Sean Couturier (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Is Sean Couturier a Franchise Player?

When it comes to the face of the franchise, Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux unmistakably fills the role. And then there’s Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen, who are both in […]

Steen leads the Blues with 31 goals (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey IQ: Alexander Steen

The St. Louis Blues have put together an amazing club under Ken Hitchcock’s coaching, and Doug Armstrong’s excellent front office management.  They have brought together a group of individuals who […]

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Through The Years: Chris Kunitz, Then & Now

Chris Kunitz is a very unique hockey player. For instance; not many people make their Olympic debut at 34, it isn’t a “prime” age for athletes. But nothing about Kunitz […]

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James Neal suffered a broken foot on Saturday against New Jersey (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

James Neal: Dirty Hits and Disrespect

Why does James Neal continue to show no respect or regard for his fellow players’ safety? Because the league lets him get away with it.

by · March 24, 2014 · 5 comments · Player Profiles
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Conacher Returns to Western New York

At the trade deadline last season, the Ottawa Senators traded goaltender Ben Bishop to the Tampa Bay Lighting for forward Cory Conacher and a 4th round draft pick. After the […]

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Martin Brodeur in Quotations

Right now perhaps not even Martin Brodeur knows the professional fate of Martin Brodeur, the most accomplished goaltender of his generation and arguably one of the top two or three […]

De-Sensationalizing Kings’ Dustin Brown

De-Sensationalizing Kings’ Dustin Brown

Never mind the fact that the Kings’ captain had five straight 50 point campaigns leading up to the shortened season.  Never mind the fact that the hard hitter was an […]

Bobby Farnham: The Life of an Energy Guy

Bobby Farnham: The Life of an Energy Guy

A guest post by Ken Maguire. Boston drivers are notoriously obnoxious. They’re always speeding and hurling profanities. But they usually get to their destination, even if they lose style points. That’s […]

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It’s Time Mike Richards Stepped it Up in Los Angeles

Let’s face it: Mike Richards is a winner. Drafted 24th overall in the much-heralded 2003 NHL entry draft, the 5’11″, 200-pound centerman from Kenora, Ontario has accomplished quite a bit […]

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Jonathan Toews Or Patrick Kane, Who Would You Choose?

Let’s play a game of “Who would you pick?” If forced to give a definitive answer, would you choose Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane? Both have been instrumental in Chicago’s […]

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 […]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Player Profile: Spencer Machacek

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Player Profile: Spencer Machacek

On Thursday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Penguins made a minor league swap with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Paul Thompson, who had been struggling with the Pens this season, will report to […]