NHL panic meter: Which contenders are in trouble? Who might surge?

The calendar has flipped to December, Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror and nearly every NHL team has passed the quarter mark of their season. Lots of hockey is left to be played, but the “it’s early, don’t worry” plea is becoming less and less of a valid reassurance for underperforming clubs. Many teams are in that situation, falling short of expectations. Forget just playoff contenders, there are organizations with legitimate Stanley Cup aspirations who are on the outside looking in right now. Coaches are on the hot seat, fan…

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Why the Flames still merit suspicion as a Stanley Cup contender

In September, it was a little surprising to hear Flames GM Brad Treliving say the team’s goal was to make the playoffs. At the time, we reasoned, this was a way for Treliving to manage rising expectations after a less desirable season. Since then, manager Daryl Sutter has reiterated those same ambitions for his club. Considering how the Flames have played up to this point, not leaning into the hype that was placed on them before the season proved to be a wise approach. That won’t stop some people from…

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How injuries are impacting the early part of the NHL season

Let’s talk about injuries and goaltending because injuries and goaltending were the twin storylines that dominated the first week or so of the new NHL season. Injuries always, always, always undermine the best-laid plans of any hopeful NHL team. Last week, I was asked, on a podcast, previewing the NHL season to make a prediction for the Stanley Cup Final because that’s what you do in this business — make educated guesses to create fodder for conversation. But I always issue the same caveat too: That a championship contender in…

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NHL Reverse Retro 2022: Every new replacement jersey, ranks 32-1

The word “honor” appears 17 times in the NHL/Adidas edition detailing the recently unveiled Reverse Retro jerseys from all 32 teams. By “honor,” of course, the NHL means that it will honor any form of currency or credit when You pay $249.99 (plus taxes!) to own the Montreal Canadiens shirt you can’t live without. But this time it’s blue! No, I mean a different blue from the last time it was blue less than 2 years ago! We’re all suckers for this stuff, but can you blame us? Adults look…

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The flames that hope for a bad ending before the season don’t move to their beginning

Tyler Toffoli had his best pre-season game on Friday night against Winnipeg, and he wasn’t in the mood to discuss how well he played. Players often shrugged off praise and attention on a losing bid – Toffoli would have been the story tonight given the way coach Daryl Sutter talked about the top streak earlier in the week – but he wasn’t really interested in playing his own solo success. Not while his team was running away from back-to-back matches against the same opponent and not reached the level that…

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Watch Calgary Flames stock: Qadri streak, Stone going up, Toffoli, Milan down

Daryl Sutter sat before everyone else in the Ed Whalen Media Lounge after rehearsals on Monday morning, still unsure of the “perfect” front lineup he wanted on opening night in less than 10 days. He knows the media and fans will come up with all kinds of combinations of what they want the Flames lineup to look like on day one of the regular season and beyond. He knew who his guards would be and had a good idea of ​​the best defense out of his remaining ten corpses and…

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Calgary Flames 3.0 depth chart: is the Huberdeau line set? Milan abroad?

The Calgary Flames made cuts Sunday, trimming their roster from 46 to 28 with less than two weeks to go before the season begins. The cuts came after the streak groups appeared on Sunday in training. The set below looks close to opening night’s lineup as we’ve all seen campers. even before Discounts announced!Sunday’s formations were not good for prospects like Conor Zare, Cole Schwindt, Matthew Phillips and Jacob Pelletier, who particularly wanted to impose a management hand on his future. Adam Rosica also had a chance to show something…

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Calgary Flames roster battles: Check in to Connor Zary, Matthew Phillips, and more

There was something to prove to many of the Flames players against the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night, even if most of the team likely won’t play in the NHL this season. However, at first glance, you’d think that Flames wouldn’t show much for her. But Daryl Sutter thinks otherwise. “I think it was a good match for our organization to look at so many different players,” Sutter said. “I think we worked hard, we didn’t have much of a finish in our game.” The score is the result –…

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Flames Camp: Elias Lindholm-Jonathan Huberdeau Connection and Jérémie Poirier and PTO Updates

Calgary – Elias Lindholm deserves a bit of a blessing, as much as an NHLer can get him days before the start of the season. It’s a bit of a shock to go from two teammates in the 40-goal streak to two new scorers entering a new season, after all. That partly explains why he responded the way he did on Saturday when asked about establishing chemistry with Jonathan Huberdeau, a third of Calgary’s revamped top-line triple alongside Tyler Toffoli. “The exercises we do there, it’s hard to create chemistry,”…

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Which NHL players can be traded in 2022-23? Choose one from all 32 teams

Training camps are open, and rosters are being drawn up for the 2022-23 season around the NHL. But we all know that the rosters that will open the regular season won’t be the same as the ones heading into the playoffs in April. Whether it’s Patrick Kane, John Klingberg or Phil Kessel, there will be game-changing deals ahead of the league’s March 3 trading deadline. And it’s never too early to start thinking about who will be involved. To set the table, we asked reporters who know the best teams…

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