Nail Yakupov: clear cut #1 for the 2012 NHL Draft? (Metcalfe Photography)

What Can Edmonton Oilers Fans Expect from Nail Yakupov?

When a star prospect is chosen first overall in the NHL Entry Draft, high expectations immediately follow; it comes with the territory. Nail Yakupov received the right to that pressure this past June, and he’ll be holding on to it all season long.

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Can Mikael Granlund Become the Next Finnish Superstar?

Every now and then a young player emerges from the depths of the crowded prospect pool that is seemingly destined for greatness. Not only does he exude the skill set […]

by · August 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, Player Profiles, Prospects
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Player Evaluation: Brent Seabrook

Without a doubt, Seabrook is the anchor for the defensive core in Chicago. His all-around attributes give the Blackhawks stability in nearly every area of the game. He’s physical, tough, […]

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What Should The Anaheim Ducks Expect From Cam Fowler?

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 […]

by · August 14, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Player Profiles, Previews and Predictions
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Milan Hejduk: Hockey’s Underrated Captain

About a month ago, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post suggested that the Colorado Avalanche would be wise to pursue free agent Shane Doan. While that argument could certainly be […]

by · August 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Player Profiles
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Quotes of the Week: About Bobby Orr

The subject of this week’s quotes of the week is the one and only Bobby Orr, arguably the greatest hockey player of all time. He could take his speed to […]

by · August 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Hockey History, Player Profiles
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Brandon Dubinsky: From Blueshirt to Blue Jacket

Brandon Dubinsky has spent his entire professional career with the New York Rangers. For the 2012-13 season, though, he’s trading in his Blueshirt for a Blue Jacket. His path to […]

by · August 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, Player Profiles, Uncategorized, WHL
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
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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 […]