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Sharks’ Forecheck No Longer Fast, No Longer Furious

Vancouver Sweep Over the past three plus seasons, there is absolutely no question when the San Jose Sharks were at their most potent. The 2013 Western Conference quarterfinals versus the […]

Oct 19, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reaches for the puck against Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) during the second period at Honda Center. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Pep Talk: Perseverance is Key to Blues’ Depth

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: […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
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Panthers Defense Paying Dividends Early On

In the NHL, a 2-2-3 start to a team’s season may not be the most desired beginning on the quest for the Stanley Cup. For the Florida Panthers however, the […]

The insertion of Vegas into the NHL could create a divisional problem [photo: madlyinlovewithlife CC]

Howard Bloom Predicts 4 New Hockey Franchises

It seems the NHL is expanding, and it could be coming to a city near you. Howard Bloom, the publisher of Sports Business News, recently confirmed that Las Vegas is […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Brian Boyle leads the team with 14 missed shots, one of the few players who's missed more than he's made(Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Feared Fourth Lines Do More than Fight

  “With all due respect to James Sheppard and Matty Irwin, they can’t be your only goal scorers the last three games.” That was San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson’s […]

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Why Changing the NHL Point System is Pointless

Three Point System (3-2-1-0) It is no secret that fans and media alike do not enjoy the current NHL point system. Many argue that a three-point system would increase a […]

Carolina Hurricanes left wing Alexander Semin - Photo Credit:   Andy Martin Jr

Fantasy Hockey: Super Studs and Dreadful Duds

Welcome everyone to my second edition of Fantasy Hockey Studs and Duds! My first edition during the pre-season can be found here. It’s been a crazy, awesome, exciting, troubling, and […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 8 comments · Fantasy, News/Commentary
The Anaheim Ducks starting goalie for the season. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

The 5 Biggest Early Surprises of the 2014-15 NHL Season

The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror — Hans Georg Gadamer Most people seem to enjoy opinion-based lists, whether they be found here at The Hockey Writers or elsewhere […]

Anaheim Captain Scott Niedermayer

The Best Free Agent Signings in NHL History

Free agency is a very important aspect of the NHL. The ability to sign players, typically of high skill, retains the ability to drastically improve a given team in an instant. […]

by · October 27, 2014 · 4 comments · Hockey History, News/Commentary
Silly or iconic?  Ovechkin is slated to return to the All Stars Game this year.  Will he bring the same level of showmanship he has exhibited in the past? Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Roundtable: Is the NHL All-Star Game Facing Extinction?

The NHL’s first official all-star game took place during the 1947-48 season as a way of honouring – and showcasing – some of the league’s top players. Like any major […]

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The Worst Free Agent Signings in NHL History

NHL free agency generates a large amount of excitement throughout the hockey world every year. In some cases, an NHL team will make a great signing, acquiring a player through […]

Thornton is still a top-tier forward (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Thornton Silences Doubters, Leads Sharks Past Ducks

Bad Leader? Think Again Apparently some people in the hockey world, including some on his own team, aren’t fans of Joe Thornton’s brand of humor. That’s totally fine, if you […]