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Jaden Schwartz’s Draft Day Overshadowed By Sister’s Health

June 16th, 2010
Jaden Schwartz absolutely tore up the USHL this season. The 17-year-old rookie led all players in scoring with 33 goals and 83 points in 60 games for the Tri-City Storm, which was more than enough to put him on NHL scouts radar, as he is ranked 28th overall for North ...

Coyote Ugly: Jets Should Land in Winnipeg, but Not with Dogs Aboard

May 10th, 2010
Their season began with turmoil and uncertainty, yet the Phoenix Coyotes somehow found a way to put everything behind them and just focus on playing hockey, finishing with a franchise-best 50-25-7. Now, the Coyotes' future in Arizona is once again being questioned, as Canadian billionaire David Thomson is waiting to see ...

The First Annual Duster Awards: Best of the Worst in the NHL

May 5th, 2010
As all the nominees for the 2010 NHL Awards have been announced, I got to thinking, what if there were trophies to be handed out to the NHL's worst from this past season. While, we all know who the best goaltenders, defenseman and goal scorers were, it may be a bigger ...

Alexander Semin, The Hockey Gods Have Spoken, You Are the Weakest Link!

May 3rd, 2010
Almost a week after the 8th seeded Montreal Canadiens pulled off one of the biggest first round upsets in NHL Stanley Cup Playoff history, questions around the Washington Capitals ability to take the next step continue to bubble to the surface. While much of the blame has been directed at Alexander ...

Mike Cammalleri: Canadiens Gain Was Darryl Sutter’s Big Loss

May 1st, 2010
There are defining moments in every NHL general manager's career. For Brian Burke it was in 1999, when he wheeled and dealed his way at the NHL Entry Draft, and came away with the Sedin twinkies. In 1991, Pittsburgh GM Craig Patrick acquired Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson, and Grant Jennings from the Hartford Whalers for ...

NHL Rumors: Jarome Iginla an Oiler? Ilya Kovalchuk Landing In Leaf Nation?

April 26th, 2010
Just because the Stanley Cup Playoffs are off to a triumphant start, doesn't mean that the speculation of trades and free agent signings are going to remain dormant until it's over. Nothing could be further from the truth. With Martin Brodeur's struggles in the playoffs, Ilya Kovalchuk's pending free agency, and the ...

Trash Talking: A Look at Some of Hockey’s Greatest Chirps

April 23rd, 2010
Chirping is as much a part of the game of hockey as the Zamboni, power plays, and Donald S. Cherry. It starts in minor hockey, and goes all the way up to the pros. Though it may be looked down upon, it can have an ill effect on one's opponent, and take their head right ...

Sign of the Times: Funniest Fan Signs in Hockey

April 22nd, 2010
Now usually I am not a supporter of fans bringing in signs that obstruct my view when I'm at a game, but there are those who's creativity makes it well worth missing a nice goal or a big hit every now and then. Like this guys sign for instance, that reads, ...

Vancouver Canucks Look Average, Much Like Their Fans

April 21st, 2010
The Vancouver Canucks may be Canada's best hope for bringing the Stanley Cup back north of the boarder, but they have played with the same enthusiasm that they have received from their fans, which is why they are down 2-1 to the young upstart Los Angeles Kings. The recipe for success is ...

NHL Insider: Tomas Vokoun Shark Bait? Craig MacTavish Atlanta-Bound?

April 16th, 2010
With all that is the Stanley Cup Playoffs, how could we as Hockey fans even think of anything else to talk about? But, the fact remains there were 14 other teams that didn't qualify for the postseason, and for them it is business as usual. While clubs like Montreal, Colorado and Ottawa seem ...