1. Nazem Kadri Shouldn't Be Used as Trade Bait for the Toronto Maple Leafs

    I have been hearing a lot recently about Nazem Kadri being placed on the trading block by Brian Burke, and I have to say that I am completely against the idea...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 2 years ago 3,761 reads 52 comments

  2. 2012 NHL All-Star Game: Evgeni Malkin Is the Best Player in the NHL

    The 2012 All-Star Game featured the excellent play of Evgeni Malkin , who scored the game's prettiest goal with a top-shelf shot that came after a few dazzling moves a la fellow Russian Pavel Datsyuk...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 2 years ago 1,001 reads 8 comments

  3. 2012 NHL All-Star Game: Breakaway Competition Should Have Judges

    While I was impressed by the skills and creativity of the Breakaway Competition this past Saturday, I just think that the winner was not who it should have been...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 2 years ago 366 reads 8 comments

  4. 2012 NHL All-Star Game: Who Has the Better Goaltending?

    Even though goaltending has not been very important traditionally in NHL All-Star games, I believe that this year will be slightly different...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 2 years ago 253 reads 0 comments

  5. 2012 NHL All-Star Game Improvements: Why the Game Should Be Full Contact

    I can only imagine a world in which the NHL All-Star Game is more than a back-and-forth offensive contest . Two teams trying to outscore each other in a game that, in some ways, resembles pond hockey...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 2 years ago 158 reads 0 comments

  6. Buffalo Sabres: Keep Darcy Regier, Fire Lindy Ruff

    With the Sabres in last place right now, many believe that the dream team of Lindy Ruff and Darcy Regier will be broken up after this season. They have had a remarkable run for over a decade at the forefront of the Sabres organization...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 2 years ago 3,144 reads 50 comments

  7. Rangers Will Win at Least 3 out of 4 Games on Their West Coast Road Trip

    New York Ranger fans may be distressed by being winless in the first three games of the season, but the situation is really not as bad as it is being made out to be...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 216 reads 2 comments

  8. Why Pavel Datsyuk Is the Best 2-Way Player in Hockey

    Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk has won the Selke Trophy for three of the past four years, the exception being last season, when Vancouver's Ryan Kesler established himself as an elite two-way player in the league...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 209 reads 12 comments

  9. Tyler Seguin: 5 Reasons He Will Score 30 Goals For the Bruins This Year

    I was extremely impressed with the performance of young Tyler Seguin for the Boston Bruins last season. I think that he performed very well in a limited role and has an extremely good scoring touch...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 808 reads 4 comments

  10. Jaromir Jagr: How a "Superstar" Can Change the Attitude in the Flyer Locker Room

    With all of the departures this offseason for the Philadelphia Flyers , the attitude of the team has probably drastically changed...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 1,255 reads 29 comments

  11. Erik Cole Is the Montreal Canadiens' Answer in Front of the Net

    Ever since Michael Leighton remarked that it was easy to see the puck over the heads of Montreal Canadien fowards, fans have thought about how a larger presence is needed to screen the opposing goalie...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 589 reads 1 comments

  12. Luke Schenn Ready for Breakout Season for Toronto Maple Leafs

    Luke Schenn has already established himself as a responsible young defenseman for the Maple Leafs and certainly has earned himself a very good roster spot...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 1,350 reads 31 comments

  13. Detriot Red Wings Will Get Past the San Jose Sharks in the Playoffs Next Year

    The San Jose Sharks have beaten the Detroit Wings the past two years, and there is a good chance that they will have the chance to do so again in this season's playoffs. They will not be able to do so this time...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 738 reads 37 comments

  14. Jakub Voracek Will Outscore Other Flyer Right Wingers Next Season

    Right wingers Wayne Simmonds, Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot all happen to play right wing in a side of the depth chart that Jakub Voracek should be in for the coming season...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 1,309 reads 12 comments

  15. Jonas Gustavsson: Where Is "the Monster" for the Leafs?

    Jonas Gustavsson has been given a few chances now by the Toronto Maple Leafs to be able to make an impact as a starter...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 2,514 reads 26 comments

  16. Michael Del Zotto Will Return with a Solid Year for the New York Rangers

    Michael Del Zotto is one of many youngsters taken in the first round of the NHL draft (20th overall in 2008) that have needed a period of adjustment to the NHL...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 409 reads 1 comments

  17. James Neal and Steve Sullivan Will Help Pittsburgh Penguins Win the Cup

    The Penguins have done well by signing Steve Sullivan to a one-year, $1.5 million dollar contract. The versatile winger should be able to contribute 20 goals on whatever line ...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 563 reads 1 comments

  18. Montreal Canadiens: How They Should Set Up the Powerplay with Markov

    When the Canadiens re-signed Andrei Markov to a three year, $17.25 million dollar contract, they effectively were hoping that he would stay healthy long enough to take back his old role as power play quarterback...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 1,335 reads 4 comments

  19. Buffalo Sabres: Building a Stanley Cup Contender

    The Buffalo Sabres are beginning to shape themselves into a Stanley Cup contender with young players who wear their hearts on their sleeves...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 1,318 reads 5 comments

  20. NHL Should Respect the KHL: Why They Are More Than a Russian Minor League

    A lot of stories about players who come back to the NHL from the KHL seem to be unified in their opinion that the KHL's talent should be evaluated as somewhere between the AHL and some less qualified league such as the ECHL...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 354 reads 4 comments

  21. John-Michael Liles Trade Is the Best Offseason Move for the Toronto Maple Leafs

    In an offseason that saw the Maple Leafs trade for Cody Franson and Matthew Lombardi, as well as sign Tim Connolly, the move that Toronto needed the most was the trade for John-Michael Liles...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 3,811 reads 52 comments

  22. New York Islanders Should Let Evgeni Nabokov Begin Season as No. 1 Goalie

    Al Montoya was a great story with his surprising play during the second half of last season, which was excellent to an organization that has had trouble with their goaltending situation for a few years now...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 1,042 reads 26 comments

  23. New Jersey Devils Looking to Build on a Solid Second Half of Last Season

    The New Jersey Devils have been surprisingly quiet during the free agent period this offseason, leaving them in an interesting position for the next season...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 426 reads 27 comments

  24. Top 5 Players Who Could Prove Peter Stastny Wrong

    Peter Stastny certainly made headlines last season when he claimed that the Colorado Avalanche organization had damaged itself beyond repair and ruined its future by trading Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk and a second-round pick to St...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 1,084 reads 12 comments

  25. Top 4 Most Exciting Russian Prospects of the Washington Capitals

    The Washington Capitals have been arguably the most brave organization in terms of drafting Russian players...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about 3 years ago 1,300 reads 0 comments