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3 Reasons the Chicago Blackhawks Won’t Make the Stanley Cup Finals

There are so many clichés to lay upon the 2013-14 edition of the Chicago Blackhawks. You know the ones: “It’s nearly impossible to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions” and “Stumbling […]

Darnell Nurse (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton Oilers Top 10 Prospects: Spring 2014 Edition

With the 2013-14 winding down, much of the focus for the Edmonton Oilers is turning to the offseason and where the team can improve for next year. It’s also a perfect time to […]

by · April 10, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Prospects, Top 10 Lists
The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Top 5 First-Round Playoff Matchups I Want to See

The playoffs are now barely more than two weeks away and first round playoff match-ups are beginning to take shape. So I’ve decided to speculate on what the best match-ups […]

by · March 31, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Top 10 Lists
Tomas Hertl Celebrates (Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports)

Top 10 Goals of 2013-14 Hockey Season

It’s been one heck of a hockey season even beyond the NHL. From dramatic incidents to big hits and emerging stars, the 2013-2014 campaign hasn’t failed to excite. Nothing, however, […]

by · March 28, 2014 · 2 comments · Top 10 Lists, Videos
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The Top 5 Los Angeles Kings Trades of All Time

This statement won’t carry much shock value, but the Los Angeles Kings have made a lot of bad trades over their 46+ year history. It bears repeating: a lot of […]

John Gibson (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Next in Line: Top Ten Goaltending Prospects

Goaltending is always a major theme for most teams. Either they have it or are looking for it, and no other position is a singularly important as a team’s netminder. […]

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Video: Chicago Blackhawks’ Top 5 Plays of 2013-14

The 82-game NHL season sometimes seems like it will go on ad infinitum. Players often describe it as a “battle” and a “slog,” like trying to run through a mile-long […]

by · March 8, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Top 10 Lists
Ivan Barbashev is a 2-way, Russian forward [photo: David Chan]

Top 10 QMJHL Prospects

The QMJHL has always produced some phenomenal talent.  This year may not be nearly as impressive for the QMJHL in terms of bonafide talent, but the first few names on […]

by · February 27, 2014 · 1 comment · NHL Entry Draft, QMJHL, Top 10 Lists
Aaron Ekblad is a strong contender for #1 overall in the 2014 NHL Draft (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Top 10 OHL Draft Prospects

Believe it or not, the 2014 NHL Draft is only four months away.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will host this year’s ceremony and there are some pretty big names from all around […]

by · February 25, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft, OHL, Prospects, Top 10 Lists
The Stadium Series in LA went off without a hitch, and weather certainly wasn't an adverse factor to deal with. (Photo Credit: NHL)

The 5 Best (And Worst) Things About Outdoor Hockey

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people — Eleanor Roosevelt Much like James Herriot’s critically-acclaimed All Creatures Great and Small, I’ll be taking on all […]

Jamie Langenbrunner: Top 10 Moments with the New Jersey Devils

Jamie Langenbrunner: Top 10 Moments with the New Jersey Devils

Two-time Stanley Cup champion Jamie Langenbrunner has retired from the @NHL following a 16-season career.

Top 10 Best Paul Holmgren Trades & Transactions

Top 10 Best Paul Holmgren Trades & Transactions

Since taking over for Bobby Clarke in November of 2006, Paul Holmgren has been one of the most active general managers in the NHL.  If there is a quality player […]