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Teams That Could Challenge the Oilers for the Future of the NHL

February 22nd, 2013
The Edmonton Oilers are one of the most promising NHL franchises in terms of young star power, and with a few secondary moves this summer, they could be turned into a viable playoff contender.However, the Oilers are not the only team that could be a future elite NHL team, and ...

Each NHL Team’s Most Surprising Player at the Quarter Point of the 2013 Season

February 19th, 2013
At the quarter point of the 2013 NHL season there have been tons of surprises, like Thomas Vanek tearing it up for the Buffalo Sabres and Viktor Fasth playing at an amazing level for the Anaheim Ducks. But who else has been surprising thus far?It was expected that Steven Stamkos ...

Report Cards for the NHL’s Top Rookies

February 16th, 2013
Late in January, I published my early report cards for the NHL's top rookies. But who has risen and fallen in the ranks since then?In January, it appeared that Vladimir Tarasenko was going to run away with the Calder Trophy, but the race has gotten very interesting since then.Here is ...

The Most Powerful Behind-the-Scenes Names in the NHL

February 8th, 2013
NHL hockey is some of the most exciting action in professional sports, but it is also a business that has a lot of powerful players behind the scenes. While Gary Bettman is viewed as one of the most powerful players in the business, he has a prominent role.Owners, general managers ...

20 Best NHL Players That Got a Start in the ECHL

February 2nd, 2013
The year 2013 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the ECHL, a league that has ties to 25 NHL teams currently, but who are the best players that got a start in the ECHL?Since 1988, hundreds of players have made a jump from the ECHL to the NHL, including Alex Burrows, David Desharnais ...

20 NHL Players Teams Need to Lock Up Before They Reach Free Agency

January 15th, 2013
The NHL free-agency period of 2013 is expected to feature a number of talented UFAs like Alexander Edler and Corey Perry, so before the 2013 season starts, teams will look to lock up their stars.Some players like Edler and Perry are in line to receive a big payday, but they ...

NHL Lockout: Deal Could Be Reached in 24 Hours, Progress Being Made

January 5th, 2013
UPDATE: January 5, 2013 9:32 p.m.Kevin Paul Dupont of The Boston Globe just provided this update courtesy of a veteran agent monitoring the lockout talks. Vet agent: deal as good as done, league now taking it to final hour, grabbing what's left to take off table.— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) January ...

NHL’s Naughty or Nice Christmas List

December 24th, 2012
The NHL has entered the 100th day of the lockout, and with no deal in place, it appears that there will not be a Merry Christmas for diehard hockey fans.However, it is Christmas Eve, so that means Santa is going to do a final check of his naughty and nice ...

NHL Lockout: NHLPA Passes Vote in Favor of Enabling Disclaimer of Interest

December 22nd, 2012
The NHLPA took the next big step of the NHL lockout when it revealed on Twitter that the vote to enable a disclaimer of interest passed with an overwhelming majority. Out of 763 NHL players eligible to vote, 729 cast ballots: 706 in favor of enabling PA to disband, 22 ...

Most Memorable Fan and Player Taunts Caught on Camera

December 21st, 2012
NHL fans love to show their passion whenever they come to the arena by taunting opposing players along the glass, and some even serenade teams with various chants like the infamous Potvin Sucks Whistle at Madison Square Garden.The best part about these chants and jeers is that they often end ...