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NHL News: An Idea To Take To the CBA Table in 2012

August 29th, 2010
This whole Kovalchuk fiasco has sparked a lot of debate about these front loaded deals that have been handed out to players these past few seasons. Some contracts are legit and some are shady. Henrik Zetterberg's contract is a legitimate one as it runs out when he's 40. The ...

Why the Detroit Red Wings Will Return To Excellence in 2010-2011

August 12th, 2010
Last summer, sports writers, hockey fans, and especially Detroit fans were skeptical about how the 2009-2010 season would unfold for the Red Wings. Why not? Chris Osgood just came off a horrid 2008-2009 season; however, he performed admirably for them in playoffs, losing in Game Seven. Still, there were doubts on ...

NHL Free Agents 2010: The Worst Free Agent Team

June 29th, 2010
NHL.com recently released an article "Best Free Agent Team" looking at the best free agent signings since the lockout by position. So I thought it'd be fun to write an article on the worst free agent team. Enjoy!Begin Slideshow

Hockey Hall Of Fame Reaches an All Time Low

June 22nd, 2010
The Hockey Hall of Fame has performed what many people in today's culture describe as an EPIC FAIL! Most likely everyone thought that Joe Nieuwendyk, who reached his first year of eligibility to be inducted would have his name selected this afternoon. However somehow the three time Stanley Cup champion, Conn ...

Kirk Maltby: Saying Goodbye To a True Red Wing

May 31st, 2010
At the start of the 2010-11 season, it may be the first time since the 1996-97 season that the Red Wings will not have Kirk Maltby and Tomas Holmstrom in their line up. Holmstrom may still be a Red Wing next year, but it all depends on if Nicklas Lidstrom ...

Mike Modano Says Goodbye To the American Airline Center in Style

April 8th, 2010
Although he hasn't announced his retirement, tonight may have been Mike Modano's final game at the American Airline Center in a Stars uniform. This night couldn't have been written any better. It was the perfect farewell. The arena was packed with Modano signs and jerseys. Mike played probably one of ...

Red Wings on Run Since Olympics, Stanley Cup Hopes Back in Hockeytown

April 2nd, 2010
After the end of the first half of this season, most people questioned whether Detroit would falter from the 10th and ninth seeds and run themselves out of the playoff picture. All those people had reasons to think that. The team wasn't scoring, Pavel Datsyuk and Nicklas Lidstorm were having horrible ...

2010 Winter Olympics: A Look at the Fallout of Super Sunday

February 23rd, 2010
Sunday was probably one of the best back to back to back matchups in Olympic or more importantly hockey history. The past Sunday as we all know was a re-match of the past three Olympic gold Medal finals. Russia and Czech Republic were having a hard fought battle, and the game ...

The Top 10 Players Since the Lockout

January 3rd, 2010
The 2004-2005 lockout season was a devastating event for all hockey fans and the game itself. Hockey became a laughingstock amongst the three other big sports. We missed out on a whole season of hockey and the NHL lost the exposure of ESPN. However, what came of the lockout was ...

NHL: Top Ten Players over the Age of 35

January 3rd, 2010
The NHL has certainly hit a new wave of kids young superstars to lead the league since the lockout. As each year passes more young players are finding themselves as primary players on NHL teams than veterans are. Barry Melrose once stated in his podcast on ESPN.com that getting ...