Montreal Canadiens 2009-10 Season Preview

*Special thanks to Habs superfan Shawn Moen for his contribution Change is the common thread running through all facets of the second century of Les Glorieux. This offseason saw many changes to the defence and the scoring lines as well as change behind the bench and in ownership. After wildly exceeding expectations in the 2007-08 […]

Posted by Ari in Columns,Eastern Conference,Montreal Canadiens,Northeast Division,Season Previews,Teams,Uncategorized on September 16, 2009

Minnesota Wild 2009-10 Season Preview

The story of the off-season in Minnesota was the upheavel in the coaching and management departments.  After last season’s disappointing performance, Jacques Lemaire stepped down as coach of the team and subsequently Doug Risebrough was relieved of his duties.  These two men have been replaced by new GM Chuck Fletcher and new coach Todd Richards.  […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Minnesota Wild,Season Previews on September 15, 2009

Los Angeles Kings 2009-10 Season Preview

In the NHL, there are many different ways of doing business to re-build, re-tool, and re-organize your franchise. There is a complete overhaul (this year’s Minnesota Wild), you could choose to spend like drunken sailors (last year’s Tampa Bay Lightning), or you can build from within, relying on specific, key, free agent signings and a […]

Posted by Drew Mindell in Los Angeles Kings,Season Previews on September 14, 2009

Florida Panthers 2009-10 Season Preview

The Florida Panthers actually only missed the playoffs by one point last season, but the fact remains that the last time the Panthers made the playoffs, Pavel Bure led the team in scoring and Robert Svehla was the backbone on defense.  Needless to say, Panther fans in Sunrise, Florida are getting restless.  Aside from the […]

Posted by Neil in Florida Panthers,Season Previews on September 13, 2009

Edmonton Oilers 2009-10 Season Preview

Ok, now that I have your undivided attention, let’s talk some Edmonton Oilers hockey. The Oilers, as you may have noticed, have been ubiquitous in the news this summer over their failed attemts to land Dany Heatley. This PR nightmare has thankfully faded with the dog days of summer and the new coup is the […]

Posted by rusty in Edmonton Oilers,Features,Season Previews on September 12, 2009

Detroit Red Wings 2009-10 Season Preview

The Detroit Red Wings last season were one game away from repeating as Stanley Cup Champions.  The wounds from that loss are still fresh and should serve as motivation for this season.  They would have been the first team to repeat since the Red Wings of 96/97 and 97/98.  GM Ken Holland has been very busy all summer ensuring […]

Posted by David Minuk in Columns,Detroit Red Wings,Season Previews on September 11, 2009

Dallas Stars 2009-10 Season Preview

What can you say?  The Stars’ 2008/09 was an unmitigated disaster.  After taking the Detroit Red Wings to six games in the Western Conference Final in 2007/08, the Stars came into last season with expectations of a Stanley Cup run.  Well, let’s just say that did not exactly happen.  In fact, the opposite occurred, as […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Dallas Stars,Season Previews on September 10, 2009