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The Hockey News Predictions vs. Las Vegas Odds: Eastern Conference

September 4th, 2012
A couple of days ago, I looked at some of the over/undervalued teams in the Western Conference using the latest Hockey News projections and compared them to current sportsbook odds. Today, it's time to round out the analysis by breaking down the Eastern Conference, but to get some better context ...

Sidney Crosby and 10 NHL Players You Hate but Would Love to Have on Your Team

August 3rd, 2012
Whether it is around the water cooler, the bar or in the office, you often hear hockey fans talking about how much they despise so and so. It has become almost ritualistic to call out opposing players and reveling in the hate that oozes out of your pores.Yet if you ...

It’s Time to Change the NHL Playoff Format

May 21st, 2011
Are you one of those fans that like the NHL the way it is?  If so, this article might not be for you.  The reality is, if there is a way to improve on something, why not go ahead and do it? As it stands now, the top eight teams ...

Alex Pietrangelo: Unofficial NHL Rookie of the Year

February 25th, 2011
2008: 8 GM 0 G 1 A 1 P 0 +/- 2009: 9 GM 1 G 1 A 2 P -9 +/- Take a closer look at these numbers, because this is the reason why Alex Pietrangelo will not be winning the 2010 rookie of the year award.  Due to a strange technicality ...

HBO 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Top 10 Highlights of the Series Finale

January 6th, 2011
HBO came, we saw.  As hockey fans, we walk away from the experience of 24/7 having seen things we thought we'd never get to see.  Wednesday night marked the series finale and it ended just as brilliantly as it started. Let's take a look at the top 10 moments from the ...

HBO 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Top 10 Highlights Of Episode 3

December 30th, 2010
If you haven't caught a glimpse of HBO's series 24/7 Penguins/Capitals by now, you should just turn in your hockey fan rights and move onto a different sport.  The series continued to live up to the hype on Wednesday night as the third installment treated us to another great episode.Let's ...

HBO 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Top 10 Highlights from Episode 2

December 23rd, 2010
If you are a hockey fan, then you will know what I mean when I say it has felt like forever since HBO premiered their 24/7 special on the Penguins/Capitals. If you don't get HBO, you better find somebody that does. If you can't do that, I suggest you invest ...

Balanced Excellence: The Top 10 Two-Way NHL Defensemen

December 21st, 2010
What constitutes a top-end defenseman?  There are many excellent defenders in the league, but a lot of them thrive in one area or another.  Some are offensive wizards while others are defensive shutdown types. The true gems of the league can do it all.This past summer there was a lot ...

Matt Duchene vs John Tavares: Two Young Stars Going in Opposite Directions

December 18th, 2010
This is an article that I was going to write to start the season.  I was curious as to who people thought would turn out to be the better player.  I felt strongly that Matt Duchene would win this debate, but I wasn't entirely sure how things would shake out.  ...

HBO 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Top 10 Highlights of the Series Premiere

December 16th, 2010
When the news first broke that HBO would be doing a behind the scenes show on the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals, many fans eagerly awaited a closer look at the sport they love.  On Wednesday night the series premiere of 24/7 Penguins/Capitals debuted and it was a pretty eye-opening ...