1. 2011 NHL Free Agency: If Ray Emery Is Cut as a Goalie, He Should Be an Enforcer

    For those of you who haven't heard, Ray Emery has been invited to camp for the Chicago Blackhawks . He is looking to get an NHL job as Corey Crawford's backup, and most hockey ...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 1,240 reads 3 comments

  2. Jamal Mayers and 2 More Reasons the Chicago Blackhawks Will Be Tougher Next Year

    The Chicago Blackhawks have gone out into the open market this year and picked themselves up three good reasons they will not be as easy to bully this season...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 912 reads 6 comments

  3. Top 5 Philadelphia Flyers' Prospects Not Named Brayden Schenn

    After Brayden Schenn was traded to the Flyers just before the 2011 draft, he immediately became the Flyers' best prospect...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 1,951 reads 2 comments

  4. Top 5 Prospects with NHL Upside for the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins

    The Boston Bruins have some prospects that will be looking to solidify the depth of the franchise in the future and inherit the style of hockey that saw Boston win a Stanley Cup...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 1,162 reads 3 comments

  5. Top 5 Detroit Red Wings Prospects: A Look into the Future in Hockeytown

    The Detriot Red Wings have quite a lot of talent coming to fill in for some of their stars. They are well set-up to have many more years of success with a stellar core...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 76 reads 30 comments

  6. Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Ovechkin: Keys to Playoff Success for the Capitals

    Even Alexander Ovechkin , one of the elite players in the NHL today, needs a healthy dose of sick assists from his friend Nicklas Backstrom, whose stellar play has made him one of the league's elite passers...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 319 reads 3 comments

  7. Pekka Rinne Will Win the Vezina Trophy in 2011-2012

    Pekka Rinne is an amazing goalie who has posted GAAs of 2.38, 2.53 and 2.12 in the last three seasons. Although most of the East Coast media has failed to notice, Rinne really has joined a very short list of the best goaltenders in the NHL ...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 757 reads 27 comments

  8. New York Rangers: Will Brad Richards Change the Rangers' Grinding Style?

    Heading into the playoffs this season, a lot of people thought that the New York Rangers would do much better than their Game-5 loss to the Washington Capitals ...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 1,077 reads 13 comments

  9. NHL: Matt Moulson Will Lead the Islanders in Goals Next Season

    When Matt Moulson scored 30 goals two years ago, many fans and commentators were pleasantly surprised by his rise to stardom after never before playing more than 22 games in any NHL season...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 361 reads 6 comments

  10. NHL Free Agency: Steven Stamkos Should Not Get an Offer Sheet from the Islanders

    The New York Islanders have $10 million remaining before they hit the cap floor and a team that is ready to contend for the playoffs if it stays healthy...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 962 reads 7 comments

  11. 2011 NHL Free Agency: Dealmaking Set to Make Huge Impact for Minnesota Wild

    Most of the opinion pieces about the "winners and losers of free agency" usually mention the Caps, Rangers, Flyers, Leafs, Sabres and other teams but usually fail to mention the fine work of the Minnesota Wild...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 690 reads 2 comments

  12. Winnipeg Jets Should Trade Places with the Nashville Predators: Idea for the NHL

    During the course of the news cycle that focused on the return of an NHL franchise to Winnipeg (before I saw that they were renamed the Jets, which I completely support), I was struck with a strange idea...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 1,185 reads 13 comments

  13. 2011 NHL Free Agency: 4 Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Team

    Some of the big names have already been signed to long-term contracts, including the coveted gem Brad Richards. The July 1st Free Agency Frenzy has passed us by, and we are left to try and pick up the pieces of all the signings from this offseason...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 492 reads 2 comments

  14. New York Islanders: 4 Picks Analyzed in the Aftermath of the NHL Draft

    The New York Islanders have seen a lot of their recent draft picks in action a lot sooner than they initially anticipated...

    Evan LeBlanc Written by Evan LeBlanc about over 3 years ago 1,251 reads 2 comments