1. New York Rangers: Increased Effort Creating More Wins

    If you want to talk about teams that have had up and down seasons, you won't have to look any farther than the New York Rangers. Recently, the Rangers have been playing well...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 188 reads 0 comments

  2. Boston Bruins: Will the Injuries Ruin Their Destined Greatness?

    Well, I'm going to make this very short. Yes, it will be much more difficult to have a great season with all of the recent injuries, but no, it does not mean a bad season is now inevitable. At this point, the Boston Bruins are not in deep trouble...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 670 reads 1 comments

  3. Why Can't the Edmonton Oilers Win?

    Although the month of December ended up being a disaster for the Edmonton Oilers, it didn't start out that way. They actually started the month with a five-game winning streak. This winning streak gave every Oiler fan a little bit of hope...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 427 reads 1 comments

  4. Buffalo Sabres: Is the Best Offense Really a Good Defense?

    If you ask me, I would say the Buffalo Sabres have the biggest opportunity they've had for success in a while. They're winning games by playing well on both sides of the ice, mainly the defensive side...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 185 reads 0 comments

  5. Jimmy Howard Leads Red Wings into 2010 with Shocking Stats

    It took me a while, but I'm finally able to say that I trust Jimmy Howard in the net. I wasn't too sure if he was what we needed for a while, but I can now say I'm glad we have him...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 1,629 reads 8 comments

  6. Edmonton Oilers: Violent Fall in the Standings Causes Panic

    They are currently the coldest team in the NHL, losing nine of their last ten games. That includes a seven game losing streak that ended just last Wednesday...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 325 reads 1 comments

  7. San Jose Sharks' Hot Streak Continues Into New Year: What We Should Expect

    If you don't consider the San Jose Sharks to be a Stanley Cup contender, then you obviously haven't been watching a lot of hockey. San Jose is looking to avenge last year's first round exit with strong play from everyone on the team...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 362 reads 1 comments

  8. Miroslav Satan: Just the Forward the Boston Bruins Need

    It's still in the early stages of development. There hasn't been an official announcement from the Boston Bruins yet, and everything I have heard has only been rumored. However, an announcement from a very credible Slovakian newspaper, hojek...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 833 reads 0 comments

  9. Phoenix Coyotes In Fourth Place: Despite The Critics They Still Stand

    I don't really know where to start. The fact that the Phoenix Coyotes are playing this well in the middle of the season is a minor miracle...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 161 reads 8 comments

  10. New York Rangers: Do They Have What It Takes To Win?

    There have been a ton of surprising things that have happened this season. Whether it's Phoenix's strong play, Toronto's turnaround, or the strong start that propelled the Colorado Avalanche...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 219 reads 1 comments

  11. Phoenix Coyotes: Where's the Ilya Bryzgalov Coverage

    See more of Eric's NHL Opinions at his blog, Tips for Hockey With all of the media hype surrounding the NHL goalies, it's really surprising that Ilya Bryzgalov isn't being mentioned a lot...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 71 reads 5 comments

  12. Washington Gets Jason Chimera from Columbus: How Does This Impact the Caps?

    When you think of teams that are trying to improve their lineups, you may think of the Columbus Blue Jackets. However, the Capitals are the last team that you would expect to make a trade...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 640 reads 8 comments

  13. Three-Game Losing Streak Raises Questions for Predators

    The Nashville Predators have been having one of the best seasons they've ever had. However, this three game losing streak has raised a few questions over the team...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 73 reads 1 comments

  14. Will the Vancouver Canucks Overtake the Colorado Avalanche for the Division?

    If there's one thing that nobody should do, it's underestimate the lineup the Canucks have. If there's another thing that nobody should do, it's overestimate the lineup the Avs have. Back in October, the Colorado Avalanche were the talk of the NHL...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 302 reads 0 comments

  15. Why the Devils Are the Best Team in the NHL

    For the entire season, the New Jersey Devils have been playing some solid fundamental hockey. They have seen tons of headlines for achievements they have made this season, most notably with goalie Martin Brodeur breaking the shutout record...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 308 reads 9 comments

  16. Carolina Hurricanes: Who Needs To Be Fired

    It's no secret that the Carolina Hurricanes are having a terrible season. They have scored the least amount of goals while allowing the most, and have terrible numbers on both the power play and penalty kill...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 243 reads 5 comments

  17. Flyers Enjoy a Much-Needed Three-Game Winning Streak

    Compared to a lot of other teams, the Flyers had an average start to their season. They went 6-4-1 in the month of October, and we weren't really sure what was going to happen after that...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  18. Minnesota Wild: Great December Helps Them Climb Out of the Cellar

    At the beginning of the month, the Minnesota Wild were slowly falling out of the playoff picture. They weren't being looked at as a contending team, and they definitely weren't winning the games that they wanted to...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 76 reads 0 comments

  19. Chris Stewart: Have the Aves Regained a Future Superstar?

    Amid all of the talk of Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, another player was quietly drafted by the Aves. Chris Stewart's career started in 2006, and although he posted stunning numbers in the minors, his success in the NHL took a little bit longer...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 320 reads 2 comments

  20. Todd Bertuzzi: Already Established Veteran Redefines the Red Wings

    Even though we lost a ton of skilled players during the offseason, I was happy about one thing. The losses were sustained at the beginning of the offseason...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 397 reads 0 comments

  21. Daniel Alfredsson Out 4-6 Weeks: Is This the Final Nail in the Coffin?

    It was announced today that the captain of the Ottawa Senators, Daniel Alfredsson, was going to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with a separated shoulder...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 157 reads 0 comments

  22. For the Buffalo Sabres, the Condensed Schedule Is a Problem

    This year, the NHL is using a condensed schedule. Every team is playing more games on back-to-back days, especially on the weekends. One of the things that people don't usually think about when it comes to the condensed schedule is practice...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 162 reads 0 comments

  23. Atlanta Thrasher's Defense Causes Slide in The Standings

    In the last ten games, the Atlanta Thrashers have established themselves as one of the three coldest teams in the Eastern Conference. They are 3-6-1 in their last ten. That's as good as the Lightning, and one OT loss better than the Islanders...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  24. Rangers Making a Stand, But Does It Really Mean Something?

    The beginning of this season was one that no Ranger's fan will ever forget. A seven game winning streak that had them tied for the conference lead right out of the gates...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 203 reads 1 comments

  25. Vancouver Being Punished By OT Losses

    One of the things that a lot of fans can't stand about the NHL is the fact that you get a point for an OT loss. I'm one of those fans, and this statistic has been harming the Canucks for the entire season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Eric LaForge about almost 5 years ago 130 reads 2 comments