June 30th, 2016 In Free Agents, Previews and Predictions, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

For me, free agency has always had a holiday-type impact. Every year, my family gathers at our lake house for the Fourth of July holiday. And every year, I’m the one sharing the latest hockey news with a family full of fans. Twitter and internet-connected cell phones have made sharing breaking news so much easier. In 2008, my friend called to...

June 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, World Cup 0 comments

With news that hip surgery will keep Ryan Callahan from participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, there's a roster spot open on Dean Lombardi's squad. It's been a controversial roster, with Lombardi and head coach John Tortorella prioritizing strength and grit as assets over offensive touch and speed. While the team would appear to need...

June 22nd, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Red Wings Prospects, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

The future looks bright for the Detroit Red Wings—just not fluorescent, eye-squinting bright, though. When evaluating draft and organizational needs, it is best to look at the current depth chart and project roles five years down the road. By then, players drafted in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft will have had the opportunity to mature in...

June 17th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Free Agents, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

With the 2016 NHL Free Agency period set to begin in about two weeks, on July 1st, we take a look back at how the contracts turned out from one year ago. Each year, general managers dish out absurd contracts to players who have not shown the consistency to be deserving of such a cap hit. 2015 was no different. It was a relatively weak free...

June 13th, 2016 In Top 10 Lists 0 comments

Home ice advantage goes much further than just having last change privileges. For home teams, the energy generated by their fans in their home arenas is extremely important. Hockey is so heavily influenced by momentum shifts which are often caused by fans injecting energy into a game. A big part of this energy felt from fans comes after the home...

June 8th, 2016 In Free Agents, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Unbelievably, there are only three weeks until NHL free agency opens on July 1st. This year's class is one of the most talented in recent years, featuring a superstar in Steven Stamkos at the top of the list. While Stamkos will get the pay he deserves as one of the elite goal scorers in the NHL, many other free agents will be overpaid. Each...

June 3rd, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

Many quality NHL regulars didn't quite pan out the way teams hoped immediately after being drafted. They took a little longer to develop, and maybe didn't get a contract offer from the team that drafted him. That was the case for many, like Anaheim's Frederik Andersen, who had to re-enter the draft before finding a home. The deadline has come...

June 1st, 2016 In Free Agents, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

In case you haven’t heard, Steven Stamkos is set to become a free agent this summer. The same goes for Kyle Okposo, Eric Staal, Keith Yandle, and Milan Lucic. But there are others who will become free agents that are not on fans’ immediate radars. These players could all significantly contribute to a team’s success next season and beyond....

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