Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Alain Vigneault is very unhappy with Canucks, Mikko Koivu’s leadership in Minnesota and Brenden Morrow unhappy with Stars’ loss

This morning in the Western Conference, Marian Hossa is finding his game, Valtteri Filppula has cast removed, Mikael Samuelsson avoids media after yesterday’s game, the importance of Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan in Anaheim and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Columbus Blue Jackets,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Edmonton Oilers,Los Angeles Kings,Minnesota Wild,Nashville Predators,NHL Morning Papers,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,San Jose Sharks,St.Louis Blues,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference,Western Conference Papers on December 9, 2009

St. Louis Blues 2009-10 Season Preview

For all the talk about the Chicago Blackhawks being one of the best young and up-and-coming teams in the NHL, the Blues often get overlooked; well, that is a mistake on the part of many fans because this team simply should not be underestimated. Led by a management team that includes John Davidson, Larry Pleau […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Season Previews,St.Louis Blues on September 26, 2009

Nashville Predators 2009-10 Season Preview

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 […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Nashville Predators,Season Previews on September 17, 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

Columbus Blue Jackets 2009-10 Season Preview

The 2008-2009 season was the Columbus Blue Jackets’ most successful campaign. The Jackets finished seventh in the conference, making the playoffs for the first time in team history. Even though they were quickly disposed of by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs, the Blue Jackets opened a lot of eyes […]

Posted by Ari in Central Division,Columbus Blue Jackets,Columns,Eastern Conference,Season Previews,Western Conference on September 9, 2009

Chicago Blackhawks 2009-10 Season Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks came up harder and faster than any other National Hockey League team last season.  After missing the playoffs the previous six years, the Hawks racked up 104 points (good for 6th place overall) en route to a respectable Western Conference finals appearance against the powerhouse Detroit Red Wings.  Individual breakout performances (Kris […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Chicago Blackhawks,Columns,Season Previews on September 7, 2009