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NHL’s Top Prop Bets: Crosby vs. Ovechkin vs. Stamkos

August 25th, 2010
The NHL is the perfect league for propositional bets, with photo finishes annually in almost every category, and where changing of the guard is almost yearly. With so many different situational stats, it is perfect for finding some of the most fun and interesting scenarios in which to wager your ...

NHL Predictions: Preseason Eastern Conference Rankings

August 23rd, 2010
We’re now well under two months away from the start of the 2010-2011 NHL season, and with the fizzling out of what was already an excruciatingly boring free agent period marked with blog entries of hockey irrelevance and useless fillers, it has reached that period where predictions for the upcoming ...

Ilya Kovalchuk Controversy: 10 Contracts Teams Would Want Voided

August 17th, 2010
There are yearly trends for what teams need, and many times they get into bidding wars with other teams for that player’s services.  Understandably, this often leads to inflated contracts worth way more than the player’s actual value. Usually, this intensity leads to mistakes that haunt the team for years to ...

Roberto Luongo, Marian Hossa Among Potential Second NHL Free Agent Class

August 11th, 2010
The NHL has moved on from the Ilya Kovalchuk decision, but it has spiked new interest in the other front-loaded contracts around the league. Investigations are being conducted league-wide on deals similar to that of Kovalchuk's and could ultimately end up creating one of the deepest free agent talent pools in what ...

NHL News: Could the League Investigate Marc Savard’s Contract?

August 10th, 2010
The fallout from the League’s decision to nullify Ilya Kovalchuk’s 17-year $102-million deal may not be limited to that one contract. It’s no secret that there have been multiple deals in recent memory with similar intent, the most notable being Marian Hossa’s, Roberto Luongo’s, Chris Pronger’s, and Marc Savard’s. And although ...

NHL 2010: 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat Entering the Season

August 4th, 2010
In the National Hockey League the tenure of it’s coaches has been decreasing in length over the past decade. With vastly expanding fanbases growing viewership, many of today’s NHL teams are under heavy pressure to put a playoff performing team on the ice game in and game out. Unfortunately for many of ...

NHL Rumors: Marc Savard, 10 Reasons the Bostons Bruins Need To Keep Him

July 26th, 2010
Since the start of the free agent period, Marc Savard has been stuck at the center of the rumor mill. He has been linked to teams such as Toronto, Columbus, and Calgary; all of them are rumored to be interested in his services. However, his current team—the Boston Bruins—who just signed ...

NHL News: Aging Veteran’s Value Hidden Behind Quantitative Stats

July 20th, 2010
This year, there are multiple aging long-time NHL veterans looking for renewed contracts or new homes this off-season.  While you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, they can teach the puppies a thing or two about how the game is meant to be played. This year’s NHL free agent ...

NHL News: 10 Ways the Boston Bruins Can Improve Their Roster For 2010-2011

July 20th, 2010
After a roller-coaster campaign and being ousted in devastating style by the Philadelphia Flyers, the Boston Bruins still have quite a bit of work to do this offseason to ensure they don’t give anymore of their loyal fans heart conditions next season. New additions Nathan Horton, Gregory Campbell, and Tyler Seguin ...

NHL: Top Three Trade Candidates For Marc Savard

July 14th, 2010
Past all the "Savard for Kaberle" trade buzz, there actually are other teams interested in the service of Marc Savard—and why wouldn't they be. A top-five NHL center and a 90-point setup man isn't easy to come by. The only knock—his new chapter of concussion history. However, one concussion ...