The Nashville Predators somehow continue to put together an envious roster at a very reasonable cost.
Benning also disputed speculation that there may have also been some sort of rift between former president Trevor Linden and the GM. Three weeks after the Vancouver Canucks were rattled by the less-than-amicable departure of president of hockey operations Trevor Linden, there are still aftershocks. Speculation remains of what actually led to Linden leaving after four years — an acrimonious working relationship with owner Francesco Aquilini, a loss of autonomy or philosophical differences — because general manager Jim Benning now reports directly to the boss after his February contract extension. “Nothing is going to change from a hockey-ops department,” Benning said Tuesday. “We have Ryan Johnson
The Everett Silvertips announced today that James Jensen will replace Shane Clifford as goalie coach for the 2018-19 season. Clifford has taken a position with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League after spending a combined seven seasons with the Silvertips. Jenson, along with new assistants Louis Mass and Harry Manhood, will join head coach Dennis William in his second season with the team. Manhood previously served as an assistant to Williams in the USHL during the 2014-15 season. Jenson, a staff coach with NET360 and contributor to OR Sports, is highly respected in the sport and has represented goalies at all levels including Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild, Frederik Andersen of
In honor of the late Jim Johannson, USA Hockey is hosting a Stars and Stripes Showdown on Aug. 26 and three Blackhawks will be participating in it, headlined by Patrick Kane.
Vancouver Canucks goaltender and outspoken LGBTQ advocate Anders Nilsson has some strong words about hockey's homophobic culture.
Smashville News: Predators to Appear 12 Times on NBC Networks, National TV | NHL.com "After seeing a record seven games on national television last season, the Predators have obliterated the number once more and are set to appear on the networks of NBC for 12 games in 2018-19." Things I do not understand: Why are we finishing with three Minnesota games? and Why, after last years' games, is there no Winnipeg game? Predators Only Team With Three Defensemen in NHLN's Top 20 List | NHL.com I hate to whine with our embarrassment of defensive riches, but where is Mattias Ekholm? Goal scoring shouldn't be everything for top D selections. Also, a few of these strike me more as future potential than "right
When Isaac Ratcliffe was drafted with the 35th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, many fans saw it as a major reach for Ron Hextall. After starting slow this season with the Guelph Storm of the OHL, Ratcliffe turned it on in the second half and posted a 41 goal season. Ratcliffe possesses a very good shot and excellent hands down low, which is perfect for a hulking 6'5” power forward. Although he projects to be a physically dominating prototypical power forward, Ratcliffe still has a ways to go before coming into that role. He's only listed at 205 pounds, so needless to say he needs to bulk up a bit before reaching the NHL. Although as Charlie O'Connor mentioned in The Athletic Philly, “Specifically,
Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis has signed an eight-year deal worth $50 million that keeps under contract through the 2026-27 season. The 27-year-old Ellis will earn $6.25 million annually starting in 2019-20. The Predators now have three of their top four defensemen (Ellis, P.K. Subban and Mattias Ekholm) signed through the 2021-22 season and Roman Josi signed through 2019-20.
Could you imagine playing hockey on an ocean-front rink on the beaches of Bermuda? As Kevin Karius reports, an Edmontonian is doing just that.
The Islanders defensive prospect pool was pretty bare for years. So bare, that former general manager Garth Snow used all seven picks in the 2012 draft on defensemen. Flash forward six years and the only defenseman remaining in the organization is Adam Pelech. Snow tried a different approach moving forward, quality over quantity. Ryan Pulock in 2013, Devon Toews in 2014, Mitchell Vande Sompel and Parker Wotherspoon in 2015. Wotherspoon, the fourth-round selection had monster numbers in juniors. He led all WHL defensemen in scoring (10 goals, 56 assists) during the 2016-17 season for the Tri-City Americans. He set team career records for defensemen with 150 assists and 182 goals and was an alternate
The Predators announced on Tuesday they signed defenceman Ryan Ellis to an eight-year, $50 million contract extension.
Following the publishing of our 2018 New York Rangers Prospect Rankings, many of you had questions and comments. Here is my attempt at milking this content as much as I can because August is a void full of despair addressing some of the your thoughts. Something like this. Grouping players is important. Individual rankings are fun for philosophical reasons and important in case of trades. Should the Rangers need to include a Tier Three prospect in a trade, then suddenly determining which ones you like more is suddenly important. Big picture, though, I don't think there's a particularly meaningful difference in value between Hajek and Pionk, and in fact I changed my mind multiple times regarding