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NHL Free Agent Rumors: Five Leaders Who Could Help in the Locker Room

July 13th, 2010
Most people may have forgotten, but the NHL free agency period is still rolling—or crawling for that matter—along. While all eyes are still focused on where Ilya Kovalchuk will end up, there are still several players available who can help certain teams out in the locker room, as well as on ...

2010 NHL Free Agency: Five Things We’ve Learned from Free Agency

July 10th, 2010
It’s been nine days since the NHL free agency period began, and in that time most of you have been focused on one name—LeBron James. Shame on any of you who haven’t been paying attention to more important things, like all of the great defensive signings and the Ilya Kovalchuk saga. ...

NHL Free Agency: Five Teams One Player Away from the Stanley Cup

July 6th, 2010
There was a lot of progress made on the first day of free agency. 44 players were signed and 33 found new homes. There have been 77 players signed in total since July 1, including Sergei Gonchar, who went to the Ottawa Senators, Chris Mason, who signed with the Atlanta Thrashers, ...

NHL Free Agency: The Top 10 Defensemen Available

June 30th, 2010
The 2010 free agent defensive class was solid to start, but has lessened as of late. With the re-signing of players like Nicklas Lidstrom and Dennis Seidenberg, and the announced retirements of Rob Blake and Scott Niedermayer, things suddenly don’t look so great. Regardless, there are still a number of defensemen out ...

2010 NHL Draft: Buffalo Sabres Bolster Blue Line

June 29th, 2010
Mark Pysyk (Defenseman—First Round, 23rd overall) Jerome Gauthier-Leduc (Defenseman—Third Round, 68th) Kevin Sundher (Center—Third Round, 75th) Matt MacKenzie (Defenseman—Third Round, 83rd) Steven Shipley (Center—Fourth Round, 98th) Gregg Sutch (Right Wing—Fifth Round, 143rd) Cedrick Henley (Left Wing—Sixth Round, 173rd) Christian Isackson (Right Wing—Seventh Round, 203rd) Riley Boychuk (Left Wing—Seventh Round, ...

2010 NHL Awards: Five Things We Learned from the Awards Show

June 24th, 2010
With the 2010 NHL Awards Show has officially brought upon the end of the 2010 season—and what better way to close it out than with Henrik Sedin winning the Hart Trophy? Overall, the 2010 awards featured some of the best groups of nominees in years. There were three defensemen who could have ...

2010 NHL Draft: Redrafting the NHL from Scratch

June 22nd, 2010
The number of superstars in the NHL seems to be growing every day. The playoffs showed fans that a new star is born every night. With the 2010 draft quickly approaching, it got me thinking about where all of these superstars would end up if the league started new with a ...

2010 NHL Salary Cap: The Best Team Money Can Buy

June 19th, 2010
Before the 2009-10 season officially ends and free agency begins, I decided to put together a team of my own under the current $56.8 million salary cap. The monetary value following each player is their 2010 salary cap hit. For those of you not familiar with the “cap hit,” it is ...

2010 NHL Draft: Five Things the Buffalo Sabres Need

June 18th, 2010
The Buffalo Sabres are a team that prides itself on winning games through solid defense and incredible balance. Unfortunately, the team’s balance wasn’t enough to get past the sixth-seeded Boston Bruins in the opening round of the 2010 playoffs. The Sabres’ balance makes it difficult to pinpoint one specific position or ...

2010 NHL Mock Draft: Northeast Division in the First Round

June 14th, 2010
Thanks in part to Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke, the Northeast Division will be one of the most interesting divisions to watch in the 2010 NHL Draft. As it turns out, the Maple Leafs, who were the division’s worst team and had the second worst record in the entire ...