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Recent Articles by Anatoliy

The Dallas Stars usually have very good jersey designs, but this one definitely didn't have much appeal. (Photo Credit:

Five Forgettable NHL Jerseys From The Late 90s/Early 2000s

Over the years, NHL teams have released numerous jerseys that many hockey fans have simply fallen in love with. While hockey fans certainly have some sweaters that have a special place […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 6 comments · Hockey History
(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Islanders: Three Keys To Three Straight Wins

During this past weekend, the New York Islanders played two key games against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Widely regarded by fans and analysts as a true measuring stick of the potential of […]

by · November 23, 2014 · 3 comments · New York Islanders
Mike Milbury

Bob McKenzie Becomes Overnight Hero In Islanders Country

By saying six simple words in his retort to Mike Milbury last night, Bob McKenzie instantly endeared himself to New York Islanders fans. Milbury – who at the time was […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 6 comments · New York Islanders
Olli Maatta has been great for the Penguins, and there is no doubt that he has excelled fairly quickly for a youngster. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Defensemen Under 25% Owned

The fantasy hockey season might only be several weeks old, but there have definitely been some significant injuries that have probably caused managers to go ballistic on their computer or […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Dustin Tokarski could be useful in deep leagues as he has shown that the Canadiens can rely on him if Carey Price is injured or needs some rest. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Backup Goalies To Monitor

While the fantasy hockey season might still be only a handful of games old, there have certainly been a number of performances that have caught the eyes of fantasy managers. […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Antoine Vermette has been an offensive staple for the Coyotes since being traded from the Blue Jackets, and fantasy managers could definitely benefit from owning the dual-position forward. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Dual-Position Forwards Under 25% Owned

With the fantasy hockey season a little over a month old, fantasy managers have undoubtedly tweaked their lineups by now. While some may have fiddled with their rosters more than others, […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
Brian Kennedy's book, "Coming Down The Mountain," is a great read for those that want to re-examine the Summit Series and its meaning - both in the past and present.

Book Review: Coming Down The Mountain

“It was ‘us’ versus the big ‘evil other.’ Our guys banded together, despite early setbacks, to win. ‘The goal’ was a never-to-be-forgotten moment of triumph that united a large and […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books
Fantasy Hockey: Five Draft Day Sleepers (Defense)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Draft Day Sleepers (Defense)

For the last few months, hockey fans have been patiently waiting for the start of the ’14-’15 NHL season. While training camp might be just around the corner, fans are […]

by · September 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Fantasy
(Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Five Potential Draft Day Sleepers (Forwards)

With the 2014-2015 NHL season fast approaching and training camps just around the corner, fantasy managers are probably gearing up for their respective fantasy drafts. While wingers, pivots, defensemen, and […]

by · September 8, 2014 · 1 comment · Fantasy
Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer are each one half of the single biggest reason why the Maple Leafs sit third in the Atlantic Division (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Fantasy Hockey: Goalie Tandems To Watch In 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 NHL regular season might still be a couple of months away, but that doesn’t mean that fantasy hockey managers haven’t started to do their research in the meantime. […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 1 comment · Fantasy
Eamon McAdam (Mark Selders/Penn State Athletic Communications)

New York Islanders: Goaltending Depth No Longer An Issue

After signing Jaroslav Halak and Chad Johnson during the 2014 offseason, the New York Islanders will go into the 2014-2015 NHL season with arguably the strongest goalie tandem that they have […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 1 comment · New York Islanders
The Hockey Saint is a great read for hockey fans of any age. (Animal Media Group)

Book Review: The Hockey Saint

Written by Howard Shapiro, “The Hockey Saint” might not be your typical hockey book, but it sure one that could be gobbled up by readers of all ages. Being a […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books