The NHL Offseason Report Card Checklist

xx yySenior Writer IAugust 1, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - JULY 06:  (L-R) Flyers General Manager, Paul Holmgren presents Chris Pronger #20 of the Philadelphia Flyers with his new jersey during his first press conference as a Philadelphia Flyer at Flyer's Skate Zone on July 6, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

If you've been keeping track in the NHL section over the past week, you've noticed the "Mid-Offseason report card" series going up.

Granted the styles have differed between articles, but all of the pieces are there: Whether it was Greg Caggiano debunking the moves around the Atlantic Division, Ken Armer punching through the Pacific Division, Alan Bass sorting out the Southeast and Northwest divisions, or myself scouring the Central and Northeast divisions.

While some have enjoyed the pieces and others have found the opportunity to spark some controversy, because the story block allocated the divisions between four different writers, not everyone got the opportunity to check out ever piece.

So, here's the checklist:

Eastern Conference

Alan Bass—NHL Southeast Division: Offseason Grades

Greg Caggiano—2009 NHL Atlantic Division Report Card

Bryan Thiel—2009 NHL Offseason: Northeast Division Review (So Far...)


Western Conference

Ken Armer—Pacific Division Summer Report: Ducks, Kings Get New Looks for Fall

Alan Bass—NHL Northwest Division: Offseason Grades

Bryan Thiel—2009 NHL Offseason: Central Division Review (So Far...)


There they are, and remember: With August just beginning, Training Camp (and the regular season) are just around the corner, marking the return of BT's Team-by-Team Season Previews!

Get ready for arbitration season!


Bryan Thiel is a Senior Writer and an NHL Community Leader for Bleacher Report. If you want to get in contact with Bryan you can do so through his profile, or you can email him at You can also check out all of his previous work in his archives.