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The Consummate Professional: The Jamal Mayers Story

On Dec. 13, 39-year old right winger Jamal Mayers announced his retirement as a player from the National Hockey League. Mayers last played on the 2013 Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks, and […]

by · December 14, 2013 · 1 comment · Player Profiles
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Brian Elliott Playing Savior Once Again

When the St. Louis Blues find themselves hitting a skid, there’s only one lineup change that needs to be made. Brian Elliott has been the answer to ending a bad […]

by · December 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
Patrik Berglund may be on a line with David Backes and T.J. Oshie. (Icon SMI)

Patrik Berglund Providing Blues with Something More

There is something more at play here than a lack of goals. True, center Patrik Berglund is the go-to guy for Blues critics to find errors and general problems. After […]

by · December 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
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A Tribute to the Magnificent Mario Lemieux

Today, I would like to share with you a story. This is the story of ultimate triumph. This is the story of heartbreaking tragedy. This is the story of the […]

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Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko: A Rising Star

There is a reason the St. Louis Blues coaching staff and fans alike are getting more and more excited every time Vladimir Tarasenko touches the ice. It’s because he’s really […]

by · November 22, 2013 · 1 comment · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
David Desharnais should remain on fantasy radars as he has certainly gotten back into a good groove. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

NOW I’m Ready to Write an Article About David Desharnais

I’m ready to opine about David Desharnais. I realize I’m late to the show. Most have already substantially covered his lack of performance, in print and in all media. Including […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, Player Profiles
Josh Harding has been a warrior for the Minnesota Wild, and when healthy he and Niklas Backstrom are one of the best goalie tandems in the NHL. (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Fantasy Hockey: Josh Harding Makes it Look Easy

Goaltender is by far the most volatile position in today’s NHL. Teams  ride or die with the man between the pipes, and often have no problem dumping their starting goalie […]

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Tommy Wingels Rising: The Sharks’ Hybrid Forward

Outside of San Jose, very few are familiar with the name Tommy Wingels.  Even a few among the Sharks’ faithful are likely to struggle on a Tommy Wingels’ pop quiz.   […]

by · November 12, 2013 · 1 comment · Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks
Max Pacioretty played an AHL game immediately after watching Canada win gold. (image property of BridgetDS)

Max Pacioretty: Miscast by the Habs

Depending on whom you speak with on the street, Montreal Canadiens’ forward Max Pacioretty A) Has super human healing powers earning him the nickname Wolverine, and/or B) Is hurt quite […]

Alex Steen's two-way play would be an asset to Sweden  (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Introducing The New Alexander Steen

13 goals in his first 13 games. No, we aren’t talking about Steven Stamkos. The St. Louis Blues have received a gift in the goal-scoring department to open 2013-14 as […]

by · November 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
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The Case for Tanner Pearson as L.A.’s Newest Top-Six Left Winger

Frankly, the Los Angeles Kings have been pretty darned lucky so far this season. Anze Kopitar has one goal in twelve games. Dustin Brown has five measly points. Jarret Stoll’s […]

by · October 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, Player Profiles, Prospects
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PK Subban: The Next Captain of the Montreal Canadiens?

Brian Gionta’s stint as the 28th captain of the Montreal Canadiens will end when He is traded from the team, or His contract expires, or A handful of other less […]