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Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel: 2015 NHL Entry Draft Sweepstakes

July 15th, 2014
Let's take a look at the Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel draft sweepstakes—or who are the five teams most likely to be the worst at the end of the 2014-15 NHL season. Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid are the two most highly touted hockey prospects since Sidney Crosby (2005) and Alex Ovechkin ...

Each NHL Team’s Most Efficient Scorer from the 2013 Season

September 19th, 2013
I have always been intrigued by the NHL player who manages to generate offense despite a lack of ice time or power play minutes or quality line mates. The player with the ability to create goals despite what limitations are placed on him is fascinating to me. I had the pleasure ...

The Calgary Flames Must Stop Winning NHL Hockey Games

April 23rd, 2013
At the trade deadline on April 3, 2013 the Calgary Flames finally made a decision to begin to try to rebuild the franchise. This decision came three to seven years too late depending on who you talk to, but finally the right decision was made.Perennial franchise star Jarome Iginla was ...

Eight NHL Teams Who Should Be Most Desperate to Rebuild in 2013

March 15th, 2013
The NHL trade deadline is April 3rd this year. The late, lockout shortened season has pushed it back more than a month. This is still the time for teams with Stanley Cup dreams to add a player or two that will help them move in that direction. This is also ...

2013 U20 World Hockey Championship: Each NHL Team’s Prospects

January 4th, 2013
The NHL lockout made this year's World Junior Hockey Championship the must-see hockey event of the winter. Held every year between December 26th and the first week in January, these games feature the best hockey players in the world under 20 years of age playing for their country.This year, except ...

Montreal Canadiens: Andrei Markov Finally Returns to Roster, but for How Long?

March 16th, 2012
Injuries have kept defenseman Andrei Markov out of the lineup for the better part of the last three seasons. The last time he played a near-full season was 2008-09, when he had 64 points in 78 games.At that time, he was the best defenseman on the team, and one of ...

Max Pacioretty Scores 30 Goals: First Canadien Since Alexei Kovalev in 2008

March 16th, 2012
In a Thursday night matchup between lottery pick contenders, Montreal Canadiens' winger Max Pacioretty scored two goals, his 29th and 30th of the 2011-2012 season. He became the first Canadien to manage the feat since Alex Kovalev scored 35 in 2007-2008.An organization like the Canadiens that featured the first NHL ...

Clash of NHL Dynasties: 1970s Montreal Canadiens vs. 1980s Edmonton Oilers

October 8th, 2011
These two NHL dynasties separated by a decade seem more alike than different. They were two of the most offensively talented teams ever.Yet despite their similarities and their closeness in time, they still represent two different eras of NHL hockey and two different types of teams. The Canadiens dominated a smaller ...

NHL: GM Dean Lombardi Solves Drew Doughty Dilemma in Los Angeles?

October 1st, 2011
The Los Angeles Kings finally bowed to the inevitable on Thursday signing 21-year-old defenseman Drew Doughty to an eight year $56 million contract.General Manager Dean Lombardi was said to have taken the position that he wouldn't sign the young defenseman for more than last year's leading scorer: 24 year old ...

Carey Price Sets Montreal Canadiens’ Record While Habs Clinch Playoff Berth

April 6th, 2011
Any time that a player can set a record on a 100-year old professional sports team it is likely to be significant. Last night, Carey Price set the record for games played in a season by a goalie as he appeared in his 71st game of the year. The old record of ...