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 […]

Nic Kerdiles (Photo: Tom Sorensen)

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 […]

Toronto Maple Leafs top prospect Morgan Rielly on draft day 2012. (Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Morgan Rielly: The Only One The Maple Leafs Wanted

There was one player Toronto Maple Leafs’ general manager Brian Burke really wanted to select at the NHL Entry Draft on Friday, and his name wasn’t Nail Yakupov. Meet Morgan […]

by · June 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs, WHL
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Meet Hampus Lindholm, The Anaheim Ducks’ Newest Stud Prospect

Ducks Make Surprise Selection in Lindholm The Anaheim Ducks may have walked into the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh armed with the 6th overall pick in this year’s NHL Entry […]

by · June 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Player Profiles, Prospects
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Alex Galchenyuk Brings Excitement To Habs Nation

For a prospect who only played two regular season games with the Sarnia Sting this year, what happened on Friday night speaks volumes about the player he really is. Alex […]

The Founders Of Subban Land: Jordan, P.K., and Malcolm

2012 NHL Draft Family Ties

Scouting future hockey stars remains primarily an art given that there is no guaranteed scientific test to identify the perfect fusion of skill, character and drive. Beyond on ice observations, […]