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NHL Free Agent Speculation: Ranking the Top 10 Goalies on the Market

April 11th, 2011
As we approach the end of the season, and the beginning of free agency, several teams will be looking for goaltending help.Despite a lack of unrestricted free agents with offensive talent, there should be many good options available for goaltending.The Colorado Avalanche, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida ...

Jarome Iginla Trades: 10 Places the Star Winger Could Go To Get His Stanley Cup

April 6th, 2011
On April 1, Calgary Flames superstar winger Jarome Iginla tallied his 1,000th career point, but he's still missing the Stanley Cup that he deserves.What's even more impressive about Iginla's 1,000 points the way he's done it—he started on a Flames team that was terrible, played in the "dead puck era" ...

NHL Vezina Trophy Race: Tim Thomas and the Top 7 Candidates

March 30th, 2011
"The Vezina Trophy is an annual award given to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at this position as voted by the general managers of all NHL clubs" (NHL.com).This NHL season has seen an unprecedented number of goalies (nearly a dozen) perform at Vezina Trophy candidate levels.Here ...

NHL Award Predictions: The Current Favorites to Take the Trophies

March 4th, 2011
We're getting close to NHL Awards time again, and one of the hobbies of hockey writers around the league is to pick the award winners.Last season, Henrik Sedin was the big winner by taking home the Art Ross and Hart Trophies for leading scorer and MVP, respectively.This season, I'm going ...

NHL Power Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams’ Home Ice Advantage

March 4th, 2011
NHL teams play hard throughout the regular season in hope of securing home ice advantage for the playoffs. Home ice advantage can be a deciding factor in a tight playoff series.Home ice gives a team many advantages including last line change, last one to put their stick down for the ...

NHL Trade Deadline: Grading the Dustin Penner Deal’s Effects on Pacific Division

March 1st, 2011
Building up to NHL trade deadline day, Pacific Division teams were expected to be amongst the most active in the league.Let's just say they disappointed fans across the league with the lack of action.Some of the big names that had been widespread in rumors, like Brad Richards, Brayden Schenn and ...

NHL Trade Rumors: A Player on Every Team Who May Be Traded

February 24th, 2011
As February 28th gets closer, the NHL trade rumors keep building. There's been a lot of activity already, including surprising blockbusters with young stars changing teams.The trade that sent Erik Johnson to the Colorado Avalanche for Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk was one of the biggest trades in recent history.There ...

NHL Rankings: 50 Most Important People for the Second Half of the Season

February 9th, 2011
With about 30 games per team left in the regular season, and the trade deadline just three short weeks away, the most exciting part of the NHL season is quickly approaching.There are so many questions that no one can answer, including "When will Sidney Crosby be back?" and "Can Peter ...

Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask: Ranking the Goalie Depth of All 30 NHL Teams

January 31st, 2011
Regardless of what happened in last year's playoffs, great goaltending wins Stanley Cup Championships. We've seen it countless times.Every Cup-winning goalie from 1991 to 2003 is in the Hall of Fame, or will be when he finishes playing.Since the lockout, the Cup-winning goalies have been Cam Ward, JS Giguere, Chris ...

NHL All Star SuperSkills: Predicting the Winners of Each Event

January 28th, 2011
With all the talk about the NHL All Star Game and the Fantasy Draft and the new format, the SuperSkills is taking a back seat this year.Amidst all the other change, the SuperSkills format has also improved for this year's All Star Weekend.Let's take a look at the new format ...