Category Archives: Player Previews

2009-2010 Player Preview: #19 Jonathan Toews

It’s no mistake we left the Jonathan Toews’ Player Preview for last.  He is the straw that stirs the proverbial drink; he’s the captain; and he’s the undisputed leader of the Western Conference finalist Blackhawks. And, God, are we glad … Continue reading

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2009-2010 Player Preview: #7 Brent Seabrook

2008-2009 Recap Entering the 2008-’09 season, many wondered whether Brent Seabrook was a legitimate first-pairing NHL defenseman or just another average, slow-footed, Lyle Odelein look-alike blue liner.  Following the signing of a $10.5 million three-year deal in February of 2008, it was … Continue reading

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2009-2010 Player Preview: #51 Brian Campbell

Since we have no idea what happened last night in Minnesota, we’re taking the view that what happens in Minnesota stays in Minnesota, including injuries to Adam Burish. 2008-2009 Recap In the late afternoon hours of July 1, 2008, then-general … Continue reading

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2009-2010 Player Preview: #31 Antti Niemi/#50 Corey Crawford

2008-2009 Recap Between both Antti Niemi and Corey Crawford last year, they saw action in a combined 4 games.  Niemi was the only one to start.  He started two games in March while Nikolai Khabibulin recovered from his lower body … Continue reading

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2009-2010 Player Preview: #25 Cam Barker

2008-2009 Recap It took the better part of five hockey seasons, but the player drafted immediately behind Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin, respectively, finally started to play like it during the 2008-’09 NHL season. To be fair, Cam Barker, taken … Continue reading

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