Rory Boylen
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Rory Boylen joined Sportsnet in 2014 and is the NHL and junior hockey editor at Sportsnet.ca. He is also co-host of the Tape to Tape NHL Podcast.
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Measuring the panic meter on four NHL teams off to slow starts
Rory Boylen
It's still a bit early to full-on panic for any team, even in a shortened NHL season, but here are four that have a heightened sense of urgency for one reason or another.
Which Maple Leafs could replace Joe Thornton on the top line?
Rory Boylen
Breaking down the Oilers' 1-3-0 start, whether it's time to panic
Rory Boylen
Four games into the new season, the Oilers find themselves in a 1-3-0 hole to start the campaign. Rory Boylen breaks down why the club's fallen short so far, and why it's too early to panic.
One question facing each Canadian team after frantic North Division start
Rory Boylen
The North Division has not disappointed through four days of action, with thrilling OT, heated physicality, and the unfurling of storylines we've been waiting months to talk about. Here is a question facing each of the seven teams over the next seven days.
In Kirill Kaprizov, a new NHL star has been born
Rory Boylen
NHL 2020-21 West Division season preview
Rory Boylen
The West Division is one of tiers: three Cup hopefuls, two mushy middle squads, and three bottom-feeders from 2020 hopeful of a bounce back. Here is our preview, with a best- and worst-case scenario for each team.
Six bold predictions for the NHL's Canadian division
Rory Boylen
The Canadian Division is full of teams with lots to prove and an opportunity to break through to the Stanley Cup semifinal. It should also bring us a playoff atmosphere every night. With so many competitive teams and rivalries involved, we present six bold predictions for the northern-most division.
Six unresolved NHL storylines, from unsigned RFAs to goalie intrigue
Rory Boylen
What the Capitals' goalie options are without Henrik Lundqvist
Rory Boylen
Future Hall of Famer Henrik Lundqvist announced Thursday that he won't be able to play the upcoming NHL season because of a heart condition. It's a big loss for the Washington Capitals, who now must decide on his replacement.