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Who’s In and Who’s Out in the NHL’s Eastern Conference Playoff Race?

By Bob Mand, Contributing Editor The NHL regular season ends on April 7, less than a month away. With three postseason spots up for grabs in the East, who will […]

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Can Sports Statistics Predict the Future?

For almost six decades, Leonard Koppett strode across the sport journalism landscape like a giant. His passion, innovation, and unique insights earned him accolades and acclaim, including inductions into the […]

by · March 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Previews and Predictions, Tampa Bay Lightning
Fantasy Chutes And Ladders: Just Call A Medic!

Fantasy Chutes And Ladders: Just Call A Medic!

We have survived much this fantasy hockey season but now comes the first March edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can be a […]

Alongside Tyler Bozak, Mikhail Grabovski is half of a solid one-two punch the Leafs have down the middle (Icon SMI)

Burke, Leafs Stay Quiet on Deadline Day

Brian Burke has always held that he prefers to do his deals well ahead of the NHL trade deadline. This season, he made no major deals, though he did find […]

by · February 29, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs
David Jones will be a Calgary Flame in 2013-14. (Icon SMI)

NHL Rumors Galore: Deadline Edition Part 3

With only about 24 hours before tomorrow’s NHL trade deadline, rumors are swirling all over the Internet, and especially on Twitter, as fake insiders try to get the attention of […]

Steve Yzerman has a successful first year upstairs

Tampa Bay GM Yzerman Reveals Trade Objectives

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor The looming trade deadline caused the usual flurry of hints, allegations, and things that sometimes we wish were left unsaid.  Some have attributed the crop […]

by · February 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning, The Business of Hockey, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Steven Stamkos has good career numbers against the Bruins, so feel free to buy the centerman for a night.

Fantasy – The Waiver Wire and Shooting Percentages: Tlusty, Brassard, Purcell and more

Painting a Picture with Shooting Percentages Shooting percentage is often a key determinant when evaluating a player’s production or lack thereof. It is often overlooked, as in fantasy leagues, one […]

by · February 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes, Fantasy, Tampa Bay Lightning
Kris Letang has a hole in his heart which is called a patent foramen ovale (PFO). - Credit: Danielle King

The Penguins and Defense?

The Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager, Ray Shero, gets an adrenaline rush around the trade deadline. This time of year is like a holiday for Shero. He relishes the opportunity to […]

by · February 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning in 2011-12...(Tampa Bay Lightning/Scott Audette)

Some Surprising Statistics for the Lightning this Season

It’s not over yet, but the season is winding down for the Tampa Bay Lightning. There will be no post-season play this spring, no miraculous run the the Eastern Conference […]

by · February 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning
Steve Downie: A Turning Point For Colorado?

Steve Downie: A Turning Point For Colorado?

By now, most hockey fans have heard the news. Yesterday, The Colorado Avalanche completed a surprising trade for the second year in a row. This time, the Avs involved themselves […]

Kubina is perfect fit in Tampa (Flickr/frenchkheldar)

Kubina Prepares for Trade Out of Tampa Bay, Moore to Sharks

Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman announced that he’s asked Pavel Kubina to submit a list of five teams he’d agree to play for – if a trade can be arranged. […]

The Jordan Staal Effect

The Jordan Staal Effect

Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal & Kris Letang receive all of the praise as the Pittsburgh Penguins continue to climb up the Eastern Conference standings. These four studs make […]