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2013 NHL Shortened Season Structure Announced

January 8th, 2013
The Tennessean reported earlier that NHL teams will open training camps no later than January 13, which means that January 19th is the likely date where the puck will be dropped for the first time on the 2013 NHL season.After 113 days of a strenuous lockout, hockey fans can finally ...

2013 NHL Predictions: Expectations for a Nash-Less Columbus Blue Jackets

August 10th, 2012
One of the biggest stories of the NHL off-season has been the trade between the New York Rangers and the Columbus Blue Jackets.The Blue Jackets received forwards Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon, a first-round draft pick in 2013, minor league defenseman Steve Delisle, and a ...

2013 NHL Predictions: Why the San Jose Sharks Are the Dark Horse to Win the Cup

August 7th, 2012
I recently wrote an article that was entitled "10 Team Who Will Challenge for the Stanley Cup in 2013," and I did not mention the San Jose Sharks on the list. After reading some of the comments and going over all the statistics and factors one more time, I have ...

Nashville Predators Match Philadelphia Flyers Offer Sheet on Shea Weber

July 24th, 2012
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Nashville Predators have matched the offer sheet that the Philadelphia Flyers agreed to with superstar defenseman Shea Weber. The offer sheet was for 14 years and $110 million. If the Predators had let Weber go to the Flyers, they would have received an upward ...

Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Are Still the Favorite in the Eastern Conference

July 24th, 2012
With all the hype around the Atlantic Division lately, many people have failed to remember that the Stanley Cup Champions from 2009 are still around. The Philadelphia Flyers are more than likely going to land superstar defenseman Shea Weber, and the New York Rangers just acquired Rick Nash in a ...

NHL: Breaking Down the 10 Biggest Contracts for 2012-13

July 21st, 2012
With the incredible offer sheet that the Philadelphia Flyers extended to defenseman Shea Weber, which would have him receiving $110 million over the next 14 years, the payroll of individual NHL players is clearly on the rise.Weber's contract is heavily front-loaded; it will have Weber making $14 million ...

NHL Trade Rumors: Brenden Morrow Headed to the St. Louis Blues?

July 10th, 2012
According to both Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports and an article on NHL.com, there are rumors that the 33-year-old captain of the Dallas Stars could be heading to the St. Louis Blues. The move would make sense for both sides, as the Stars could get rid of cap space by shipping ...

2013 NHL Rankings: The Top 30 Centers Entering Next Season

July 10th, 2012
For the second installment of my NHL Power Rankings (for the first installment on the best goaltenders entering next season, click here), I have decided to focus on the man that holds down the middle of the ice.Playing center in the sport of hockey is one of the most difficult ...

NHL Trade Rumors: Why the Detroit Red Wings Must Land Rick Nash

July 7th, 2012
The Detroit Red Wings are finding themselves in an unfamiliar place: They have multiple spots on the roster they need to fill.They are used to being one of the deepest teams in the NHL.It was by Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos that Ryan Suter, the biggest defenseman on the free-agent market this ...

2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees: Why Brendan Shanahan Was Snubbed

June 26th, 2012
First off I want to give my congratulations to all four of the 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees—Joe Sakic, Adam Oates, Pavel Bure and Mats Sundin.All of them were very deserving to be selected, but them each getting in might not have been the top story.The top story was ...