Archive for the ‘NHL’ category

Ranking the Philadelphia Flyers’ 5 Best Highlight-Makers in the Last Decade

August 12th, 2014
The Philadelphia Flyers have had a host of highlight-makers in the team's 47-year history. But the orange and black have arguably never had a more dynamic set of highlight-makers than the City of Brotherly Love and its fans have seen over the last 10 years. It's been one of the most back-and-forth, ...

Pittsburgh Penguins Position Battles to Watch in 2014

August 12th, 2014
With the first game of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ regular season in a little less than nine weeks, questions surrounding the opening day lineup have already begun to spark. It’s not hard to understand that certain positions are a lock, such as Evgeni Malkin at center on the second line or Christian ...

Los Angeles Kings’ Position Battles to Watch in 2014 Offseason

August 12th, 2014
The Los Angeles Kings have incredible depth at forward, defense and in goal. Plus, they are still a young team.  The first line of Marian Gaborik, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown should be solidified heading into next season, and Jonathan Quick is firmly entrenched as the team's starting netminder. However, aside ...

How Important Will Brad Richards Be to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2014-15?

August 12th, 2014
Nobody is expecting perfection or even an All-Star performance when Brad Richards dons his Indian head jersey and skates on United Center ice for the first time as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks this fall. However, that doesn't mean he won't be manning an important role for head coach Joel ...

Should the Pittsburgh Penguins Pursue Free Agent Paul Bissonnette?

August 12th, 2014
It's been a summer of change for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but new general manager Jim Rutherford doesn't appear to be done shopping just yet. That's not too surprising, as Rutherford seems to view the Penguins roster as a work in progress. After trading James Neal and signing free agent defenseman Christian ...

NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Marc Methot, Paul Bissonnette and More

August 11th, 2014
With less than two months until the start of the regular season, NHL rumors are slowly beginning to heat up yet again. The blockbuster signings and moves may have already happened, but several deals can still be made to close out the summer. Several big names have been floated around in recent ...

Will Michael Del Zotto Become a Long-Term Fit for the Philadelphia Flyers?

August 11th, 2014
The Philadelphia Flyers announced they signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year, $1.3 million contract last week to replace Kimmo Timonen, who is out indefinitely with blood clots in his lungs and body. Del Zotto is only 24 years old. So the question becomes, is the Stouffville, Ontario, native gong to spend ...

Breaking Down the Detroit Red Wings’ Daniel Alfredsson Problem

August 11th, 2014
Daniel Alfredsson isn’t a problem, exactly. He tied for the team lead in scoring with 49 points in his first season in Detroit, and the Red Wings clearly like him. The trouble is that in bringing him back for another season, Detroit would further complicate an already difficult situation up ...

Should the Boston Bruins Pursue Pending Free Agent Kevin Hayes?

August 11th, 2014
The Boston Bruins are short on depth among natural right wingers. By this coming weekend, they could have a potential locally born-and-bred option in Boston College graduate Kevin Hayes. Hayes, a Blackhawks draft pick, can avoid unrestricted free agency if he signs an entry-level deal by this Friday, Aug. 15. But ...

Islanders Owner Charles Wang Sued for Allegedly Backing out of Deal to Sell Team

August 11th, 2014
An agreement was in place for the New York Islanders to be sold to NY ICE, but current owner Charles Wang backed out and reportedly sold the team to different buyers. Now the corporation that attempted to acquire the NHL franchise is filing a lawsuit against Wang.    Barbara Ross and Pat ...