Wednesday brought us our first trade of the season, with the Carolina Thunderbirds and Watertown Wolves swapping five players.
On Saturday the Boston Globe reported that USA Hockey is no longer allowing teams in 14-and-under leagues to simply dump the puck the length of the ice on penalty kills.
Instead, players on the penalty kill will now be required to clear the center red line before dumping the puck.
With last week’s news that the Danbury Titans of the Federal Hockey League had folded, that meant there were going to be players available for the remaining six FHL teams, and those players found their new homes Wednesday afternoon thank to the FHL Dispersal Draft.
I have to say, the league has some surprisingly good logos, and the voting for this one was our tightest one yet, with every logo receiving at least one second-place vote or higher, and every logo receiving at least one fifth-place vote or lower.
The AVERAGE team in this league scored 3.65 goals per game last season. The highest scoring team in the NHL last season was the Pittsburgh Penguins at 3.39 goals per game. So if you like high-scoring games, this is the place for you.
NBC has announced their coverage schedule for the 17/18 NHL season, which means Rivalry Night is back. The often mocked marketing tool features a match-up of two “rivals” every Wednesday night throughout the NHL season. Here is the schedule and a grade for each game.
Connor McDavid, the guy who just won the NHL scoring title and was named MVP, is the 17th best player in hockey, at least according to EA Sports.