Archive for the ‘NHL’ category

Power Ranking the Logos of Every NHL Team

December 20th, 2014
Cheer for the logo on the front, not the name on the back.It's a common saying among misguided fans of the NHL. The overlooked problem being, what if the logo on the front is nothing to cheer about?Just like the disparity in competition throughout the NHL, the quality of NHL ...

Ranking the Top Candidates for the Selke Trophy in 2014-15 NHL Season

December 19th, 2014
The NHL awards the Frank J. Selke Trophy annually to the forward who "displays the most skill in the defensive component of the game." It's a decidedly vague definition and in the last decade has been less likely to be awarded to a true defensive specialist. Most of the winners since ...

Maligned NHL Players Proving Critics Wrong in 2014-15

December 19th, 2014
Every now and then, fans and critics are humbled when a player metaphorically feeds them humble pie. It is a dish best served cold, and some prefer it a la mode. The NHL is very much a "what have you done for me lately" business, and judgment is passed rather ...

Grading the Pittsburgh Penguins Roster Additions for 2014-15

December 19th, 2014
After a disappointing second-round playoff collapse against the New York Rangers last spring, the Pittsburgh Penguins fired general manager Ray Shero and prepared to make big changes. New GM Jim Rutherford has been true to his task, making a couple of savvy trades and some budget-conscious free-agent acquisitions. Pittsburgh's improved depth ...

The Blackhawks Released a Stupid, Spectacular All-Star Promo for Jonathan Toews

December 19th, 2014
Jonathan Toews is in the mix for Western Conference All-Star honors, meaning the Chicago Blackhawks must, by the very nature of the beast, promote his candidacy to the masses. Teams usually go about these public relations stunts in a typical, cheesy and pandering fashion. The Blackhawks did just that, and the ...

Video Analysis: Does Marty Brodeur Still Have What It Takes to Be an NHL Goalie?

December 19th, 2014
Through four games (three starts) with the St. Louis Blues, Martin Brodeur is 2-2-0 with a 3.59 goals-against average and .882 save percentage. He allowed six goals—one on a shot from center ice—in a 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. After spending the start of the season unemployed, ...

Players Detroit Red Wings Could Target to Bolster Roster

December 19th, 2014
The Detroit Red Wings have gotten off to a solid start to the season, but the team isn't perfect. In fact, no NHL team is perfect, and that is why NHL general managers are constantly busy looking for ways to improve the roster. Well, unless your name is Brian Burke, ...

Stock Watch for Top Six Forwards for the New York Rangers

December 19th, 2014
Financial analysts monitor the Dow Jones and Nasdaq with a keen eye every day. I do the same with the New York Rangers. While these financial analysts can tell you what companies are trending up, down or remaining steady, I try to do the same with players. There are a lot ...

Stock Watch for Top 6 Forwards for the Los Angeles Kings

December 18th, 2014
The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings continue to slide, having lost five of their last six games.  Scoring is one of the problems, and there are a few forwards in particular who haven't met expectations in recent weeks. With the lines being shuffled often, it's up for debate who ...

Holiday Wish List for the San Jose Sharks in 2014-15

December 18th, 2014
The holiday season is upon us, and with it, everybody has a list of what would make the perfect gift, even NHL teams like the San Jose Sharks. This is a list of perfect holiday gifts for members of the Sharks' organization. Keep in mind that this list is what people ...