1. Philadelphia Flyers Trade Upshall, Draft Pick to Acquire Carcillo, McLaren

    On a day that everyone expected there to be fireworks coming out of GM Paul Holmgren’s office, there was less than that, to be generous...

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  2. Final Thoughts on the NHL Trade Deadline: Eastern Conference

    With the trade deadline so close, about one day away, teams are gearing up for what is seeming to be a big day. With many pending pieces of trade bait available, you can expect some big fishes to bite...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 328 reads 1 comments

  3. Final Thoughts on the NHL Trade Deadline: Western Conference

    With the trade deadline so close, about one day away, teams are gearing up for what is seeming to be a big day. With many pending pieces of trade bait available, you can expect some big fish to bite...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 266 reads 6 comments

  4. NHL Weekly Power Rankings

    1. San Jose Sharks (93 points) The Sharks are fighting with number two for the top spot, like most top teams do, but the race is close...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 189 reads 4 comments

  5. Five Prospects Who Could Help the Los Angeles Kings' Needs at Center

    The Los Angeles Kings are an interesting team. They have great prospects, but they have been that way for many years. They never become a talented team, they are always that team that “could become good...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 407 reads 2 comments

  6. Muhlenberg Hockey Drops Championship Game in Heartbreaking Loss

    It was an indeed a storybook ending. But for the wrong team. After going 10-1-3 in the regular season and finishing second overall in the standings, the Muhlenberg Mules got their equipment ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 321 reads 3 comments

  7. The Debate Begins: Which Ovechkin Goal Is Better?

    The debate has already started: which one of Alexander Ovechkin’s magical, outrageous, amazing, incredible, etc goals is the best? The two that ...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 510 reads 15 comments

  8. He Said What?: A Sample of the Greatest Speeches in Sports History

    There are so many great moments in sports, you could write upwards of one million articles. This is not a list of THE best speeches in the sports' world. It is a list of some great ones of recent years...

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  9. For the First Time in Years, the Senators Are Sellers at the Deadline

    The calendar is closing in on the trade deadline quicker than ever. With many surprise teams in and out of the playoffs, the league and its fans can expect many moves to be made by the numerous general managers...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 629 reads 18 comments

  10. NHL Weekly Power Rankings

    1. San Jose Sharks (83 points) After defeating the Bruins, the best team in the East, the Sharks went on a slight losing streak, yet have still been playing fairly well. 2...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 403 reads 10 comments

  11. A Fleury Falter? No Worries, Marc-Andre Has Plenty of Backups in the Wings

    Goaltending is a position that the Pittsburgh Penguins are set at for the next ten years or so. Marc-Andre Fleury is an elite goaltender that can carry his team to the playoffs and even the Stanley Cup...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 232 reads 4 comments

  12. NHL Weekly Power Rankings

    1. Boston Bruins (39-8-7, 85 points) Dominating the Flyers, losing in overtime, and a couple more wins and overtime losses, the B’s have gotten points in nine of their last ten games...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 270 reads 15 comments

  13. If Defense Wins Championships, Then Penguins Are Golden

    ALLENTOWN, PA--- The Pittsburgh Penguins, at first glance, would seem to have a weak defense, after so much emphasis was put on their offense...

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  14. Bleacher Report NHL Monthly Award Winners, January 2009

    The votes are in! Here are the winners of the monthly NHL Bleacher Report Awards for January 2009! But, for now, let’s all bask in the glory of a million ties that we encountered this month...

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  15. With Undefeated Weekend, Muhlenberg Jumps Within One Point of First

    In an inspired weekend, Muhlenberg responded the way they needed to. Hoping to avenge their loss to CW Post last weekend, Muhlenberg came out strong on Friday night, starting what would become a three game unbeaten streak...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 73 reads 1 comments

  16. Muhlenberg Splits Weekend, Suffers First GNCHC Loss

    Friday night, Muhlenberg College faced off against CW Post, the second place team inthe Great Northeastern Hockey Collegiate Conference. After defeating top team Scranton 2-0 the week before, 'Berg was excited about their chances...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 167 reads 0 comments

  17. NHL Weekly Power Rankings: All-Star Edition

    1. Boston Bruins (34-8-5, 73 points) Having a couple of wins this week, the Bruins remain atop the NHL standings, though still two games ahead of the Sharks. Nonetheless, the Bears are still the best team in this league...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 829 reads 5 comments

  18. The Bleacher Report Monthly NHL Awards, January 2009

    It's that time again! Welcome to the BR NHL section awards. This is a monthly event where you, the Bleacher Creatures, can vote for different categories every month...

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  19. Muhlenberg Shuts Out Scranton To Remain Undefeated

    "The weather in Allentown was frigid. Although it was not much warmer inside, the hockey was red hot. It’s been over five years since ‘Berg shut out an opponent...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 153 reads 4 comments

  20. Pittsburgh Penguins' Depth Drops at Left Wing

    ALLENTOWN, PA---The Penguins have much less depth at left wing than they do at center, and that is a fact...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 394 reads 9 comments

  21. Beyond the Bleachers with IIHF President Rene Fasel

    I recently had a chance to sit down with the International Ice Hockey Foundation President, Rene Fasel, and speak to him about his job. Fasel is basically the Gary Bettman of International Hockey...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 294 reads 7 comments

  22. NHL Weekly Power Rankings

    1. Boston Bruins (33-7-4, 70 points) The Bruins are still the best team in the NHL. Going 8-2 in their last ten games, they are playing unbelievably well, and look to be unbeatable...

    Alan Bass Written by Alan Bass about over 5 years ago 289 reads 12 comments

  23. Pittsburgh Penguins' Greatness Continues at Center

    The Penguins are known for their dominance at center. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Staal…three of the best centers in the NHL, along with a great young NHLer in Dustin Jeffrey...

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  24. NHL Midseason Power Rankings

    Here is the Alan Bass NHL power rankings for the mid-point of the 2008-2009 NHL campaign! 1. Detroit Red Wings (29-7-5, 63 points) No matter how many points San Jose or Boston have, the Wings ...

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  25. Investigators Reveal Alexei Cherepanov Was Doping Upon Death

    The hockey world was shocked a few months ago when it was announced that Alexei Cherepanov, New York Rangers' top prospect and Russian phenom, collapsed during a match in the KHL and passed away from a rare heart condition...

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