January 8th, 2016 In College Hockey, Editor's Choice, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

In their inaugural year at the NCAA Division I level, Arizona State has gained a lot of press for being a trailblazer for growing college hockey in the South. But looking into the archives of NCAA Division I Hockey, there are a few colleges that few would guess once fielded a varsity hockey team. Here are the five most obscure teams in the history...

January 5th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

While Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin has requested a trade, it's clear that this will be a difficult trade to make. General Manager Steve Yzerman's comments indicate that the Lightning aren't overly eager to make a move and the 2015-16 season hasn't been a booming trade year. Add to this that Drouin is difficult to put a price on....

January 5th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The 2017 NHL Draft will mark the first year in the past three without a so-called "generational player". The battle to be the first overall pick will be a close one, and one that could change drastically in the next year and a half leading up to the draft. Overall, the draft looks to be a fairly deep one. There lacks a truly special talent at...

January 4th, 2016 In Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The semifinals are finished and the medal round is set with Russia facing Finland in the gold medal match, and the U.S. playing Sweden for the right to go home with some hardware. Here are nine players who made their mark during the semifinals at the 2016 World Juniors. Mikko Rantanen & Kasperi Kapanen, Team Finland Coming into the tournament...

January 4th, 2016 In Hockey History, Jets History, Top 10 Lists, Winnipeg Jets 0 comments

The Franchise Four. The Mount Rushmore. Four players who tell the story of an organization. In this series, I’ll be taking a look at the history of all 30 NHL squads. For criteria, I’m choosing one forward, defenceman, goaltender and a wild card from any position. Since moving from Atlanta to Winnipeg in 2011, the Winnipeg Jets have reached...

January 4th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

Which Detroit Red Wings New Year's Resolutions Will You Follow? Now that it is officially 2016, New Year’s resolutions are kicking into full gear. Promises to go to the gym more, eat healthier, and actually floss are being (hopefully) fulfilled. For Detroit Red Wings fans, the resolutions are a little different, though. How can someone be a...

January 2nd, 2016 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The quarterfinals are done and there were two absolutely classic World Juniors games, including Denmark giving Russia all they could handle and Canada getting eliminated in the quarterfinals for the first time since 1998. Here are 10 standouts from the quarterfinal round of the 2016 World Juniors. Ivan Provorov, Team Russia The Flyers 1st...

January 1st, 2016 In Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Top 10 Lists, Winter Classic 0 comments

Friday was the NHL's eighth Winter Classic. The Montreal Canadiens handed the Boston Bruins a 5-1 loss at Gillette Stadium and the Bruins only played about eight minutes of the game, but there was still plenty to like about the 2016 Winter Classic. 6. The Crowd The NHL sold over 67,000 tickets to the main show and over 42,000 to Thursday's...

December 31st, 2015 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The preliminary round of the 2016 World Juniors came to an end on Thursday. Russia and Sweden won their groups, drawing an easier opponent for the first round of the knockout stage. Switzerland and Belarus will play in the relegation game, hoping to come back next year and give it another shot. In today's standouts, there are, again, a bunch...

December 31st, 2015 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The World Juniors is supposed to be a tournament dominated by 19-year-old players. That couldn't be further from what's happening so far. Four of the seven players on today's standouts list are 2016 draft eligibles, two are 17. All four of those players sit in the top seven, where five of those seven are 2016 draft eligible and three are...

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