Welcome to the Holiday Season everyone! It’s usually around this time of year that we begin to see the final NHL playoff picture begin to form. Teams will slowly start to fall out while others start to cement their places in the second season. That continues tonight with a big slate of games around the league.
Top Hockey News Of The Day – November 28th
As you get ready for another night of NHL hockey, let’s take a spin around the hockey world. Today we’ll take a look at Peter Chiarelli’s first media avail of the season, Chicago’s next young star, the NHL’s scoring explosion and more.
– It’s been a tough start this season in Edmonton, and GM Peter Chiarelli has come under fire for it. Earlier today, Edmonton’s GM spoke to the media for the first time this season, touching on potentially making a move and what has gone wrong, in his mind, with the time. The press conference can be seen here, and but if you want a recap, Brendan Ullrich has you covered here.
– Many teams passed on dynamic American-born scorer Alex DeBrincat because of his size. The Chicago Blackhawks took a chance on him in the second round and boy, has he made the Hawks look like geniuses with this pick. After scoring a hat-trick in last night’s win over Anahiem, DeBrincat officially threw his hat into the rookie scoring race. More from NHL.com here.
– Why has NHL scoring erupted this season? So far, teams are averaging 2.95 goals per game on the season, up from 2.73 a year ago. The most pleasant surprise from this NHL season has yet to be explained, but ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski tries here.
– As USA Hockey takes the final steps before putting their roster for the Olympics together, they face unique challenges. Without the service of NHL’ers, USA Hockey will have to look elsewhere to build their team, looking to avenge a terrible effort in Sochi. More from USA Today.