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The Maple Leafs are happy to have Joffrey Lupul back in the lineup (John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Joffrey Lupul No Longer a Victim of Circumstance

Joffrey Lupul’s career took a dramatic reversal in 2006 and the worst part is that he had no way of knowing it was in the works or that it would […]

by · November 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs
Andy Greene (Photo courtesy of Hazboy/ Flikr.)

Andy Greene Receiving Recognition

Sifting through the league’s top defensive scorers, there aren’t many shockers. Mike Green and Tomas Kaberle have stood tallest, Dan Boyle and Drew Doughty are tailing closely, veteran Scott Niedermayer […]

by · December 11, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
Nikolai Zherdev looks ready but is he really? (Photo courtesy of mark6mauno/ Flikr.)

Nikolai Zherdev: The Man, The Myth, The Enigma

Nikolai Zherdev’s popularity in the NHL was a bit on the downside. General managers, coaches, players, fans and fantasy hockey enthusiasts fought through God knows how many migraines in watching […]

Rich Peverley (Credit: Wendy Bullard/Flickr)

Don Waddell Provides Second Chances

Receiving a second chance in this world is unfortunately troublesome. Sometimes the hard work, positive attitude and hope are crushed by the people responsible for making the final decision. And […]

Detroit's Mr. Everything (Gosh@/ Flickr.)

Fantasy Hockey Team of the Week: Nov.9-15

What a time for Henrik Zetterberg to go on a tremendous tear. With all of the scepticism surrounding Detroit’s ability to cope with the losses of Marian Hossa and Jiri […]

by · November 17, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Atlanta Thrashers, Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Fantasy
Is Tanguay still a point per game guy? (Photo courtesy of Justin Yamada/ Flikr.)

Fantasy Hockey Team of the Week: Nov.2-8

Can’t say I saw this coming but it was a slow week for left wingers. We welcome Alex Tanguay with open arms after coming around during a stretch where Martin […]

Teemu Selanne (Credit: Gosh@/ Flickr)

Teemu Selanne’s Unbreakable Record

Everyone has a sport record locked in their mind that will live with them forever. Somebody asks a question regarding it; you automatically yell out the player, year, stats and […]

by · November 9, 2009 · 4 comments · Anaheim Ducks, Player Profiles
Nicklas Backstrom (Photo courtesy of Wendy Bullard/ Flikr.)

Fantasy Hockey Team of the Week: Oct.26-Nov.1

  Nicklas Backstrom clearly prefers making his teammates around him better rather than shooting. Whoever continues insisting that he should fire the puck more needs to let the Swede play […]

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Top 20 Fastest NHL Skaters

One step, maybe. Two steps, highly unlikely. Three steps, forget about it. Catching up to an NHL speedster when they’ve gotten the jump on you is difficult, frustrating and usually […]

Jack Skille (Photo courtesy of Gosh@/ Flikr.)

Ten NHL Players Who Need a Trade

Change doesn’t always have to be for the worst. There comes a point in many players’ careers where the options diminish and the only outlet is a new club. Your […]

Kopitar is on pace for a career year. (Photo courtesy of Gosh@/ Flikr.)

Fantasy Hockey Team of the Week: Oct.19-25

Slovenia has but one representative in the league and he happens to be a rising superstar. Anze Kopitar continues to place his country on the hockey map with an incredible […]

by · October 26, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Fantasy, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks
The talent has finally come out. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Lewis/ Flikr.)

Fantasy Hockey Team of the Week: Oct.12-17

Better late than never for Gilbert Brule to at last show his untapped potential. Head coach Pat Quinn is bringing out the best of his young corps in Edmonton and […]