Ottawa Senators 12-13 Preview: A Return To Respectability

Jonathan Willis
October 01 2012 03:40PM

In 2006-07, the Ottawa Senators finished with a plus-67 goal differential, 105 points and a loss in the Stanley Cup Finals in the post-season. In 2007-08, that goal differential dropped to plus-14 and they were swept in the first round. Over the next three seasons, the team would miss the playoffs twice, never finish with a positive goal differential and overall allowed 91 more goals than they scored.

In 2011-12, they finished plus-9 and made their return to the playoffs. Will the improvement continue?

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The Best of the Nation – 9.30.12

Jonathan Willis
September 30 2012 10:42AM

Photo: davidgsteadman/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 2.0

Looking at a Roberto Luongo trade, the advantages for an NHL team that operates it's own junior club, the craziness that awaits any NHL'er heading to Sweden for the lockout, Dan Cloutier's return to the NHL, and more after the jump.

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St. Louis Blues 12-13 Preview: Contenders Under Hitchcock

Jonathan Willis
September 29 2012 12:51PM

The 2011-12 season was the team’s best in over a decade. Will 2012-13 see the team improve upon it or fall back to the disappointing levels of previous seasons?

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The Best of the Nation - 9.24.12

Jonathan Willis
September 24 2012 10:34AM

Nathan MacKinnon is the consensus pick as the best player eligible for the 2013 Draft. Who else is available? What NHL list that nobody wants to be on did Ryan Kesler just make? What kind of livestock did an NHL executive compare NHL players to? Why is Toronto slamming the “best goalie coach on the planet”? When will the NHL lockout end?

All that and more, after the jump.

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John Carlson's contract with the Washington Capitals likely to be a bargain

Jonathan Willis
September 17 2012 12:24PM

John Carlson (Photo: Michael Miller/Wikimedia/CC BY-SAY 3.0)

After a slow summer for hockey news, teams got busy in the twilight hours of the last collective bargaining agreement, with more than 20 players signed to new contracts in the last few days. Among those signed was Washington Capitals defenceman John Carlson, to a six-year, $23.8 million contract.

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