockey

Kaprizov's return from Russia 'more difficult' than Wild expected as focus turns to hockey

Kirill Kaprizov was on the ice Thursday morning at Tria Rink in St. Paul for the first practice of Wild training campparticipation that shouldn’t have been notable. The star forward has played only one season of a plump five-year, $45 million contract, and his next release is highly anticipated after his previous record-breaking performance. But … Read more

Friday Morning Fly By: The hits keep coming

Friday Morning Fly By: The hits keep coming

*Alright, let’s get right to it. We got some more news from the Flyers and it’s not good. Ryan Ellis is not going to be playing hockey anytime in the near future, and it’s a real possibility that his injury could be career ending. [BSH] *And some more injury updates after the first day of … Read more

Blackhawks’ Jujhar Khaira opens up about Jacob Trouba hit for the first time

Blackhawks' Jujhar Khaira opens up about Jacob Trouba hit for the first time

The Blackhawks were part of a few scary on-ice moments last season, one of which centered around their teammate Jujhar Khaira, who was stretchered off the ice in a Dec. 7 game against the New York Rangers. For the first time publicly, Khaira opened up about the Jacob Trouba hit and what he remembers about … Read more

Mikey Anderson talks one-year contract extension + Day 2 Camp Primer

Mikey Anderson talks one-year contract extension + Day 2 Camp Primer

Happy Friday, Insiders! While a bit of worry stemmed from Kings fans throughout the summer, defenseman Mikey Anderson was present and well on Day 1 of training camp, armed with a one-year contract extension. The one-year term presented an opportunity for Anderson. An opportunity to continue to grow, an opportunity to continue to develop and … Read more

2022-23 Pittsburgh Penguins season preview: Jarry and DeSmith ride again

2022-23 Pittsburgh Penguins season preview: Jarry and DeSmith ride again

After looking at the forwards and then the defensemen in our Penguins’ season preview, it’s now onto the men in the big pads that stand in front of fast moving pucks. NHL goalies It is an odd thing to say that the goaltending was mostly strong last year, considering that the Penguins’ season ended primarily … Read more

Capitals players say they will ‘miss Sammy and Vitek’ as the two young goaltenders move on with other teams

Capitals players say they will 'miss Sammy and Vitek' as the two young goaltenders move on with other teams

The National Hockey League can be a harsh business. Playing a kid’s game as an adult can net a king’s ransom, but it also means being treated like a commodity and having to leave your friendships at the door. Capitals players are experiencing the latter as they transition into a new year. Over the offseason, … Read more

Hughes focused on more goals, having a shot-first mentality for the Canucks

Hughes focused on more goals, having a shot-first mentality for the Canucks

Roman Jose thought for a moment. During the NHL North American Player Media Tour in Las Vegas on Sept. 16, the Nashville Predators defenseman was asked to name the most under-appreciated player in the NHL. His answer? Quinn Hughes. Josi called the Vancouver Canucks defenseman “awesome” and “amazing,” raving about how well Hughes skates and … Read more

What do the New York Rangers do with Libor Hajek

What do the New York Rangers do with Libor Hajek

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 27: Libor Hajek #25 of the New York Rangers skates against the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on April 27, 2022 in New York City. The Canadiens defeated the Rangers 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Gerard Gallant suggests his Rangers top nine ahead of training camp by … Read more

DATER: Nathan MacKinnon Gets Best Of Both Worlds With New Avalanche Contract

MacKinnon Avalanche

Nathan MacKinnon today can say he’s the highest-paid player in the NHL, which is something that gives him inner justice and peace, after being known by many as the biggest bargain in all of pro sports – ie, he might have taken too light of an offer on his last deal, at least in hindsight. … Read more