August 9th, 2016 In NHL Goaltending, Power Rankings, Top Stories 0 comments

In this four-part series, we’ll take a look at all 30 NHL goaltender tandems and rank the partners-in-crime based on skill, usage, and potential. Since all three of Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider, and Eddie Lack are gone from Vancouver, bromance won’t be factored into the rankings. Though goalies’ resumes may be mentioned, these standings...

July 4th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Power Rankings 0 comments

Why even bother  go through the futile task of mock-draft creation? Given there is a complete season yet to be played, eligible players’ stocks will rise and fall, as will NHL teams' placement in the standings. It is admittedly intriguing this far out to envision where teams may slot in for the 2017 draft and which prospects are potentially...

January 14th, 2016 In Commentary, Editor's Choice, Power Rankings, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

NHL Standings Predictions: Off-Season Edition Off-Season Predictions Rehash NHL Standings Predictions: Pre-Season Edition Let’s try this again. As of Wednesday night, every team has reached the 41-game midpoint of the NHL regular season. Fortunately, for my off-season and pre-season standings predictions, we’re only halfway...

October 7th, 2015 In Power Rankings, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

The Eastern Conference will be incredibly competitive in 2015-16. There will surely be a few Stanley Cup contenders and even a few bottom feeders, although it is difficult right now to see any team in the Conference falling too far. Although I primarily follow and write about the Philadelphia Flyers, I have kept a keen eye on the developments...

September 11th, 2015 In Power Rankings, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

Looking ahead to the upcoming 2015-16 NHL season, a few teams stand to have tremendous power play units. But which team has the best power play in the league overall? Let's take a look at the top five power play units and what makes them effective: 5. Philadelphia Flyers One bright point of Philadelphia’s bleak season was their power play. Led...

September 2nd, 2015 In Player Profiles, Power Rankings 0 comments

The Metropolitan Division is a division that has some serious goaltending competition. To me it has the best goalies top to bottom as a division in the NHL. Anyone who watched all seven games of the Rangers versus Capitals series last season witnessed a goalie matchup for the ages. Henrik Lundqvist and Braden Holtby were simply outstanding the...

August 25th, 2015 In Power Rankings, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

The 2015-2016 hockey season has a lot of storylines as usual. In a crowded Eastern Conference that has 16 teams, making the playoffs is a season long grind. We have seen some great runs in recent seasons, and most recently the Ottawa Senators who appeared out of the ashes and qualified for the 2014-2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Not many at the start...

August 12th, 2015 In Power Rankings, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

Late July and August are the dead weeks of the hockey season. Those of us who enjoy discussing hockey on a daily basis are left with writing a number of prediction pieces. Colleague Larry Fisher recently predicted what he thinks will be the entire NHL standings at the end of the 2015-16 season. Yours truly, on the other hand, has broken up...

August 11th, 2015 In Power Rankings, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

Charlie Conway, Adam Banks, and Gordon Bombay: three men who spawned an entire hockey franchise through the Disney corporation. They were a roster of misfits that somehow found themselves in championship game after championship game. From District 5 on the mean streets of Minneapolis to the hallowed halls of Eden... Hall. The Mighty Ducks inspired...

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