Arizona Coyotes Need to Trade for Max Pacioretty

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The offensively starved Arizona Coyotes desperately need a scorer like Max Pacioretty. The team was 23rd in scoring last season with just 2.71 goals per game. Pacioretty himself averaged 0.45 goals a game and that could certainly help. To demonstrate how Pacioretty could dominate the offence on the Coyotes, Nick Schmaltz was 99th in scoring […] READ MORE





2017 NHL Draft Grades

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Welcome back to Top Shelf hockey prospects the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE



Alexander Burmistrov’s Return Didn’t Prove That Analytics Fail

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The “Alexander Burmistrov experiment” as they like to call it in Winnipeg has come to an end. The once productive forward was waived by the Winnipeg Jets this week, causing a stir between the traditionalist and analytic crowds. The former view his departure from Winnipeg as a big reason why analytics “don’t work”. This however, is an effortless […] READ MORE



Arizona Coyotes Hire Dawn Braid, First Female NHL Coach

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The Arizona Coyotes made history on Wednesday by hiring Dawn Braid as a full-time skating coach. The hiring makes Arizona the first team in NHL history to have a woman as part of their full-time coaching staff. OFFICIAL: Mike Van Ryn, Steve Potvin and Dawn Braid have been added to the coaching staff. https://t.co/r1YBjZ1IrI pic.twitter.com/bVCWTlAxHI […] READ MORE


Anaheim Ducks sign Antoine Vermette

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Unrestricted free agent center Antoine Vermette signed a 2-year, $3.5 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks today. #ducks Antoine Vermette: 2 years at $1.75M AAV #tvasports — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) August 15, 2016   Anaheim Ducks Sign Antoine Vermette The former Arizona Coyotes forward, in his second stint with the Coyotes, was surprisingly placed on […] READ MORE