With a month left before the NHL playoffs, Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine profile hot teams seeking to build momentum – and their standing – before the postseason begins. Topping the chart is the Tampa Bay Lightning, where Steven Stamkos is skating again and could provide a dangerous first-round foe for the Capitals or Penguins. The Ottawa Senators and St. Louis Blues also get a look.
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine welcome Brian Compton, deputy managing editor with NHL.com, to discuss the deals that went down before the NHL’s trade deadline expired. Among them: The Washington Capitals acquiring Kevin Shattenkirk from St. Louis and goaltender Ben Bishop going from Tampa Bay to the Los Angeles Kings.
A detailed account of the key players out, recovering and returning from injury around the NHL: Ottawa, who just recently welcomed back Craig Anderson, had three wingers go down in less than 24 hours including Bobby Ryan who broke his finger on Saturday. Let’s take a look at the other 26 key players that make this week’s list including the two additional Senators who were injured on Sunday.
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine discuss possible deals as the NHL’s trade deadline approaches, including possible landing spots for such impact players as Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop, Blues defenseman Keith Shattenkirk and Stars winger Patrick Sharp.
The Department of Player Safety totally dropped the puck – again – by garnering just a six-game suspension on the vicious spear levied by Detroit winger Gustav Nyqvist’s stick-to-the-face of Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon. The NHL failed big by ignoring the possible ramifications of what could have happened if the stick was just a few inches higher, as well as the intent to injure.
A detailed account of the key players out, recovering and returning from injury around the NHL including St. Louis center/winger Robby Fabbri. After scoring 37 points as a rookie last year, Fabbri already had 29 points in 51 games this season before he tore his ACL in Saturday. His injury leaves a large hole in the Blues’ offense and puts more pressure on the top-two lines. Let’s take a look…
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine take a look at the NHL’s coaching carousel, with Boston’s Claude Julien and Ken Hitchcock of St. Louis the latest casualties. The New York Islanders, though, have heated up since Doug Weight took over for the fired Jack Capuano.
A detailed account of the key players out, recovering and returning from injury around the NHL including Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin. Malkin has 22 goals and 32 assists in 47 games while filing his role as the Penguins’ number-two pivot behind Sidney Crosby. Let’s take a look at how long Malkin is expected out as well as updates on the other 26 players that make this week’s infirmary list.
A detailed account of the key players out, recovering and returning from injury around the NHL including Detroit forward Thomas Vanek. Vanek is tied for the team lead in goals (12) and is second in points (31). Rumors have been swirling that Vanek could be dealt at the trade deadline so a return to health is essential for the Red Wings and G.M. Ken Holland. Let’s take a look at how…
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine discuss Jack Capuano‘s dismissal by the New York Islanders, becoming the season’s second coaching casualty. They also look at the Anaheim Ducks‘ hot streak and whether their strong play has staying power.