Defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. How does that sound? Well if you are the city of Pittsburgh it sounded pretty good this summer but the 2008-09 season is over and it is time to focus on defending your title. Now the Pens are looking to become the first team since the Detroit Red Wings [...]
Where to start with the Coyotes? Lost amid all the summer hubbub is the fact that a young team with a great core calls the desert home. Despite a 36-39-7 record last season (79 points) and a 13th place in the West finish, the Coyotes have some pieces in place that should allow them to [...]
The Philadelphia Flyers had a promising 2008-2009 campaign. They were able to score consistently, get solid blue-line production, and win in spite of average goaltending. The Flyers finished fifth in the Eastern Conference and lost to Pittsburgh in the first round despite outplaying the eventual Stanley Cup champions. This year, the Flyers should improve, as [...]
Last season was an unmitigated disaster in Ottawa and that disaster extended all the way through the summer in the form of the Dany Heatley trade demand. After beginning the 2008/09 season with Craig Hartsburg behind the bench and a lot of optimism, the Senators faltered early and did not take well to Hartsburg’s tough-love [...]
The New York Rangers underwent some significant turnovers near the end of last season and then again over the summer. They decided to fire Tom Renney near the end of last season and replaced him with his complete and total opposite—John Tortorella. As a result, the Rangers are attempting to remake their team from one that [...]
Have the Islanders fortunes changed with the drafting of super prospect, John Tavares? Have they managed to overcome any of their Atlantic division rivals? Can they stay healthy? Answers to these questions and more after the jump as we preview the 2009-10 New York Islanders.
The New Jersey Devils enter the 2009’10 season with a new (but familiar) head coach in Jacques Lemaire, the same phenomenal world-class goaltender in Martin Brodeur and a boatload of prospects who are trying to make a team that relied too much on their veteran players last year. While the New Jersey Devils enjoyed plenty of regular season success during Brent Sutter’s [...]
Much has changed over the years for the Predators, but two men have remained constant amidst all the turnover and those two men are David Poile and Barry Trotz. These two men have been in charge of the Predators since day one and their past work allows us a great insight into what to expect [...]