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NHL Teams That Missed Opportunity to Improve Their Rosters This Summer

August 4th, 2015
The NHL's offseason is a fascinating time of the year as general managers attempt to bolster their rosters while giving up as little as possible to do so. The end result includes interesting negotiations, speculation and there is usually a pinch of mayhem thrown in for spice. Others throw caution to ...

NHL Stars Facing the Biggest Question Marks in the 2015-16 Season

August 2nd, 2015
The 2015-16 NHL season won't start up until early October, but now is as good a time as any to look at some players who will enter the season with some questions in need of answering. Some enter the season seeking to prove that last season was a fluke. Others are ...

What’s Next for Philadelphia Flyers After Jakub Voracek Extension?

July 30th, 2015
The Philadelphia Flyers took care of business by inking top winger Jakub Voracek to an eight-year contract extension worth $66 million on Thursday, and it was a fiscally sane transaction from a team with a history of spending money on the wrong players. The team announced the deal on Twitter, and ...

Phil Kessel Doesn’t Get Enough Credit for Being an Elite NHL Superstar

July 29th, 2015
When it comes to superstar forwards in the NHL, it is safe to say that Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Corey Perry are popular names that roll off the tongue. It isn't surprising given the level of exposure each player has received in one ...

Grading the Top Offseason Moves for the New York Rangers

July 13th, 2015
The New York Rangers have gone pretty deep into the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, but they ultimately have nothing to show for it. The Blueshirts have made a number of moves in recent years in an attempt to add the final piece that would put them over the top, and ...

Grading the Top Offseason Moves for the Toronto Maple Leafs

July 13th, 2015
It has been an interesting offseason in Toronto, and after a number of fast and furious moves, the biggest story out of the metropolis involves Phil Kessel and a hot dog truck. While most know that a hot dog isn't a sandwich, apparently there's something fishy about a story that ran ...

Grading the Top Offseason Moves for the Chicago Blackhawks

July 13th, 2015
The 2014-15 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have been busy this offseason, and they have made a number of changes. Such is the life of an elite contender, and this isn't the first time the Hawks have won a Stanley Cup and cleared the decks. Chicago has made a number of ...

Grading the Top Offseason Moves for the Los Angeles Kings

July 13th, 2015
The Los Angeles Kings saw their chance at defending the Stanley Cup go down in ashes after falling to the Calgary Flames with only days left in the regular season. The two teams had been battling for a final spot, and the loss extinguished the Kings' chance to make the ...

Grading the Top Offseason Moves for the Detroit Red Wings

July 13th, 2015
The Detroit Red Wings enter the 2015-16 season heading in a different direction, but the ultimate goal remains the same. Detroit had a golden opportunity to eliminate the eventual Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning but failed to take advantage of its series lead. A meltdown prevented the Wings from taking ...

Grading the Top Offseason Moves for the Philadelphia Flyers

July 13th, 2015
The Philadelphia Flyers have had an active start to the offseason and are starting to trend in the right direction. It is fair to say that the team wasn't looked at seriously under former general manager Paul Holmgren in terms of contracts handed out (Ilya Bryzgalov) and shipped out (Jeff ...