1. NHL Prospects Most Likely to Be Used as Trade Bait

    The NHL trade deadline is quickly approaching, and teams that are looking for a boost for the playoffs will be sending picks and prospects away in abundance...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 21 hours ago 10,161 reads 33 comments

  2. NHL Teams Most in Need of a Big Acquisition at the Trade Deadline

    The NHL trade deadline is looming, and yet the standings are so close that it is difficult to know who might be buying or selling on February 29...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 days ago 12,386 reads 46 comments

  3. NHL Players on Playoff-Bubble Teams Who Must Step Up

    NHL teams are preparing for the stretch run, and every club still in contention will need strong performances from their veteran players...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 6 days ago 8,610 reads 72 comments

  4. The Fastest Rising Prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft

    The top prospects in the 2016 NHL entry draft have made themselves known, and draft fans can rattle off a dozen names or more among the eligible players...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 8 days ago 23,021 reads 9 comments

  5. Hyped NHL Rookies Whose Seasons Aren't Going According to Plan

    Every fall, NHL teams begin the long season with high hopes for their best rookies. First-year players often deliver less than expected—it is the toughest league in the world—and injuries can also impact in a big way...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 10 days ago 5,075 reads 39 comments

  6. NHL Prospects Most Likely to Be All-Stars in the Next 3 Years

    The 2015 entry draft is going to have an enormous impact on the NHL by the end of this decade. The draft already boasts some of the game's impressive young names, and it was six months ago...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 14 days ago 17,908 reads 43 comments

  7. Every NHL Decade's Greatest Team for a 3-on-3 Tournament

    The NHL 's new three-on-three tournament has hockey fans excited to see action-packed games with chances at each end in a matter of seconds...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 15 days ago 37,256 reads 176 comments

  8. Ranking the Best Goals of the 2015-16 NHL Season So Far

    The 2015-16 season has seen more than its share of fantastic goals from the best players on the planet, but this year, there are new entries and more competition for the highlight reels...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 17 days ago 9,358 reads 32 comments

  9. Ranking the Top Two-Way Forwards in the NHL

    NHL teams trust two-way forwards in the most important game states. These players often play the most difficult minutes. They are prominent in later portions of the game, when coaches shorten the bench...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 21 days ago 17,922 reads 220 comments

  10. 2016 NHL Draft Prospects Whose Stock Is Rising

    The NHL draft is drawing closer, and with the World Junior Championships behind us, there is movement in the 2016 rankings...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 23 days ago 18,194 reads 16 comments

  11. Ranking the Dirtiest Plays of the 2015-16 NHL Season so Far

    The NHL season has had relatively few truly dirty plays during the 2015-16 season, but their severity has been substantial and cost several quality players extended injury time...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 25 days ago 35,860 reads 47 comments

  12. Potential NHL Trades That Would Make Perfect Sense

    As we approach the All-Star break, NHL teams are positioning themselves for deep runs into the playoffs. No team in the league considers itself completely balanced, and we will see a lot of moves between now and the trade deadline...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 27 days ago 35,412 reads 67 comments

  13. NHL Players Who Would Have Been Better off in Different Eras

    The modern NHL game is much faster than it was 40 years ago, owing to nutrition, advances in training, equipment and other elements that have helped to develop high-performance athletes...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 29 days ago 13,015 reads 33 comments

  14. The Most Surprising Success Stories of the 2015-16 NHL Season so Far

    Every NHL season gives fans a fresh crop of impressive rookies, but there are some freshman sensations who come out of nowhere...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 8,624 reads 26 comments

  15. Ranking the Top 10 Milestones of the 2015-16 Season so Far

    The 2015-16 NHL season has already seen some exceptional movement among the most exclusive and most respected rankings in the game...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 8,328 reads 32 comments

  16. Restricted NHL Free Agents Who Aren't Going Anywhere in the 2016 Offseason

    The NHL 's free-agent season in the summer of 2016 looks like a rich crop. However, chances are many of those who are restricted and unrestricted will sign before the free-agent window opens...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 602 reads 1 comments

  17. Ranking the Most Shocking Statistics of the 2015-16 NHL Season

    Every season offers fans dynamic performances that push new names to the fore and allow famous names to reach all-time numbers. This season has offered us incredible peaks...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 10,518 reads 16 comments

  18. Ranking the Top 10 NHL Goals of 2015

    NHL fans enjoy all aspects of the game, but the highlight-reel goal has a special place. High speed, great dekes , quick release and rapid shots—all while on skates—gives ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 15,495 reads 37 comments

  19. Early Look at the Top 10 Prospects for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft

    The 2016 NHL draft is beginning to take shape at the top, and teams are looking at one generational talent and several impact prospects who play various positions and offer a range of skill sets...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 27,777 reads 37 comments

  20. Dark Horse Contenders for the 2015-16 Stanley Cup

    We are approaching the midway point of the season, and the standings today have many pleasant surprises and extreme disappointments...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 12,771 reads 56 comments

  21. The Top NHL Draft Prospects to Watch at the 2016 World Junior Championships

    The World Junior Championship is populated by a large group of draft-eligible players. Although the stars of the two-week event are often 19 and already drafted, each year offers fans a look at the cream of the draft crop for the following June...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 27,169 reads 18 comments

  22. NHL Prospects Running out of Time to Prove Themselves

    NHL teams rely on the draft for procurement, and it is very important to acquire productive players with their early picks. After the top two or three selections each summer, it is unlikely a team will receive an impact player...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 10,019 reads 36 comments

  23. Ranking the 10 Most Consistent Veterans in the NHL

    NHL teams have relatively few real difference-makers, and those men are vital to team fortunes each season. A major investment has to deliver consistent performance and allow the team to outscore the opposition...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 6,118 reads 18 comments

  24. Ranking the Top 'Coach Killers' in the NHL Today

    NHL teams invest a lot of money into their top-end players with the expectation of performance and success. That success can sometimes be delayed or derailed based on a specific player's ability to cover the bet his contract implies in a cap world...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 9,591 reads 29 comments

  25. NHL Players Making the Most of Increased Roles in 2015-16

    NHL teams are always in a state of flux during the regular season, due to injuries, slumps and hot streaks. Often we see role players or minor league prospects given opportunities, and that can be a short-lived audition in a new and difficult role...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 11,273 reads 32 comments