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Riley Sheahan – Detroit’s Unheralded Future Star

Entering the 2010 NHL Draft after his freshman year at Notre Dame, Riley Sheahan was heralded for his defensive prowess. Rich Michalowski of TheScoutingReport.org noted that Sheahan was a “great […]

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What Ever Happened to Alexander Radulov?

Alexander Radulov has always been a mysterious case to hockey fans, from North America at least. He was once thought to be a top prospect and budding superstar in the NHL. Then, […]

by · January 8, 2015 · 11 comments · KHL, Player Profiles
Miller started his short stint with the Blues 8-0-1 (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Tyler Johnson: The American Dream

If Nazem Kadri is known in Toronto as “The Dream” then Tampa Bay Lightning 2nd year center Tyler Johnson is “The American Dream”. Johnson was a Calder Trophy Finalist his […]

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Will Weber Be Unfairly Denied Norris Trophy?

Shea Weber is an elite defenseman for the Nashville Predators. That is a statement that cannot be argued against. He is also currently the highest paid player in the National […]

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Blackhawks Factors: Brandon Saad

There’s a few of the younger players in the NHL that have quickly won over the hearts of fans and proved just how much of an asset they are to […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Player Profiles
The Kings have been a thorn in the Blues' side since the 2011-12 season (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

“He’s a Superstar Now,” Says Tarasenko’s Teammates

The story of Vladimir Tarasenko seems like a never-ending tale that delivers climactic scenes at every page turn. If he’s not scoring two impactful goals in his first NHL contest, […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
Thornton is still a top-tier forward (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Joe Thornton Is as Dominant as Ever

Still Jumbo It was suggested here by my colleague a couple of days ago that Thornton was declining because he was “only” on pace for 65 points. Over the last […]

by · December 14, 2014 · 8 comments · Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks
Interview with Notre Dame Hounds Goaltender Benjamin Patt

Interview with Notre Dame Hounds Goaltender Benjamin Patt

As is the case with all developing hockey players, the ultimate personal and athletic goal is to one day play in the National Hockey League. In order to reach this goal, each […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, Prospects
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Is Chris Tanev the League’s Most Underrated Defenseman?

Chris Tanev has had one of those storybook paths to the NHL. Fighting adversity since his teenage days in his hometown of East York, ON. When he was 16, the defenseman was cut […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 5 comments · Player Profiles, Vancouver Canucks
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Jaromír Jágr the Spacemaker

On the ice, Gordie Howe was an incomparable hockey player. Off it, he’s endlessly quotable. When asked to explain how and why his infamous elbows broke so many noses, Howe […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles
The Kings’ Dustin Brown Resurrects His Offense

The Kings’ Dustin Brown Resurrects His Offense

Like millions of viewers, I’m a big fan of The Walking Dead. If you haven’t seen it, check out the first episode of season one. Even if you’re not into […]

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Tommy Wingels: The Perfect Example for Kids

Coaching Youth For those who have ever coached hockey at the youth level, it can be a frustrating process teaching the fundamentals of the game. Kids generally don’t like doing […]

by · December 7, 2014 · 1 comment · Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks