September 30, 2013

Welcome to THN's brand new Post-to-Post blog

Welcome to THN's brand new Post-to-Post blog

by Jason Kay - September 30, 2013 2:20 PM EDT

THN.com is getting a new look with the launch of the Post-To-Post blog. Editor-in-chief Jason Kay explains what this new era will entail.
A year ago today, hockey’s hot story was Krys Barch’s alcohol-fueled Twitter ramblings on the lockout, his ascension to the NHL and his general philosophy on life.

September 29, 2013

VIDEO: Olli Maatta, Scott Harrington and Derrick Pouliot lead future on Penguins blueline

VIDEO: Olli Maatta, Scott Harrington and Derrick Pouliot lead future on Penguins blueline

by The Hockey News - September 29, 2013 11:10 AM EDT

When you think of the Pittsburgh Penguins, you think of high-octane offense. But when you look at their stable of prospects you see the future is also bright on the back end. Highlighted by Olli Maatta, Scott Harrington and Derrick Pouliot the Pens have amassed an impressive ensemble of top-tier talent. THN’s Ryan Kennedy has more.
When you think of the Pittsburgh Penguins, you think of high-octane offense. But when you look at their stable of prospects you see the future is also bright on the back end.

September 28, 2013

VIDEO: Max Talbot of the Philadelphia Flyers one-on-one

VIDEO: Max Talbot of the Philadelphia Flyers one-on-one

by The Hockey News - September 28, 2013 9:52 AM EDT

THN columnist Adam Proteau sat down with the Flyers' Max Talbot to discuss the expectations on the Flyers, Vincent Lecavalier and more
Max Talbot came to Philadelphia in hopes of earning another shot at the Stanley Cup. Things haven't gone exactly as planned. The Flyers took a step backwards last season when they failed to qualify for the playoffs.

September 27, 2013

VIDEO: Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers one-on-one

VIDEO: Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers one-on-one

by The Hockey News - September 27, 2013 1:00 PM EDT

Scott Hartnell missed a third of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season due to injury, but he’s put the frustration of last year behind him and is focused on helping Philadelphia back to the post-season. THN's Adam Proteau caught up with Hartnell to discuss the additions to the Flyers lineup, division realignment and more.
Scott Hartnell missed a third of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season due to injury, but he’s put the frustration of last year behind him and is focused on helping Philadelphia back to the post-season.

September 25, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Metropolitan Division - No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Metropolitan Division - No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins

by The Hockey News - September 25, 2013 11:46 AM EDT

The Penguins have had goalie issues the past few playoffs, but still sit as a contender for the Stanley Cup. With plenty of star power, a strong supporting cast and experienced leadership, we have the Penguins finishing first in their division - and making it back to the Cup final.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: First in Metropolitan. *Cup finalist pick. 2013: 36-12-0. First in East. KEY DEPARTURES: Brenden Morrow, Douglas Murray, Jarome Iginla, Matt Cooke, Tyler Kennedy.

September 24, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division - No. 1 Boston Bruins

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division - No. 1 Boston Bruins

by The Hockey News - September 24, 2013 11:04 AM EDT

The Bruins shook up their roster with the trade of Tyler Seguin and the acquisitions of Loui Eriksson and Jarome Iginla. Their window for winning another title closed a little, but on paper, they appear as ready as ever to take another run.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: First in Atlantic. 2013: 28-14-6. Fourth in East.

 KEY DEPARTURES: Kaspars Daugavins, Jaromir Jagr, Andrew Ference, Nathan Horton, Anton Khudobin, Rich Peverley, Tyler Seguin.

September 23, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Pacific Division - No. 1 Los Angeles Kings

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Pacific Division - No. 1 Los Angeles Kings

by The Hockey News - September 23, 2013 9:30 AM EDT

After winning the Stanley Cup, the Kings returned as contenders last season and reached the conference final for the second year in a row. There they ran into the buzzsaw Blackhawks, who cut through the Kings in five games. But Los Angeles' Cup-winning core is still in tact - and there's not much bad you can say about the team.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: First in Pacific Division. KEY DEPARTURES: Dustin Penner, Rob Scuderi, Brad Richardson, Jonathan Bernier.

September 22, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Central Division - No. 1 Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Central Division - No. 1 Chicago Blackhawks

by The Hockey News - September 22, 2013 1:13 PM EDT

The defending Stanley Cup champions are back and though they had to shed some depth in the summer, they return a star-studded lineup that will take a run at back-to-back titles.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: First in Central Division. KEY DEPARTURES: Steve Montador, Dan Carcillo, Viktor Stalberg, Rostislav Olesz, Ray Emery, Dave Bolland, Michael Frolik.

September 21, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Metropolitan Division - No. 2 New York Rangers

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Metropolitan Division - No. 2 New York Rangers

by The Hockey News - September 21, 2013 1:48 PM EDT

New coach, new philosophy for the Rangers, who've been grinding through a defensive system for the past four years. Can Alain Vigneault bring greater success to Broadway, or is the roster to blame?
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Second in the Metropolitan Division.

2013: 26-18-4. Sixth in East.

 KEY DEPARTURES: Matt Gilroy, Ryane Clowe, Kris Newbury.

September 20, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division - No. 2 Detroit Red Wings

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Atlantic Division - No. 2 Detroit Red Wings

by The Hockey News - September 20, 2013 11:40 AM EDT

The Red Wings made the move from West to East (finally) this summer and many think they stand to benefit. The ageless Wings added Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss to their stable of cagey veterans and should once again be considered a dangerous Cup threat.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Second in Atlantic Division. 2013: 24-16-8. Seventh in West. KEY DEPARTURES: Valtteri Filppula, Jan Mursak, Damien Brunner.

September 19, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Pacific Division - No. 2 San Jose Sharks

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Pacific Division - No. 2 San Jose Sharks

by The Hockey News - September 19, 2013 11:24 AM EDT

The Sharks were as competitive as ever in the playoffs last spring, coming frustratingly close to knocking off the Kings. Now, for the first time in a few years, some consider the cursed team a legitimate contender again.
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Second in Pacific Division. 2013: 25-16-7. Sixth in West. KEY DEPARTURES: Scott Gomez, Tim Kennedy, Thomas Greiss, T.

September 18, 2013

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Central Division - No. 2 St. Louis Blues

NHL Pre-season Predictions: Central Division - No. 2 St. Louis Blues

by The Hockey News - September 18, 2013 12:35 PM EDT

Our Stanley Cup pick this season, the St. Louis Blues, are a team on the rise. Knocked out by the Los Angeles Kings in back-to-back playoffs, the Blues still have some proving to do, but have one of the deepest rosters, at every position, in the league. Can Ken Hitchcock squeeze a little more out of this team and get St. Louis its first ever Stanley Cup?
THN’s PRE-SEASON PREDICTION: Second in Central Division. *Stanley Cup Champion. 2013: 29-17-2. Fourth in West. KEY DEPARTURES: David Perron, Kris Russell, Andy McDonald, Scott Nichol.

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