1. Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators Prove the Naysayers Wrong

    In one of the biggest shockers of the playoffs, the so-called experts picked all the favorites to advance to the second round...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about 3 years ago 786 reads 16 comments

  2. NHL Playoffs 2011: Top 5 Momentum Shifts in Round 1

    Bad bounces, choke jobs and comebacks define the very sport we have come to love. The uncertainty of the NHL playoffs is the only thing we know for certain...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about 3 years ago 681 reads 0 comments

  3. 2011 NHL Playoffs: The Top 10 Story Lines from Week 1

    There have been some self-proclaimed pundits who had the audacity to call the 2011 version of the NHL playoffs boring during the first week of action...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about 3 years ago 3,322 reads 34 comments

  4. 2011 NHL Playoffs: The Top 20 Rising Stars

    Once the postseason begins, some youngsters hit a playoff wall, while others step up and play like superstars. Some players crumble under the pressure and need the entire offseason to recover their confidence...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about 3 years ago 3,728 reads 32 comments

  5. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Are the New NHL Concussion Protocols Really Working?

    Each week on Gary Bettman's weekly radio show, "The NHL Hour", the commissioner is constantly praising how the NHL are leaders in the sports world when it comes to concussions...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about 3 years ago 1,514 reads 26 comments

  6. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Top 10 Players Who Need to Step Up Their Game

    Two games have been branded into the historical playoff books so far and players like Carey Price, Alexander Ovechkin, and Pavel Datsyuk are earning their pay. Meanwhile, other teams are already in a full blown battle for playoff survival...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about 3 years ago 2,185 reads 15 comments

  7. NHL Playoffs: Pekka Rinne Set To Drown the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2

    In the betting world, the term "square" refers to an average bettor who consistently loses money over time. They are often taking the favorites and chasing their losses. Instead of betting the number, they bet the teams...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about 3 years ago 747 reads 23 comments

  8. NHL Playoffs 2011: The Unsung Heroes of All 16 Playoff Teams

    At this time of year, you hear it all the time. Role players, role players, role players. The big names get the headlines, but it is the meat and potatoes guys that do the necessary grunt work to advance in the playoffs...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about 3 years ago 3,208 reads 11 comments

  9. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Ranking the Most Compelling Postseason Series

    If you are a hockey fan, you will feel like a kid in the candy store right about now. We sit on the eve of the 2011 NHL playoffs, and everyone is eager to see how some of these first-round matchups shake out...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about 3 years ago 1,360 reads 10 comments

  10. NHL Playoffs 2011: The X-Factor for All 16 Teams

    Simon Cowell might be bringing his X-Factor television series to America next year, but right now, all hockey fans care about are the X-factors in the NHL playoffs...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 5,114 reads 17 comments

  11. NHL Playoffs: Top Five Goalies Set To Compete For the Conn Smythe Trophy

    Until last season, there has always been a lot of focus on goaltending heading into the playoffs. Whether it is glorious performances by the likes of Ken Dryden, Patrick Roy or Martin ...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 1,132 reads 11 comments

  12. NHL's Extreme Makeover: 5 Awards That Need an Overhaul

    At this time of the year NHL fans are sitting around the water cooler debating who should win what award. This is usually in good fun, but a closer look reveals that a handful of these awards have completely lost their meaning...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 1,300 reads 31 comments

  13. Daniel Sedin Would Be the Winner of the Wayne Gretzky Trophy

    You might have looked at this title and wondered, "What is the Wayne Gretzky Trophy?" So before I confuse anybody let me just state off the top that such an award doesn't exist...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 1,039 reads 14 comments

  14. Sidney Crosby Could Have Died: The Real Problem in the NHL Concussion Debate

    Concussions, concussions, concussions. By now, this term has been burned into your consciousness, and there is a very good reason for it. The NHL is getting bigger, stronger and faster...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 7,920 reads 121 comments

  15. Alex Pietrangelo: Unofficial NHL Rookie of the Year

    2008: 8 GM 0 G 1 A 1 P 0 +/- 2009: 9 GM 1 G 1 A 2 P -9 +/- Take a closer look at these numbers, because this is the reason why Alex Pietrangelo will not be winning the 2010 rookie of the year award...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 919 reads 11 comments

  16. NHL Heritage Classic Goes Cold: Outdoor Games Becoming a Gimmick

    The early reports are in: The Heritage Classic was a huge success and the NHL is on a roll. Really? As Lee Corso said, not so fast my friend...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 985 reads 32 comments

  17. Floppa: Did Peter Forsberg Derail Colorado's Season?

    With the fallout of the Peter Forsberg saga hitting the front page of most hockey outlets in the last 24 hours, one key question remains unanswered—did his comeback ruin the ...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 452 reads 10 comments

  18. Puck Problems: Top 10 Disappointing NHL Goalies

    Before each season people like to make predictions. Which team will win the cup? Who will step up and win their division? What teams will miss the playoffs? Underlying most of ...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 3,445 reads 51 comments

  19. NHL Players Speak Out: Top 10 Highlights of the NHLPA Player Poll

    Every year Hockey Night in Canada conducts an anonymous poll with the NHLPA which consists of random questions concerning all things hockey. This year's edition was eye-opening on many fronts and cliche` on others...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 3,615 reads 27 comments

  20. NFL Betting Predictions: Super Bowl XLV Against The Spread

    There are a variety of ways one could approach this game, but I think one might be able to wait and get a better line than -2.5 for Green Bay...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 547 reads 0 comments

  21. NHL Stars of Tomorrow: Top 25 Rising Forwards

    We just passed the halfway point of the current NHL season and I thought it would be a good time to update the top rising forwards in the league today. All throughout the NHL season, I will be following the stars of tomorrow...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 15,082 reads 48 comments

  22. Top 5 Problems with the NHL All-Star Game

    There has been a lot of talk about the NHL All-Star game this year thanks to the new fantasy draft concept, but that doesn't mean we are about to see anything different once the festivities kick off next week...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 930 reads 0 comments

  23. NHL Stars of Tomorrow: Top 10 Disappointments

    Before the season started I had a long list of players that were considered the "stars of tomorrow". My criteria for these players is two years in the NHL or less than 160 games combined (with minor exceptions)...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 16,834 reads 18 comments

  24. HBO 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Top 10 Highlights of the Series Finale

    HBO came, we saw. As hockey fans, we walk away from the experience of 24/7 having seen things we thought we'd never get to see. Wednesday night marked the series finale and it ended just as brilliantly as it started...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 1,691 reads 9 comments

  25. HBO 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Top 10 Highlights Of Episode 3

    If you haven't caught a glimpse of HBO's series 24/7 Penguins/Capitals by now, you should just turn in your hockey fan rights and move onto a different sport...

    Bobby Brooks Written by Bobby Brooks about over 3 years ago 2,068 reads 1 comments