June 17 2016 11:00AM
The San Jose Sharks are fresh off of their best season in franchise history. It didn’t have the storybook ending that fans had hoped for, but even reaching the Cup finals has to be considered a major leap forward for the franchise. But where do they go from here?
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June 17 2016 05:00AM
The NHL is boring, Kessel gets it done, is Matthews really better than Laine, what do the Canucks have at 5, remembering Gordie Howe, Flames buyouts, where will Yakupov go, the NHL draft, Vegas expansion, free agency, Randy Carlyle and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
June 16 2016 10:51AM
Florida Panthers: Fancy jerseys, fancy haircuts, fancy players, fancy cats, and perhaps most importantly, fancy stats.
If you haven't noticed yet, this is an organization that's finally figured it out, on and off the ice. Though they might not be dominating the league yet or packing the stands every night, they've set themselves up with one of the nicest futures in the NHL going forward.
June 14 2016 03:47PM
But can they get back to their glory of winning the Cup, or are they forever trapped between a rock and a hard place
June 13 2016 04:54PM
Last season, we witnessed what is most certainly the beginning of the slow death of the New York Rangers as a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference.
They had about as successful a regular season as we’ve been accustomed to recently, but they were dropped in the first round by the Pittsburgh Penguins in just five games as the holes in their game noticeable through their underlying numbers that peeked out behind their record became very, very evident.
Now we have a team with an aging and expensive core with virtually zero reinforcements coming up through the system, as the front office’s mantra of selling the farm in the attempt to ‘win now’ for so many years is quickly starting to catch up to them.