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The Worst Contracts in the NHL This Season

Simply put, there are some terrible contracts in the NHL this season. These horrendous deals tend to pay particular players far too much for the skills and production they bring […]

Detroit Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen  (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Managing The Johan Franzen Salary Cap Situation

On January 6th, Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen sustained a concussion, forcing him out of action. Franzen, who has a long history of concussions, has missed the last 12 […]

Gordie Howe

Stem Cell Treatment and the Exploitation of Mr. Hockey

No. 9 Gordie Howe has always been something of an outlier. His frame was made for hockey: Short, powerful legs gave him a low center of gravity and made him almost […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 2 comments · Archives, Player Profiles
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Are the Sharks Mishandling Mirco Mueller?

Strange Rookie Season This past offseason 2013 first round pick Mirco Mueller was a popular candidate to crack the opening night roster for the San Jose Sharks. After reportedly putting […]

Matthew Tkachuk (Photo: Tom Sorensen)

Q & A with 2016 Draft Prospect Matthew Tkachuk

The hockey genes run strong throughout Matthew Tkachuk’s family. His father, Keith, was a 1,000 point scorer in the NHL before retiring and being inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame […]

by · January 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, Prospects
Brodeur took a leave of absence from the Blues last week. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Martin Brodeur is Hanging Them Up, Officially

The illustrious 22-year career of Martin Brodeur is coming to a close. He will officially announce his retirement at 10:30 AM on Thursday at the Scottrade Center, and will then […]

by · January 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
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Q & A with 2016 NHL Draft Prospect Auston Matthews

It is rare to see a 17-year-old play in the World Junior Championship, but when it happens, the youngster is likely to have a promising hockey career ahead of him. That […]

by · January 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, Prospects
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Why Zach Parise is an Elite Player in the NHL… Again

It’s looking like Zach Parise is becoming the superstar he used to be more and more each day. The 30 year old has had an eventful NHL career, now in […]

by · January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild, Player Profiles
Jaden Schwartz is the Blues’ Key Difference Maker This Season

Jaden Schwartz is the Blues’ Key Difference Maker This Season

The St. Louis Blues have had a lot of stars young and old(er) alike share the spotlight throughout the first half of the 2014-15 NHL season, but none seem to […]

by · January 15, 2015 · 1 comment · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
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MVP Watch: Patrick Kane Should Be Hunting the Hart Trophy

At 26 years old, Patrick Kane is easily one of the most dynamic and recognizable players in the National Hockey League. View image | gettyimages.com Patrick Kane dons the Superman cape […]

The Islanders will have to put away the Red Wings in order create more distance between themselves and the 5-8 seeds in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

X-Man Next Generation – The Rise of Xavier Ouellet

Just before the start of the season, the Detroit Red Wings made their final roster move – demoting defenseman Xavier Ouellet to the Grand Rapids Griffins. When asked about the […]

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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 […]