December 30th, 2015 In Player Profiles, St Louis Blues 0 comments

Robby Fabbri was a highly touted prospect when the St. Louis Blues drafted him last summer in Philadelphia (2014, 21st overall), and hasn't disappointed anyone since making the squad this season. His high hockey IQ and impressive knack for finding scoring areas and finishing chances has helped his line mates, and the Blues, continue to win in lieu...

December 18th, 2015 In Boston Bruins, Editor's Choice, Player Profiles 0 comments

Last season, Ryan Spooner found himself the beneficiary of David Krejci's misfortune. Boston's top-line center found himself out of the lineup with a knee injury suffered in St. Louis back in late-February. The 23-year-old Spooner, who had been sent down earlier in the season due to his ineffectiveness, was called up in what may have been his...

December 16th, 2015 In Hockey History, Penguins History, Player Profiles 0 comments

In this series, we debate the merits of players who may have been overlooked for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame using the Hall’s criteria of judging a player based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general." Today we look at the case for Mark...

December 8th, 2015 In Arizona Coyotes, Hockey History, Player Profiles 0 comments

In this series, we’re debating the merits of players who may have been overlooked for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Using the Hall’s criteria of judging a player based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general” we will debate who should...

December 3rd, 2015 In Jets Prospects, Player Profiles, Winnipeg Jets 0 comments

It was quite surprising when the Winnipeg Jets had 20-year-old Nic Petan on their opening night roster. The first year pro, himself, was even unsure a spot in Winnipeg's lineup would be available for him. Nevertheless, Petan worked hard and did all the right things in training camp, which gained the trust of Jets head coach Paul...

November 30th, 2015 In International Hockey, Iowa Wild, Minnesota Wild, Player Profiles 0 comments

Ruslan Fedotenko may not be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, but he is one of the more notable players to have ever played in the NHL. Fedotenko has won two Stanley Cups -- Tampa Bay Lightning in 2003-4 and Pittsburgh Penguins in 2008-9 -- in 863 career NHL games and recorded 366 points (172 goals, 194 assists), despite being...

November 30th, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, Player Profiles 0 comments

David Rundblad is, by all means, a good hockey player. The Chicago Blackhawks defenseman is comfortable carrying the puck and is more than capable of making a good first pass out of the defensive zone. He's a decent skater, and at a height of 6'2" he has enough size to not be overly disadvantaged by the physical rigors of the NHL game. Sure,...

November 25th, 2015 In Player Profiles, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

With the 2015-16 NHL season through its first quarter, or roughly the 20 game mark, the League has already seen its fair share of surprises, as well as disappointments. In terms of surprises, the NHL has been fortunate to display one of the strongest, and arguably most exciting rookie classes in recent history. The likes of Connor McDavid,...

November 17th, 2015 In Commentary, International Hockey, KHL, Player Profiles 0 comments

Ilya Kovalchuk is into his third season in Russia since retiring from the NHL and leaving North America in 2013. At the age of 30, Kovalchuk decided to return to the KHL, where he had a brief stint during the 2012 NHL lockout. He fell in love with playing in front of family and friends each night, which ultimately led to the final decision to...

November 16th, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, Player Profiles 0 comments

#4 Niklas Hjalmarsson Height: 6'3" Birthdate: June 6, 1987 (Age 28) Hometown: Eksjo, Sweden Position: Defense Shoots: Left Nickname: Hjammer Underrated But Not Under-Appreciated Often, in our Blackhawks player spotlight, we focus on new players or prospects getting their first shot at the prime time. Today, we're going to break from the...

November 14th, 2015 In Ottawa Senators, Player Profiles 0 comments

With Nicklas Lidström being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015, there are now four Swedish players in the Hall. However, come 2017 that number should rise to five as long-time Ottawa Senators' captain Daniel Alfredsson becomes eligible. If selected, Alfredsson would also become the first Ottawa Senators player...

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