NHL Daily: Brad Marchand, Jeff Gorton, Vegas Golden Knights

NHL Daily: Boston Bruin Brad Marchand Named NHL’s First Star of the Week, the Progress and Review of Jeff Gorton as New York Rangers’ GM, Vegas Golden Knights’ Expansion Review for the Pittsburgh Penguins and More! (Morning NHL Headlines)

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There were just five games on the NHL’s Monday night schedule. First, the Maple Leafs topped the Bruins 4-2, the Sabres beat the Red Wings 2-1 and the Predators topped the Coyotes 3-1.

Lastly, the Stars shut out the Sharks 1-0 and the Oilers shut out the Kings 2-0.

The Highlight of the Night:

NHL Daily: Morning NHL Headlines

Marchand Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

Boston Bruin Brad Marchand has been having an unparallelled season this year; his play has quickly hit the roof and seems to have endless and continuous potential. Marchand is currently chasing the Hart Trophy, with good reason, and if he keeps this play up there won’t be a reason why he shouldn’t take the trophy home. [Causeway Crowd]

Hawks Clinch Playoffs for 9th Year Straight

The Blackhawks have officially clinched their 9th consecutive playoff spot. Chicago is a force to be reckoned with as they secure their playoff position again this season. This season, the Hawks are even more determined to take home the Stanley Cup. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about a determined Blackhawks team, it’s that this team gets things done when they really want it. [Blackhawk Up]

Grading NY Rangers’ GM Jeff Gorton

So, Jeff Gorton hasn’t had the longest tenure as the Rangers’ GM but he has been around long enough for fans to start making firm opinions on what he has done so far. Gorton has made enough significant moves to make some feedback on his performance. What grade would you give Gorton thus far? [Blue Line Station]

Oilers Headed into Close Playoff Race

The Edmonton Oilers currently hold second place in the Pacific Division and are embarking on a very tight playoff race heading into the post-season. Edmonton currently sits with 87 points- tied with third place Ducks and the both of them are just four points away from first place Sharks. The Oilers, though, are confidently throwing themselves into the competitive playoff fire. [Oil on Whyte]

Isles Developing D-Men

The Islanders might have had a back and forth season this year, though they are currently close to, and have hping to soon be, cracking the playoff wild card. One thing is certain though, the Isles have been producing a variety of strong young defensive players, whether it be on the Islanders or in their AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. [Eyes on Isles]

Vegas Expansion Takes on Pittsburgh Penguins

Let’s face it. No NHL fan wants to see a member of their favorite team head out the Nevada to join the NHL’s newest franchise, but that is well beyond our control. The expansion draft is coming quickly and one player from each team is bound to don a new jersey by next season. See the Vegas expansion predictions and concepts for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Which current Penguin might be hanging up their jersey? [Vegas Hockey]

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