March 2nd, 2016 In Atlanta Thrashers, Hockey History, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. Entering the NHL in 1999, the Atlanta Thrashers reached the postseason one time, across eleven seasons. During said time frame, the Thrashers iced the...

February 23rd, 2016 In New York Rangers, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

One of the great side stories of a Stanley Cup championship is seeing the guy who has had a championship elude him for far too long finally hoist the Cup. Sometimes it's a legend like Ray Bourque or Dave Andreychuk finally hoisting it at age 40; sometimes it's a very good player who has just come close so many times you're glad it finally clicked,...

February 21st, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Top 10 Lists, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

With the trade deadline looming, it makes for a good time to evaluate each organization's top young players and determine just who the most valuable are. In the final of a four-part series outlining each team's most valuable player aged 20 or younger by division, the Atlantic Division is front and center. Six of the eight top U-21 players in...

February 20th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers, Top 10 Lists, Washington Capitals 0 comments

With the trade deadline nearing, every organization has important players aged 20 or younger that in some way, shape or form are too valuable to be moved. The third installment of my four-part series highlights the Metropolitan Division. While every other division features at least one U-21 player who could be considered a star, teams in the...

February 19th, 2016 In Colorado Avalanche, St Louis Blues, Top 10 Lists, Winnipeg Jets 0 comments

In the second of this four part series ahead of the NHL trade deadline, the spotlight in on the Central Division for the respective most valuable player in each organization who is 20-years old or younger. The skill set of each respective player on this list in the Central widely varies, with an array of players at very different points in...

February 17th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

There has been so much talk about all the high-flying rookies this season, about Patrick Kane and how he dominates the league in scoring. The greatest and most praised players have gotten their well-deserved attention as the season matures. But what about the guys that play a phenomenal season as well, with the only difference that they are...

February 16th, 2016 In Humor, NHL Goaltending, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

Which NHL Goalies Have an Eye for Design? You've heard it plenty of times before. NHL goaltenders—well, goalies at all skill levels—are a unique breed. The willingness to stand in front of 100 mph-plus slap shots requires a certain mindset that only a small collection of people have. Another idiosyncracy of goalies is that some like to be...

February 15th, 2016 In Commentary, Nashville Predators, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The NHL Stadium Series games are coming soon and we’ll see the usual suspects (the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings) and two new faces (the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild). When I was watching the Winter Classic, I remember Mike “Doc” Emrick talking about places other outdoor games could happen. He did successfully...

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