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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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#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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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 24/30) – San Jose Sharks

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 12, 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 23/30) – Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Monday, April 11, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 11, 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 22/30) – Philadelphia Flyers

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Sunday, April 10, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 10, 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 21/30) – Ottawa Senators

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Saturday, April 9, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 9, 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 unk...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 20/30) – New York Rangers

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Friday, April 8, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 8, 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 unk...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 19/30) – New York Islanders

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Thursday, April 7, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 7, 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 unk...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 18/30) – New Jersey Devils

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 6, 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 unk...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 17/30) – Nashville Predators

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 5, 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 unk...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 16/30) – Montreal Canadiens

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Monday, April 4, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 4, 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 unk...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 15/30) – Minnesota Wild

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Sunday, April 3, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 3, 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 unk...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 14/30) – Los Angeles Kings

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Saturday, April 2, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 2, 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 unk...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 13/30) – Florida Panthers

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Friday, April 1, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(April 1, 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 unk...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion (Part 12/30) – Edmonton Oilers

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Thursday, March 31, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 31, 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 11/30) – Detroit Red Wings

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 30, 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 10/30) – Dallas Stars

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 29, 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 9/30) – Columbus Blue Jackets

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Monday, March 28, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 28, 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 8/30) – Colorado Avalanche

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Sunday, March 27, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 27, 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 7/30) – Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Saturday, March 26, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 26, 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 6/30) – Carolina Hurricanes

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Friday, March 25, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 25, 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 5/30) – Calgary Flames

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Thursday, March 24, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 24, 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 4/30) – Buffalo Sabres

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 23, 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 3/30) – Boston Bruins

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 22, 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 2/30) – Arizona Coyotes

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Monday, March 21, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 21, 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 1/30) – Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Sunday, March 20, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 20, 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 (fulldetails 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 unk...


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#TFTPB: NHL Expansion - Preview

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Thursday, March 17, 2016, In : NHL Expansion 

(March 17, 2016) – With National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman now formally saying that some kind of verdict – even if it’s that there is no verdict – should be coming on NHL expansion by the 2016 NHL Draft, I wanted to take a closer look at what lies ahead for the potential new franchises.

Bettman was quick to say that expansion is still an “IF” and not necessarily a “WHEN”, so all of this is purely hypothetical in nature. What we do know for sure ...


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Outdoor Hockey: A Floridian's Experience

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : NHL Thoughts 

(February 26, 2016) – I didn’t get to grow up with an outdoor ice hockey rink near me. There were plenty of roller hockey rinks around, but you had to go inside to get on the ice in south Florida. I did finally get to experience what it’s like to play hockey outside in the cold just over a year ago, after I did something no one else has ever done: I went to my bosses at FOX Sports Florida to request to go on the Panthers' road trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba, in mid-January....


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Jagr: The Ageless Wonder

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Sunday, February 21, 2016, In : NHL Thoughts 

(February 21, 2016) – Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr. Thanks to Saturday’s two-goal performance, Jaromir Jagr tied and then quickly surpassed Brett Hull for third place on the NHL’s list of all-time leading goal-scorers. More importantly, perhaps, he sparked the Florida Panthers to yet another win, keeping them five points ahead of the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division (Boston defeated Dallas 7-3 on Saturday).

Jagr has been such a constant in the NHL tha...


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Wideman Gets 20 Games

Posted by Drew Goldfarb on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : NHL Thoughts 

(February 3, 2016) – Last week, Dennis Wideman took a hit in the corner from Miikka Salomaki of the Nashville Predators and proceeded to skate back to the Calgary Flames bench. On his way, Wideman crossed paths with linesman Don Henderson and, rather than attempt to move around him, seemed to throw a check into the back of the 20-plus-year veteran official.

On Wednesday, the NHL dropped a 20-game suspension on Wideman.

Historically, according to an article last updated in 201...


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