Post Tagged with: "Pekka Rinne"

Zdeno Chara (Icon SMI)

Top 10 Oversized NHL Players

Following Sunday’s article called Top 10 Undersized NHL Players, I decided to do the exact opposite and have a look at the NHL’s biggest and strongest players who can dominate […]

by · November 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Top 10 Lists
Mike Smith could be an Oilers free agent target (Ric Tapia/Icon SMI)

Among NHL Goalies, Is Mike Smith Under the Most Pressure to Succeed?

If there has been one team that has been perennially underrated in NHL circles, it has been the Phoenix Coyotes. Granted, it’s easy to forget about a team that doesn’t […]

by · September 10, 2012 · 2 comments · Arizona Coyotes, News/Commentary
Pekka Rinne (Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)

Fantasy Hockey Preview: Potential in the Central

What makes a strong division? Is it solid goaltending, balanced scoring or stingy defense? How about all of the above?

Indisputable Number One: Martin Brodeur

Will Anyone Ever Break Martin Brodeur’s Shutout Record?

With Martin Brodeur re-signing with the New Jersey Devils in July for another two years, most of his NHL records will continue to grow to untouchable, unthinkable and unfathomable numbers. […]

by · August 7, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
Pekka Rinne (Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)

The Best Late Round Gems of the NHL Entry Draft Since 2000 (Part II – ’03-’07 Drafts)

Last month, I documented some of the NHL’s best late round picks of the 2000, 2001, and 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Players such as Henrik Lundqvist, Kevin Bieksa, and Brooks […]

Shea Weber: one of the Nashvillie Predators' NHL draft day gems. (Icon: SMI)

Nashville May Be Better Off Without Shea Weber

When Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren signed Predators Captain Shea Weber to a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet, he knew exactly what he was doing; forcing a franchise to make […]

by · July 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, Nashville Predators
NASA Heat Map for 30 June 2012

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: “TikTok” Edition

By Jas Faulkner, contributing editor author’s note Stick taps to jball0918 for catching my mistake about Zach Parise’s nationality. “Play ‘FREEBIRD,’ Y’all!” The remaining hours of June 2012 are whithering […]


The Best Late Round Gems Of The NHL Entry Draft Since 2000 (Part I – ’00-’02 Drafts)

Hockey fans might know that there are some great expectations that are placed on players that come out of the first round of the NHL’s Entry Draft. However, the same […]

Cover Warfare: NSH and PHI Face Off Over EA Sports NHL 13

Cover Warfare: NSH and PHI Face Off Over EA Sports NHL 13

 by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor Dr. Hook and Shel Silverstein may have been on to something* in 1973 when they wrote their tribute to that symbol of rock and roll […]

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: The “Where’s Ryan Suter?” Edition

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: The “Where’s Ryan Suter?” Edition

Where’s Ryan?

Who knows? And does it really matter? Chatter about sightings in Detroit, BC, Minnesota, and Tampa Bay abound, but it’s all just speculation until the press conferences are set, the contracts are signed and sweaters are doffed or donned. The truth is we’re all waiting to see where they go.

by · June 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, News/Commentary
Pekka RInne (Icon SMI)

Taking a Rinne Hard Look in the Mirror

Since joining the Nashville Predators full time in 2008-09, Pekka Rinne has consistently demonstrated why he is among the best goaltenders in the world. He has great size, he has […]

by · May 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Nashville Predators, News/Commentary, Uncategorized
Pekka RInne (Icon SMI)

What’s the best round to draft a goalie?

Every year around this time, during the run-up to the annual NHL Entry Draft, the question comes up regarding drafting goaltenders. While everyone agrees that having a few goaltenders in […]

by · May 17, 2012 · 1 comment · National Juniors, Prospects