Barry Trotz

This date in National Hockey League history has seen some major coaching moves in recent years. It has also hosted three different NHL Entry Drafts with some impressive classes. Let’s begin our daily trip through the decades to relive all the best June 21 has given us. Big Time Coaching Moves June 21 has been
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Although there have been no games played on this date, there has still been plenty of National Hockey League history made over the years. One of the greatest players to ever play the game was honored following his last full season in the league. A head coach was traded for the first time, and a
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Since the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup title in 2019, the franchise has underachieved greatly in the postseason. Though changes happen every year for every NHL team, questionable player moves have become more than innocent mistakes by management. They’ve become a trend. Ex-Capitals Succeeding With New Teams For Capitals fans, it’s disheartening to consider how management
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The Nashville Predators hired their first coach in franchise history on this date and he became one of the best to ever stand behind a National Hockey League bench. Plus, two Hall of Fame players landed in the final destinations of their great careers. Predators Get Their Man Even though they were still 14 months
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The New York Islanders are one of the NHL’s most storied franchises, making their mark on the league during their brisk ascension in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After their four straight Stanley Cups and 19 consecutive playoff series wins, the Islanders found themselves on a bumpy road as they fought to stay relevant
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With only one point separating the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers, it comes as no surprise that every game is huge. They have played closer to “the Islander Way” since coming back from the All-Star break, but the next six games against over-.500 teams will be a make-or-break scenario. Playoff Implications The Islanders have
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With just about a week to go before the puck officially drops in the NHL, the New York Islanders have had themselves a strong preseason so far. While the wins don’t show in the standings, individual players and lines are beginning to form that we can expect to see in the regular season.  Overtime Magic
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For the New York Islanders, the 2019-19 season was a resounding success. The team bounced back from a regressive 2019-18 campaign (that was capped by losing their captain John Tavares) with an extraordinary effort that surprised nearly everyone. Led by their defense-first mentality, the goalie tandem of Robin Lehner and Thomas Greiss won the William
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