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Blackhawks Factors: Brandon Saad

There’s a few of the younger players in the NHL that have quickly won over the hearts of fans and proved just how much of an asset they are to […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks, Player Profiles
Tarasenko and Lehtera played together in the KHL during the 2011-12 season (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

“He’s a Superstar Now,” Says Tarasenko’s Teammates

The story of Vladimir Tarasenko seems like a never-ending tale that delivers climactic scenes at every page turn. If he’s not scoring two impactful goals in his first NHL contest, […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
Thornton is still a top-tier forward (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Joe Thornton Is as Dominant as Ever

Still Jumbo It was suggested here by my colleague a couple of days ago that Thornton was declining because he was “only” on pace for 65 points. Over the last […]

by · December 14, 2014 · 8 comments · Player Profiles, San Jose Sharks
Interview with Notre Dame Hounds Goaltender Benjamin Patt

Interview with Notre Dame Hounds Goaltender Benjamin Patt

As is the case with all developing hockey players, the ultimate personal and athletic goal is to one day play in the National Hockey League. In order to reach this goal, each […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, Prospects
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Is Chris Tanev the League’s Most Underrated Defenseman?

Chris Tanev has had one of those storybook paths to the NHL. Fighting adversity since his teenage days in his hometown of East York, ON. When he was 16, the defenseman was cut […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 4 comments · Player Profiles, Vancouver Canucks
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Jaromír Jágr the Spacemaker

On the ice, Gordie Howe was an incomparable hockey player. Off it, he’s endlessly quotable. When asked to explain how and why his infamous elbows broke so many noses, Howe […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles
The Kings’ Dustin Brown Resurrects His Offense

The Kings’ Dustin Brown Resurrects His Offense

Like millions of viewers, I’m a big fan of The Walking Dead. If you haven’t seen it, check out the first episode of season one. Even if you’re not into […]

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Tommy Wingels: The Perfect Example for Kids

Coaching Youth For those who have ever coached hockey at the youth level, it can be a frustrating process teaching the fundamentals of the game. Kids generally don’t like doing […]

Andrew Shaw is a gritty player, but he could find himself on the scoresheet on any given night - something that fantasy managers should consider if Shaw is available in their league. (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

Blackhawks Factors: Andrew Shaw

Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw is the kind of person that anyone would want in their close circle to back them up just in case things got awry. His numbers […]

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George Parros – A Career In Review

George Parros’ mustache is more famous than George Parros’ wrist shot but that’s fine with him. “My No. 1 priority is making it onto an NHL roster,” Parros told the […]

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Tyler Kennedy: Example Why NHL Coaches Drive Me Mad

Tyler Kennedy is a highly skilled hockey player who works his butt off each and every shift. Is he perfect? No. Is he an All-Star? No, he’s certainly not Sidney […]

Doug Wilson, Nikolay Goldobin, Todd McLellan (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Could Goldobin Mirror Couture’s 2010 Performance?

History Repeats? Before Logan Couture wound up as a Calder Trophy candidate for his terrific 2010-11 season, he made a significant impact the year prior. Couture played the maximum 25 […]