Kris Bryant's dad says LaVar Ball is ruining things for his kids
There probably hasn’t been enough made about the Dallas Stars’ unmitigated disaster of a season, going from 109 points and a division title to 73 points in 75 games thus far. Lambert took a hard look at what the Stars could and should do on the ice this offseason, but what about behind the bench? When the local media treat the firing of a head coach as a formality, one trends to treat it as such.
By now, you've probably heard a lot of talk about how the Capitals need to win the Stanley Cup this year because the team is going to look very different in 2017-18. The reason why is because Washington has several expiring contracts this year and some of those players will be hard to keep. Luke Fox of SportsNet ranked the 17 top unrestricted free agents of 2017 and three of them made the top five.
In the first part of this series, a number of the decisions that Ron Francis faces were noted. Another critical choice he will have to make is whether or not to acquire a proven scoring threat to augment his young, up-and-coming Carolina Hurricanes squad. His choices are significantly limited, as trades for high end scorers are rare and expensive. Otherwise, adding scoring comes from the free agent market. Historically, Carolina has been unwilling to spend to rope in big UFAs and those targets don’t view Raleigh the best landing spot. This team is in the lower third of the NHL in goal scoring and goal differential. Currently 20th in the league in goals with 194, and tied for 20th in goal differential