Sean Collins

#53C,
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 201
Born:
Birth Place: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Draft: 2008 7th round (187th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • How the Predators got to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history
    USA Today

    How the Predators got to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history

    The Nashville Predators have plowed through three opponents, winning 12-of-16 games, to reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since the franchise was founded in 1998. Their three series wins this postseason match the total number of series wins the Predators had during their first 18 years. Here are the people most responsible for this year’s impressive run: 1. Goalie Pekka Rinne: With a 1.70 goals-against average and .941 save percentage, Rinne is the leading candidate to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff most valuable player. Even though Monday’s series-clinching 6-3 win against Anaheim seems lopsided, it was Rinne who carried the Predators to the triumph with several key saves.

  • Morning Skate: Do Caps have mental block come playoff time?
    CSNNE.com

    Morning Skate: Do Caps have mental block come playoff time?

    Hindsight is always 20/20, of course, but it appears the Bruins made a mistake buying out veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg from the final couple of years of his contract.  Seidenberg just finished up a wildly successful stint with host Team Germany at the IIHF World Championships, where he was named Directorate Best Defenseman (the tournament’s best defenseman) after leading all D-men with a goal and eight points. This came after Seidenberg, at age 35, posted 5 goals and 22 points in 73 games for the Islanders, with whom he signed after being cut loose by the B's, while averaging a shade under 20 minutes per game.  Seidenberg also had an excellent World Cup of Hockey tournament for Team Europe

  • Would Karl Alzner be a fit on the Winnipeg Jets blueline?
    Arctic Ice Hockey

    Would Karl Alzner be a fit on the Winnipeg Jets blueline?

    Karl Alzner is a well known defenceman and pending free agent for the Washington Capitals. Should the Winnipeg Jets look into signing him to help stabilize their defence? Alzner has been with the Capitals for eight seasons and the Caps have found success in many of those seasons. Is Alzner a reason for that success or has he been more of a hindrance to the team? While he is not an offensive player, Alzner has never scored more than five goals and 21 points in a season and the Caps teams he has played on have featured some high scoring forwards. But not even play-driving defenceman scores points; look at Anton Stralman for example. That said, is Alzner a passenger or a catalyst for the Capitals