Archive for the ‘NHL’ category

Predicting the Chicago Blackhawks’ Most Improved Players for the 2014-15 Season

July 26th, 2014
The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the most consistent and productive teams in the NHL, and there's no reason to believe they won't continue to contend for the Stanley Cup next season. The team is loaded with superstar talent, but general manager Stan Bowman and head coach Joel Quenneville know it's ...

Maple Leafs Fan Has Pallbearers Wear Toronto Jerseys at His Funeral

July 26th, 2014
Sports fans will do all kinds of crazy things to show their loyalty to their respective teams, even at the end of their lives. Before lifelong fan Terry Siebert passed away, his last wish was for the Toronto Maple Leafs to be the pallbearers at his funeral "so that they could ...

Every NHL Team’s Top Rookie for the 2014-15 NHL Season

July 25th, 2014
NHL teams are done with their offseason business, adding help in areas of need and trading off excess from areas of depth. In many cases, teams have made room for rookies, giving them a chance to win a job, while also protecting themselves in case their phenom isn't ready. Many teams ...

NHL Releases Report Warning Future of Hockey in Jeopardy Due to Climate Change

July 25th, 2014
Climate change is something that can affect all sports, even the ones that are predominately played indoors. According to the 2014 NHL Sustainability Report, hockey's future is in danger as global temperatures continue to rise. University of Toronto Professor Danny Harvey points out, via Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, that outdoor hockey ...

NHL Free Agents 2014: Latest on Martin Brodeur and Top Available Players

July 25th, 2014
While most of the big names available in NHL free agency have already been snapped up, there are still some intriguing players on the market who could potentially make an impact during the upcoming season. No player is going to break the bank at this point, so anyone who is unsigned ...

Power Ranking San Jose Sharks’ Top 6 Forwards for 2014-2015 Season

July 24th, 2014
As of now, the San Jose Sharks of 2014-2015 are shaping up to be very similar to the Sharks of 2013-2014. Despite repeated calls for a rebuild from general manager Doug Wilson, only a few minor changes have taken place up to this point in a decidedly unusual offseason in ...

The Biggest Missed Opportunities in Detroit Red Wings’ 2014 Offseason So Far

July 24th, 2014
Thanks to some missed opportunities during the 2014 offseason, the Detroit Red Wings could be well on their way to a repeat season of last year's disappointing first-round exit in the Stanley Cup playoffs. While the Red Wings didn't make any moves at the NHL draft and struck out in free ...

Dustin Brown Is Los Angeles Kings’ Biggest Question Mark for 2014-15

July 24th, 2014
Despite winning two championships in the past three campaigns, Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown has some questions to answer in 2014-15. He’s coming off a disastrous regular season that saw him post his lowest point total (27) since a 31-game rookie year in 2003-04. He managed more points (29) in ...

Predicting Los Angeles Kings’ Best Player at Each Position in 5 Years

July 24th, 2014
It's already been two years since the Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup and five years since the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings battled for a championship for a second consecutive year.  The next few years in the NHL will fly by, especially since it should be free ...

NHL Teams Facing the Most Salary-Cap Pressure in 2014 Offseason

July 24th, 2014
After NHL clubs shimmied their way under an artificially low $64.3 million salary cap to start the 2013-14 season, TSN.ca was reporting by December 2013 that the cap could rise as high as $71.1 million by 2014-15. Visions of big contract extensions and high-priced free agents danced before the eyes of ...