Month: July 2021

Welcome to a brand new series here at The Hockey Writers called “Road to the Draft.” In this series, our draft contributors will count down from 32nd overall all the way to 1st overall and revisit each player taken with that pick between 2010 and 2021. Now that the 2021 NHL Draft is in the
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The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Jordan Gross to a one-year contract for the 2021-22 season. Gross tallied three assists in seven games with the Arizona Coyotes last season, also spending time on the team’s taxi squad. A native of Maple Grove, Minn., Gross spent his first two pro seasons with the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners,
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The Pittsburgh Penguins changed the future of their franchise on this date by selecting a generational talent. There were also three retirements on July 30, including two soon-to-be members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. The THW time machine has a full tank of fuel and is ready to take us back through the decades.
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This article was originally written in December, 2015. During the dead puck era in the years leading to the 2004-05 NHL lockout, the Canucks’ trio of Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and Brendan Morrison far from followed the pattern of declining offense in the league. The West Coast Express line, named after the commuter train in
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Jack Eichel is tired of waiting. He has watched a number of top NHL players get traded. Seth Jones. His Buffalo teammates, Sam Reinhart and Rasmus Ristolainen. Marc-André Fleury. Duncan Keith. Eichel has seen others switch teams via free agency, including Dougie Hamilton, Zach Hyman and Blake Coleman. Lots of bodies moving, lots of teams
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10:51 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jack Eichel‘s representatives released a statement Friday night saying “the process is not working,” deepening the rift between the Buffalo Sabres captain and the team. In an email to The Associated Press, agents Peter Fish and Peter Donatelli contradicted general manager Kevyn Adams in saying they were
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The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Jalen Chatfield and forward Sam Miletic to one-year, two-way contracts. Chatfield made his NHL debut in 2020-21, collecting one assist in 18 games with the Vancouver Canucks. In three prior seasons with the AHL’s Utica Comets, Chatfield skated in 142 games and totaled two goals and 15 assists for
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SEATTLE (AP) — When the NHL free agency window opened, the Seattle Kraken’s front office was stunned to see goaltender Philipp Grubauer wasn’t already headed back to Colorado. They weren’t alone. “A little bit surprised for sure,” Grubauer said Friday. “I think we tried till the last minute to work something out (with Colorado). Didn’t
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Brendan Gaunce to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2021-22 season. Gaunce spent the 2020-21 season with HC Vaxjo in the Swedish Hockey League, notching five goals and seven assists in 18 games and winning a league championship. Gaunce has played 241 games in the AHL with Providence
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