Archive for the ‘NHL’ category

Boston Bruins Wear Patriots Hats Before Game on Night Before Super Bowl XLIX

January 31st, 2015
Almost the entire city of Boston will be rooting for the New England Patriots on Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX, so the Boston Bruins happily paid tribute the night before.Prior to Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Kings, the Bruins were given hats by the Patriots that say, "Do Your ...

Why There’s No Chance Oliver Ekman-Larsson Is Dealt Before the Trade Deadline

January 31st, 2015
By now, most diehard hockey fans will have seen the reports: The Arizona Coyotes are engaging in a rebuild/reset/retooling, and everything is on the table, including franchise cornerstone Oliver Ekman-Larsson. The only problem, of course, is that he really isn’t. The comment that kicked off speculation about Ekman-Larsson’s future was made by ...

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DraftKings Strategy for Jan. 31

January 31st, 2015
The final day of January also happens to be a busy day for DraftKings NHL fantasy players. With a full slate of games on tap for Saturday, below is a look at an ideal lineup and strategy for daily owners.   C Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks ($5,000) Experience does not always promise ...

The Latest Buzz on the Top Prospects in the 2015 NHL Draft Class

January 30th, 2015
NHL Central Scouting's midterm released its rankings on January 20, giving fans an updated look at where certain prospects stand in the eyes of top scouts and critics. The midterm ranking is the second official ranking of the year, with one more to be released before the 2015 NHL draft. So far ...

NHL Players Who Have Improved Their Hall of Fame Credentials in 2014-15

January 30th, 2015
NHL players who have been in the league for a decade or more are building their Hall of Fame credentials. Some of these players are already qualified and working on being considered inner-circle members, while others are in a grey area where induction isn't certain. Many players over 30 are enjoying ...

Kessel Becomes 5th Player to Net 20 Goals in Each of Last 7 Seasons

January 30th, 2015
When Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel put the puck past Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith in the first period of Thursday's game, he joined a group of just five players to eclipse 20 goals in each of the last seven seasons, per Sportsnet Stats. Kessel's goal was the Leafs' only score ...

Ranking the 5 Best European Players in Toronto Maple Leafs’ History

January 30th, 2015
The Toronto Maple Leafs could use some players from any and every hockey-playing continent, given their current team standings. Playoffs in 2014-15 look like a pipe dream now. While many talented players in the NHL continue to have North American roots, the Maple Leafs have a rich history of very good ...

Ranking the Greatest Goalies in NHL History After Martin Brodeur’s Retirement

January 30th, 2015
Martin Brodeur announced his retirement Thursday, bringing an end to one of the most successful goaltending careers in NHL history. As Brodeur embarks on the next step in his career as a front office employee of the St. Louis Blues, it's worth taking a look back and seeing how he compares to ...

Top 5 Second-Half Storylines for the Pittsburgh Penguins

January 30th, 2015
For the first time in a long time, the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves looking up at a rival in the standings instead of looking down on the rest of their division. Having tallied their lowest point total in any season since their Stanley Cup-winning 2008-09 campaign, the Pens have some work to do to get ...

Defenders Detroit Red Wings Should Target to Solidify Stanley Cup Candidacy

January 30th, 2015
The Detroit Red Wings are the third-best team in the Atlantic Division and are all but a lock to make the playoffs. Despite the numerous injuries to players like goaltender Jimmy Howard, winger Johan Franzen, center Stephen Weiss and so on, Detroit has continually found ways to bounce back and overcome ...