How NHL teams are built

How NHL teams are built

Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, NHL rosters are relatively stable heading into the playoffs. This is as good a time as any to look at how NHL teams' rosters are built, or more precisely, how NHL players are acquired on NHL teams' rosters. I pulled all...

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Data Dump: Fighting in the NHL

Data Dump: Fighting in the NHL

Earlier this week Greg Wyshynski published an interesting piece on ESPN+ on fighting in the NHL during this pandemic-impacted season. He talked to Nicolas Deslauriers of the Anaheim Ducks about the mentality of engaging in pugilistic activities with no fans in the...

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How rosters can change before the Expansion Draft

How rosters can change before the Expansion Draft

Last week’s trade deadline was an important milestone to settle the outlook for teams’ protected lists for the fast-approaching Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft on July 21. In addition to the 50 players that changed teams prior to the trade deadline, there were three...

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A Patrick Marleau tribute in numbers

A Patrick Marleau tribute in numbers

On Monday, Patrick Marleau will break Gordie Howe’s record for the most regular season games played in the NHL. There is no question that Marleau is the greatest NHL player to ever suit up for the Seattle Thunderbirds. He played two full seasons with the Thunderbirds...

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Q&A with Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis

Q&A with Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis

On Tuesday, the Seattle Kraken were kind enough to make general manager Ron Francis available to the media. Francis kept things relatively diplomatic and unsurprisingly avoided any earth-shattering revelations. However, we did get some interesting nuggets out of the...

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