1. 2011 NHL Mock Draft: The First 10 Picks After the NHL Draft Lottery

    With the draft lottery complete and the draft order changing a bit from the final regular season standings, it is time for the draft speculation to begin! For the second year in a ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 3 years ago 9,737 reads 4 comments

  2. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

    The NHL quarterfinals are upon us! The busiest playoff round is also, in my opinion, the most fun. And what's more fun than some fun predictions? Feel free to argue, disagree, yell, scream or whatever you want to do to get your point across...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 3 years ago 439 reads 3 comments

  3. NHL Draft Lottery 2011: Five Teams That Most Need a Lucky Break

    The draft lottery is one of the most complicated events of the NHL season. From the outside, it seems simple—whoever’s ball gets picked wins the lottery. Simple, right? Think again...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 3 years ago 4,024 reads 8 comments

  4. E.J. McGuire: A Class Act All the Way

    While I was sitting at my desk Thursday morning, I was distraught to read a text message that said NHL Central Scouting Director E.J. McGuire had passed away at the young age of 58, succumbing to cancer...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 3 years ago 973 reads 2 comments

  5. NHL Concussion Problem Tougher To Deal With Than You Think

    In the northeast United States, there’s an NCAA college hockey program that has been very successful in recent years. In the last five seasons, they have reached their league’s championship game three times, winning it once...

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  6. NHL Expansion in 1967: The Incredible Story Finally Revealed

    On a cold winter day in March of 1965, Clarence Campbell, President of the National Hockey League, emerged from a long and difficult board meeting, bringing with him the announcement ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 3 years ago 2,410 reads 0 comments

  7. NHL Prospect Watch: Philadelphia Flyers' Michael Chaput

    This article originally appeared on The Hockey News' website. Scouts often have a difficult decision to make on draft day: do you choose the talented kid who is healthy, or do ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 3 years ago 2,023 reads 4 comments

  8. NHL Prospect Watch: Philadelphia Flyers' Marc-Andre Bourdon

    This article originally appeared on TheHockeyNews.com. The Philadelphia Flyers, coming off a run in which they were two games from their first Stanley Cup championship since 1975, have few weaknesses in their depth chart...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 3 years ago 1,060 reads 1 comments

  9. NHL: If Martin Brodeur Isn't the Best Goaltender Ever, Who Is?

    After last week's Brodeur article , I've officially been challenged as to who I believe is the best goalie of all-time. And, in all honesty, I think it's tough to choose...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 3 years ago 156 reads 29 comments

  10. Martin Brodeur: Is the 'Greatest Goalie' an NHL Fraud?

    With the New Jersey Devils stuck in last place in the Atlantic Division and Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur having the worst season of his career, I think it is time ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 24,638 reads 48 comments

  11. NHL: 50 Best Teams in League History

    I’ll warn you (and myself) right now—this is the type of article that will entitle me to all the hate mail and angry comments in the world...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 30,053 reads 34 comments

  12. NHL Prospect Watch: Philadelphia Flyers' Luke Pither

    When your name is among offensive leaders like Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin, everyone assumes you've already been drafted and are getting ready to jump into the NHL. But not Luke Pither...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 1,392 reads 1 comments

  13. NHL Prospect Watch: Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo

    If there’s anything the Philadelphia Flyers have had a surplus of in the past 40 years, it’s enforcers who specialize in beating the living daylights out of opponents...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about almost 4 years ago 2,506 reads 3 comments

  14. NHL: The Game's Top 100 Wingers of All Time

    The most difficult thing to do in sports debates is to rank players throughout the history of a sport and compare those who played in different eras...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 23,797 reads 47 comments

  15. NHL: Power Ranking the League's 30 Arenas

    Is there any better feeling for a hockey fan than walking into an NHL arena, hungry for some puck? Think about it: the chill you get from the coldness of an empty arena; the anticipation ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 33,803 reads 36 comments

  16. NHL Coach's Central: Philadelphia Flyers Vs. St. Louis Blues

    After watching the Philadelphia Flyers take on the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center, there were numerous observations I made, including positives and negatives from both benches...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 352 reads 1 comments

  17. NCAA Football: What I Learned From Florida-Alabama

    Note: I do not have a favorite school. I enjoy seeing certain schools have success, but never do I cheer for a specific football program to succeed. I simply watch the games...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 2,824 reads 49 comments

  18. Hot NHL Prospect Could Take 2011 Draft By Storm

    There really just hasn’t been an impact Russian player coming out of the draft since, really, Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin in 2004...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 767 reads 0 comments

  19. Philadelphia Flyers Goaltending: 2010-11 Season Preview

    Departures: Ray Emery Arrivals: Sergei Bobrovsky Well that’s the million-dollar question… Every year, fans, media and the entire hockey world ask, “Do the Flyers ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 701 reads 3 comments

  20. Philadelphia Flyers Defense: 2010-11 Season Preview

    Departures: Danny Syvret Arrivals: Matt Walker, Sean O’Donnell, Andrej Meszaros Look who’s new in the neighborhood! The big acquisition, with regards to salary and cap hit, is Andrej Meszaros...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 790 reads 2 comments

  21. Philadelphia Flyers Offense: 2010-11 Season Preview

    Departures: Simon Gagne, Arron Asham, Mika Pyorala, Riley Cote Arrivals: Jody Shelley, Nikolai Zherdev The 2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers featured some of the greatest offensive depth in the league...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 2,579 reads 6 comments

  22. NCAA Football: What I Learned From Notre Dame-Michigan State

    Note: I do not have a favorite school. I enjoy seeing certain schools have success, but never do I cheer for a specific football program to succeed. I simply watch the games...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 2,115 reads 15 comments

  23. NCAA Football: What I Learned From The Florida-Tennessee Game

    Note: I do not have a favorite school. I enjoy seeing certain schools have success, but never do I cheer for a specific football program to succeed. I simply watch the games...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 926 reads 10 comments

  24. NHL Prospect Watch: Philadelphia Flyers Defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon

    The Philadelphia Flyers, coming off a run in which they were two games from their first Stanley Cup championship since 1975, have few weaknesses in their depth chart...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 855 reads 2 comments

  25. NCAA Football: What I Learned From Alabama-Penn State

    Note: Allow me to set the record straight – I do not have a favorite school. I enjoy seeing certain schools have success, but never do I cheer for a specific football program to succeed...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about 4 years ago 2,106 reads 26 comments