Home of two of the NHL’s powerhouse franchises, Pacific Division clubs also boast some of the finest prospects in the league and is bracing itself for the media tsunami Connor McDavid’ arrival is set to bring.
Whilst it may mean there are only two clubs with a serious chance of winning the Stanley Cup this season, the potential on display is tremendous and the Division may be about to get seriously interesting.
Home of the defending Champions, the Central Division is arguably the toughest in the NHL.
All seven clubs have featured in the post season over the past two years, but all have questions to answer heading in to the new campaign.
The Metropolitan Division houses elite stars, awards candidates and has no shortage of goal scorers – but can it produce a Stanley Cup champion?
The new NHL season is right around the corner, and the Atlantic Division has one bona fide contender, one team hoping to start over and six teams who could do great things….or nothing at all.
Waiting for Gretzky: The President’s Confession
In response to Ron MacLean’s prediction of an Oilers’ Stanley Cup within 4 years, Kevin Lowe, Edmonton’s President of Hockey Operations, has released an open letter to desperate fans. We reprint that letter here in its entirety.
With Devan Dubnyk safely signed to a 6-year, $26m extension earlier this summer, Minnesota are understandably keen to ensure their #1 netminder stays on top of his game this season.
And in new Director of Goaltender Development Frederic Chabot, the Wild add a man whom Dubnyk credits with forming the base of his game.
InGoal Magazine’s Greg Balloch has pulled together a list of the top 50 NHL goaltending prospects heading in to the 2015/16 season.
The qualifying criteria was simple; a netminder must be 25 years old or younger, have only played 10 games or less in the NHL, and must have been drafted or signed by a professional club.
The list gives Winnipeg fans plenty to look forward to, with Connor Hellebuyck and Eric Comrie in the top 5, while Matt Murray, Zach Fucale and former Boston University netminder Matt O’Connor all feature; as does Columbus prospect Oscar Dansk, whose torrid time in North America sees him slip to 31st on the list.
You can find the full breakdown of all 50 netminders here
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