NHL hockey returns today! All the bad feelings are erased and we can be excited again, right?
Nashville Predators News
Keller scores twice, US beat Latvia at WJHC - Article - TSN
The US pulled away after Latvia had the score tied early. Most importantly, Predators draftee Patrick Harper scored the opening goal:
Patrick Harper goal for team USA pic.twitter.com/6el1xqf7Zl— Stephanie (@myregularface) December 26, 2016
Other Hockey News
Strome leads Canada to WJC opening victory over Russia - Article - TSN
Russia made a game of it at times, but Canada is ultimately too much to handle.
Sweden rout Denmark in WJHC opener - Article - TSN
Rasmus Dahlin, probably the 1st overall pick in 2018, looks like he could be an incredible defenseman in the NHL someday.
World junior championship 2017 preview: United States | The Hockey News
A nice preview of the USA squad. I like the depth at forward. Could be interesting to see if some unknown guys step up on the lower defensive pairings. Goaltending could make or break a medal finish.
Jaromir Jagr leads 3 Stars of the Week
We all continue to be in awe of Jaromir Jagr.
Mike Sullivan gets three-year contract extension
To say this guy has had quite the year is a gross understatement. Takes over an under-performing NHL team in December 2015, makes the playoffs, wins the Stanley Cup, is now guiding a talented hockey team led by the world's best player on the way to another Cup run, and then he gets a three year extension.
Hit or Miss: Where do the Avs shots go? - Mile High Hockey
A nice breakdown of the Avs shooting so far. Would be interesting to see something like this for the Preds...
This Season's Best Acquisition: Columbus' Brad Shaw
So is Brad Shaw the one responsible for the Blue Jackets' league-leading 104.4 PDO?
Hurricanes Expectations for 2017
If the Canes are shopping Ryan Murphy, I wouldn't turn that down. He's cheap and the Predators have had most of their injury problems on defense.
The Provies: Henrik comes strong, a unicorn jersey, a Drancer mystery and Sven gets whiteboarded
I wouldn't abandon ship on Jake Virtanen so fast. He's got time to improve. Being on a bad team makes everybody bad.