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nhl adds 32nd team

(12/7) The NHL has officially announced that they are expanding, again, to Seattle! The Seattle (no name yet) will play their first season in 2021-2022. Similar to the 2017-2018 inaugural season of the Vegas Golden Nights, the Seattle franchise will hold an expansion draft to select their players. Assuming nothing changes, the rules of the expansion draft will stay the same, read them here: https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-expansion-draft-rules/c-281010592 Personally, I am very excited to add another team to the NHL, and hopefully the Seattle franchise can build a fanbase as quickly as Vegas did.

Article Link: https://www.nhl.com/news/seattle-nhl-expansion-team-ready-to-follow-vegas-golden-knights-success/c-302638702

-Mike Quin

Light it up Laine!

(11/25) On Saturday night, Winnipeg Jets star forward, Patrik Laine, sat himself among some nice company as he became the 57th player to score 5 goals in one game. The last player to score 5 in a game was Johan Franzen of the Red Wings in 2011. With his 5 goals, Laine has moved into first place in goals in the NHL with 19 total goals. Laine has scored 16 of his 19 goals in November, putting him only 1 goal behind the record of 17 goals in a month, set by Lemieux back in November 1996. At only 20 years old, Laine looks poise to dominate the NHL for at least 15 more years. This article also shows many other records Laine has already accomplished, and is close to accomplishing.

Article Link: https://www.nhl.com/news/facts-and-figures-patrik-laine-historic-five-goal-night/c-302289082

-Mike Quin

olczyk honored

(11/19) On Sunday, 11/18, former Blackhawks player and current NHL television analyst Eddie Olczyk laced up the skates for the Blackhawks "One More Shift". This game also happened to be Hockey Fights Cancer night at the United Center. Olczyk battled stage 3 colon cancer for most of last season, but has been considered cancer-free since March. This was an incredibly respectful gesture by the Blackhawks to honor one of their alumni, and one of the most respected analysts in the NHL.

Article Link:https://www.nhl.com/news/short-shifts-hockey-fights-cancer-eddie-olczyk-takes-one-more-shift/c-302079910

-Mike Quin

q fired by blackhawks

(11/9) Long-time Chicago Blackhawks head coach, Joel Quenneville, was fired as head coach on Tuesday. Quenneville has coached the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup Championships since 2010. (2010, 2013, & 2015). Chicago has hired Jeremy Colliton, who coached Rockford of the AHL. The Blackhawks have lost five straight and are sixth in the Central Division.

Article Link: https://www.nhl.com/news/joel-quenneville-fired-as-coach-of-chicago-jeremy-colliton-named-replacement/c-301652228

-Francisco Rojas

quick out long

(11/1) LA Kings star goaltender looks to be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Quick has had a rough start to the season, with an 0-3-1 record, 4.55 GAA, and .845 save %. Last season Quick won the William Jennings Trophy for his team allowing the least amount of goals in the NHL. His stats last season were impressive, to say the least. A 33-28-3 record, 2.40 GAA, .921 save %, and 5 shutouts in 64 appearances. This is a huge loss for the Kings, who have relied on Quick's brickwall nature in net.

Article Link: https://www.nhl.com/news/los-angeles-goalie-jonathan-quick-sidelined/c-301476960

-Mike Quin

rookies on the rise

(10/28) There are a number of NHL rookies on the rise. If you’re a Fantasy hockey head, this is a must read. Even though the man has not put up many points through 9 games (one assist), the Sabres are going to stick with Casey Mittelstadt (center), as he’s grabbed hold of the centerman’s spot for Buffalo. Others like Elias Petterson (C, Vancouver Canuks) and Rasmus Dahlin (D, Buffalo Sabres) are worth holding onto as well.

Article Link: http://www.espn.com/fantasy/hockey/story/_/id/25080725/fantasy-nhl-early-season-rookie-watch

-Francisco Rojas

gaudreau's 100th

(10/18) On Wednesday night in Calgary, the Flames took on the Boston Bruins. The Flames ended up winning the game by a score of 5-2, improving their season record to 4-2. Johnny "Hockey" Gaudreau scored his 100th career NHL goal to help lift his team over the Bruins. While Gaudreau was high on emotion from the milestone, he ended up being forced out of the game after a hit from Bruins defenseman, Charlie McAvoy. He was removed from the game on NHL concussion protocol; there was no postgame update. This could be a massive blow to the Flames, who rely heavily on Johnny Hockey's creative play and speed.

Article Link: https://www.nhl.com/news/boston-bruins-calgary-flames-game-recap/c-301036392

-Mike Quin

matheson to face discipline after dirty play

(10/14) On Saturday night in Florida, Panthers defensemen Mike Matheson rubbed Canucks star rookie, Elias Pettersson, hard into the boards, then slammed him to the ice. Pettersson was visibly hurt on the play, struggling to get up and stumbling his way to the bench. After needing assistance just to get to his locker room, he did not return for the rest of the game. Canucks fans are holding their breath as they wait for news on the 19 year-old Swede. In only 5 games this season, Pettersson has racked up 5 goals and 3 assists.

Article Link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2018/10/14/elias-pettersson-canucks-mike-matheson-hit/1641135002/

-Mike Quin

karlsson scores first as a shark.

(9/30) Erik Karlsson has scored his first goal as a member of the San Jose Sharks. While on the powerplay against the Stanley Cup Runner-Ups, Vegas Golden Knights, Sharks defensemen, Kevin Leblanc, sent a pass from the point down to the right circle where Karlsson easily directed the puck into the back of the net. Karlsson looks poised to put up some serious numbers on his new team, be on the look out.

Video link: https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1046573176157868032

-Mike Quin

Corey perry out 5 months

(9/27) Anaheim Ducks forward, Corey Perry, will be sidelined for 5 months after surgery to repair his meniscus. The Ducks will definitely be affected by this injury because Perry is one of their most prolific goal scorers, with a 30+ goal season only 2 years ago. Other teams in the NHL will look to take advantage of the Ducks missing a key player. Hopefully Perry can recover quickly and return to help the Ducks push for a playoff spot in the latter half of the season.

Article Link: https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/with-perry-out-five-months-who-will-step-up-for-ducks

-Mike Quin