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 […]

Martin Brodeur (Flickr/LindseyAAkiyama)

New Jersey Devils Top 10 Rookie Season’s

His name is Damon Severson. He may not be Tom Seaver’s son but the New Jersey Devils’ rookie blue liner has been nothing short of terrific thus far. Wearing number […]

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Early Season Calder Watch: Top 10 Rookie Contenders

The 2014-2015 NHL season is only a few weeks old, but the race for the Calder Memorial Trophy is already starting to heat up. This year’s rookie draft class is […]

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A Look Back at the Most Memorable New Jersey Devils Home Openers

The New Jersey Devils moved to the Garden State in 1982 and have played there ever since. From 1982 through 2007, the Devils resided in East Rutherford before moving down […]

Steen recorded 9 points last year in the second game of back-to-back contests (Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports)

Video: Top 5 Plays of the Blues’ Young Season

It’s another Red October. This means that the Gateway City is engulfed in another Major League Baseball postseason as its St. Louis Cardinals are attempting to win the franchise’s 12th […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues, Top 10 Lists
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The Top Player Personalities in the NHL

The National Hockey League is privileged to boast a wide variety of characters and their unique personalities. From the stern and uptight, such as Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, to those more […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 2 comments · News/Commentary, Top 10 Lists
Thornton is still a top-tier forward (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Sharks Feeding Frenzy: Top 10 Most Crunch Worthy Matchups

10. Jason Demers vs the Chicago Blackhawks While Demers’ minus-5 rating in 14 games doesn’t sound all that great, his eight points in those games are his highest total vs […]

by · October 11, 2014 · 0 comments · San Jose Sharks, Top 10 Lists
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5 of the Funniest Nicknames in NHL History

Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive — Thomas Chandler Haliburton A little over a year ago, I wrote a piece listing what I believed […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 9 comments · Humor, Top 10 Lists
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5 Teams Poised to Take a Step Forward in 2014-15

The 2013-14 season saw a few surprises in terms of which teams proved to be successful. Some teams soared above expectations and never hit that expected midseason slump. Others regressed […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, Top 10 Lists
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

The Top 3 Most Undeserving NHL Captains

In the NHL, the role of a team captain is to display traits which represent the direction of his team and the character of his fellow teammates. The captain is […]

by · September 27, 2014 · 48 comments · News/Commentary, Top 10 Lists
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5 Teams Poised to Take a Step Back in 2014-15

The 2013-14 season saw a few surprises in terms of which teams proved to be successful. Some teams soared above expectations and never hit that expected midseason slump. Others regressed […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 13 comments · News/Commentary, Top 10 Lists
(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

The Best NHL Players to Follow on Twitter

Half the reason hockey fans know who Paul Bissonnette is comes from his social media shenanigans. Bissonnette is a career fourth liner and his ability to poke fun at himself […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Top 10 Lists