1. Brian Burke: Why His Hire Spells Trouble for Jay Feaster, Calgary Flames

    Brian Burke is now the President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames . The move was announced by the Calgary Flames in a press conference held on Thursday afternoon, per Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun ...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 11 months ago 2,284 reads 82 comments

  2. Bad Habits Detroit Red Wings Need to Drop in 2013-14

    Over the course of last season, it became abundantly clear that the Detroit Red Wings were not the elite Red Wings of old. Sure, the skill level was still high, and they had star players on the ice in Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 11 months ago 3,735 reads 29 comments

  3. The Best Candidate to Fill Every NHL Captain Vacancy

    Being a captain of an NHL team is one of the highest honors any player can receive over the course of his hockey career. With one of the highest honors in hockey also comes a substantial amount of responsibility...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 11 months ago 2,397 reads 32 comments

  4. Ranking the NHL's 10 Most Promising American Prospects

    As USA Hockey continues to medal at international events, American prospects continue to increase their collective NHL draft stock value. Yet these prospects don't see their values rise only on an NHL level, but also on an international level...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 11 months ago 2,566 reads 19 comments

  5. Ranking the Detroit Red Wings 5 Worst Offseasons in the Past Decade

    The Detroit Red Wings have made the playoffs since the 1990-91 season, but that doesn't always mean they come out on top at the end of the playoffs...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 11 months ago 5,337 reads 6 comments

  6. Pros and Cons of Each Detroit Red Wing Fighting for a Roster Spot

    With the Detroit Red Wings ' training camp right around the corner and 25 players signed to NHL contracts, there are a number of player personnel decisions that must be made in the next month...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 11 months ago 3,919 reads 22 comments

  7. Top Storylines to Follow in Detroit Red Wings' Training Camp

    The Detroit Red Wings are just over two weeks from kicking off training camp for the 2013-14 season, but there is already a sizable amount of speculation about the position battles...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 11 months ago 2,379 reads 17 comments

  8. Ranking the 7 Ugliest NHL Throwback Jerseys

    Beauty is usually in the eye of the beholder. Hockey jerseys are no exception. While there are some truly remarkable and significant logos in the NHL today, there are some equally bad jerseys...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 11 months ago 8,234 reads 39 comments

  9. The Best Attribute of the Detroit Red Wings' Top 4 Stars

    The Detroit Red Wings have been a successful franchise over the past two decades thanks largely in part to the star-caliber players that they have had on their roster over that period of time...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 11 months ago 3,398 reads 8 comments

  10. The 5 Biggest Villains in Recent Detroit Red Wings History

    Detroit Red Wings fans, like other hockey fans, just downright don't like some players. Some players are hated because they're talented and beat Detroit, but other players are downright nasty and vile...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 12 months ago 6,042 reads 21 comments

  11. Fantasy Hockey 2013: Aging NHL Veterans to Avoid Drafting This Season

    Every NHL fantasy sports season is partially defined by veteran players who don't meet expectations. As 2013 is no different for fantasy hockey, there will be players who fail to meet expectations in the upcoming season...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 12 months ago 2,675 reads 0 comments

  12. Ranking the NHL's 10 Most Innovative Coaches

    In the NHL , a good team be brought to greatness by an innovative head coach. While there may be 30 head coaches, only a few of them remain innovative enough to maintain their positions and status in the game as sought after coaches...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 12 months ago 3,726 reads 36 comments

  13. 10 Sleepers to Know for Your Fantasy Hockey Draft

    Sleeper picks can make or break a fantasy hockey season, and with the NHL season just two months away, now is the time to start gearing up for that annual fantasy hockey draft...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 12 months ago 11,521 reads 21 comments

  14. 5 Moments You Should Never Mention to a Detroit Red Wings Fan

    The Detroit Red Wings have had some great moments in their franchise history. With 11 Stanley Cups and plenty more regular season titles, there have truly been some memorable moments in the Red Wings' franchise history...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 6,097 reads 41 comments

  15. Detroit Red Wings: Progress Report on Top 5 Prospects

    The Detroit Red Wings prospect pool is deeper than ever. Detroit's failure to win the Stanley Cup in 2013 wasn't dwelt upon much because the Grand Rapids Griffins brought home the the AHL's Calder Cup this season...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 7,869 reads 37 comments

  16. Toronto Maple Leafs 2013-14 NHL Schedule: Must-See Games, Predictions & More

    As the Toronto Maple Leafs 2013-14 schedule is out, it is time to mark the calendar for some must-see games and make a few regular-season predictions as well...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 8,475 reads 55 comments

  17. Detroit Red Wings 2013-14 NHL Schedule: Must-See Games, Predictions & More

    With the Detroit Red Wings finally knowing their 2013-14 season schedule after the NHL released it on Friday afternoon, it is time to take a look at some must-see games and put out a few predictions for the upcoming year...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 6,966 reads 23 comments

  18. Detroit Red Wings: How Each Offseason Addition and Departure Will Affect Team

    The Detroit Red Wings made some waves in NHL free agency by signing Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss on the first day the market opened...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 7,261 reads 40 comments

  19. Detroit Red Wings' Biggest Takeaways from the Start of Free Agency

    The Detroit Red Wings have already made waves in the NHL free-agency period, signing Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss to build on an already impressive top-six unit...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 5,567 reads 33 comments

  20. NHL Free Agency: Teams Under the Most Pressure to Be Better After Signings

    The 2013 NHL free-agency season's first weekend is officially in the books, with many contracts being signed and plenty of money being thrown around. Some teams made news with signings, while other teams made news by remaining quiet...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 304 reads 0 comments

  21. Detroit Red Wings Sign Daniel Alfredsson: Why It Hurts Chances of Future Success

    The Detroit Red Wings have sacrificed their future for the present by signing Daniel Alfredsson to a one-year deal. No, it isn't the quality of Alfredsson that will hurt the team...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 7,250 reads 91 comments

  22. 5 NHL Free Agents Worth Big Money in 2013 Offseason

    The 2013 NHL free agency crop might be one of the weakest in recent memory, but there are still players that are going to be paid like top-tier players because they will take advantage of the weak market...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 2,912 reads 2 comments

  23. Detroit Red Wings 2013 NHL Draft Picks: Grades, Results and Analysis

    The Detroit Red Wings went into the 2013 NHL draft with the highest pick (No. 18 overall) that Detroit had held in the first round of a draft since 1991...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 21,524 reads 29 comments

  24. 2013 NHL Draft: The Most Eye-Popping Stats from Prospects' Amateur Careers

    The 2013 NHL draft features a number of marquee prospects who possess some equally attention-grabbing statistics from their amateur careers...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 2,949 reads 4 comments

  25. Ottawa Senators: Complete Guide to the 2013 Offseason

    The Ottawa Senators made a lot of progress this season, but ultimately started their offseason earlier than they would have liked after a five-game series loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 1 year ago 1,639 reads 6 comments