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NHL Power Rankings: Rating the Offseason for Western Conference Teams

August 6th, 2010
Unlike past years, this offseason has been quite unique, and it can be attributed to two things. First, there are so many unrestricted free agents that remain unsigned in the first week of August, which is unheard of, and second, the future of the biggest prize on the market still hasn't ...

NHL Preview: Rating Each Team’s Odds to Win the 2011 Stanley Cup

July 28th, 2010
Right now, it's the dog days of summer, especially for the hardcore hockey fanatic. However, the ongoing Ilya Kovalchuk saga has at least given fans something to read about, as well as the large number of free agents still on the market. In this article, we'll quickly look ahead to next ...

NHL: The 20 Worst Coaches of the Modern Era

July 20th, 2010
In the last 30 years, a lot of things have changed in the National Hockey League. Expansion teams, division realignment, shootouts, ownership groups, players, and of course coaches. Although the career of a player can last for 10-15 years with one organization, very few coaches can survive for more than four or ...

NHL Free Agency: 10 Top Centers That Are Still Available

July 14th, 2010
The free agent period is almost two weeks old, and after the initial flurry on the first couple of days, things have gone awfully quiet since. However, despite what you might be hearing of late, Ilya Kovalchuk isn't the only player left on the market. There are still numerous players without ...

NHL Trade Rumors: 10 Names on the Trading Block This Summer

July 8th, 2010
The NHL offseason got underway a few weeks ago, when a week before the draft, the Montreal Canadiens shipped off Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues. Since then, a flurry of deals have taken place, as teams try to get ready for the 2010-11 season. The free agency period also ...

NHL Free Agency: Top 15 Unrestricted Free Agents

June 30th, 2010
When it comes to NHL executives, Kings GM Dean Lombardi is expected to be front and center when the calendar flips to July 1st. Why, you ask? Well, it's simple: His Los Angeles Kings are expected to make a push for the biggest free agent out there, which could turn ...

NHL Draft: 10 Late Round Picks That Went on To Be Stars

June 25th, 2010
There has been a lot of hoopla surrounding the NHL Entry Draft every year, and usually it surrounds the top picks, who usually end up going on to have superb NHL careers. Of course, for every top pick that succeeds, there are also some that absolutely bomb. On the opposite end, ...

NHL 2010 Draft: 10 Burning Questions

June 25th, 2010
With the NHL Entry Draft fast approaching, let's take a look at some questions that might pertain to your favorite squad, and if we will get the answers we need by this weekend.Begin Slideshow

Buff Heading to Atlanta

June 23rd, 2010
It looks like the dismantling of the Chicago Blackhawks has begun. Various media outlets, including TSN, are reporting that the Stanley Cup champions have traded forwards Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager and blueliner Brent Sopel to the Atlanta Thrashers. Forward prospect Akim Aliu is also part of the deal, and headed ...

NHL Free Agency: The Top 10 Restricted Free Agents

June 20th, 2010
There is all the hoopla surrounding the NHL Entry Draft at the moment, but there is also a lot of chatter regarding July 1st, when the free agent floodgates open. However, there is another group that hasn't been discussed that much, and that's the restricted free agents. These are always younger players ...