Matt Carle

Matt Carle

Predators Give Matt Carle a Chance to Save His NHL Career

Posted 08/10/2016 - 17:05 by HockeyPolls

There was a time when Matt Carle was the kind of defenceman who could command a big, multiyear contract in free agency. This summer, though, the 31-year-old was perhaps fortunate to get a cheap, one-year contract from the Nashville Predators.

The Biggest Storyline Surrounding Each Tampa Bay Lightning Star in 2013 Season

The preseason is less than two months away, but storylines are already surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s stars. The Bolts weren’t very active this offseason, which kept the majority of the star power in the lineup.

Tampa Bay starts its 2013-14 preseason schedule against St. Louis on September 18. That will be the first opportunity to see what the Lightning will look like with a full training camp under coach Jon Cooper.

Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Ways They Can Improve Their Special Teams Play

The Tampa Bay Lightning struggled on special teams last season. After an eventful offseason, the retooled Bolts have a variety of ways to improve their special teams play. 

Tampa tied for 25th in the NHL on the power play (15.2 percent) and finished 26th on the penalty kill (79.2 percent). On the counter, the Bolts tied for last in the league in shorthanded goals (two), while giving up the second-most shorthanded goals (12). 

Shea Weber Staying Put, What Does That Mean for the Rangers?

The New York Rangers have had about the best 48 hours a team could possibly have.  First they finalized a trade with Columbus without giving up key pieces.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Early Season Schedule Will Test Bolts Acquisitions

The Tampa Bay Lightning have addressed some of their most glaring weaknesses from the 2011-12 season by adding goaltending and defensive depth. The questions that plagued the Bolts this offseason now appear to have answers. But just how solid are those answers? The Bolts will find out early in the 2012-13 campaign.

NY Rangers Rumors: Latest Free Agent Buzz

The free agency period in the NHL is only a few days old and plenty of action has already occurred. Tons of players have signed new contracts with a new team or found themselves re-signing with their old team.

One team that has made a splash in the free agency pool is the New York Rangers. Whether it is signing new players or losing players that were on the Rangers last year, the franchise has seen plenty of changes.

Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Playoff Loss Was Not Ilya Bryzgalov's Fault

Another Philadelphia Flyers playoff run has ended, marking the 36th consecutive season to end without a parade down Broad Street.  

Coming into 2011-12 the Flyers made big changes and exactly how the team would perform on the ice was unknown.    

However, after handing out a 9-year, $51 million contract to Vezina Trophy Finalist Ilya Bryzgalov, the goaltending was supposed to be the one constant for this young team in transition.  

NHL Trade News: Does Acquiring Pavel Kubina Spell Doom for Flyers' Matt Carle?

Posted 02/18/2012 - 20:13 by HockeyPolls

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Philadelphia Flyers have acquired 34-year-old defenseman Pavel Kubina in exchange for minor-leaguer Jon Kalinski, Florida's conditional second-round pick and a Flyers fourth-roud pick.

Philadelphia Flyers: What We Have Learned Early in the 2011-12 Season

While the Philadelphia Flyers season is only six games old, we have already learned a few lessons about the 2011-12 team. 

The jury may still be out on players like Jaromir Jagr and Scott Hartnell, but for the players and lessons listed here, the verdict is in. Who is the real deal? Read on to find out. 

Here are five such lessons that we have learned during the Flyers' 4-1-1 start to the season.

As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. Enjoy!

Philadelphia Flyers Predictions 2011-2012: How the Defense Will Perform

Despite replacing nearly half of last season's roster, the Flyers and GM Paul Holmgren managed to keep the team's defensive unit largely intact. Last season, the star-studded unit performed exceptionally well, despite Chris Pronger's bout with injuries.

With the offseason ending and 2011-2012 NHL season on the horizon, it's time to take a look at what Flyer fans can expect from the team's blueliners next season.

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