Mike Hoffman

The St. Louis Blues’ 2020-21 season had its highs and lows but ultimately ended in disappointment after the team fell in four games to the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1. In this series, we’ll look back on the season, player by player, and evaluate each player’s performance as an individual, with an eye towards their
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Late in the offseason, the St. Louis Blues signed Mike Hoffman to a Professional Tryout (PTO) and then, after camp, to a one-year, $4 million contract. The goal of the addition was obvious: the Blues had lost offensive production by letting Alex Pietrangelo walk as a free agent, and with the injury to Vladimir Tarasenko,
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After a dismal showing during the 2019-20 season, the San Jose Sharks must use this offseason effectively. General manager Doug Wilson will look to use this time to improve his team. After a down year from players like Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, they will need to show that their play has truly
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It would not be a stretch to say that the Ottawa Senators’ 2009 draft was a bust. A decade later, none of the nine players drafted are still with the franchise, and their first-round pick, which sat ninth overall, was one of the worst of the first round. While the team would find a number
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The old adage goes, “to wish upon a shooting star,” but what happens when the stars are shooting blanks? Hell, relatively speaking, the Dallas Stars are barely shooting at all, with a 23rd-ranked 30.6 shots per game (and a 26th-ranked 2.58 goals). The wild-card Columbus Blue Jackets (2.57 goals) are the only playoff team to
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It seemed that New Jersey Devils fans were ecstatic prior to the 2019-20 campaign’s puck drop, after the organization’s memorable offseason transactions. Regardless of the NHL’s postponement on this season, the Devils were on the verge of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season. More change is in order for Jersey’s team
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