1. Brian Burke's Best Work Yet To Come?

    Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has had a busy summer acquiring numerous players via free agency and trading for some much needed depth...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 8,274 reads 73 comments

  2. Max Talbot Calls Alex Ovechkin a Douche

    With the ensuing Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals gobbling up headlines, the plot got a little thicker yesterday when Penguins forward Max Talbot called Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin a “douche.

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 5,318 reads 78 comments

  3. NHLPA Expected To File Grievance Against NHL Today

    The NHLPA is expected to file a grievance over the Ilya Kovalchuk deal against the NHL today, which should get the ball rolling on finding a resolution to this issue...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 327 reads 7 comments

  4. Ilya Kovalchuk: Five Reasons the NHL Rejected the Deal With the Devils

    When the Ilya Kovalchuk deal (17 years, $102 million) was rejected by Gary Bettman and the NHL you knew it was just a matter of time before the NHLPA filed a grievance...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 1,034 reads 9 comments

  5. 12 NHL Goalies That Must Step It Up For The 2010-11 Season

    The 2009-10 NHL season saw a lot of otherwise unknown goaltenders establish themselves as the go-to netminders for their respective teams...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 8,768 reads 34 comments

  6. NHL Free Agency: More on the Ilya Kovalchuk Saga...Who's Laughing Now?

    Despite all the whining coming from New Jersey Devils fans, Gary Bettman and the NHL were completely within their rights to deem Ilya Kovalchuk’s 17-year, $102 million contract null and void...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 1,156 reads 77 comments

  7. Ilya Kovalchuk Deal Rejected By the NHL: What Now?

    Just when you thought the Ilya Kovalchuk saga was over... here we go again!With the 17-year, $102 million deal between the New Jersey Devils and unrestricted free agent superstar Ilya ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 3,092 reads 5 comments

  8. Ilya Kovalchuk Deal Rejected By The NHL

    In a move that can only be called shocking, numerous reports (including a report from TSN) are circulating online that suggest the NHL appears to be set on rejecting Ilya Kovalchuk’s ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 581 reads 23 comments

  9. Simon Gagne Traded to Tampa Bay Lightning

    After numerous rumors of Philadelphia Flyers forward Simon Gagne heading to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings, and everywhere in between, Simon Gagne has been traded to the ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 940 reads 12 comments

  10. 10 Reasons Ilya Kovalchuk Makes the Devils a Stanley Cup Contender

    With all the rumors pointed to the Los Angeles Kings, the New Jersey Devils have emerged as the winner in the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes. The Devils announced that Kovalchuk has agreed to sign a long-term deal that will keep him in New Jersey...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 1,469 reads 15 comments

  11. Ilya Kovalchuk To Los Angeles Kings: About To Be Crowned?

    It appears as if the Los Angeles Kings and Ilya Kovalchuk are inching closer to a long term deal that would see the highly-touted Russian land in Tinsel town...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 253 reads 19 comments

  12. The Dirty Dozen: 12 Developing NHL Players To Watch In 2010-11

    Every year, NHL fans wait with great anticipation to watch the newest crop of NHL rookies arrive on the scene...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 5,668 reads 35 comments

  13. Tomas Kaberle: Is Brian Burke Overvaluing Him?

    Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke is on record as stating that he would have to be “blown away” by an offer for veteran defenseman Tomas Kaberle if he was to consider moving his prized possession...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 2,790 reads 79 comments

  14. NHL Free Agents: 10 Teams That Would Still Love to Sign Ilya Kovalchuk

    The Ilya Kovalchuk saga is starting to look like a two team race with the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils emerging as prohibitive favorites...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 5,436 reads 26 comments

  15. Ilya Kovalchuk Saga Continues: Where Will He Sign?

    The New Jersey Devils are said to have offered free agent sniper Ilya Kovalchuk a 17-year deal that would pay the crafty Russian over $100 million...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 2,044 reads 12 comments

  16. Philadelphia Flyers Signing of Nikolai Zherdev Is Puzzling

    The Philadelphia Flyers have confirmed what many were speculating for a few days now—they have signed Russian forward Nikolai Zherdev to a one-year contract, believed to be worth $2 million...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 2,840 reads 34 comments

  17. Over and Out: L.A. Kings Out of Ilya Kovalchuk Sweepstakes…Again!

    The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Los Angeles Kings are now officially out of the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes. The Kings are said to have sat down with Kovalchuk on Wednesday in hopes of revisiting contract talks and coming to some sort of deal.

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 713 reads 8 comments

  18. Leafs Sign Defenseman Brett Lebda—Is A Kaberle Deal Close?

    Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke continued to put his stamp on the club, signing unrestricted free agent defenseman Brett Lebda to a two-year, $2.9 million contract on Wednesday...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 1,874 reads 27 comments

  19. NHL Free Agency: Ilya Kovalchuk May Sign With Los Angeles Kings

    It appears as if the Los Angeles Kings have re-entered the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes.Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times recently tweeted that Kings' general manager Dean Lombardi ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 1,569 reads 5 comments

  20. Los Angeles Kings Out of the Running For Ilya Kovalchuk, So What Now?

    Less than a week ago many Los Angeles Kings' fans were falling all over themselves in anticipation of landing prized free agent sniper Ilya Kovalchuk.For L.A...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 1,023 reads 3 comments

  21. Jeff Finger—Is It Time For Brian Burke To Chop Off A “Digit”?

    With a little over $2.5 million in cap space available to them and with the Leafs still needing one, maybe two legitimate top six forwards to help round out their lineup, shouldn’t ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 1,705 reads 37 comments

  22. NHL Free Agents 2010: Ilya Kovalchuk About To Sign Deal With The Devil(s)?

    According to Mark Everson of the New York Post, the New Jersey Devils appear to be the front runners to sign unrestricted free agent Ilya Kovalchuk...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 960 reads 10 comments

  23. Alexandre Giroux Signed By Edmonton Oilers: Can He Live Up to His Potential?

    The Edmonton Oilers announced Saturday that they have signed perennial AHL star Alexandre Giroux to a one-year contract worth a reported $500,000...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 803 reads 4 comments

  24. Ilya Kovalchuk Balks At Joining L.A.; What Now?

    After tons of speculation suggesting that highly sought after free agent sniper, Ilya Kovalchuk was going to sign with the Los Angeles Kings, the L.A...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 665 reads 5 comments

  25. Nikolai Kulemin Signs With Toronto Maple Leafs, What's Next?

    After weeks of negotiating, the Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that they have signed winger Nikolai Kulemin to a two-year, $4.7 million contract...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 5 years ago 1,684 reads 17 comments