September 17, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Metropolitan Division - No. 3 Philadelphia Flyers

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Metropolitan Division - No. 3 Philadelphia Flyers

by The Hockey News - September 17, 2013 10:49 AM EDT

The Flyers had a disappointing season in 2013, falling out of the playoffs to 10th in the conference. But they added Vincent Lecavalier and are going ahead with a new goalie tandem to try and get back into the post-season.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Third in Metropolitan Division. 2013: 23-22-3. 10th in East. KEY DEPARTURES: Jody Shelly, Kurtis Foster, Brian Boucher, Daniel Briere, Ruslan Fedotenko, Andreas Lilja.

September 16, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division – No. 3 Ottawa Senators

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division – No. 3 Ottawa Senators

by The Hockey News - September 16, 2013 10:20 AM EDT

The Senators made the playoffs in the face of a pile of injuries in 2013. Led by the Jack Adams level coaching of Paul MacLean, the Sens are a team with a quickly rising stock. But now they enter the post-Daniel Alfredsson era, which will be led by new captain Jason Spezza.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Third in Atlantic Division. 2013: 25-17-6. Seventh in East. KEY DEPARTURES: Peter Regin, Daniel Alfredsson, Andre Benoit, Jakob Silfverberg, Mike Lundin, Sergei Gonchar.

September 15, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Pacific Division – No. 3 Vancouver Canucks

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Pacific Division – No. 3 Vancouver Canucks

by The Hockey News - September 15, 2013 12:21 PM EDT

After a swift kick in the butt in last year's playoffs, the Canucks fired coach Alain Vigneault and replaced him with the much more abrasive John Tortorella. They also traded their goalie of the future to stick with Roberto Luongo. How will all of these mysteries play out over 82 games in 2013-14?
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Third in Pacific Division. 2013: 26-15-7. Third in West. KEY DEPARTURES: Steve Pinizzotto, Derek Joslin, Derek Roy, Andrew Ebbett, Keith Ballard, Maxim Lapierre, Cory Schneider.

September 14, 2013

VIDEO: Nazem Kadri of the Toronto Maple Leafs one-on-one

VIDEO: Nazem Kadri of the Toronto Maple Leafs one-on-one

by The Hockey News - September 14, 2013 10:58 AM EDT

Nazem Kadri had a breakout year in the lockout shortened 2013 season and with his new contract all squared away he is eager to prove he is going to continue getting better. THN's Adam Proteau caught up with Kadri at Leafs training camp to discuss getting the new deal in place, connecting with new teammates and more.
Nazem Kadri had a breakout year in the lockout shortened 2013 season and with his new contract all squared away he is eager to prove he is going to continue getting better.


NHL Pre-season Predictions: Central Division – No. 3 Minnesota Wild

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Central Division – No. 3 Minnesota Wild

by The Hockey News - September 14, 2013 10:41 AM EDT

The Wild got back to the post-season for the first time since 2008 after last year's lockout, but will lean on their young forwards a little harder this season. Is the pipeline prepared to handle the load?
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Third in Central Division. 2013: 26-19-3. Eighth in West. KEY DEPARTURES: Benn Ferriero, Devin Setoguchi, Matt Cullen, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Cal Clutterbuck, Justin Falk.

September 13, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Metropolitan Division - No. 4 Columbus Blue Jackets

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Metropolitan Division - No. 4 Columbus Blue Jackets

by The Hockey News - September 13, 2013 11:32 AM EDT

The Blue Jackets built a surprising season on the back of Sergei Bobrovsky in 2013 and added scoring late, with Marian Gaborik, and over the summer, with Nathan Horton. Now it's time to prove 2013 was less a fluke and more the beginning of a new era.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Fourth in Metropolitan Division. 2013: 24-17-7. Ninth in West. KEY DEPARTURES: Vinny Prospal, Adrian Aucoin.

September 12, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division - No. 4 Montreal Canadiens

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division - No. 4 Montreal Canadiens

by The Hockey News - September 12, 2013 10:20 AM EDT

The Canadiens finished second in the East last season and had one of the top offenses in the league, but were eliminated in Round 1 by the surprising Ottawa Senators. All eyes are on Carey Price, as he looks to bounce back from a so-so season and make a run at Team Canada's top job in net.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Fourth in Atlantic Division. 2013: 29-14-5. Second in East. KEY DEPARTURES: Colby Armstrong, Blake Geoffrion, Yannick Weber, Michael Ryder, Tomas Kaberle.

September 11, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Pacific Division - No. 4 Anaheim Ducks

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Pacific Division - No. 4 Anaheim Ducks

by The Hockey News - September 11, 2013 11:55 AM EDT

The Anaheim Ducks were second only to Chicago in the West last season, but bowed out in Round 1 against Detroit. Teemu Selanne is back for another season, but a new core of young wingers has to step up into secondary roles. Would this team have been able to keep up its pace from last season over 82 games?
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Fourth in Pacific Division. 2013: 30-12-6. Second in West. KEY DEPARTURES: Bobby Ryan. KEY ADDITIONS: Mark Fistric, Dustin Penner, Jakob Silfverberg.

September 10, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Central Division - No. 4 Dallas Stars

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Central Division - No. 4 Dallas Stars

by The Hockey News - September 10, 2013 11:30 AM EDT

The Stars went through a summer of change, especially on their forward unit. Exciting Russian Valeri Nichushkin was added via the draft and three centers were acquired through trade. Tyler Seguin was the main catch and it's up to him to start proving himself as a first line center right away.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Fourth in Central Division. 2013: 22-22-4. 11th in West. KEY DEPARTURES: Eric Nystrom, Philip Larsen, Matt Fraser, Joe Morrow, Loui Eriksson, Tom Wandell.

September 9, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Metropolitan Division - No. 5 New York Islanders

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Metropolitan Division - No. 5 New York Islanders

by The Hockey News - September 9, 2013 10:58 AM EDT

The Islanders made an appearance in the playoffs last season for the first time since 2007. They may not have made it out of Round 1, but they gave the top-seeded Penguins a bit of a scare. Now the Isles are looking to build on that accomplishment and get to the next level.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Fifth in Metropolitan Division. 2013: 24-17-7. Eighth in East. KEY DEPARTURES: Mark Streit, Nino Niederreiter, Keith Aucoin.

September 7, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division - No. 5 Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division - No. 5 Toronto Maple Leafs

by The Hockey News - September 7, 2013 11:45 AM EDT

The Maple Leafs appeared to be on their way to the second round of the playoffs last spring, until the Boston Bruins came back from a 4-1 deficit to win Game 7 in overtime. Now the Leafs come back with a little more ammo and a little more experience to try and push their fortunes a little further.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Fifth in Atlantic Division 2013: 26-17-5. Fifth in East. KEY DEPARTURES: Mikhail Grabovski, Mike Kostka, Clarke MacArthur, Mike Komisarek, Matt Frattin, Ben Scrivens.

September 6, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Pacific Division - No. 5 Edmonton Oilers

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Pacific Division - No. 5 Edmonton Oilers

by The Hockey News - September 6, 2013 12:02 PM EDT

The Edmonton Oilers have perhaps the most potential in the league - it's just a matter of capturing it. Oilers management did a good job in adding key support pieces in the off-season, so it's time for the slew of promising first round forwards to come through at both ends of the ice.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Fifth in Pacific Division. 2013: 19-22-7. 12th in West. KEY DEPARTURES: Mark Fistric, Theo Peckham, Eric Belanger, Magnus Paajarvi, Nikolai Khabibulin, Shawn Horcoff, Andy Sutton.

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