Leo Komarov was a great acquistion by Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis, but without a change to the core of the team, how can anyone be sure they have actually improved? (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Your Guide to Maple Leafs Depth Forwards Vol. 4

  By now, you probably know the deal: the Leafs acquired a whole bunch of depth forwards this summer and now have a lot more depth at the bottom of […]

by · September 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs, Uncategorized
Haydn Fleury (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Tournament Time for Hurricanes Prospects

It’s September and it’s tournament time for Carolina Hurricanes prospects. The 2014 NHL Prospects Tournament will be held September 12-16, in Traverse City, MI.  Hurricanes media staff announced that the […]

(Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Winnipeg vs Minnesota – Which NHL Market Would I Rather Live In?

I visited Winnipeg this past 4th of July weekend. It had been two years since my last visit to the city I grew up in. Winnipeg is still Jets crazy […]

Glenn Sather/ NY Rangers GM

Rangers Offseason Wishlist

The New York Rangers have started off the offseason strong, buying out Brad Richards. This was a move that many people new was inevitable and nonetheless is still a relief […]

Chris Osgood after beating Chicago to advance to the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Making the Hall of Fame Case for Chris Osgood

Earlier this week, the Hockey Hall of Fame opened its doors to four outstanding players. Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek, Mike Modano, and Rob Blake were outstanding players and the easy […]

Alex Tuch (Photo: Tom Sorensen)

Alex Tuch – The Next Ones: NHL 2014 Draft Prospect Profile

Alex Tuch THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 5/10/1996 Place of birth: Baldwinsville, New York Ht: 6’3″     Wt: 216 lbs Shoots: Right Position: C/RW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 Twitter: @Alextuch17 THW The Next Ones Rankings (January […]

by · May 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Letang has not been allowed to join the rush as often this season (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

5 Reasons Why the Penguins Have a Possession Problem (Part II)

The Penguins aren’t deep enough this year. They’ll have to rely on a top-heavy forward group and hope that a deeper team like Boston doesn’t make them pay.

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The Single Biggest Strength and Weakness of West Playoff Contenders

About a week ago, I penned a piece in which I detailed the single biggest strength and weakness of the eight Eastern Conference teams currently in position for a playoff […]

by · April 9, 2014 · 1 comment · Uncategorized
The Pittsburgh Penguins were swept by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals a year ago. (Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

The Emotional Toll of Playoff Elimination

After losing four in a row at the end of March and beginning of April, it’s apparent that the Panthers have lost some of the mojo they picked up with […]

by · April 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
David Krejci had 50 assists but seemed to vanish in the playoffs for Boston.(Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)

The Single Biggest Strength and Weakness of East Playoff Contenders

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not eliminating our weaknesses — Marilyn von Savant As it turns out, Marilyn is both literally and figuratively a savant, as she was […]

by · March 31, 2014 · 4 comments · Uncategorized
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Generating Profit and Determining a Team’s Fate

Depending on who you ask, playing a regular season NHL game outdoors is blasphemy, while others feel hockey has always been an outdoor sport – so it’s no big deal. […]

Jackman is currently the longest tenured Blue (Icon SMI)

Barret Jackman is the Ultimate Warrior

“Here stands baseballs perfect warrior.  Here stands baseballs perfect knight.” Most people in St. Louis know this quote. This is the inscription from baseball commissioner Ford C. Frick, in 1963, on the statue of the great Stan “the […]