The Penguins should hold on to Fleury until the end of the season

Jacob Stoller
November 09 2016 01:39PM

Having two starting calibre goalies sharing one goalie crease is a great dilemma to have in the NHL. But down the road, it may not be much of a luxury, rather a problem, for the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

With the assembling of the Las Vegas NHL team penciled in for next June, the Penguins can only protect one of their two goaltenders and if one of their goalies is left unprotected, the Penguins are almost guaranteed to lose whoever they don't protect. Pittsburgh won't want to be faced with that decision in the first place when the expansion draft arises. The only solution to avoid losing a goalie for nothing; Either Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray would have to be traded before the expansion draft. 

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Kucherov's contract dispute more complicated than it seems

Jacob Stoller
October 06 2016 04:32AM

Of all the holdouts occurring in training camps right now, one holdout in particular affects not only the state of their team in the present day but well beyond this season alone. Tampa Bay Lightning restricted free agent Nikita Kucherov is a rising star with a nose for the net that has helped the 23 year-old reach 28 and 30 goal seasons in his last two seasons. Without a contract in hand, Kucherov is not participating in the Lightning's training camp as it stands right now. With the Lightning's season opener on October 13th fast approaching, the clock is ticking on a deal to be completed. 

What's the hold up in negotiations? Why haven't the Lightning locked up their top scorer?

It's not as easy as it seems. 

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Why Has Scoring Declined so Drastically in the NHL?

Jacob Stoller
September 09 2016 04:00PM

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Many die-hard hockey fans can tell you that Wayne Gretzky holds the all-time NHL scoring record with 2,857 points. Thos fans will also tell you this record will likely never be broken. Not only because of the nearly 1,000 point lead he has on the next highest all-time scorer, Mark Messier, but also due to the drastic decline of scoring in the NHL.

There is no one simple explanation for this result, but let's review some of the reasons as to why the number of goals per game is reducing.

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