In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Tara Sledjeski and Martin McCormack looked at the hot start the Nashville Predators are off to and whether or not they can keep it up. We also looked at the new regime in the Department of Player Safety and how they have handled recent incidents in the leauge and caught up with all three local teams.
With Slava Voynov's suspension and the recent shootings in Ottawa, St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo reminds us why we all love hockey. Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Brendan Bowers also discuss how the Rangers and Rick Nash have started to get hot, while the Islanders and Devils need to get back on the winning track.
When the Rangers traded Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Rick Nash back in the summer of 2012, they anticipated receiving the left wing that averaged over 30 goals a season. In his first two seasons with the Blueshirts, however, Nash only scored 21 goals in the lockout shortened 2012-13 campaign and 26 last season where he only played 65 games due to a concussion. But this season, the Rangers might finally be getting the Nash they have been expecting.
On this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Tara Sledjeski and Martin McCormack discuss the start of the NHL season. They talk about the hot start for the San Jose Sharks, the cold start for the Boston Bruins, and also take a look at the three local teams.
Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Drew Casey kick off the second season of One on One's Five on Three on the opening night of the 2014-15 NHL season. They discuss who they think will be dark horses in both conferences, who will disappoint and also take a look at the three local teams and how they will fare this year.
Ranger fans were worried about Derek Stepan when he wasn’t able to go in the team’s first preseason game against the Devils on Monday night. Stepan had a leg injury, but the one he sustained Wednesday afternoon at practice was far more severe.
Yesterday the NHL announced a few rule changes for the 2014-15 season that ranged everywhere from the rink to the shootout to face-offs. Looking through the rules, many of them focus on incidents or issues that players, coaches and fans have complained about over the years and wanted changed in some way, while also showing the NHL is looking to make the game safer and will not tolerate players taking advantage of obscurities in old rules.
Earlier this summer, I discussed how the New York Islanders young talent indicated a bright future for the franchise. However, recent reports show the team’s future could be just as murky as ever.