Kings Facing Salary-Cap Crunch

Over the past three years Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi has done a tremendous job keeping his roster largely intact, which is why they’ve won two Stanley Cup championships in three years. However, as GMs of other former Cup champions discovered...

What’s The Plan, Brendan Shanahan?

In the wake of the Toronto Maple Leafs long-overdue firing of head coach Randy Carlyle, a number of fans, bloggers and pundits have taken to print and the airwaves to speculate over other possible moves for the long-struggling club. Some want general manager Dave...

NHL Week That Was – January 4, 2015

My take on some of most interesting NHL news and notes for the week of Dec. 28, 2014 to Jan. 3, 2015. There wasn’t as much buzz over the Chicago Blackhawks-Washington Capitals game this year. Though it was well-attended, the 2.3 TV rating was the lowest in...

Lamoriello’s Lost His Midas Touch

With the New Jersey Devils poised to miss the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons, it’s time for changes in the front office, beginning with long-time GM Lou Lamoriello. His supporters will of course vehemently oppose such a drastic move....

Oil Change Must Start At The Top

Last March, I did a piece for Bleacher Report observing it was 30 years since hockey last two great dynasties, the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders, clashed in the 1984 Stanley Cup Final. In that piece, I noted how far both clubs had fallen in the three decades...