1. 10 NHL Players Currently Watching the 2014 Olympics Who Should Be Playing

    Which teams made roster selections that could cost them dearly? Whether it's USA's Bobby Ryan, Sweden's blue line or the Czech Republic's entire roster, there are certain alternative choices that could have made all the difference...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 5 months ago 12,893 reads 118 comments

  2. Hot Starts at the 2014 Olympic Hockey Tournament That Will Continue

    Jonas Hiller has yet to allow a single puck past Switzerland's goal line, while Sweden's star defenseman Erik Karlsson is leading the tournament with three goals and five points...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 5 months ago 2,994 reads 7 comments

  3. NHL Teams Nervously Watching Their Injury-Prone Players at Sochi 2014

    The Ottawa Senators won the Stanley Cup in 2006 on the shoulders of Olympic star Dominik Hasek. Whoops, no, they didn't! Hasek missed the rest of the season with an injury sustained ...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 5 months ago 3,724 reads 13 comments

  4. The Biggest Obstacle for Each 2014 Olympic Hockey Contender

    As great as most of these Olympic teams are, they are not flawless. Every team has its Achilles heel which can be exploited by well-coached opponents...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 5 months ago 1,294 reads 5 comments

  5. The State of Every NHL Pacific Division Team at the Olympic Break

    It's the Olympic break, and time to check in on the Pacific Division as its teams prepare for the final stretch...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 5 months ago 6,175 reads 6 comments

  6. NHL Teams with the Toughest Post-Olympics Schedules

    When the Olympics are all said and done, which players are going home to join teams with the most difficult NHL schedules? There are some awfully tight playoff races, most of which ...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 5 months ago 8,573 reads 10 comments

  7. 2014 Olympic Hockey: Ranking Every Team's Depth

    There are at least seven hockey nations with elite top lines, but the disparity between them begins to grow as you descend the depth chart...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 5 months ago 13,630 reads 31 comments

  8. Breaking Down USA Olympic Hockey Team's Goaltenders Ahead of Sochi 2014

    What can we expect in net for the American Olympic hockey team in Sochi ? Goaltending is absolutely critical, and yet, it's almost impossible to predict...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 5 months ago 6,332 reads 2 comments

  9. Ranking Every 2014 Olympic Hockey Team's Shootout Ability

    Which team would be at the greatest advantage if one of the upcoming Olympics games goes to a shootout? Every nation is prepared with its own masters of this skills competition, but some teams have more weapons than others...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 5 months ago 9,783 reads 26 comments

  10. Every NHL Team's Most Concerning Statistic in 2013-14

    Statistics can't do everything, but they can sometimes find something interesting. What's the most revealing stat for each team so far this season? Whether it's a team's late-game ...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 5 months ago 24,876 reads 58 comments

  11. Are Enforcers Still Valuable to NHL Teams?

    In light of the brawl between the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks last Saturday, we must again ponder the question of whether or not enforcers are valuable to their teams...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 3,462 reads 25 comments

  12. NHL Players on the Trading Block to Watch During the 2014 Winter Olympics

    Getting a good look at NHL players who are likely to be on the trading block is one more reason to tune into the Sochi Olympic games...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 14,034 reads 24 comments

  13. Ranking the Top 10 Faceoff Artists in the NHL in the 2013-14 Season

    The best faceoff man in the league this year, is it Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews or someone else entirely? These days it seems like most teams have at least one player who can ...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 7,287 reads 24 comments

  14. USA Olympic Hockey's Riskiest Players in Sochi

    What were the riskiest roster selections made by the American Olympic hockey team? While it's hard to go wrong with a team with so many of the world's best, there are a few players who could put the team at risk if deployed incorrectly...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 10,780 reads 38 comments

  15. Ranking Every 2014 Olympic Hockey Team's Blue Line

    Which Olympic team can expect the most support from its blue line this year in Sochi? Whether it's Sweden's Erik Karlsson, USA's Ryan Suter or Canada's Shea Weber, each Olympic team ...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 22,229 reads 78 comments

  16. 1 Player on Each NHL Team Whose Scoring Will Improve in 2013-14

    Which slumping players are most likely to catch fire in the second half? For each team we will try to find the one single player whose talent and opportunity combines to create the best chance for a second-half scoring surge...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 78,672 reads 86 comments

  17. The Best Player in Each 2014 Winter Olympic Hockey Nation's History

    Who are the greatest all-time Olympic hockey players for each of the nations competing in the upcoming games in Sochi? Examining only their performances at the Winter Games (or the ...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 5,726 reads 2 comments

  18. Ranking the 10 NHL Teams with the Biggest Home-Ice Advantage

    Despite their perfect record at home, Anaheim is not the team with the biggest home-ice advantage. At least that's the case when you compare a team's record at home to its record on the road...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 2,961 reads 45 comments

  19. Each 2014 Olympic Hockey Contender's Key Difference-Maker

    Which players will be most critical at the Winter Olympics in Sochi? It is a highly competitive tournament where up to seven teams have great goaltending and elite top lines...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 7,185 reads 7 comments

  20. NHL Teams Most Likely to Surprise in 2nd Half of Season

    Which struggling teams will catch fire in the second half of this season? The Oilers, the Islanders, the Rangers and the Blue Jackets are all among teams that were expected to be in the mix rather than the basement...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 8,864 reads 37 comments

  21. Are the Anaheim Ducks the Best NHL Team in California?

    This year's Stanley Cup could very well be California-bound, but will it wind up in Anaheim? The second-place Ducks recently had a 10-game winning streak broken by the San Jose Sharks , who are fifth overall...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 5,234 reads 46 comments

  22. Shutdown Players Who Should Be on Team USA's Roster in Sochi

    Who are the key players that Team USA will need to protect a late one-goal lead? Since every Olympic team will have an elite ability to score, the gold medal could very well end up ...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 5,153 reads 32 comments

  23. Ranking the Top Stanley Cup Contenders in the 2013-14 NHL Season

    As 2013 draws to a close, which teams appear most likely to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup next summer? We'll rank Chicago, Boston and the league's other top teams, and fill in the rest of the list by tracking down this year's most likely dark horses...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 6 months ago 9,594 reads 48 comments

  24. What Must David Clarkson Do to Earn Huge Contract with Toronto Maple Leafs?

    David Clarkson has roughly the same cap hit as Toronto's high-scoring stars Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul ($5.25 million), but has just eight points in 27 games so far this season...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 7 months ago 5,236 reads 33 comments

  25. Ranking the 10 Best NHL Defensemen on the Power Play

    Montreal's P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov combined for 49 power-play points last year. That's incredible! While they are clearly the best power-play pairing, individually, neither is the league's best defenseman...

    Rob Vollman Written by Rob Vollman about 7 months ago 7,333 reads 52 comments