Niagara Ice Dogs welcome back star centre Ryan Strome (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

2012 Canada-Russia Challenge: Game One in the Books

Forty-years ago, a Soviet team filled with amateurs travelled to Montreal, Quebec to face-off against the Canadian powerhouse team at the legendary Montreal Forum in an eight-game series. Seconds after […]

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14 Shades of Shea: Ranking Shea Weber’s Career Highlights

Unless you’ve spent this Summer hibernating in a cave, you know that the Shea Weber saga has been the biggest story for the Nashville Predators this off-season. How big? Well, […]

by · August 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, Player Profiles, Top 10 Lists
A prospective players' league would likely need to offer star players, like Sidney Crosby, NHL-competitive money. (Jeanine Leech/ Icon SMI)

Sidney Crosby: 25 of His Greatest Moments

Sidney Crosby is one of the best players in the National Hockey League, if not the best player in the game. One thing he is not anymore is one of […]

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Brian Gionta Critical to Canadiens’ Success

  Brandon Prust and Colby Armstrong may have been hand-selected by new GM Marc Bergevin as the final pieces to this year’s Montreal Canadiens roster, but the club’s most valuable […]

The Case for the Sharks to Trade Joe Thornton

The Case for the Sharks to Trade Joe Thornton

There really is very little debate about it. With 1,078 points (59th in NHL history), seven all-star appearances, an Art Ross Trophy and a Hart Trophy, Joe Thornton will eventually […]

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Is Ryan Getzlaf a Problem for the Anaheim Ducks?

Over the course of the off-season, I’ll be examining the essential questions facing the Anaheim Ducks in the 2012-13 season, as they look to regain elite standing in the league. Stay tuned […]

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The Icing Line–Looking Back At Paul Laus

Paul Laus patrolled the Florida Panthers’ blue line from 1993-2002.  He was tough, rugged, and knew his role on the team.  He could hit.  He would fight.  He defended the […]

by · July 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, Hockey East, Hockey History, News/Commentary, Player Profiles
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Teddy Blueger Quietly Shines at Pens Prospect Camp

In skill drills, Blueger has demonstrated soft hands and nifty moves reminiscent of his new favorite player, Pavel Datsyuk.

Jonathan Quick was the Conn Smythe winner in 2012 (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE)

Top 10 American-Born Players in the NHL Today

The impact of American-born players in the NHL has intensified over the last few decades. Not only has there been an increase of U.S. born players on NHL rosters, but […]

Indisputable Number One: Martin Brodeur

Why Martin Brodeur Is Not Like the Modern-Day Athlete

Nothing that Martin Brodeur does on the ice is similar to another goalie in the National Hockey League today. The future Hall of Famer will be the last goalie to […]

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The Curious Case of Eric Lindros

Another year has passed and Eric Lindros has once again been overlooked for enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame. On Tuesday, it was announced that the 2012 class would […]

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SoCal Product Nicolas Kerdiles Drafted by Hometown Anaheim Ducks

Kerdiles Latest Southern California Kid to Join Ducks Considering that he led the US National Team Development Program in points during the 2011-12 season, and also led the US Squad […]