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Seven of the Worst Defensive Plays in NHL History

March 23rd, 2013
It can be tough to play defense.There is little glory in the task. The most recognized and objective statistics are all offensive in nature, leaving defensive contributions to go largely unnoticed on the score sheet at the end of the night. On the contrary, a mishap in the defensive zone is ...

Updated 2013 Win-Loss Record Predictions for Every NHL Team

March 11th, 2013
Seven weeks remain in the 2013 NHL regular season, and while team's would be barely past the one-quarter mark 24 games into a normal season, the lockout has already put us within reach of the home stretch.Slumping teams have dug themselves a significant hole. Teams in the middle of the ...

Recasting the Mighty Ducks Movie Franchise with Current NHL Players

March 8th, 2013
Chances are that most of our younger American readers were first exposed to the sport of hockey thanks to the Mighty Ducks movie franchise.Sandwiched in between other classic hockey flicks like Slap Shot and Miracle, the Mighty Ducks was the story of a ragtag group of kids with plenty of love for ...

NHL Teams That Will Most Likely Get Hot Come Playoff Time

March 5th, 2013
The NHL has plenty of ways of rewarding the regular season's best teams: the Presidents' Trophy, home-ice advantage in the playoffs and matchups with the lowest available seeds all qualify as the benefits of being the best team in hockey.Of course, each of these rewards means nothing compared to the ...

6 NHL Teams Built for a Shortened Season

February 23rd, 2013
Thank the hockey gods, the Stanley Cup will have a home in June. The NHL lockout had many of us convinced that, for the second time in eight years, Lord Stanley's eternal contribution to the sport would sit in the Hockey Hall of Fame, touched by no one in the sport ...

NHL 2013: 6 Coaches Who Won’t Survive a Slow Start to the Season

January 19th, 2013
The countdown clocks are all on the verge of expiration: The 2013 NHL season is finally upon us. Though the season may be shortened, the prize remains the same. Lord Stanley's Cup is still at stake, and all coaches are tasked with the ultimate goal of taking home the prize.A shortened ...

Philadelphia Flyers: Why Claude Giroux Should Not Be Captain Yet

January 15th, 2013
The Philadelphia Flyers began training camp on Sunday in front of more than 3,000 fans at the Skate Zone in Voorhees as the Flyer faithful turned out to celebrate the start of a new, albeit shortened season. Many fans and analysts alike also believe they were witnessing the beginning of the ...

Every NHL Player a Free Agent? Building the Ultimate Realistic Team

December 29th, 2012
Almost two weeks ago, the Toronto Sun reported that the NHL, in response to the NHLPA's decision to move on a disclaimer of interest, would consider counterpunching by arguing that all player contracts be taken off the table.Per the report:'The NHL requests a declaration that, if the NHLPA's decertification or ...

The 15 Most Boneheaded Fan Moments in NHL History

December 13th, 2012
Hockey fans take pride in their sport. As the redheaded stepchildren of the four major sports' fanbases, we all have a certain complex about us. We get defensive of our game when the guys on ESPN poke fun at hockey's lack of popularity.We relish the fact that virtually every fan of ...

Philadelphia Flyers: Assembling Their All-Time All-Star Roster

December 10th, 2012
The Philadelphia Flyers joined the NHL as part of the "second six" in 1967, and the team has built a history that nearly rivals the six teams that came before it. Philadelphia has seen some of hockey's truly iconic players take the ice on Broad Street, through eras spanning from the ...