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New Jersey Devils: Five Players Who Need to Make a Big Impact This Season

July 19th, 2013
The New Jersey Devils are not in a strong position. Ilya Kovalchuk is gone, the East has gotten markedly better in the past year and the Devils don't have their first-round pick in the 2014 draft. If things completely fall apart this season, there isn't the benefit of a high draft ...

Detroit Red Wings: Jimmy Howard’s Contract Extension a Great Move

April 16th, 2013
The Detroit Red Wings announced early today that they had signed goaltender Jimmy Howard to a Six-Year, $31.8 million dollar.While Howard has divided the opinion of the Red Wings faithful since he became Detroit's first choice starter in goal in the 2009-10 season, I for one believe inking the Syracuse, NY native ...

Utah Jazz: Why Paul Millsap Should Be the One Leaving Salt Lake

November 27th, 2012
The Utah Jazz have a problem on their hands regarding their frontcourt that most coaches would envy: An abundance of talented big men who all deserve their share of starting minutes.The incumbent starters, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson, are both free agents at the end of the season and perhaps more importantly, are ...

Ottawa Senators: Kyle Turris Needs to Step Up for the Team This Season

July 7th, 2012
When the Phoenix Coyotes drafted Kyle Turris number three overall in 2007, the team had high hopes that by 2012 he'd be a point-per-game player centering the team's top line.Alas, that isn't the case.Despite boasting a wicked snap shot and fantastic hockey awareness along with good two-way prowess, Turris never clicked ...

Looking to the Future: 5 Things the New York Rangers Need to Do This Offseason

March 27th, 2011
It's been an up and down year for the New York Rangers.They've had to deal with plenty of injuries, trade rumours, underperforming star players and nearly everything else under the sun.Yet they are currently tied for sixth place in the Eastern Conference with the Montreal Canadiens and have nearly guaranteed themselves a place in ...

Surprise, Surprise: 9 Players That Have Surprised Us All

December 5th, 2010
No matter how much a fan reads, writes, thinks or discusses about the upcoming season, the truth is no-one knows how it is all going to pan out.As the majority of teams have now played at least 25 games, we are unofficially at the quarter point of the season.They're have ...

Bolt of Lightning: Should Steve Stamkos Be Considered the Top Player in the NHL?

November 19th, 2010
Penguins and Capitals fans, feel free to read the title again. Right about now I assume you're thinking Lewis Hughes must be out of his mind—Sidney Crosby/Alex Ovechkin are head and shoulders above the rest of the league. That is true. But could Steven Stamkos be a contender for their crown? Ever since Ovechkin ...

Blackhawks, It’s Time To Shake Things Up: Analyzing Chicago’s Line Changes

October 27th, 2010
Fresh off the press, as first reported by ESPNChicago, the Chicago Blackhawks have four new, brand spanking lines. After 10 games, the Chicago Blackhawks currently sit at a record of 5-4-1 with 11 points. They are third in the Central division behind Nashville and Detroit, despite playing more games (10), and are ...

Seven NHL Rookies Who Will Make Their Teams’ Roster

October 5th, 2010
Sometimes teams have bad seasons where nothing goes right: They lose players to injuries, their "star" players underperform and they just can't seem to get those 'W's on the board.However, there is light at the end of the tunnel.No matter how bad your season is, at the end of it you ...

Last Form of Defence: Who Should Start in Goal for the Ottawa Senators?

September 12th, 2010
In contrast to teams like Buffalo, the Ottawa Senators' goaltending situation is not set in stone.Though Ottawa acquired Pascal Lecalire last year viewing him as their No. 1 goalie, his play was inconsistent, and he ended up being replaced by Brian Elliott mid-way through the season.Despite this, Leclaire put up better numbers during ...