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Dion Phaneuf: Where Does the Maple Leafs Chief Rank Among Former Captains?

October 22nd, 2011
As the 18th captain in Toronto Maple Leafs history, Dion Phaneuf has some pretty big skates to fill. He is trying to follow six players who are in the top 10 of all time in points while on the Leafs, Stanley Cup winners, hometown heroes and a guy who scored 10 ...

NHL 2011-12 Preview: 8 Players Who Will Score 50 Goals This Season

July 28th, 2011
This past season, an Anaheim Ducks star took home the Rocket Richard Trophy for the NHL's top scorer after he netted 50 goals. The 50-goal plateau is considered quite the achievement in the league, and once a player crosses it, he is usually guaranteed the No. 1 spot. I believe that this ...

NHL’s Beasts in the East? A Shift of Power in Conference Rankings

December 9th, 2010
We've just about passed the halfway mark of the season, and things are starting to get very interesting in the NHL. First of all, the Eastern Conference is currently beasting it up in the standings and looking to take away the perennial crown from the West. To be honest, it's about ...

The Secret to Success: How NHL Teams Are Falling into Place after October

October 31st, 2010
I think it’s about the right time to put up this post. Yeah, seems right. We’re past the "WAY TOO EARLY, MAN!" stage to get excited about our respective teams in the National Hockey League, and we’ve moved into the reality we all knew was coming. If you don’t realize what ...

Definitely the OFF-Season: Why 2010 NHL Free Agency Isn’t So Exciting

July 13th, 2010
You might think that with all of the commotion that the NBA free agency is making, some of the limelight has been taken away from the NHL. However, there are a lot of issues within the NHL that are making fans lose interest. This is usually the most exciting time of ...

Change Is in The Air In Toronto, And Things Are Looking Good

July 12th, 2010
It's been an exciting off-season for almost anyone connected to the NBA, and the Toronto Raptors are right in the thick of it. Toronto's playoff hopes seemed to be shot with the departure of star forward Chris Bosh, but as of now, things are starting to look positive.  With an imminent ...

Two Letters From Two Execs: How To Handle Your Star Leaving To Miami

July 10th, 2010
In the aftermath of the on-going crazy times that we know as free agency, many big name stars have left their former teams in hopes of winning a championship. Teams like Phoenix and Utah, who parted ways with Amare Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer, might have lost all-star talent but not ...

NHL Awards Picks: How It Turned Out

June 24th, 2010
Well, I didn't get everything right, but then again with all the talented players that were nominated, a bunch of the awards could have gone either way. Let's see how it played out. Hart Trophy: Pick - Henrik Sedin, Winner - Henrik Sedin This was the one award in which everyone ...

NHL Awards Picks, Part Two

June 23rd, 2010
6. Frank J. Selke Trophy: Best Defensive Forward Finalists Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks Jordan Staal, Pittsburgh Penguins When deciding my pick for this award, I didn't really take points into consideration. Anyone in the league can put up good scoring numbers if that's their ...

Picks For 2010 NHL Hall of Fame Class

June 22nd, 2010
Yesterday, the NHL announced this year's candidates for entry into the Hockey Hall of Fame and, to be honest, it might take a while to make the final picks. Of the 12 players (11 men and one woman—but she can enter regardless of how the men are voted on), only four ...