While Devan Dubnyk struggled in his last season in Edmonton, he has regained his form with the help of Sean Burke. (Chris Austin-USA TODAY Sports)

West Versus East Makes All the Difference When Canes Contest Canada

For many, many years, the Western Conference teams have had a winning record against Eastern Conference teams. According to NHL.com, it’s been that way since the 05-06 season. There are […]

Schwartz led the Blues with a plus-28 last season (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Preview: Leafs Head West on Important Road Trip

The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. It was the team’s first victory and their second game since […]

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False Narratives: Joe Pavelski’s Impact Decreases at Center

Many of you already know I’m a big proponent of Joe Pavelski playing his natural center position. Truthfully, the topic of Pavelski centering his own line has well been beaten […]

Oshie and the Blues' PK unit has been a point of concern as of late (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

TJ Oshie & Blues Look Forward to 7-Game Home Stand

The NHL’s first star of the week, TJ Oshie, has been on quite the tear over his last 5 games, amassing 10 points (5G, 5A, plus-5) during that time, but it’s […]

Canada-Russia: Gold Medal Game Prediction

Canada-Russia: Gold Medal Game Prediction

On the final day of the 2015 World Junior Championships, the medals will be handed out to the deserving teams. It’s been a very interesting tournament so far to say […]

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

Pipeline Reloaded, Doug Wilson Should Pull the Trigger

Reset & Refreshed Two years ago San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson traded away veterans Michal Handzus, Douglas Murray, and Ryane Clowe all for draft picks. Each trade occurred shortly […]

Oshie and the Blues' PK unit has been a point of concern as of late (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Pep Talk: 5 Ways the Blues can Beat the LA Kings

Pep Talk is a semi-regular series where current Blues playing trends are discussed in a constructive way. Find more musings about your St. Louis Blues by following Mike Poepping on Twitter: […]

Current NHL Situational and Open-Play Corsi

Current NHL Situational and Open-Play Corsi

Last week I had reviewed previous work on open-play corsi and looking at the league averages within specific faceoff situations. The idea with open-play corsi is that winning or loosing […]

One Player on Every NHL Team Who Should be Traded

One Player on Every NHL Team Who Should be Traded

As the December 19th holiday roster freeze quickly approaches, trade talks will be heightened as teams look to make moves in order to improve their respective squads. Although there is no rush […]

Coach on a lukewarm seat perhaps or something to prove? (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

3 Outsiders That Will Get Into the Playoffs

About a third of the way through the 2014-15 season, we’re at a point in which some teams are transferring from a disappointing start to their season being into a […]

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By The Numbers: Best Top Line in the NHL

I started this exercise by looking to see where the Sabres top line measures up around the league.  After pulling a few teams statistics, I realized not very well.  I […]

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Pavelski’s Goal Scoring Will Doom Sharks

Making Others Better When the San Jose Sharks acquired Joe Thornton in late November of 2005, he immediately made players around him better. Jonthan Cheechoo went from a 28 goal […]