1. Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: Expressing Thanks for Hockey During Thanksgiving Season

    The worst part of the holidays isn't pretending to like your brother's wife or your sister's husband at family gatherings—it's those hokey, hacky holiday-themed sports columns by writers who are too lazy to do anything original...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 2 days ago 1,366 reads 1 comments

  2. Why the Toronto Maple Leafs Should Be Optimistic After 1st Quarter of 2014-15

    The previous nine days for the Maple Leafs are likely ones few people in Toronto will ever forget. There were highs (wins against Tampa Bay and Detroit), lows (beatings by Buffalo ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 4 days ago 3,985 reads 12 comments

  3. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 7 Poll

    The magical NHL power rankings are once again back in your lives, providing answers to your questions about which teams hold the most power seven weeks into the season...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 5 days ago 46,149 reads 87 comments

  4. Everything About Not Saluting Fans Is Stupid but It May Work for the Maple Leafs

    For those about to read, we salute you. There's nothing quite like controversies surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs , because they are this theatrical mix of comedy and tragedy, and the latest is no different...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 7 days ago 6,380 reads 12 comments

  5. Pascal Dupuis' Health Scare Puts Penguins Badly in Need of Forward Depth

    Pascal Dupuis is one of the nicer, smarter men you could ever encounter in an NHL locker room. Need a thoughtful quote whether things are going well or poorly for the Pittsburgh Penguins ? You got it...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 8 days ago 686 reads 2 comments

  6. Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: Sushi Diet Helping Jakub Voracek Lead the NHL in Scoring

    Lighter Voracek lighting it up There was nothing wrong with Jakub Voracek's game last season. He had a career-best 23 goals and 62 points in 82 games, yet Flyers coach Craig Berube felt Voracek could do more...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 9 days ago 12,373 reads 12 comments

  7. The Best Moments from the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2014

    Four players, one coach and one official were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Monday night—Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek, Mike Modano, Rob Blake, Pat Burns and Bill McCreary were all honored...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 11 days ago 2,436 reads 6 comments

  8. Why the Colorado Avalanche Have Become One of the NHL's Worst Teams in 2014-15

    NEW YORK — Matt Duchene considered the question, one he has no doubt heard multiple times this season, about why this year’s Colorado’s Avalanche have been losing so many more games compared to last season...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 14 days ago 9,112 reads 21 comments

  9. Paul Bissonnette's Comments on Fighting, Connor McDavid's Injury Are Laughable

    Super prospect and presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft Connor McDavid broke his hand in a fight Tuesday night, prompting another round of commentary about the place of ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 16 days ago 23,267 reads 92 comments

  10. New York Rangers' Closed-Door Meeting the Spark the Whole Team Needs

    NEW YORK — Dan Girardi shares a wall with Marc Staal in the New York Rangers ’ locker room, as the two have been teammates since 2007 and stall neighbors for several years...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 17 days ago 5,759 reads 8 comments

  11. Canadiens Win the Sergei Gonchar Trade, but Deal Makes the Stars Better as Well

    A trade involving a bottom-pairing defenseman who's probably older than your dad for a fourth-line forward who has been healthy-scratched this season isn't the stuff of front-page headlines...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 17 days ago 5,824 reads 10 comments

  12. Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: NHL Teams' Blueprint to Set Up Their Goalies for Success

    Cory Schneider made his 15th start of the season Monday. It was also the New Jersey Devils' 15th game of the season. That puts Schneider on pace for (carry the one, subtract the exponent, first outer, inner last) 82 starts this season...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 18 days ago 4,794 reads 13 comments

  13. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 4 Poll

    As we approach mid-November, the dust is beginning to settle a bit in the NHL . It's becoming clear which teams will be among the best all season (Pittsburgh, Anaheim, Tampa Bay) ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 19 days ago 37,606 reads 84 comments

  14. Are the Vancouver Canucks Legit? Buying or Selling the Canucks' Hot Start

    Let me admit off the top that this piece could be coming from a place of mild bias. I had the Vancouver Canucks finishing the season with 77 points , so clearly I had lower expectations than most for a team that has a 10-4-0 record in early November.

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 21 days ago 4,393 reads 13 comments

  15. Penguins' New Regime Makes 1st Massive Mistake with Marc-Andre Fleury Extension

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Let's start the insanity...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 23 days ago 19,048 reads 109 comments

  16. Vladimir Tarasenko's Breakout Start Putting Him in the Hart Trophy Conversation

    In looking for a way to uniquely describe Vladimir Tarasenko , I researched a few different angles to attack this piece...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 23 days ago 3,121 reads 15 comments

  17. Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: If Anyone Should Tank for Connor McDavid, It's Columbus

    Get on the Columbus Tank Tanking for Connor McDavid (scroll down for the latest) is something no team will ever admit it is doing, and in all honesty, none of them are actively, intentionally doing it...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 24 days ago 18,223 reads 26 comments

  18. One Player on Every NHL Team Likely to Be Replaced After 2014-15

    There is inevitable roster turnover after every NHL season. Players leave, new ones replace them and the world continues to spin...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 25 days ago 31,966 reads 32 comments

  19. Ranking the 10 Biggest Surprises in the NHL During October

    Consider this delightful photo of Montreal Canadiens fans in Vancouver a tip of the cap to their team's hot start, and it's somewhat surprising nature. At 8-2-1, the Habs are exceeding early-season expectations, but since people at ESPN , NHL...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 28 days ago 14,384 reads 18 comments

  20. Detroit Red Wings Will Be Dangerous in 2014-15 as Long as Everyone Stays Healthy

    They are 11 percent into their 82-game schedule, but there's reason to believe the Detroit Red Wings won't need a mix of prayers, luck and a furious two-month goal-scoring pace from Gustav Nyquist to get into the playoffs like they did last season...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 30 days ago 4,595 reads 11 comments

  21. What's Wrong with Minnesota Wild Free-Agent Signing Thomas Vanek?

    Here's what Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said to the media after he signed Thomas Vanek to a three-year, $19...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 8,901 reads 15 comments

  22. Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: NHL Gets It Right with Moving Tributes After Shootings

    NHL gets it right with tributes The NHL does a lot of things that make you question whether it's an international professional sports league or a fantasy football league run by a guy who does things to benefit his friends...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 10,769 reads 6 comments

  23. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 3 Poll

    Welcome to the third week of NHL power rankings. Thanks for stopping by. You will likely notice a lot volatility this week, with several top-10 squads of a week ago being jettisoned ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 53,244 reads 131 comments

  24. Zdeno Chara out 4 to 6 Weeks: Just How Bad Is This for the Boston Bruins?

    The following is a nightmare come to life for the Boston Bruins and their fans, as TSN's Aaron Ward and Joe McDonald detail: Defenseman Zdeno Chara , perhaps the one player ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 5,969 reads 15 comments

  25. Winning the Connor McDavid Sweepstakes Still Wouldn't Save the Buffalo Sabres

    The 2014-15 Buffalo Sabres are a bad hockey club. More breaking news to follow. They are 1-6-0 and with road games this week with the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks , 1-8-0 is practically an inevitability...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 8,318 reads 40 comments