The "Way Too Late" Offseason in Review (and 2016-17 NHL Preview)

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 In : NHL Thoughts 

(October 11, 2016) – It’s been a long time coming, but here it is… the “Thoughts From The Penalty Box” offseason review. Here, I’ll dive into some of the biggest moves of the summer, be they trades, free agent signings or otherwise. First, we start with the move of the summer with likely the longest-lasting impact: the expansion announcement.

I had the opportunity to be in Las Vegas when the NHL granted Bill Foley the 31st team in the League (starting in 2017-18), ...


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Here's to the Next Step...

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 In : TFTPB Confessions 
(July 6, 2016) – Thoughts From The Penalty Box has been quiet for the last couple of months, but there has been a reason behind it. Today, I can finally announce that I have been named the Sports Director for WOWK-TV in Charleston, West Virginia. In addition to helping launch the station's new sports department and running its day-to-day operations, I will be the primary anchor for WOWK sportscasts. Also, starting this football season, I will be the co-host of "Mountaineer Gameday" – the ...
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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion – Realignment

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 In : NHL Expansion 

(May 10, 2016) – As the National Hockey League inches closer to potentially playing with 31 or 32 teams (see articles from TSN or The Sin Bin for more on the timeline), another question for the NHL to figure out the answer to is just how the League will work with an additional team or two. Right now, the NHL sits with 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 teams in the Western Conference, so it’d seem obvious that the NHL would look to add any expansion teams to the We...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion – Mock Drafts

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 In : NHL Expansion 

(April 28, 2016) – With SinBin.Vegas reporting that the NHL will award Las Vegas with an expansion team within the next two weeks or soThoughts From The Penalty Box wraps up a look at a potential 2017 Expansion Draft with two separate mock drafts. The first is a look at what could happen with just one team making the picks. The second looks at a two-team scenario. All protected players and exposed players are based on the #TFTPB: NHL Expansion 30-part series posted on this website. You ca...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 30/30) – Winnipeg Jets

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Monday, April 18, 2016 In : NHL Expansion 

(April 18, 2016) – A verdict on the potential expansion of the National Hockey League is due ahead of the 2016 NHL Draft, according to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. While there has been no 100% guaranteed-official format announced, the NHL has discussed a potential format for an Expansion Draft (full details here): Teams will protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender OR eight total skaters and one goaltender with the choice belonging to the team. It is un...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 29/30) – Washington Capitals

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Sunday, April 17, 2016 In : NHL Expansion 

(April 17, 2016) – A verdict on the potential expansion of the National Hockey League is due ahead of the 2016 NHL Draft, according to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. While there has been no 100% guaranteed-official format announced, the NHL has discussed a potential format for an Expansion Draft (full details here): Teams will protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender OR eight total skaters and one goaltender with the choice belonging to the team. It is un...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 28/30) – Vancouver Canucks

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Saturday, April 16, 2016 In : NHL Expansion 

(April 16, 2016) – A verdict on the potential expansion of the National Hockey League is due ahead of the 2016 NHL Draft, according to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. While there has been no 100% guaranteed-official format announced, the NHL has discussed a potential format for an Expansion Draft (full details here): Teams will protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender OR eight total skaters and one goaltender with the choice belonging to the team. It is un...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 27/30) – Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Friday, April 15, 2016 In : NHL Expansion 

(April 15, 2016) – A verdict on the potential expansion of the National Hockey League is due ahead of the 2016 NHL Draft, according to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. While there has been no 100% guaranteed-official format announced, the NHL has discussed a potential format for an Expansion Draft (full details here): Teams will protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender OR eight total skaters and one goaltender with the choice belonging to the team. It is un...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 26/30) – Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Thursday, April 14, 2016 In : NHL Expansion 

(April 14, 2016) – A verdict on the potential expansion of the National Hockey League is due ahead of the 2016 NHL Draft, according to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. While there has been no 100% guaranteed-official format announced, the NHL has discussed a potential format for an Expansion Draft (full details here): Teams will protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender OR eight total skaters and one goaltender with the choice belonging to the team. It is un...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 25/30) – St. Louis Blues

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 In : NHL Expansion 

(April 13, 2016) – A verdict on the potential expansion of the National Hockey League is due ahead of the 2016 NHL Draft, according to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. While there has been no 100% guaranteed-official format announced, the NHL has discussed a potential format for an Expansion Draft (full details here): Teams will protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender OR eight total skaters and one goaltender with the choice belonging to the team. It is un...


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