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Filip Forsberg will undoubtedly be able to better gauge what to expect the next time he dons a Predators jersey and suits up for Nashville. (Elite Prospects)

What’s Wrong With Filip Forsberg?

Filip Forsberg expected to hear his name called much earlier in the day.  According to the Central Scouting Service, the 17-year-old Swede was ranked as the No. 1 European skater […]

by · April 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Nashville Predators
Danny Briere (neat1325@flickr)

Santa “Clause” Is Coming Early For the Flyers

Christmas in July!  It’s a great concept usually celebrated by those in the southern hemisphere when winter falls in the 7th month of the year.  The big ol’ jolly fat […]

by · April 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
David Clarkson and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon battle (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

THW NHL Power Rankings: Week 12

With only a few weeks remaining in the 2012-2013 NHL season, we are starting to see some interesting drama unfold. The Islanders look as if they may finally be ready […]

by · April 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Power Rankings, Vancouver Canucks
Miikka Kiprusoff is a very brave netminder. (Icon SMI)

Fantasy Hockey Chateau Bow Wow (April 8th)

We were allowed to take a couple days off and look at what happened. Everything went crazy in the fantasy hockey world. There have been fantasy hockey duds and studs […]

by · April 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy, Humor
James Reimer was once a staple in the Maple Leafs' lineup (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Maple Leafs Panel: Can Toronto Catch the Boston Bruins?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are just a few points behind the Boston Bruins. With home ice on the line, do they have the talent and drive to catch Boston?

by · April 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
Brandon Dubinsky hasn't played since November 19 with a foot injury (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Philosophy

Don’t look now, but the laughing stock of the league in August has become the feel-good story of 2013.

The Columbus Blue Jackets, who sported a 29-46-7 record last season (good for last in the NHL) were belittled in the offseason for sporting “an AHL roster”. Their forward lines and defensive pairings lacked depth and star power. The goaltending tandem was deemed inexperienced and incredibly inconsistent. Most notably, now-former Columbus general manager Scott Howson was seen by everybody as a serious liability, with the potential to sign off on trades that could only be seen as laughable.

by · April 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Columbus Blue Jackets
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Maple Leafs Musings: April 7th Edition

  Win In Jersey The thought of some people entering the trade deadline was that the Toronto Maple Leafs may need a veteran goaltender to provide some insurance down the […]

by · April 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
Gary Bettman runs the show. (Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE)

Phoenix Coyotes Making Playoff and Sale Progress

The Phoenix Coyotes continue to battle to make the playoffs despite puke buckets behind the bench, with a win over the listless Avalanche last night lending a hand. More importantly they continue to work to resolve what’s become known as “The Coyotes Saga” over four years of bankruptcy and failure.

by · April 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes
The proposed Seattle arena is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality. (360 Architecture)

Seattle Arena Makes New York Appearance

An approved arena plan, a strong local ownership group and political support may be all that’s necessary to bring both the NHL and NBA to Seattle.

by · April 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · The Business of Hockey
Dan Ellis needs to play strong for the Hurricanes this week. (Andy Martin Jr.)

Carolina Hurricanes: Upcoming Week is Make or Break

The Carolina Hurricanes started off the season stronger than anyone expected, taking control of the Southeast Division for a long period of time.

Alex Semin was having a comeback season creating one of the top lines in the Eastern Conference with Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty. The acquisition of Jordan Staal looked brilliant as he created secondary scoring with line mate Jeff Skinner. Cam Ward was also playing well in goal earning wins to cement the Hurricanes as playoff favorites.

But in the past month, the tracks have fallen off for the Hurricanes, who currently sit at 13th in the Eastern Conference and have been taken over by both the Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals in the Southeast.

by · April 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Carolina Hurricanes
Jason Pominville (Andy Martin Jr.)

Buffalo Sabres Trade Deadline Analysis

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, and the Buffalo Sabres were open for business. The Sabres made three major moves, one on deadline day and two leading up to it. By sending out Jordan Leopold, Robyn Regehr and captain Jason Pominville, the team is moving in a new direction. They acquired a slew of draft picks and a pair of prospects in order to improve the franchise.

by · April 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres
The top line celebrates a goal (Tom Turk/THW)

Ovechkin-Backstrom-Johansson One of NHL’s Best Lines

For a moment, try to forget the fact that Alexander Ovechkin has scored 13 goals in his last 10 games. Forget that he is second in the NHL with 23 […]

by · April 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals