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Offseason Outlook: Ducks a team to watch very closely

With the offseason underway for most teams and the remainder to join them in a few weeks, we’re looking at what’s in store for each club in the coming months. 2016-17 Grade: B After a first-round, Game 7 loss to the Nashville Predators in 2016, Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob …

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STANLEY CUP FINAL PREVIEW: PENSBLOG TELESTRATOR

For the second time in as many years, the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves on the footstep of history. And just like last year, they’ll be facing a team that is making its first appearance in a Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins route to get here has been arduous at best. …

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A Stanley Cup could be a Conn job for Predators’ Pekka Rinne

Nashville goalie is the favourite to be playoff MVP as Stanley Cup final begins. The Conn Smythe Trophy field gets smaller with each day. Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was a leading candidate until Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final, when he allowed four goals in a little more than …

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The 2016-17 Senators taught us about a lot more than hockey

In the world of pro sports, you occasionally hear about a team, player, or coach transcending the game. A story so good that it goes beyond the limits of the boxscore or sports section and into our daily lives. That’s exactly what the Ottawa Senators accomplished with their 2017 Stanley …

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PLAYOFF ODDS: WHO HAS THE ADVANTAGE IN THE STANLEY CUP FINAL?

There are only two teams left standing after a wild first three rounds, and our probabilities model sees one as a significant favorite. The wild ride that has been the 2017 playoffs is almost over, and what remains is a pretty captivating Stanley Cup final matchup. The Pittsburgh Penguins look to …

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Predators just 1 NHL team winning thanks to their Swedes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg is having quite the spring for the Nashville Predators, setting franchise records with his eight goals and 15 points. He’s tied the team mark with at least a point in seven straight games. Pontus Aberg scored the game-winning goal to put Nashville up 3-2 …

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NHL Daily: Florida/Edmonton Rumor, Leafs, Sharp and More

Only one game was played Tuesday night as the Ottawa Senators tried to even the series at three games apiece against the Penguins and they did just that with a 2-1 victory.   NHL Daily: Morning NHL Headlines Big Rumour Surround Florida and Edmonton When Florida signed defenseman Jason Demers …

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